The guy in light blue swimtrunks is getting ready to take a flying leap over the fence and into the lake in front of him. But despite the finish, things don’t quite go according to plan.
In a high-tech submarine armed with 3D cameras, the director is diving solo 36,000 ft. down to the deepest point on Earth. No man has been in 50 years, and they couldn’t see through the silt.
Ever wonder what happens when you crack a raw egg 100-feet underwater? Us neither, but these divers show the effect of the pressure levels at that depth. Oh, and that somebody wants lunch.
Diver Michal NavrÃ¡til was on vacation in Saint Maarten when he decided to take a flying leap off his hotel roof. Fortunately, there was an ocean below for him to do his double-gainer into.
Dive right in to see Andreas Franke’s underwater photographs of a decommissioned ship digitally enhanced with people; the waterproof gallery is located on the ship, just 93′ below the surface.
LIFE has a collection of the determined, focused and hilarious expressions of some of the divers at the 2011 FINA World Championships. Taken by Ezra Shaw and Lintao Zhang.
If the Kraken has been released and you need to TCB, try the WASP Injector weapon; it injects a freezing cold ball of compressed gas into prey at 800psi nearly instantly. Video here. (Thanks Eric!)
But for the fact that we were chastised at a tender age to never run around the swimming pool, we would totally be doing the sweet ass diving moves these guys are doing over here – and frequently.
We though Mike Wilson’s triple flip was pretty impressive, so we’re not quite sure how to describe his quadruple flip into the icy depths of Lake Tahoe. Dare we say it’s awesome? (Thanks Corey!)
Since it wouldn’t be summertime without someone shredding it on a rope swing by a body of water, check out Mike Wilson killing it on the Truckee River doing 60′ double and triple back flips.
Hold your breath for 4 minutes, and watch this unreal clip of freediver Gillaume Nery, as he jumps head first into Dean’s Blue Hole, the deepest blue hole on the planet. (Note: Fiction, but still cool).
ID student Adam Wendel’s Immersed Senses scuba helmet changes the way the diver sees, hears, and breathes underwater, allowing better integration into the surrounding environment.
We like the brute honesty of Victorinox’s Dive Master 500 Mecha; it sports a chunky, PVD-coated dial, large hour indices, a basic (but reliable) movement, and transparent caseback.
Based on the legendary Benrus Type I used by special forces, MKII’s MMT Blackwater is an automatic self-winding watch with shock protection, SuperLumiNova and 200m dive rating.
NauticFish’s Waterwall Pro 500 watch looks good on land and underwater, with 500m of resistance, a 120-click diver bezel, Luminova phosphorescent dial and 4.0 mm sapphire crystal.
Just as its name says, Swiss Military’s 20,000 Feet Diver Watch is the world’s deepest diving mechanical watch; it’s made possible by 10mm thick sapphire crystal and a titanium case.
Dievas’ Aqualuna Gray gets an impressive 1000m of water resistance by not skimping: it uses 5.5mm thick sapphire crystal, surgical grade stainless steel and a Swiss 28k bhp movement.
GE’s G3WP isn’t the first underwater camera we’ve come across, but we like it’s 12.2 MP sensor, 4x optical zoom and 2.7″ LCD with ambient light sensor; it’s waterproof up to 10 feet.
The 2009 IWC Aquatimers collection consists of five diving watches, all with a tool-less strap change system and external rotating bezels; The Auto 2000 model is rated for 2,000 meters.
Ideal for getting up close with the fishies, Liquid Image’s Pro HD350 is a hands-free videomask that can shoot 5MP still pictures and 720P video at 30 fps at a depth of up to 100 meters.
Fujitsu’s F-01A seems destined for some primo beach time; it’ll survive up to 30 minutes underwater and features a 3.2″ touchscreen, 5.2MP camera, GPS and TV tuner.
An upgrade of the traditional dive computer, uemis’ Zurichi watch is a scuba diving assistant with a 10,000:1 contrast OLED display, solar cell for recharging and non-slip slide controls.
The hinged watch face on Eterna’s KonTiki Diver watch isn’t just a gimmick; it allows divers to set the diving time and then lock it into the strap to avoid unintentional rotation.
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