After an earlier experiment with trying to get sharks to swarm into human blood, Engineer Mark Rober teamed up with Discovery’s Shark Week to build a single-person shark cage, and headed into the waters of the Bahamas to see if he could get a feeding frenzy going around him using fish blood instead.
THE BEST Diving
When it comes to heading beneath the sea, you need a watch that can withstand both the water and the pressure, while keeping accurate time and remaining legible during dive missions. Everyday Carry picked out 16 great dive watches which are up to the task underwater, but also great for everyday wear.
Meet Spitfire. He’s a 7-year-old whippet with an impressive track record as the world’s best dock diver, which as we just learned, is a competitive dog sport. ESPN takes us inside the world of this talented canine, whose records seem as untouchable as the best athletes of all time. (Thanks Zico!)
Director Tom Waller’s film tells the true story of the Thai soccer team who found themselves trapped deep within a cave, kicking off a global rescue effort, resulting in acts of true heroism and bravery, and some strange behavior from Elon Musk. Premieres at the Busan Film Festival.
Get the best possible view of sea creatures and scenery with this full-face snorkeling mask. It offers a wide 180-degree field of vision, resists fogging, and allows for easy breathing through both mouth and nose. It also has a GoPro-compatible mount. Save 59% in The Awesomer Shop.
Diver Phill Gordon captured this incredible, but all too short footage of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef using his GoPro Fusion 360º camera, switching into “overcapture” mode to produce a spherical projection of the fish as they swim around his fellow undersea explorers.
The Supa Huka lets you dive as freely as if you were snorkeling. The device floats on the water and sucks air from the surface, delivering it to you down to a depth of 30ft. It lasts for 2h per charge. It also has a storage compartment and has a USB charger.
Seiko’s SRP aka Baby Tuna watches are “babies” only in the sense that they’re a tier below the SBN Tuna diver’s watch. But it’s still an imposing pro-grade 50mm watch. The SRP641 is on Massdrop for a limited time for just $230, but Amazon is just a few bucks more.
An action camera designed for divers. It has large buttons with haptic feedback, automatic color correction based on your depth, and lets you overlay the time, depth and temperature in your videos. It uses a 140º lens with LDC, and shoots 720p/1080p/4K videos and 8MP stills.
NOWNESS and photographer Ian Derry visited freediver Johanna Nordblad, the woman who holds a world record for diving under ice. Her fascination with the frigid, yet peaceful conditions came after she was subjected to ice water treatments for a serious leg fracture.
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