DeeperBlue.com https://www.deeperblue.com The world's largest community dedicated to FreeDiving, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing & Diving Travel - DeeperBlue.com Thu, 25 May 2017 14:00:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 28756756 Top 6 Dive Sites In Portugal https://www.deeperblue.com/top-6-dive-sites-portugal-mainland/ https://www.deeperblue.com/top-6-dive-sites-portugal-mainland/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 14:00:04 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=45141 Portugal has some spectacular dive sites, here are our 6 top dives in Portugal]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/top-6-dive-sites-portugal-mainland/feed/ 0 Flag of Portugal 45141 Spiegel Grove Artificial Reef Celebrates 15th Anniversary Next Month https://www.deeperblue.com/spiegel-grove-artificial-reef-celebrates-15th-anniversary-next-month/ https://www.deeperblue.com/spiegel-grove-artificial-reef-celebrates-15th-anniversary-next-month/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:30 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47949 Fifteen years ago, the former U.S. Navy amphibious ship Spiegel Grove was sunk to create an artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. To mark the occasion, divers this week installed a plaque on the side of the vessel that identifies the final 250 people — out of 1,000 — that contributed US$250 […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/spiegel-grove-artificial-reef-celebrates-15th-anniversary-next-month/feed/ 0 Spiegel Grove Artificial Reef Turns 15 Years Old This Year (Photo credit: Frazier Nivens/Florida Keys News Bureau) 47949 Planet Earth II Snags Two BAFTA Awards https://www.deeperblue.com/planet-earth-ii-snags-two-bafta-awards/ https://www.deeperblue.com/planet-earth-ii-snags-two-bafta-awards/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:01 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47943 The BBC’s Planet Earth II nature documentary recently won a pair of British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. The show won BAFTAs for “Best TV Moment of the Year” and “Best Specialist Factual program” during the May 14th ceremony. The “Best TV Moment of the Year” award went to a scene on the […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/planet-earth-ii-snags-two-bafta-awards/feed/ 0 Planet Earth II Snags Two BAFTA Awards – DeeperBlue.com The BBC's Planet Earth II nature documentary recently won a pair of British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. The show won BAFTAs for "Best TV Moment of the Year" and "Best Specialist Factual program" during the May 14th ceremony. The "Best TV Moment of the Year" award went to a scene on t bafta,BBC,news,ocean advocacy,planet earth ‘Planet Earth II’ Premieres On BBC America on January 28th 47943 Happy World Turtle Day! https://www.deeperblue.com/happy-world-turtle-day/ https://www.deeperblue.com/happy-world-turtle-day/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 06:00:19 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47932 If you have an affinity for sea turtles, May 23rd — World Turtle Day — quite likely could be a special occasion for you. The purpose of World Turtle Day — founded by American Tortoise Rescue in 2000 — is to raise awareness and respect for turtles and tortoises and encourage human action to help them survive. […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/happy-world-turtle-day/feed/ 0 Underwaterphotography.com Photo Contest Winner Tony Cherbas' "Honu Generations Young Old" photo of a pair of young and old sea turtles. 47932 #VB2017 – The 25 Most Amazing Photos From Vertical Blue 2017 https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-25-amazing-photos-vertical-blue-2017/ https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-25-amazing-photos-vertical-blue-2017/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 14:13:53 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47895 Vertical Blue, the event known as the “Wimbledon of freediving”, has wrapped for another year.  Whilst Deans Blue Hole is now quiet, we sat down with competition photographer Daan Verhoeven to find out his top photos from the competition. Take a look below at what we believe are the 25 Most Amazing Photos from Suunto Vertical Blue 2017. All […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-25-amazing-photos-vertical-blue-2017/feed/ 3 Iggy's room with a view. 47895 U.K. Company To Build Modular Artificial Reef To Protect Crayfish https://www.deeperblue.com/u-k-company-build-worlds-first-modular-artificial-reef/ https://www.deeperblue.com/u-k-company-build-worlds-first-modular-artificial-reef/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 06:00:20 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47924 A small company in the U.K. wants to help protect that country’s indigenous white-clawed freshwater crayfish population from extinction. ARC Marine is constructing a custom-built reef structure at Vobster Quay, an inland water site and former quarry, near Radstock, Somerset. The