Moby Dick’ captain’s ship found

US marine archaeologists have found the sunken whaling ship belonging to the captain who inspired Herman Melville’s classic 19th Century novel, Moby Dick. The remains of the vessel, the Two Brothers, was found in shallow waters off Hawaii. Captain George Pollard was the skipper when the ship hit a coral reef and sank in 1823. His previous ship, the Essex, had been rammed by a whale and also sank, providing the narrative for the book. ‘Pretty amazing’ The remains of the Two Brothers were found by researchers from America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa), about 600...

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Movie Sanctum

A film centred around the do-or-die efforts of a group of cave divers. The $30 million-budgeted Sanctum was directed by Alister Grierson and shot in 3-D with the input of co-producer James Cameron, whose previous hits include the 3-D Avatar and Titanic. The film, which opens on 4 February, follows the trials of a team of cave divers who enter a large, remote cave system in Papua New Guinea. They struggle with raging currents and an unknown terrain as they try to find a way out of their potential tomb after a tropical storm unleashes floods. The film is both action thriller and...

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Best Dive Job in the World contest

Blue Season Bali – a leading dive operator in Bali, is offering you the chance to win “The Best Dive Job in the World’ – a seven month PADI Dive Instructor internship, including accommodation and meals worth over US$16,000. No prior scuba diving experience is required, just a sense of adventure and a determination to make a dynamic change in your life. Blue Seasons Bali will take the lucky winner from beginning diver to the coveted PADI Dive Instructor certification recognized the world over as synonymous with expertise and excellence in dive training. How to Enter ?...

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“Bodies” Fill Underwater Sculpture Park

More than 400 of the permanent sculptures have been installed in recent months in the National Marine Park of Cancún, Isla Mujeres, and Punta Nizuc (map of the region) as part of a major artwork called “The Silent Evolution.” The installation is the first endeavor of a new underwater museum called MUSA, or Museo Subacuático de Arte. Created by Mexico-based British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, the Caribbean installation is intended to eventually cover more than 4,520 square feet (420 square meters), which would make it “one of the largest and most ambitious underwater...

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