November 2008

At DEMA 2008 we had the opportunity to speak with many representatives of some of the most fabulous places to go diving! Each of the major areas had its own aisle ... Indonesia, Micronesia, Mexico, Cayman Islands, Bonaire, Bay Islands, Hawaii, Bahamas and more. With hundreds of travel destinations and planning companies represented, the biggest problem was finding enough time to visit them all! [See dive resort coverage at DEMA 2008] -- Posted Wednesday, November 26, 2008 by chb

Oriskany sinking out of recreational reach
The aircraft carrier Oriskany has been a favorite wreck diving destination ever since it was sunk in 2006 about 25 miles off Pensacola, Florida. Ever since, there's been a bit of discussion exactly how deep the flight deck is, as many divers want to touch it. Most say it was around 135 feet, and so just five feet beyond the recreational limit, and many divers went for it. However, reports say that hurricane Gustave made the Oriskany shift and the deck is now at 145 feet, and that's a whole different ballgame. -- Posted Friday, November 7, 2008 by chb