Deep Breath – The Search for Fame

It’s almost unthinkable that a group of British divers in their mid-thirties would not of heard of the actor James Stewart but that is what I encountered on a liveaboard recently. To think that such a famous stalwart of the Hollywood Dream Factory could have been forgotten only half a Century after he made such … Read more

Cruise Ship Diving

Cruise ship travel, seen by many divers, including yours truly, as despoilers of both the environment and culture at their ports of call, is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry. Bigger and fancier floating megaresorts are regularly launched and new piers constructed for the vacationing overfed, newly-wed and nearly dead at such once … Read more

Not Guilty as Charged

A few weeks ago someone sent us a link to an online article on the UK’s Guardian website. Here is the tagline above the slideshow of images:  A new book, Reef Fishes of the East Indies, is the culmination of a combined 60 years’ work to document the biodiversity of the hugely diverse coastal waters … Read more

Historical Perspectives on Dive Tables and Decompression Models

“The reliability of a decompression table or procedure is not determined by any mathematical process, but by what works in practice. What works…is what works!” —  John Crea III “Any passive decompression device can only inform the diver of his or her decompression status. How that information is used is the responsibility of the diver.” — … Read more

Remembering Mike deGruy

Diving lost of one its true gentlemen and most creative filmmakers on February 3rd. My dear friend Mike deGruy was killed in a helicopter crash in Australia while working on a project for famed Hollywood director James Cameron. Also with him was Andrew Wight, another talented filmmaker who produced the feature “Sanctum” in 2010. Wight … Read more