Torbay-based company will design and build artificial reefs that can block illegal fishing trawlers, provide a […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/u-k-company-build-worlds-first-modular-artificial-reef/feed/ 2 U.K. Company To Build World’s First Modular Artificial Reef 47924 Dive Friends Bonaire Now Has A Shop At New Marriott Courtyard Hotel https://www.deeperblue.com/dive-friends-bonaire-now-shop-new-marriott-courtyard-hotel/ https://www.deeperblue.com/dive-friends-bonaire-now-shop-new-marriott-courtyard-hotel/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00:40 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47866 The Marriott Courtyard hotel on Bonaire is partnering with the island’s largest independent dive shop chain. Dive Friends Bonaire‘s sixth location is now open in a building adjacent to the Courtyard, and includes retail space, gear storage, boat docks with canal access, and drive-through air fills. Hotel guests have easy access to the shop via […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/dive-friends-bonaire-now-shop-new-marriott-courtyard-hotel/feed/ 0 Drive thru service at Dive Friends Bonaire's new location at the Marriott Courtyard. (Photo credit: Dive Friends Bonaire) 47866 Top Marine Animal Encounters for Snorkelers and Freedivers https://www.deeperblue.com/top-marine-animal-encounters-snorkelers-freedivers/ https://www.deeperblue.com/top-marine-animal-encounters-snorkelers-freedivers/#comments Thu, 18 May 2017 14:00:04 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47861 Marine animal encounters are amazing experiences for those that love the sea. Surprisingly, you don’t have to be a scuba diver to meet the ocean’s creatures. In this article, we take a look at seven bucket list animals that are best encountered either at the surface or a few meters under it. Whether you’re a non-diver looking […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/top-marine-animal-encounters-snorkelers-freedivers/feed/ 1 47861 PADI CEO calls purchase by a group of rich families a ‘positive transition’ https://www.deeperblue.com/ceo-padi-sale-positive-transition/ https://www.deeperblue.com/ceo-padi-sale-positive-transition/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 06:00:45 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47870 In the wake of Providence Equity Partners’ US$700 million sale of PADI to Mandarinfish Holdings — a group of rich families — last March, PADI‘s President and CEO Drew Richardson issued an optimistic message this week to the organization’s membership: “As president and chief executive officer, I am committed to leading the organization into its next […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/ceo-padi-sale-positive-transition/feed/ 0 PADI Issues 25 Millionth Certification 47870 Intova Kona Depth Challenge 2017 https://www.deeperblue.com/intova-kona-depth-challenge-2017/ https://www.deeperblue.com/intova-kona-depth-challenge-2017/#comments Wed, 17 May 2017 14:00:31 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47841 It was nearly ten years ago that I got my first taste of a depth comp…and it wasn’t endearing.  Wide-eyed and ill-prepared for my overambitious announcement of a 51m CNF, I blacked out well before the surface.  Ten minutes later my training partner, Derek, did, too.  But for some reason, I stuck with it, and […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/intova-kona-depth-challenge-2017/feed/ 2 The competitors and support of Kona Depth Challenge 2017. 47841 Nonprofit Diving Group Supporting Underwater Conservation In Fiji https://www.deeperblue.com/nonprofit-diving-group-supporting-underwater-conservation-fiji/ https://www.deeperblue.com/nonprofit-diving-group-supporting-underwater-conservation-fiji/#comments Wed, 17 May 2017 06:00:02 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47857 A nonprofit dive group called Global Underwater Explorers this month is conducting a survey of coral reefs off the coast of Fiji. The project, called Project Baseline, is documenting coral reef ecosystems in Fiji to better understand the health of Fiji’s deep and shallow reefs and how they may be changing due to climate change […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/nonprofit-diving-group-supporting-underwater-conservation-fiji/feed/ 1 Nonprofit Diving Group Supporting Underwater Conservation In Fiji – DeeperBlue.com A nonprofit dive group called Global Underwater Explorers this month is conducting a survey of coral reefs off the coast of Fiji. The project, called Project Baseline, is documenting coral reef ecosystems in Fiji to better understand the health of Fiji's deep and shallow reefs and how they may be ch fiji,global underwater explorers,GUE,news,ocean advocacy,project baseline Underwater video transects completed by GUE technical divers allow scientists to study the health of deep sea ecosystems. (Photo credit: JP Bresser) 47857 Narked, How Often Has It Happened To You? https://www.deeperblue.com/narced-how-often-has-it-happened-to-you/ https://www.deeperblue.com/narced-how-often-has-it-happened-to-you/#comments Tue, 16 May 2017 14:00:36 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47246 We have all heard the stories of divers doing crazy things whilst being "narked" - but what does it really mean?]