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  • Divers Found a Shipwreck with a 1927 Chevy Parked Inside
    May 27, 2021

    Divers Found a Shipwreck with a 1927 Chevy Parked Inside

    Divers in Lake Huron have recently discovered the wreckage of a ship named the Manasoo. While neat in and of itself, the wreck revealed another amazing piece of history: a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe. Despite spending 90 years 200 feet (61 meters) below the surface of Georgian Bay, both the ship and the automobile are in excellent condition. The bow of the vessel is pointing up; the pilothouse, ship’s wheel, and lifeboats are all unscathed except for the invasive zebra and quagga mussels that almost completely cover the surfaces.
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  • OW Diver Students Take Written Exam Underwater
    May 27, 2021

    OW Diver Students Take Written Exam Underwater

    A New England dive shop has come up with an unusual approach to scuba examination. The divers finishing up their Open Water certification have an option to take the written exam while hovering underwater. East Coast Divers, an SSI shop based in Brookline, Massachusetts, says that taking the exam while neutrally buoyant is not a requirement for the program, but rather a challenge, created for the newly trained students to help them get completely comfortable underwater.
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  • New Historic Underwater Trail Opens in Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay
    May 27, 2021

    New Historic Underwater Trail Opens in Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay

    On Monday, October 1, the state of California opened the Emerald Bay Maritime Heritage Trail - an underwater showcase of Lake Tahoe’s historic sunken watercraft and barges. The bay is the final resting place of several recreational boats, launches and barges used on the lake during the early 20th century. These boats were likely intentionally scuttled (sunk) in 1950s when they outlived their usefulness. Nowadays, they serve as reminders of the golden age of recreation in Tahoe.
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  • Jason Statham Went Diving With Bull Sharks to Prepare for The Meg
    May 25, 2021

    Jason Statham Went Diving With Bull Sharks to Prepare for The Meg

    Hollywood action star Jason Statham revealed that he went diving with bull sharks to prepare for his starring role in the latest summer blockbuster The Meg. The actor plays a deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor, who is called upon to save a team of scientists and the local population from a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark called a Megalodon.
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  • Wetsuits With “Artificial Blubber” Could Triple Divers' Survival Time In Frigid Water
    May 25, 2021

    Wetsuits With “Artificial Blubber” Could Triple Divers' Survival Time In Frigid Water

    Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and George Mason University in the US developed a simple solution that can triple the survival time for swimmers in wetsuits. Currently conventional wetsuits offer no more than an hour of swim time in icy water, and the experience can be quite painful at best. That's no good if you're a special ops soldier or a member of an undersea maintenance crew and need to stay underwater for hours at a time.
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