In April 2009, the Triton Oceanic team revisited the amazing St Kilda archipelago to research material for an 'Essential Dive Guide' to the Islands, the first major work for 20 years..
How can someone get so excited about the humble hose? Over my diving career I have used hundreds of different sets of SCUBA kit. I learned early on that the low & high pressure hoses can be problematic.
Until a few years ago, the acronym 'CCR' had a very different meaning to me. The 70’s, the US deep south and Fortunate Son: a track which no self respecting helicopter scene in a Vietnam war movie should be without. However more recently, CCR means Closed Circuit Rebreather and has become something of an obsession with me and my fellow explorers at Triton Oceanic.
The Oxford Concise English Dictionary quotes: "Explorer: a traveller into undiscovered or investigated territory" - "Adventurer: a person who seeks adventure especially for personal gain or enjoyment".
I read again quite recently the Extended Range and Trimix manual issued by TDI (Technical Diving International) in 2002. It gave a more interesting definition between an 'explorer' and an 'adventurer'. I really liked it and have quoted Bill Pogue's words, verbatim, below...
The record attempt will be made by Rob LaLumiere to 250M on the Japanese warship Shimamkaze in Ormoc Bay and will be supported by Triton.
Matt Reed of Triton Oceanic is the Dive Director and Members of Triton Oceanic will act as support during the dive. With actual individual roles still to be finalised, this will mean anything from diving to 100m to be the first person to meet Rob on his return, to helping him out at 3m as he completes the final part of his almost 9hr dive.
Sept 19th 1998. Tropical Storm Vicki was beating the northern Philippines with 45 mph (75 km/h) winds when the Princess of the Orient left Manila at 8 p.m. bound for Cebu, about a day's journey to the south.
A storm warning prohibited ships of less than 500 tons from sailing, however this did not apply to the huge 13,734 ton ferry. Four hours later she was reported listing, a state from which she was unable to recover.