John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. 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.
The recent die-off of large parts of the bull kelp forests that were so prevalent off the Northern California coast has researchers wondering if harvesting the purple urchins that were part of the cause of that die-off might help restore those underwater forests.
The folks organizing the Underwater Photo Grand Prix competition have added a new category for U.S.-based shutterbugs, but you'd better hurry if you want to submit any pictures.
Italian Freediver Alessia Zecchini has done it again, setting a new women's world record in the Free Immersion (FIM) discipline with a 100-meter (328-foot) dive at OceanQuest Curacao this past weekend.
Hollis's Prism 2 Rebreather has been approved for sale in Europe, the company announced last week.