April 2010

Old destroyer will help create East Coast's largest artificial reef 30 miles off Ocean City
The state of Delaware announced that it received from the U.S. Navy the title to the 563-foot USS Arthur W. Radford and plans to sink it in 130 feet of water at the Deljerseyland Reef, an underwater site 30 miles from Ocean City, Md. (read about sinking the USS Arthur W. Radord). While divers welcome the news, editor Jim Perskie of pressofatlanticcity.com hates the plan and calls it "just ocean dumping." -- Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by chb

Interesting stuff: Motorola dive computer and U-Boot in a lake
Interesting scuba-related stuff: Industrial designer Mario Icaza contemplates about computers and diving in a series of doodles and concepts, and we found an interesting report on freshwater diving in an Austrian lake, the Attersee. Amazingly, there's even a U-Boot there at 170 feet (check the Attersee report and YouTube video on the U-Boot. -- Posted Friday, April 9, 2010 by chb

Sevengill shark sightings off the coast of San Diego
nbcsandiego.com reports on increasing sightings of the rare sevengill shark off the coast of San Diego. The very balanced report includes video footage of the sharks in kelp forests and interviews with divers. [See Rare sharks spotted off coast] -- Posted Monday, April 5, 2010 by chb

USS Kittiwake to be sunk as artificial reef off Grand Cayman
According to the Cayman Islands tourism department, final arrangements are underway for the sinking of the decommissioned 251 foot naval ship, the USS Kittiwake off the northern end of Grand Caymanís Seven Mile Beach. The sinking is scheduled for June 2010 and the wreck is certain to become a popular scuba diving site, as well as a welcome artificial reef for all sorts of sea critters. -- Posted Friday, April 2, 2010 by chb