Iceland: Expedition Hamilton

My good friends Team Blue Immersion and their great sponsors OceanReef have just premiered their new Documentary live at the DEMA 2013 show in Florida and have now released it to the public after 3 years planning and hard work.

The Team travel to Iceland to dive some of the amazing dive locations available in Iceland, especially Silfra a once in a lifetime dive in cold absolutely crystal clear waters between two tectonic plates.  I’ve walked between these plates in iceland and its amazing to be able to have the American Continent on your left and Europe on your right..within touching distance!  So to dive this must be even more amazing.

But the real reason for the expedition was to dive the Alexander Hamilton a US Coast Guard Cutter that was sank by a German U-boot in January 1942 and place a memorial  plaque.  Lying at 30 miles out and 100 meters down  this was the first dive team ever to dive this wreck.  With support of the families the team managed to successfully place the memorial to all those still out on patrol.

Take some time and give it a watch as the team dive some amazing locations and honour those who served their country.

Great work Jonas Samuelsson, Erik Brown, Chris Haslam and Aron Arngrimsson and OceanReef!

The planet is 2/3 water

We often hear that the planet is 2/3s water, or the slightly rounded up 70% water.  But actually if you research the numbers a bit more, then we find that salt water makes up 71% alone.   That leaves all the worlds fresh water to be added as well.   With fresh water it is a bit more complicated, a lot of the worlds Fresh water is locked up as ice, a bit to solid to dive!    Scientists think that fresh water in all forms makes with 2.5% of all the water on our planet.

So all this means that at least 72.5% of the planet must be divable!  Now compare that to the solid parts of the world, how many humans have been nearly over every bit of Terra Firma?  Now think how many humans have explored the 72.5% fully, particulay below the surface?

This is why we dive!

Anyway here is the same argument  in a cool little video:

Get out and Dive!