Pulau Cocos

“Pura vida!” our dive guide, Sergio, exclaimed with a relaxed smile. Eight dive buddies, Sergio, and I just had an incredible experience: A 35-foot-long whale shark swam a few feet over our heads at one of the better-known dive sites at Cocos Island, Costa Rica. It silently came and went, seemingly carefree, like a giant spotted apparition sliding out of sight into the deep blue.

Fakfak

Just before sunrise I make a cup of strong Indonesian tea and feel the familiar rush of anticipation that always builds when I dive where no one else has. From the liveaboard’s top deck I squint at a string of islands— just green dots from here — that stretch offshore from the Fakfak Regency …

Teluk Triton

TRITON BAY, INDONESIA, was one of the last places I visited before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Looking back, part of me wishes I would have been there instead of at home when the world turned upside down and international dive travel became almost impossible. An extended sabbatical in the middle of bustling hordes of fish […]

Kehidupan Unik Ikan Mutiara

TO FIND THE FIRST DESCRIPTION OF A LARVAL PEARLFISH in the wild, I had to search back to the early 1980s annals of blackwater diving and Christopher Newbert’s account of drifting 40 feet down a lighted downline tethered to a dinghy bobbing on a night sea somewhere off the Kona, Hawaiʻi, coast. The story appeared […]

Memulihkan Terumbu Karang Mustique

IT’S NO SECRET THAT CARIBBEAN REEFS ARE IN CRISIS. Many stony coral species face an uncertain destiny, and some scientific predictors point toward extinction in the near future for some species.

Silinder Dekompresi, Panggung, dan Bailout

ISTILAH YANG BERBEDA TERKADANG DAPAT MENGGAMBARKAN peralatan yang sama dalam industri penyelaman. Apa yang oleh sebagian penyelam disebut lampu selam, misalnya, oleh penyelam lain disebut senter selam. Keduanya identik secara fisik, sehingga nama-nama tersebut dapat dipertukarkan tanpa menyebabkan kebingungan yang lebih besar.

Mike Bartick: Blackwater Beckons

Bisnis katering saya di California berjalan dengan baik, tetapi semakin berkembang, semakin saya stres dan ingin berada di bawah air. Menyelam dan fotografi adalah katarsis, dan saya terus kembali ke Anilao dalam pikiran saya.

Gertakan Kura-kura

Nenek moyang penyu laut modern berbagi lautan dengan ichthyosaurus dan plesiosaurus selama periode Jurassic akhir 150 juta tahun yang lalu. Keturunan mereka kini menghuni terumbu karang dan lautan di seluruh dunia.

Penggulungan Busa untuk Pemulihan

RECOVERY IS AN ESSENTIAL ASPECT OF TRAINING. Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) can happen 24 to 48 hours after a workout, and divers don’t want to be distracted by DOMS during their next dive. To improve muscle imbalances, relax muscles, increase mobility, and reduce soreness, try foam rolling. Foam rolling is a form of self-myofascial […]

Peter Bennett

KEBANYAKAN PENYELAM MENGENAL PETER BRIAN BENNETT, PHD, DSC, SEBAGAI PENDIRI JARINGAN PERINGATAN PENYELAM, yang melaluinya ia membawa perubahan signifikan dalam cara kita memahami dan memberlakukan keselamatan menyelam.

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