December 2011

The amazing Tank Bangers
Some divers sort of sing underwater, but no one does it like The Tank Bangers! See for yourself! -- Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2011 by chb

Divers find 1940s plane off Florida
A group of scuba divers did a 185-foot "random drop" off the coast of Palm Beach County and found a remarkably well preserved airplane that may be a Curtiss SB2C Helldiver that went down in the early 1940s. [See report and video] -- Posted Tuesday, December 27, 2011 by chb

Night dives: exploring fluorescence
Did you know that a lot of coral and sea creatures are fluorescent? You normally can't see the fluorescence, even on night dives, unless you use special lights and filters. procured some special fluorescence detection gear from a company called NIGHTSEA and used it on night dives at Coco View Resort on Roatan. Talk about experiencing and exploring an entirely new world! [See "Night dives like you've never experienced before"] -- Posted Thursday, December 22, 2011 by chb

Anderson Cooper: The Gardens of the Queen
In case you've missed Anderson Cooper's "The Gardens of the Queen" on CBS, you can see it now on the 60 Minutes website. It's rare footage from some completely protected reefs off Cuba. Lots of sharks, good interviews, too. [See The Gardens of the Queen] -- Posted Monday, December 19, 2011 by chb product testing week on Roatan editors are spending a week at the Coco View Resort on the Honduran island of Roatan to test and review a variety of dive and underwater photography and imaging gear, including cameras and lights from Canon, Olympus, Sealife, Bonica, JVC, Liquid Image and GoPro, and new Scubapro gear. Also on the agenda: fluorescence night diving with custom flashlights and filters from NightSea. -- Posted Friday, December 9, 2011 by chb