The deepest swimming pool in the world – the Deepspot in Poland – has now finally opened it’s doors and is greeting divers.
The Deepspot, situated close to Warsaw, Poland, is 45m / 148ft deep and has stolen the crown of deepest pool in the world from the Y-40 Deep Joy, which can be found in the northern Italian town of Montegrotto Terme and is 42m / 138 feet deep. Continue reading »
Scuba Diving Magazine recently published winning photos of its annual underwater photo contest. Now in its 16th year, the contest has received the record number of entries so far. And the best of the best that have been chosen are absolutely marvelous. Continue reading »
Underwater photographer Kurt Arrigo recently set himself a new challenge: working together with a group of professional freedivers, he wanted to turn a wreck in the Mediterranean Sea into an “underwater playground.” Continue reading »
By 2100, a temperature rise of 3.2℃ is predicted to happen, causing a sea level rise affecting between 0.5 – 3 billion people and submerging the megacities situated in the coastal areas. Continue reading »
The best-known item in Raahe Museum is “the Old Gentleman”, a diving suit from the early 18th century. This rarity was donated to the museum by Captain Leufstadius in 1860s.
The maker of the suit has mastered the latest achievements of the diving technology that made huge progress in the 18th century. The Old Gentleman is therefore regarded as a unique crossover form made from leather in the transition from the diving bell to the actual heavy diving suit. Continue reading »
Virtual reality filmmaker Jonny Simpson-Lee is an award-winning and published underwater portrait photographer. He is a graduate of The Photography Institute and regularly works alongside swim schools holding underwater baby photo shoots. Continue reading »
Photo by Daan Verhoeven
There was a freezing 4°C (39°F) dunking pool at the freediving world championships in Turku, Finland… and photographer Daan Verhoeven did not want to let it go to waste. As the competitors took their shocking dunk into the freezing cold water, he was there to capture their reactions. Verhoeven is an award-winning freediver himself, and most of his portraits involve capturing the sport in action. These… well these are just fun. Continue reading »
Located in the waters off Sipadan in Malaysia, is an old oil rig that is now a dive platform and resort named ‘Seaventures‘. The surrounding area is one of the diving industry’s renowned top dive destinations, and is commonly ranked as being one of the world’s best. Seaventures takes advantage of this position and allows guests to dive directly from the rig. Continue reading »
A group of daredevil divers get perilously close to a school of deadly sharks – and one even lies on his back with his arm folded. The relaxed diver swims on his back and almost hugs the shark who is floating directly above him. The freedivers – Carlos Estrabeau, 28, and 29-year-old Ocean Ramsey – are friends with photographer Raul Boesel Jr. Photographer Raul Boesel Jr from Curitiba, Brazil, travelled to West End in the Bahamas to capture images of the giant sharks. (Photo by Raul Boesel/Solent News & Photo Agency)
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A gannet grabs a fish by its beak, 2014, in Shetland, Scotland. Hundreds of gannets crash into the sea in search of food – leaving a trail of air bubbles in their wake. Richard Shucksmith on the Shetland Isles, Scotland captured the remarkable scene as he took a boat to feed the large colony of seabirds that nested on the cliffs. The photographer has taken images of the gannets every summer for the last three years as the birds gather on the cliffs to breed. Continue reading »
Standing on the edge of a never-ending black hole, this is one leap you wouldn’t want to make. Jacob’s Well in Wimberley, Texas is one of the most dangerous places to dive on Earth, having claimed the lives of more than eight divers. But that doesn’t stop thrill-seekers from taking the plunge. This stunning natural swimming spot – and the daredevil swimmers who dive into it.
Jacob’s Well, the most dangerous diving spot in the world, located in Wimberley, Texas. (Carl Griffin/HotSpot Media) Continue reading »
In this handout image provided by Red Bull, Artem Silchenko of Russia dives from the 27 metre platform at Maya Bay in the Andaman Sea during the final stop of the 2013 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on October 22, 2013 at Phi Phi Island, Thailand. (Photo by Samo Vidic/Red Bull via Getty Images) Continue reading »
A 14-year-old boy practices his ‘leisure diving’ skills on his family farm near Roseburg. Oregon, US. The internet trend, or meme, of posting pictures of people in strange and interesting poses continues to be popular. Planking has now spawned owling, horsmaning and leisure diving. The latter involves having one’s photo taken while holding a relaxed pose while flying or falling through the air – usually into a swimming pool. (KeystoneUSA-ZUMA / Rex Features)