Saturday, June 22, 2024

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.

Ocean Exploration Trust Launches 2024 Expedition Season On May 25

The Ocean Exploration Trust has announced the start of their 2024 expedition season aboard Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus.

Sea of Change Foundation Bestows Dan Orr With 2024 Lifetime Explorer Award

The Sea of Change Foundation has announced that its Board of Directors has nominated and chosen Dan Orr to receive the 2024 Lifetime Explorer Award.

New Coloring Book of Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Animals Now Available

If you're into coloring books — or know someone who is — there's a new one out that features a variety of animals in snorkeling gear.

Can Sea Turtles Get The Bends When Caught In Fishing Nets?

Six out of seven sea turtle species are endangered, and humans are primarily responsible. If they get caught in fish nets, sea turtles risk getting the bends.

Deep-Sea Sponge’s Filter Could Inspire New Energy-Efficient Designs

Researchers have discovered that the Venus flower basket sponge has an ability to filter feed using only the faint ambient currents of the ocean depths, no pumping required.

‘On Wahoo Reef’ Now AvailableTo Read

Author Tim Jackson's latest scuba diving-inspired novel, "On Wahoo Reef," is now available for purchase.

Could Certain Jelly Sea Creatures Shape Modern Robotics?

Scientists have discovered that gelatinous sea animals swim in giant corkscrew shapes using coordinated jet propulsion, that could inspire new designs for efficient underwater vehicles.

US Air Force Personnel Train With A Portable Hyperbaric Chamber

The US Air Force recently held a training session for flight personnel using a portable hyperbaric chamber.

TV Presenter Steve Backshall To Headline GO Diving Shows In Australia and UK

TV host and explorer Steve Backshall will be the featured speaker at the upcoming GO Diving Shows in Australia and the UK.

Entangled North Atlantic Right Whale Spotted In Canadian Waters

Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced this week that an adult North Atlantic right whale was spotted over the weekend in the Gulf of St. Lawrence newly entangled with fishing gear around its mouth.

AIDA Seeks Safety Divers For 2024 World Championships

AIDA announced this week it is looking for safety divers for the upcoming 2024 Freediving Depth World Championships in Corsica.

Underwater Photography Once Again A Category In Close-Up Photographer Of The Year Contest

The sixth edition of the Close-Up Photographer of the Year competition will once again have an underwater category.

Planetariums Invited To Show ‘Sounds Of The Ocean’ Film During World Oceans Week 2024

Embodied Sounds Inc., the company that produced the 360-degree immersive film "Sounds of the Ocean: A Mindful Underwater Journey," is inviting planetariums to stream the movie during this year's World Oceans Week.

Check Out This New Dive Mask With Wiper Blades

Dive equipment manufacturer RKD Watersports has developed an innovative way to defog your dive mask.

US Defense Department Funding Artificial Reefs

The US Defense Department is funding the development of am artificial reef program called "Reefense" to mitigate the impact of big waves hitting military bases.