Month: December 2013

A lesson in lunacy

I’ve always enjoyed reading the, ‘I-Learned-About-Diving-From-That’ articles that appear every now and then in the pages of diving magazines: dramatic tales of being caught in the “invisible death grip” of a down current; becoming trapped inside the compartment of a… Read More ›

Life’s a beach

Seldom receiving the attention that it deserves, shore diving is often considered a poor substitute for the spectacular variety of dive sites accessed by boat. With none of the perceived challenges or convenience associated with diving from the side of… Read More ›

Saturation diving

Responding to the challenges posed by the offshore petroleum industry’s move into ever-deeper waters, commercial diving contractors have kept pace with the demands placed on them by introducing technologies more appropriate to working at such depths. While traditional surface-based diving… Read More ›

Colour me blue

Suffering for one’s art is a cross that all of us underwater photographers learn to bear. I say “us”, because while my talents in this field have never been properly recognised, I’ve more than paid my dues in terms of… Read More ›

One hundred fathoms down

(An interview with George Wookey) The histories of deep, mixed gas diving consistently overlook the achievement of Royal Navy Diver, George Wookey. In 1956 he descended to 600 feet [183msw] wearing standard flexible dress. A record depth for a ‘hard-hat… Read More ›