What was your unforgettable dive?
Brooke Morton asked several well-known divers to talk about her best dive. Oddly enough, the deepest dive - or the most adrenaline - rarely makes an indelible impression and is…

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Freediving - immersion in freedom
Freediving what is it? Freediving is called swimming underwater without scuba gear, with the ability to hold your breath for as long as possible. In addition, freediving is a whole…

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Regulators from Cressi-Sub
Regulators from Cressi-Sub are not as widely known in our country as Aqua Lung, Apeks or Poseidon. The fact is that the company does not make equipment for particularly difficult…

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Seven amazing underwater cities.

Flooded cities and lost worlds have attracted the attention of adventure seekers and travelers, scientists and researchers over the years. These places, most often, were abandoned or destroyed thousands of years ago, and the history of some of them has not yet been studied. Remember the most interesting underwater megacities of the world.

1. The city of Lviv in the “Lake of the Thousand Islands”. China. Qiandao Lake (Qiandao, in Chinese: 千島湖) was formed in 1959 as a result of flooding the valley after completion of the construction of a power station and dam on the Hainan River. The local government did not hesitate to drown 27 cities and 1377 villages. Two ancient cities appeared under water – He Cheng and Shi Cheng (Lviv City). Lying at the foot Continue reading

Underwater Unknown Caucasus 2019

In the period from August 17 to 23 in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, under the auspices of the Krasnodar branch of the Russian Geographical Society, the first international mountain underwater search expedition in Russia was successfully completed. The aim of the alpine expedition was to detect artifacts from the Great Patriotic War on the bottom of the Khalega lake, where, according to archival data, the Edelweiss mountain division deployed headquarters and built a cableway to lift military cargo to the passes of the Main Caucasian Range. Also in this area, the Nazis shot Soviet mountain shooters captured.

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You can’t dive higher, or an unknown expedition.

Underwater Himalayas – a phrase that at first glance seemed absurd, began to take on a very real shape and concrete meaning in 1999, when Andrei Andryushin (scuba diving instructor NAUI # 35685) traveled to Nepal in the vicinity of Anapurna, one of the eight-thousanders of the planet, with his friend and like-minded Denis Bakin. At one of the passes, Andrei learned from the Sherpa conductor that Lake Tilicho, the highest mountain lake in the world, is located near their route. As it was found out, the lake is located at an altitude (according to various sources) from 4960 to 5200 meters above sea level and has dimensions – four kilometers long and a half kilometers wide. A search on the Internet, and then a survey of local residents and guides, confirmed that no one had dived in this lake before. Continue reading

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Gestures in diving: the alphabet of survival
Gestures in diving play an important role in preserving the life of people engaged in scuba diving. Each gesture contains a lot of useful, necessary and the most time-compressed information.…

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Bored in the winter? Try ice diving!
How many songs and poems are written about the Russian winter? Do not count. About ice diving in Russia, perhaps, songs and poems will also appear soon. Perhaps such poems…

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Henyou from Jeju Island
Can you imagine the marine industry, which is engaged in a thousand people, while all of them are women and collect the catch using dives to hold their breath, using…

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How to attract a child to diving. Dad's opinion - instructor diving
Work - home - work, a weekend that is so lacking for everyone ... And then there is that outlet, holiday, diving - diving. And children who always lack attention?…

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