The Catlin Seaview Survey is a Google and University of Queensland project using a nifty underwater camera rig to create a zoomable, 360-degree image of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Destin from SmarterEveryDay got to hitch a ride with the team that records this sea-floor Street View. You don't want to miss this.
Pretty neat indeed, but you should definitely never do this. Like your second grade teacher told you: look with your eyes, not with your hands.
An entire drowned city has become the world's most mind-boggling scuba-diving attraction. Consider booking a trip to Qiandao Lake, China, where you can wreck-dive a 1,800-year old flooded metropolis.
You can see it from the surface of the water: a blue outline 50 feet down. Aquarius. The last undersea base. Diving down to it is like falling slowly into another world.
Decompression sickness, also known as the bends, is a bit of a mystery to doctors because it's not easy to study what's happening to human cells at super high pressures far below the sea surface.
Okay, so maybe the AS-2 scooter looks like an elaborate Japanese Bumblebee costume, but it could be great for underwater moped rides for two.
If you've ever donned scuba gear, you owe a bit of gratitude to Christian Lambertsen, who headed to the great reef in the sky on the 11th. Lambertsen not only invented the hell out of scuba gear, but coined the term itself.
Only 120 diving and snorkeling permits are granted near Sipadan island each day and lately some of those have been going to folks using an old oil rig's elevator to drop right into the perfect waters.
A Nevada family of scuba divers has prototyped an underwater fort—an anchored air pocket in a net—at the secret location at the bottom of a lake in the Sierras. And it's been there for three years!
In what may be the most impractical discovery I've ever made, it came to my attention last week that sea caves make serviceable cell phone amplifiers.
Boniface is a dachshund owned by a Russian professional scuba diver. Naturally, said pro diver created a custom scuba suit for Boniface so he could accompany him on dives.
There are two experiences in life that never fail to give me pause: riding in a plane, looking at the earth and the patterns of nature and civilization; and strapping a tank of air and diving in the sea.
Looking for a good read? This oldie-but-goodie from Outside magazine tells the story of Dave Shaw, a deep-water diver who swam more than 800 feet down into a freshwater cave to retrieve the body of a fallen diver.
The Maldives, a stretch of islands off the coast of Sri Lanka, are so close to sea level that global warming poses a serious threat. So the government held a cabinet meeting underwater to bring attention to the problem.
A dive computer by any other name, the Sea Instrument is a square and (sort of) attractive piece of kit for rich divers. Launched this month by Danish watch designers Linde Werdelin, it clips onto the Biformeter watch and gives you all the info you need while you're blowing bubbles a hundred feet below the surface.…
I wouldn't—well, I would just once, like to see what it's like to dive with The Hives singing along while I fin down to a reef —because I like to live out my Darth Vader fantasies, but this MP3 player could just persuade me otherwise. What is remarkable about this iRiver iFP-380T, with its waterproof case and headset,…
Although only waterproof to 15 feet, and therefore not exactly serious underwater snapper gear, this Liquid Image digital camera-mask is not a bad idea for kids or snorkelers as it lets you take hands-free images of the Big Blue. Full details will be released at CES next month, but we've got a bit more info after the…
If you've been lusting after that Nikon Coolpix P5000—but you have a hankering to take it deep underwater—now you can satisfy your jones with this Fantasea FP-5000 underwater housing. Sure, at $245, it costs almost as much as the camera, but you can still control every feature and nuance of Nikon's highly capable…