🇦🇺 Dive for Cancer Australia

Sportalsub.net / Dive for Cancer Australia - Leer en Español EVENT February 21th 2016 Dive for Cancers day is benefiting the Cancer Council Australia and is a day you’ll never forget. It’s a day to remember those lives we have lost to cancer and a day to celebrate the lives we are saving. Proceeds from The day will provide vital funding to research and clinical care at Cancer Council Australia, dedicated to cancer, and home to one of Australia’s largest cancer research group. Cancer Council immediately assigns your funds to enable life-saving cancer research and support. This means a contribution today will have an immediate impact in the fight against cancer. The funds we raise will the Cancer Council clinicians and researchers to improve cancer detection, and to find gentler and m...

🇺🇸 Scuba Diving | Get to Know Your Neighborhood Shark in USA

(Sportalsub.net / Aquaviews) - Leer en Español Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Or, more to the point, the shark in the water. Summertime, swimming, Shark Week — fins are the hot topic of conversation right now. Seven people have been bitten off the shores of North Carolina in the last few weeks. An eighth bite has been reported over the holiday weekend but is, at this time, unconfirmed. Now scientists and shark researchers are working to determine why this spike has occurred. Could it be environmental? The short answer: possibly. An increase in coastal water temperatures leads to more food near the shore, which brings the sharks closer to land. Factor in turtle nesting season with an abundance of beachgoers and you have what George Burgess of the International Shark At...

🇪🇬 614 Divers: Guinness World Record. The largest underwater clean-up by Ahmed Gabr in Egypt

(Sportalsub.net / Ahmed Gabr) - Leer en Español The Egyptian Diver Ahmed Gabr, Guinness world record holder for deepest dive  who tried to gather 400 divers for underwater clean and get his certificate from Guinness World Records, accomplished the feat by bringing together 614 divers during the Friday 5 June, in the event held in Hurghada, Egypt from 4 to June 6, 2015. About Ahmed Gabr   Ahmed Gabr, the deepest ever, holder of two Guinness World Records: - Deepest scuba dive, male. - Deepest scuba dive in sea water. SDI and TDI Instructor Trainer. The one and only ERDI Instructor Trainer in the Middle East and the one and only certified US Combat diver in the Middle East. His Vision: Reinforcing Egypt’s international recognition through maintaining envi...

🇧🇸 Ocean Atlas: Largest Underwater Sculpture in the Bahamas

(Sportalsub.net / Scuba Diving Magazine / Jason deCaires Taylor) Jason deCaires Taylor is no stranger to underwater sculptures, and is known around the world for his amazing installations using pH-neutral concrete that are accessible by swimmers, snorkelers and scuba divers.  Over time, his sculptures change colors and become covered with coral and biological growth, eventually becoming home to new organisms as artificial reefs. Some of his most notable work includes La Evolucion Silenciosa in Cancun (2010) – the largest underwater collection of art with 403 life-size cement people spread over 420 square meters, and Vicissitudes in Grenada (2006) - a ring of 26 children holding hands and facing into the current. For his latest installation Ocean Atlas, Jason deCaires Taylor te...

🇪🇬 Egyptian Diver Ahmed Gabr breaks Record Guiness for deepest Scuba Dive at more than 1,000 feet

(Sportalsub.net / Ahmed Gabr / Record Guiness) Ahmed, a 41-year-old Egyptian, has broken  on september 19th the record guiness for the deepest SCUBA dive, plunging an astonishing 332.35 m (1,090 ft 4.5 in) in the Red Sea off the coast of Dahab, Egypt. Ahmed's amazing dive broke the previous mark of 318.25 m (1,044 ft) by South African Nuno Gomes in 2005, also off the coast of Dahab. In order to make the record dive, numerous precautions and preparations needed to be taken to ensure Ahmed's safety and success. The special forces officer in the Egyptian Army has spent 17 years as a diving instructor and used the last four training for the attempt. He submitted his original application of intent to Guinness World Records more than a year before his dive. When the day finally c...