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Explore the Underwater Jungle! LIDA Film Festival

There’s a jungle off the California coast. It is lush, and green, and filled with a marvelous diversity of life. It is every bit a wilderness, with a complex eco-system that is both resilient and fragile. And if you were to look at the islands poking their heads above the water about an hour outside of Ventura, you’d be surprised to be using those words. The islands look barren and dry. Hardly the place for thick jungles of plants and trees.

Two more dive shows postponed

On Friday 29 Jan and only a few hours apart, we received similar updates from the organisers of the New Jersey-based Beneath the Seas dive show and the Swedish Dive Show, Dykmässen, which in recent years have been taken place in Gothenburg in the Swedish West coast. Both announced that they will be postponing their respective events until next year due to the restrictions being imposed because of the pandemic.

Beneath the Seas writes:

Press Release

Drew Richardson, Richard Lutz, BTS, Beneath the Sea Awards, diving awards, Rosemary E Lunn, X-Ray Mag, Boot Dusseldorf, Bill Ziefle, Wendy Benchley, Wayne Hasson, Aggressor Fleet, Peter Hughes, Dancer Fleet, DAN, Divers Alert Network
Dr Drew Richardson (r) pictured with Fourth Element's Paul Strike (l) at the Boot Dusseldorf Dive Show

BTS Announces 2016 'Divers of the Year' Awards

This year the annual New Jersey scuba diving show celebrates a major milestone. It was founded in 1976, making this the 40th year BTS has recognised divers in the fields of the arts, education, environment, service and science.

2016 DIVER OF THE YEAR
Environment - Wendy Benchley
Diving Pioneer - Captain Wayne Hasson
Science - Dr Richard A. Lutz
Service - Dr Drew Richardson
Education - Bill Ziefle