This article tries to correct the damage caused by fiction writer Clive Cussler’s claims to have discovered the Civil War submarine Hunley in 1995, even though Dr. E. Lee Spence had found it in 1995 and had already published the wreck’s location in two of his non-fiction books. The Hunley was the first sub in history to sink an enemy ship and its discovery has been described as “probably the most important (underwater archaeological) find of the (20th) century.”DIVE IN > > > Share
NEWEST AUAS-IDI SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT: Jamie Guined has been selected as the 2016-17 recipient of the Academy of Underwater Arts and Science’s full-tuition scholarship to attend the International Diving Institute’s nationally accredited, four months long, Air/Mixed Gas Surface Supplied Diving Course, the completion of which results in certification that is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for many types of diving jobs.
The 56th annual NOGI Awards Gala, which were held in Las Vegas, November 17, 2016, honored the following diving luminaries for their exceptional contributions – in 5 categories of underwater endeavors: Stephen Frink, Arts; Mike Cochran, Science; Bob Croft, Sports & Education, Bonnie Toth, Distinguished Service and Hardy Jones, Environment.DIVE IN > > > Share
THE NOGI AWARDS 2016
Given out by the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, the NOGI is the diving world’s oldest and most prestigious, international award. According to famed movie producer James Cameron, who was the 1999 recipient of a NOGI in the Arts category, “Being a recipient of the NOGI is the underwater equivalent of winning an Oscar ...DIVE IN > > > Share