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Every shipwreck has a story to tell. Whether sunk by disaster or design, through an event unexpectedly tragic or meticulously engineered, no matter how a wreck lost its battle with buoyancy, there’s typically a tale to be told. Wrecks are why many of us began diving, enticed by the lure of lost treasure, the mystery of a ship taken by the deep, or just a curiosity to see what’s inside. Motivations aside, divers are drawn to sunken ships like kids to candy. It’s why wreck historian Ellsworth Boyd first donned a scuba cylinder in the 1960s. “There’s a fascination about the story behind a

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Closed Circuit Rebreathers
As scuba aficionados, many of us do not realise that rebreather technology actually predates the invention of the “aqualung” by many decades. In 1878, Henry Fleuss created a device that recirculated pure oxygen. The “Fleuss rebreather” would be put t
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Philippine International Dive Expo
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Mermaid Tails
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