Corpus Christi police dive team jumps into training

By Roland Rodriguez They don’t need light or even visibility in the water to see things, which is important when recovering evidence in an underwater crime scene in less than clear water. Every month, members of the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Underwater Recovery Team hone their skills with dive training at the Flour Bluff Natatorium.[…]

This robotic manta ray may speed underwater search and rescue

Manta rays are some of the sea’s most graceful creatures, capable of gliding almost effortlessly and able to swim efficiently even in turbulent water. Now, researchers at the National University of Singapore have created a robot that mimics the manta. Dubbed “MantaDroid,” the cute little bot is about 14 inches long and 25 inches wide[…]

This Is The Easiest Way To Escape A Sinking Vehicle. Knowing HOW Might Save Your Life Some Day

People die each year in the United States because their cars are trapped in water. Statistics show that most of us are doing the exact opposite thing in that very moment to what should be done in such a situation. Here’s why we will show you this demonstration on things that actually should be done[…]

DIVERS DESERVE THE TRUTH ABOUT REBREATHERS

by Jon Kieren with contributions from Training Advisory Panel members Mathew Partridge and Randy Thornton: Whether you are just starting to investigate the world of rebreathers or are already an experienced rebreather diver it’s likely you’ve heard a lot of very convincing yet, blatantly incorrect, statements on the subject.  Finding the truth behind these statements[…]

Navy using Kitsap public parks for training

For more than a year, elite Navy commandos have quietly used three waterfront parks in Kitsap County for nighttime combat trainings. The Navy in late 2014 obtained special permission for small SEAL teams to stage water-based trainings from Illahee State Park in Bremerton, Scenic Beach State Park in Seabeck and Blake Island State Park in[…]

Drowning is quick and silent. A child can drown in less than one minute in as little as one inch of water.

There is usually no warning, such as screams or splashing. We recommend having multiple layers of water safety protection: Make sure there is an isolation fence around the pool, separating the pool from the house and the surrounding yard. It should be at least 4 feet high, with self-latching and self-locking doors. Install secondary barriers such[…]

Shell foots bill to clean up Seattle protesters’ barge anchors, cables

While Seattle was focused on kayaktivists attempting to blockade Shell’s oil drill rig on Monday, an entirely different operation was taking place under the water’s surface. A cleanup crew with divers spent the morning picking up pieces of anchor and cable left from the initial Shell protests in May. The cement anchor blocks and steel[…]