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/narced-how-often-has-it-happened-to-you/feed/ 1 Smile of crazy Scuba diver underwater selfie in the deep blue ocean and backlight sun 47246 NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries Introduce ‘Virtual Dive Gallery’ https://www.deeperblue.com/noaas-national-marine-sanctuaries-introduce-virtual-dive-gallery/ https://www.deeperblue.com/noaas-national-marine-sanctuaries-introduce-virtual-dive-gallery/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 06:00:45 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47837 If diving the USA’s myriad underwater marine sanctuaries is on your bucket list but you have a spouse or partner who isn’t into scuba diving, one potential compromise could be to check out the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries’ newest attraction: its Virtual Dive Gallery. The wonders of 360-degree photography […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/noaas-national-marine-sanctuaries-introduce-virtual-dive-gallery/feed/ 0 NOAA Diver Sets Up Camera For Underwater VR Tour (Photo credit: Photo: Maya Walton/NOAA) 47837 Dahab Body Awareness & Freediving Workshop To Be Held In June https://www.deeperblue.com/dahab-body-awareness-freediving-workshop-held-june/ https://www.deeperblue.com/dahab-body-awareness-freediving-workshop-held-june/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 18:00:08 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=45512 Achieve deep relaxation, letting go, and a stronger awareness of your body, through the discovery of freediving!]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/dahab-body-awareness-freediving-workshop-held-june/feed/ 0 Dahab Body Awareness & Freediving Workshop 45512 Malaysian Authorities Detain Chinese Dredger Suspected Of Destroying Wrecks Off Borneo https://www.deeperblue.com/malaysian-authorities-detain-chinese-dredger-suspected-destroying-wrecks-off-borneo/ https://www.deeperblue.com/malaysian-authorities-detain-chinese-dredger-suspected-destroying-wrecks-off-borneo/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:47 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47831 While World War 2 shipwrecks off the Indonesian coast are more and more becoming the targets of further destruction, it looks like at least one ship that allegedly took part in that destruction has apparently been brought to justice. According to DiverNet, the Malaysian coast guard recently caught a dredging ship registered in China that […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/malaysian-authorities-detain-chinese-dredger-suspected-destroying-wrecks-off-borneo/feed/ 2 A 3D map of the site of HMS Exeter after illegal salvagers had removed it. (Photo credit: The Guardian) 47831 [VIDEO] Top 10 Wreck Dives In The World https://www.deeperblue.com/video-top-10-wreck-dives-world/ https://www.deeperblue.com/video-top-10-wreck-dives-world/#respond Sun, 14 May 2017 14:00:54 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47825 This week’s video features some of the best wreck diving in the world.  Youtuber Bucket List Freak takes us on an 11min tour of wrecks all over the world. Got a great video to share? Feel free to contact us. What is Video of the Week? Our aim is to showcase one video every week that shows […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/video-top-10-wreck-dives-world/feed/ 0 Scuba Divers on a Wreck 47825 Social Apnea – Group Based Freediver Training https://www.deeperblue.com/social-apnea-train-static-apnea-groups/ https://www.deeperblue.com/social-apnea-train-static-apnea-groups/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 18:00:16 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47811 Released May 2017, Social Apnea is a static training website that enables members to train in groups. It’s ideally suited to freediving clubs, providing a calendar of static training events for club members to attend. As a member, you can create events which are run online. During an event, live feedback is displayed along with […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/social-apnea-train-static-apnea-groups/feed/ 0 Social Apnea 47811 Marine Conservation Group To Name New Research Ship ‘Sharkwater’ https://www.deeperblue.com/marine-conservation-group-name-new-research-ship-sharkwater/ https://www.deeperblue.com/marine-conservation-group-name-new-research-ship-sharkwater/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 06:00:49 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47806 Fins Attached, a marine research and conservation non-profit organization, will name a recently acquired ship the “Sharkwater,” in honor of the late filmmaker Rob Stewart. Stewart died this past February after a deep dive. Fins Attached Founder Alex Antoniou, Ph.D., said: “Having an expedition vessel to further the mission of conducting research and promoting conservation […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/marine-conservation-group-name-new-research-ship-sharkwater/feed/ 0 Marine Conservation Group Fins Attached To Name New Research Ship 'Sharkwater' 47806 #VB2017 – Vertical Blue 2017 Day Nine Results https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-vertical-blue-2017-day-nine-results/ https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-vertical-blue-2017-day-nine-results/#comments Thu, 11 May 2017 16:30:01 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47780 In trend with the overall competition, Day 9 of Suunto Vertical Blue 2017 did not disappoint! The last day of the event on Long Island would prove to be life-changing for a few athletes and historic for the entire sport of competitive freediving. On the ultimate day of #VB2017 two fearless women set two astonishing […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-vertical-blue-2017-day-nine-results/feed/ 1 A winning crowd #VB2017 (photo © Howard Holtzman) 47780 Scientists Call On U.S. Congress To Pass Bill Banning Shark Fin Sales https://www.deeperblue.com/scientists-call-u-s-congress-pass-bill-banning-shark-fin-sales/ https://www.deeperblue.com/scientists-call-u-s-congress-pass-bill-banning-shark-fin-sales/#respond Thu, 11 May 2017 06:00:42 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47773 More than 150 scientists from around the world have joined the growing chorus calling on U.S. lawmakers to pass legislation that would ban the shark fin trade in the United States. While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, lawmakers in both U.S. chambers of Congress — the House of Representatives and the Senate — […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/scientists-call-u-s-congress-pass-bill-banning-shark-fin-sales/feed/ 0 School of sharks circling from above 47773 BREAKING: Alessia Zecchini Reclaims Freediving World Record With 104m Dive https://www.deeperblue.com/breaking-alessia-zecchini-reclaims-freediving-world-record-104m-dive/ https://www.deeperblue.com/breaking-alessia-zecchini-reclaims-freediving-world-record-104m-dive/#respond Wed, 10 May 2017 16:17:24 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47763 Clash of the titans today as Italian freediver Alessia Zecchini reclaims her World Record minutes after it was broken]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/breaking-alessia-zecchini-reclaims-freediving-world-record-104m-dive/feed/ 0 Triumphant and joyful Alessia celebrates at the surface (photo © Ruben Quido) 47763 Hanako Hirose Grabs Women’s Freediving World Record With 103m Dive https://www.deeperblue.com/breaking-hanako-hirose-steals-womens-freediving-world-record-103m-dive/ https://www.deeperblue.com/breaking-hanako-hirose-steals-womens-freediving-world-record-103m-dive/#respond Wed, 10 May 2017 15:54:30 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47754 Japanese Freediver Hanako Hirose grabs the women's freediving world record with a 103m dive]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/breaking-hanako-hirose-steals-womens-freediving-world-record-103m-dive/feed/ 0 Hanako is showing just how super strong the Japanese lady freedivers are (photo © Daan Verhoeven) 47754 Divers Witness Underwater Earthquake https://www.deeperblue.com/divers-witness-underwater-earthquake/ https://www.deeperblue.com/divers-witness-underwater-earthquake/#respond Wed, 10 May 2017 06:00:45 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47746 An earthquake on land is scary enough, but who thought an earthquake underwater would be just as spooky? Last month, some divers who were below the surface in the waters off the Philippines witnessed an earthquake that measured 5.7 on the Richter scale. Jan Paul Rodriguez, the diver who posted video of the quake onto […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/divers-witness-underwater-earthquake/feed/ 0 Divers Witness Underwater Earthquake (Photo credit: Newsflare) 47746 Shark Expert Exposes Viral Video Of “Shark Biting” Adult Film Star As Fake https://www.deeperblue.com/shark-expert-exposes-viral-video-shark-bite-adult-film-star-fake/ https://www.deeperblue.com/shark-expert-exposes-viral-video-shark-bite-adult-film-star-fake/#comments Tue, 09 May 2017 18:42:36 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47734 If you are one of the 13 million people who has seen the viral video this week of Adult Film star Molly Cavalli being supposedly “attacked” by a shark off the coast of Florida, this may come as a surprise but local experts are now claiming that the video is fake. “It’s a hundred percent fake,” […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/shark-expert-exposes-viral-video-shark-bite-adult-film-star-fake/feed/ 4 Shark Expert Exposes Viral Video Of "Shark Biting" Adult Film Star As Fake – DeeperBlue.com If you are one of the 13 million people who has seen the viral video this week of Adult Film star Molly Cavalli being supposedly "attacked" by a shark off the coast of Florida, this may come as a surprise but local experts are now claiming that the video is fake. "It's a