From left to right; Bruce Partridge, Peter Herbst, On Drej Hindl, Matthew Addison and Steve Tippetts - ready to dive the new Hollis Explorer rebreather during Divetech's Inner Space 2013
Peter Herbst, PADI Course Director and owner of Reef Divers (one of the oldest dive centres in South Africa), has a vacancy for someone who wants to work in the scuba industry.
"In all seriousness...I have an opening for someone that WANTS to work in the scuba industry - long term - that does not have illusions about palm trees and bronzed bodies on a white beach somewhere exotic.
MUST be able to read and write - properly. Newbie or inexperienced Instructors are welcome - I will teach you...lots...but you must be relatively clever and professional.
Smoking...don't bother...tattoos...send a picture first, I want to greet you in the morning, not read you!
Serious applicants inbox or e-mail me...spelling mistakes or bad grammar on your CV WILL count against you!"
News is coming in that Dr. Eugenie Clark has died died 92. Justifiably known as 'The Shark Lady', 'Genie' Clark was a pioneer in the field of marine biology and considered as world authority on sharks and fish. She was known for her love of sharks.
Dr. Clark was the recipient of three honorary D.Sc. degrees and awards from the National Geographic Society, the Explorers Club, the Underwater Society of America, the American Littoral Society, the Gold Medal Award of the Society of Women Geographers, and the President's Medal of the University of Maryland. She was inducted into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame, received the Wyland Icon Award and was a member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
Dr Clark authored three books and over 160 scientific and popular articles.
TUMC's Rosemary Lunn was deeply honoured to meet Dr Clark in 2013 at Beneath The Sea where she was signing copies of her book 'The Lady And The Sharks'. Her influence on the deep blue sea will be missed.
Here is a link to Dr Clark's obituary in National Geographic Magazine.
It is the Irish Dive Show this weekend. Why do we mention this? Stewie Andrews (winner of the EUROTEK Golden Snorkel Award) is speaking on Sunday about HMS Viknor.
She was part of the 10th Armed Merchant Cruiser (AMC) Squadron. It is believed HMS Viknor struck a mine on 13th January 1915 with the loss of all 300 sailors. She was discovered by UK dive team Darkstar in 2007 off North Donegal.
Stewie's photo shows the stern, rudder and bronze propeller and will be part of a presentation given by him @ 'Dive Ireland'.
News has come in overnight from the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. They have announced the 2015 Inductees.
Many congratulations to Bill High, Peter Hughes, Dr Albert Jones, Wally Muller and Dimitri Rebikoff!
The British Sub Aqua Club would like feedback from the diving community to understand how it can use digital tools and services (website, data management, emails, social media etc) to better effect.
To that end they have commissioned an independent research study. They would like to hear from existing members and lapsed members. The survey is also for divers or snorkellers that have never been a member of BSAC. This is your opportunity to feed into the process and have your views taken on board.
As a small thank you for completing the survey, all participants will be entered in a prize draw to win one of five AP Diving Self-sealing Surface Marker Buoys worth £30 each.
The survey will be open until midnight on Thursday 12th February.
You can take the survey now via this link.
Can't make the 'International Techmeeting 2015' in Bratislava this weekend? Organiser Peter Kubicka will make some of the talks in Hall F2 available via Livestream. In addition, there will be live streaming from the opening of the Hall of Fame and TM2015's prize giving ceremony.
The price for online access is € 49. You will be able to view live, and then offline for 30 days, where you can view each talk up to five times. Follow this link to purchase your online access ticket.
In case of technical problems, please call: +421 903 568 929.