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Deepest Underwater Cave? Published on: 15th September, 2015 | Travel and Exploration

Explorers in the Czech Republic may have discovered the worlds deepest cave. A team of divers has been exploring the cave of Hranicka Propast, currently known as the world’s second deepest flooded cave. The discovery of a new passage may make it number one.

Attention seeking seals Published on: 14th September, 2015 | Travel and Exploration
Photo credit: Ashton East

Diving with seals is on everyone’s bucket list. Seals are often found lazing on rocks, and frolicking on the surface, but have you ever had one find you?

Do whales get the bends? Published on: 14th September, 2015 | Marine Science

Whilst most people associate whales as creatures of the deep, often diving down to depths far beyond the limits of a human, new research suggests that they are also susceptible to the bends.

Photo credit: Julia Molnar, Smithsonian Institution

A new species of river dolphin has been discovered based on 6 million year old fossils excavated from a Panama beach. It helps to explain how some dolphins evolved to suit freshwater environments, moving back from their marine habitats towards their origins on land.

Photo credit: http://www.medicaldaily.com/breaking-point-how-much-water-pressure-can-human-body-take-347570

Deep diving has serious consequences for the heart and lungs. The human body is incredibly vulnerable to the environment around it, and people constantly push the limits of their bodies and physiology. But what is the limit?

Photo credit: Ashton East

Non-divers shrink back in horror at the thought, while divers jump at the opportunity. Diving with sharks in the wild is an experience like no other, but it is best done with a bit of know-how.

Photo credit: James Nestor, Deep

Journalist James Nestor dive to 760 meters in a homemade submarine made by a history graduate with no engineering qualifications!

Photo credit: Million Dollar Point, Ashton East

'Never dive alone’. This mantra is spoken by your open water instructor, boat operators, and is highlighted in all the text books, but increasingly a rule observed in the breach. Perhaps it’s time to bring the discussion around solo diving out into the open.

Twinkle, twinkle little...Clam Published on: 2nd September, 2015 | Marine Science
Photo credit: Ashton East, Disco Clam

'Never dive alone’. This mantra is spoken by your open water instructor, boat operators, and is highlighted in all the text books, but increasingly a rule observed in the breach. Perhaps it’s time to bring the discussion around solo diving out into the open.

Photo credit: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/kelp.html

We are all aware of the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, but did you know there is a southern equivalent? The “Great Southern Reef” is a less appreciated neighbor but at 71,000 square km, it spans from the NSW/QLD boarder all the way to Perth.

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