Soon to be posted - This Year's Dives
(as voted on at the last Meeting)
Carol's still working out lodging
Don't forget to turn in your Abalone Report Cards
Gung Hay Fat Choy
Divers dance underwater at an aquarium in Beijing.
THE WATER DRAGON 1952 AND 2012
In Other Ocean News:
Costa Concordia: underwater footage shows divers' inspection
The video released by the Italian Firefighters Diving Corps shows rescuers inspecting the ship while furniture and personal belongings from the vessel drift along the seabed.
The eerie insight into the aftermath of the tragedy has been released as the search for bodies is postponed because of bad weather. An underwater inspection found that the Costa Concordia had shifted its position by 3.5 centimetres, enough to make internal searches too risky for fear the vessel could slip into deeper waters. The body count from the capsized cruise ship reached 17 on Saturday but Italian rescue teams said that the "noticeable" shift in the ship's position meant that divers would suspend all search and rescue operations on Sunday. With windy weather and choppy seas expected to worsen in coming days, salvage crews are not expected to be able to resume work until the middle of the week.
Australian divers reach record depths in caves
. "When you get to over 200m you are working outside human physical limits”. A group of Australian divers has broken yet another cave diving record in the depths of the Pearse River resurgence and revealed the underwater cave system is linked to Mt Arthur's Nettlebed Cave system.
Team leader Adelaide's Dr Richard Harris said marker dye dropped by Nelson cavers in the Nettlebed system was seen by divers below 200m and indicated the system was more than 1000m long. However, the connection could be proved only when it was travelled and charted.