hundred percent fake," said Florida,news,shark conservation,shark diving Porn Star "Shark Attack" Viral Video Is Fake 47734 Interview: Mia Toose from Truli – a Wetsuit for Women https://www.deeperblue.com/interview-mia-toose-truli-wetsuit-women/ https://www.deeperblue.com/interview-mia-toose-truli-wetsuit-women/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 14:00:58 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47501 We caught up with Truli Wetsuit creator and CEO Mia Toose at The Blue Wild Show and got to know her and her wetsuit line a little better. DeeperBlue.com: Can you tell us a little about why you started the wetsuit line? Mia Toose: The concept for Truli Wetsuits began when I started working as […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/interview-mia-toose-truli-wetsuit-women/feed/ 0 Truli Wetsuits Fit The Female Form 47501 #VB2017 – Vertical Blue 2017 Day Seven Results https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-vertical-blue-2017-day-seven-results/ https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-vertical-blue-2017-day-seven-results/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 12:30:36 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47718 We're into the final act of #VB2017 and despite athletes getting tired, six new National Records were set]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-vertical-blue-2017-day-seven-results/feed/ 0 Alexey coming up to a new PB and National Record (photo © Daan Verhoeven) 47718 RAID Revises Open Water Diver Training Program, Introduces New Cave Diving Course https://www.deeperblue.com/raid-revises-open-water-diver-training-program-introduces-new-cave-diving-course/ https://www.deeperblue.com/raid-revises-open-water-diver-training-program-introduces-new-cave-diving-course/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 06:00:36 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47688 The folks at RAID International have updated and revised their Open Water Diver course and also introduced a pair of new Cave Diver specialty courses. According to RAID: “After in depth consultation with their dive centres and instructors, RAID have revolutionized their Open Water program. By analyzing and tweaking the course sequence, RAID have created […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/raid-revises-open-water-diver-training-program-introduces-new-cave-diving-course/feed/ 0 RAID Revises Open Water Diver Training Program, Introduces New Cave Diving Course 47688 Video: Watch Alessia Zecchini’s 102m World Record Dive at #VB2017 https://www.deeperblue.com/video-alessia-zecchini-102m-world-record-dive-vb2017/ https://www.deeperblue.com/video-alessia-zecchini-102m-world-record-dive-vb2017/#comments Mon, 08 May 2017 14:00:01 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47710 Italian freediver Alessia Zecchini set a new AIDA World Record in Constant Weight (CWT) by diving to 102m during the Vertical Blue 2017 competition.  This record had stood for 6 years, with the previous record being set by Natalia Molchanova in 2011. RELATED: Freediving Disciplines Explained You can watch her epic 3min 30 sec dive below and […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/video-alessia-zecchini-102m-world-record-dive-vb2017/feed/ 1 Video: Watch Alessia Zecchini's 102m World Record Dive at #VB2017 – DeeperBlue.com Italian freediver Alessia Zecchini set a new AIDA World Record in Constant Weight (CWT) by diving to 102m during the Vertical Blue 2017 competition.  This record had stood for 6 years, with the previous record being set by Natalia Molchanova in 2011. RELATED: Freediving Disciplines Explained You can #vb2017,alessia zecchini,freediving,Suunto Vertical Blue,video 47710 Turneffe Island Resort Hosts Weekly Lionfish Hunt Dives https://www.deeperblue.com/turneffe-island-resort-hosts-weekly-lionfish-hunt-dives/ https://www.deeperblue.com/turneffe-island-resort-hosts-weekly-lionfish-hunt-dives/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 06:00:55 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47676 The Turneffe Island Resort, located about 35 miles off the coast of Belize, is offering a weekly Lionfish hunt where guests can spear the invasive species and bring them back to the resort for dinner. To participate, guests must take an introduction course on how to use a Hawaiian sling spear at the resort. After […]]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/turneffe-island-resort-hosts-weekly-lionfish-hunt-dives/feed/ 0 lionfish 47676 #VB2017 – Vertical Blue 2017 Day Six Results https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-vertical-blue-2017-day-six-results/ https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-vertical-blue-2017-day-six-results/#respond Sun, 07 May 2017 20:00:33 +0000 https://www.deeperblue.com/?p=47677 Day Six of Vertical Blue 2017 saw seven new national records and one massive new world record by Alessia Zecchini of Italy]]> https://www.deeperblue.com/vb2017-vertical-blue-2017-day-six-results/feed/ 0 The master of no-fins in his element (photo © Daan Verhoeven) 47677