Welcome to Hawaii and Your Long Awaited Dive Trip: Now Get in the Patrol Car

“Why don’t I just call the Maui police?” After 15 hours of travel with a sodden mask on my face, the words “Go ahead and call the flippin’ Maui police” were on the tip of my tongue. Fortunately, they remained unspoken. Our flight from LaGuardia to Dallas had left an hour late. When we got … Read more

Scuba Diving in Hong Kong

While the COVID-19 outbreak grounded travelers, it motivated Hong Kong residents to rediscover their city’s attractions. Christopher Dillon explores the joys of diving in Hong Kong. July 2020—Mention Hong Kong as a dive location and you’ll probably hear “Why in God’s name would you want to dive there?” or “Can you actually dive in Hong … Read more

A Crisis Lurking Below the Surface Emergency Hyperbaric Treatment Availability

By Dan Orr (danorr@danorrconsulting.com) There are millions of recreational scuba divers in the U.S. and hundreds of thousands of traveling divers from countries around the world making tens of millions of enjoyable recreational dives each year in unique dive locations all over America. In the unlikely event that any of these divers would suffer a … Read more

Diving Dahab’s Real Blue Hole

1983: There was little or no infrastructure in the Sinai then. We traveled down the coast from the border with Israel by ancient battered Landcruiser and slept uncomfortably under the stars, battling the cold desert air with ineffective sleeping bags. Leaving the Bedouin guides on the rocky beach to build a fire for lunch, we … Read more