A relative says five members of same family among 34 missing and presumed dead in California scuba diving boat fire
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A relative says five members of same family among 34 missing and presumed dead in California scuba diving boat fire.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Shia LaBeouf is trying to show how different he is from his co-star in "The Peanut Butter Falcon," Zack Gottsagen.
"Hey, Zack," says LaBeouf. "Are you a good opera...
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — A man from Arkansas died during a scuba diving trip in the Florida Keys.
Monroe County Sheriff's officials say 45-year-old Charles H. Boone of Quitman, Arkansas, fell...
ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — An Arkansas man is dead after scuba diving to a depth of 112 feet (34 meters) off the coast of the Florida Keys.
Michigan dive team seeks info on history, new members
MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Don Evans, 91, first became interested in diving when he read about a drowning in the Black River. The Navy veteran would become an important early member of St. Clair County's volunteer dive team. Over the years, the organization formalized into the institution it is today.
Body of missing scuba diver recovered
ROCKPORT, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a Philadelphia man who went missing while scuba diving off the coast of Massachusetts.
Rockport police say the 47-year-old man's body was recovered at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
His name was not released pending notification of family.
WENDOVER, Utah (AP) — Law enforcement authorities say a 10-year-old boy died while scuba diving with his father in northwest Utah.
Tooele County sheriff's office Lt. Ron Johnson says the boy died Wednesday. He had been at the 60-foot-deep Blue Lake with his father, who is a certified scuba diver.
Johnson says the boy experienced "some issues from possibly ascending too quickly" to the surface and emergency personnel were unable to resuscitate him.
MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — Giovanni's Fish Market in Morro Bay, California, makes its money by selling seafood, but owner Giovanni DeGarimore made news this month when he bought a live 70-pound (32-kilogram) octopus — and set it free.
Divers Give Christmas Tree Underwater Home
Scuba-diving Santa Claus delights children in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Santa Claus doesn't just sit at shopping malls in snow-challenged San Francisco: He also goes scuba diving.
The California Academy of Sciences launched its annual Scuba Santa show Tuesday with about 100 children and adults crowded around a coral reef exhibit to watch jolly St. Nick feed fish.
Diver George Bell also answered questions via underwater microphone about the reef and reindeer.
California’s 2018 abalone fishing canceled by officials
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wildlife officials have voted to cancel the 2018 abalone fishing season due to concerns about mass starvation among the mollusks along Sonoma and Mendocino coasts.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the state Fish and Game Commission voted 4-0 Thursday during a public meeting in San Diego.
DALTON, Ga. – Norman McCulloch, Jr., MD, new physician for Hamilton Wound and Hyperbaric Services, says he loves hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) because it combines two of his passions – treating patients and SCUBA diving.
“It’s the best of both worlds,” he says.
McCulloch joined board certified physician William Pullen, MD, at the center.
Snorkeling and scuba diving are fun activities that allow humans to swim underwater.
With snorkeling, swimmers use a short, bent tube to take breaths from above the water. They also wear a mask over their eyes so they can look around at fish and the bottom of the sea, lake or river.
In scuba diving, swimmers carry large tanks that contain air that goes through a tube into the swimmer’s mouth, so they can go even deeper snorkelers. Scuba divers sometimes wear special suits to keep them dry or warm.
Wounded veterans dive for history, healing in waters
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jeff Pickard has lived with constant pain in his left arm and hand since an Iraqi sniper shot him in the shoulder in 2010.
"It's like a bunch of needles being punched into my arm all the time," said the medically retired Army and Navy veteran from Temecula, California.
The pain medicine he takes doesn't blunt the sensation. The only thing that brings him relief is scuba diving.
You can shower with the new Kindle - you just can’t read
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's top-of-the-line e-reader is now waterproof — an excellent feature for a $250-and-up investment.
But don't go scuba diving just yet. Your Kindle Oasis might not survive.
Huh? How is that waterproof then? And what about the optional cover?
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The new Oasis is designed to survive up to an hour in up to two meters (6.5 feet) of fresh water, not the higher pressure of anything deeper — such as a scuba dive.
Woman dies after scuba diving off Florida’s Atlantic coast
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A woman has died after scuba diving off Florida's Atlantic coast.
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokesman Deputy Eric Davis said in a Palm Beach Post report that the woman was diving Saturday morning with a crew from the Jupiter Dive Center when she began to suffer a complication.
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Chuck McRae is in the intensive care unit of a Mexican hospital after a scuba diving incident.
LEMOLO LAKE — This week, scuba diving contractors are diving 90 feet underwater to inspect the concrete face, towers and structures of the Lemolo Lake Dam, as required by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Crews find body of missing diver in New York lake
SPAFFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a Syracuse man who didn't surface while scuba diving in one of New York's Finger Lakes.
State police divers found 50-year-old Ulises Garcia on Tuesday afternoon about 120 feet underwater in Skaneateles (skin-ee-AT'-luhs) Lake near where the pontoon boat he was diving from was anchored.
Wedding ring returned to owner, 37 years after he lost it
MADRID (AP) — Agustin Aliaga's marriage to his wife Juani Sanchez has lasted 37 years, even though he lost his wedding ring just months after they tied the knot.
But now, the ring has been found.
Diver Jessy Nisos says she found a gold wedding ring while scuba diving last month off Benidorm in Spain. She posted a photo of it on Facebook and gave the wedding date inscribed on it: Feb. 17, 1979.
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials hope that a former tanker the length of a football field that is to be sunk off the state's southern coast will become a major scuba diving attraction.
The aquatic attraction named Lady Luck is to become the newest centerpiece of Shipwreck Park, a series of 16 underwater dive wrecks full of marine life.
The 324-foot tanker was built in 1967 and was towed from New York to Florida earlier this year. It was to be sunk off...
Who knew the hardest part of learning to scuba dive would be tugging on the thick, heavy, skin-tight wetsuit.
Standing, and then sitting, and then lying down on the rocky shore of Canyon Ferry Lake, I huffed and puffed for 15 sweaty minutes. It’s like pulling on a bear skin with the bear still alive.
The suit is intended to be tight, to keep the chilly lake water away from your skin. Even the veteran divers in our group grunted and swore getting into their...