Thursday, January 28, 2021

John Liang

John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

Stig Severinsen Sets New Guinness World Underwater Swimming Record

Danish freediver Stig Severinsen has smashed the existing record in longitudinal swimming underwater with a 202.0-meter (662.73-foot) swim.

‘Coral IVF’ Helping Save Great Barrier Reef

An artificial fertilization method being used on corals in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef appears to be working.

Big Deep Podcast Season 2 Starts This Week

Season 2 of the Big Deep Podcast just started this week featuring an interview with Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson.

TEKDiveUSA Cancels April 2021 Event

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has caused organizers of next April’s TEKDiveUSA event to postpone it to a future, as-yet-undetermined date.

Sea of Change Foundation Announces Design Competition Winner for Sustainable Sea Turtle Nest Boxes

The Sea of Change Foundation recently announced the winners of a sustainable sea turtle nest box design.

More than 300 Species of Sharks, Rays Now Threatened with Extinction

New assessments by the International Union for Conservation of Nature show 316 species of sharks, rays and skates, and chimaeras are now threatened with extinction.

PADI Offering ’Book With Confidence’ Dive Travel Deals

PADI is offering a platform that conveniently allows divers to book their dream dive trip with confidence that you'll be able to cancel your trip easily.

RAID Has Updated and Revamped Its Instructor Development Materials

The folks at RAID have issued new instructor-level core programs: Instructor Development Program (IDP), Instructor Trainer Program (ITP) and Instructor Playbook.

Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation 2021 Scholarship Applications Are Now Being Accepted

The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation announced this week it is now accepting scholarship applications for 2021.

Paralenz, ZuBlu Announce A New Environmental Preservation Partnership

Action camera maker Paralenz and travel company ZuBlu have announced a partnership for a sustainable future in dive travel and ocean exploration.