Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Fathoms Magazine

Update: Since this blog post the publisher of Fathoms Magazine "took over" the magazine and killed it leaving behind many unfulfilled subscribers.

Cancel your Nat Geo membership...lock your kids and your wife in the car, and get ready to have your entire underwater world rocked.

This is Fathoms Magazine and they are on a mission to change the way you look at underwater images and dive adventures...forever.

We just got our latest installment this week. This underwater mag's hallmarks are big juicy images paired with great writing. Under the guidance of Ethan Gordon (editor) Fathoms has blossomed into the leading underwater magazine of our time.

Oh, and he's one of the industries nicest guys as well. Enjoy!

Shark Cages: Building 'em Since 2002

In a world filled with "broken promises" it's nice to know you can absolutely rely on some things.

Case in point Shark Diver shark cages. Used on more private yachts worldwide than any other shark cages, in fact, we're pretty sure we're the only company on the planet who furnishes shark cages on an industrial scale.

To date none of the shark cages provided by Shark Diver have failed the test of weather, water, or sharks.


After all, our cages are designed to tackle 16 foot-2300 pound Great Whites in every condition imaginable. Keeping divers safe, while providing them with comfort, and thrills, since 2002.

If you were curious about "other" shark cages, let us introduce you to the competition at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico.

They maintain the following claim on their website:

"Our cages have set the industry standard for excellence. Our design and application is the envy of all other operators ".

Here's the video from their operation in 2007 to prove that claim:

Adopt A Shark

Mexican shark researcher Mauricio Hoyos is in the eco news-this time with the internationally recognized Adopt a Shark Program.

Adopt a Shark is a unique way for the public to support shark and ray conservation primarily in Mexico, but they are branching out worldwide.

You literally Adopt a Shark that get's tagged and tracked. Your donation pays for the tracking tags-and for guys like Mauricio to stay in the field for months on end.

Research dollars for shark conservation are at all time lows in Mexico. We would know. Without serious researchers like Mauricio with the backing of CICIMAR and U.C Davis the future of shark conservation in Mexico is pretty bleak. To enact any rules and regulations protecting wild animals-all governments demand solid research data.

Here's the recorded shark catch just in the Sea of Cortez:

1994-10,000 sharks
2004-300,000 sharks (Asian Fin Market)

Adopt a Shark today, it really is a race against time: