The Dive Medical Screening Committee has updated the Diver Medical Questionnaire by taking out all references to Covid-19. Progress.
The Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) has a virtual book club. The Into the Blue Book Club is a virtual club that meets quarterly to discuss different books and normally have the author participate. www.Reef.org/bookclub.
Climate change with warmer water temperatures are causing tiger sharks to migrate to areas they normally do not inhabit. According to the University of Miami Shark Research and Conservation Program, this expanded range will cause ecological imbalances.
The first quarter 2022 edition of the Journal of Diving History from the Historical Diving Society USA has arrived. This edition kicks off their 30th anniversary. Great magazine.
You can be a citizen scientist by participating in the Great Shark Snapshot sponsored by the Shark Trust. The Great Shark Snapshot runs July 24 to 31, 2022.
Fourth Element wants you to Reduce Your Finprint with their new recycled fin. The Rec Fin is made from 97% recycled plastic.
Sea Hunt It’s Still Alive reviews Female of the Species from season one in 1958. In this episode Mike takes on the challenge of teaching a woman how to dive. He doesn’t know why Kay Dalton wants to go to 150 feet but one thing he does know is she is not good in the water. After many mishaps, Mike tells her he won’t teach her anymore.
That doesn’t deter Kay. She goes out and buys her own equipment. It’s then that we are introduced to an insurance investigator, Pete, who tells us that Kay is really Joanna Morrow who’s boyfriend stole industrial diamonds. Her boyfriend is in prison so they figure Joanna is trying to find the diamonds.
Joanna makes the dive and finds the drum containing the diamonds. As she cuts the line and starts riding the drum to the surface, Mike catches up and stops her from the rapid ascent and saves her. The diamonds are recovered and Mike and Pete agree to let Joanna off the hook.