Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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.

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Awarded $1 Million For Florida Keys Coral Rescue

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will receive approximately US$1 million (~€934,100) in funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's National Coastal Resilience Fund to save coral reefs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

World Shootout Unveils New Online ‘Diver’s Wallet’

The folks at World Shootout have introduced the new "Diver's Wallet," a single online page where you can store your diving certificates, dive insurance as well as a digital dive log.

Underwater Museum of Art Receives 2023 CODAaward

The Underwater Museum of Art recently won the 2023 CODAaward for "Collaboration of the Year."

Reefs Made From Sunken Trees Can Help Kickstart Sea Life in Threatened Waters

Researchers have found that culled fruit trees sunk into the sea are a cheap and effective way to recreate reefs and boost the local diversity and abundance of marine life.

CMAS Spearfishing World Championship Starts Today

The CMAS 2023 Spearfishing World Championship kicks off today in Laredo, Cantabria, Spain.

New Biennial NOAA Report ID’s Seven Countries For Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

NOAA has released its 2023 Report to Congress on Improving International Fisheries Management, identifying seven nations and entities for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities.

Scubapro Unveils 60-Year Anniversary, Limited-Edition MK25 EVO/S620 Ti Carbon BT Regulator

Scubapro is celebrating its 60-year anniversary with the release of the special edition MK25EVO/S620 Ti Carbon BT regulator.

Unlocking the Ocean’s Secrets: DEEP’s Revolutionary Tech to Create First-Ever Permanent Underwater Human Colonies by 2027

Could humans become aquatic beings? DEEP, a trailblazing ocean technology firm, is on a mission to make that a reality by 2027.

Iceland to Resume Whaling, But With Restrictions

Iceland's minister of food, agriculture and fisheries has announced that the country will again allow fin whaling, beginning September 1st, but with stricter requirements.

Chumash National Marine Sanctuary Inches Closer To Reality

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released the draft documents for the designation of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary off the California coast.