Tag: dive history

Tanked Up on New Year’s Eve

This is an article about a dive in Cozumel on New Year’s 1972 by Vianne Douglas, who after 54 years of diving, plans to celebrate her 83rd birthday diving in Cebu, Philippines — COVID-19 allowing. Be sure to read the synopsis of…

Technical Diving

At DEMA one year, I met an elderly Frenchman based in Bonaire who exhibited paintings of all manner of wrecks that lay there. When questioned about them, it seemed that most lay well beyond one-hundred feet deep. When I asked…

Sharks Keep Messing With My Wallet

My father was a senior naval officer who watched the first episode of “Sea Hunt” with me back in 1959 while we were stationed in Key West, Florida. The exploits of Lloyd Bridges as underwater hero Mike Nelson sufficiently impressed…

Rest in Peace, Gary Vanhoeck

Gary and Kat Vanhoeck set off from Britain with the intention of sailing around the Caribbean in their little sloop. Despite their European name, they were very modest people from Lincolnshire, a farming area of Britain, and rather like some others…