X-Ray Mag #10

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Leigh Cunningham   Peter Symes

For the last 30 years or so, dive training agencies have been certifying recreational divers as competent to plan and carry out non-decompression and no-stop dives to a max depth of 40msw.

Barb Roy   Barb Roy

Like most divers who live in the northern parts of the world, I enjoy the occasional getaway to warmer climates, especially during November. To satisfy my tropical needs, I selected Maui, Molokai and Lanai of the Hawaiian Island Archipelago for my escape. Within six hours of leaving the Seattle area, Continental Airlines had me on the garden isle of Maui.

Not only is Maui Hawaii’s second largest island, it is home to Mount Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano with an elevation of 10,020 feet (3054m). I could hardly wait to explore the underwater sites and indulge in some topside activities like kayaking, hiking and Luau dinning!

Arnold Weisz   Stein Johnsen

King crabs invade Norwegian waters.

The Cold War has been over for more than two decades, but a relentless red army of monster crabs are still pouring over the border of Russia into Norway. The crabs are feared by environmentalists, but not by scuba divers.

Arnold Weisz   Stein Johnsen

King crabs invade Norwegian waters.

The Cold War has been over for more than two decades, but a relentless red army of monster crabs are still pouring over the border of Russia into Norway. The crabs are feared by environmentalists, but not by scuba divers.

Andrey Bizyukin   Andrey Bizyukin

Beautifully located on the coast of the Ligurian Sea, and just opposite Elba Island, we find the Italian port of Follonica, with its busy side streets, many small seafood restaurants and religious processions on holidays. Not much, if anything, gives away that this port town is also the hot spot for technical diving in Italy. Follonica is the home of Dive System, one of the new rising stars in dive manufacturing.

Arnold Weisz   Stein Johnsen

Land of Fjords & Seas of Plenty. This feature takes your around the country, from the North Cape, via the Lofoten islands, on a wreck safari out of Trondheim and finally to the southern port city of Kristiansand. Diving from the cool arctic to the temperate seas in the south. Norway has more than a few surprises beneath the surface, as well as on land.

Andrey Bizyukin   Andrey Bizyukin

Cave diving is very fascinating, but it is also a most dangerous passion to have. The advances in underwater cave exploration have always been determined by the state of the available equipment.

  Underwater photography by children of the Ukraine Delta Club

Underwater photography by children of the Ukraine Delta Club

How do you get a bunch of children and teenagers interested in art and science? Put them in a pool with underwater camera equipment and let them go wild! That is exactly what a group of progressive-thinking and innovative dive instructors did in the vibrant and dynamic land of the Ukraine. They formed the Delta Club for children ages 5 and up for just this purpose.

Members were given the use of cameras, lenses, underwater housing and lighting and the freedom to test their imaginations and creative powers. The results you can see here are outstanding works of new and unique underwater images of what can only be fascinations sprouting out of young underwater photographers’ minds.

HMI technology is not new. Evolved in the late 1960s, a lamp developer Osram began producing HMI bulbs for the film industry

HMI technology is not new. Evolved in the late 1960s, a lamp developer Osram began producing HMI bulbs for the film industry

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