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  • Scuba diver sues after getting sucked into nuclear power plant in Florida

    03/08/2016 5:29:21 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    upi. ^ | March 7, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., - A scuba diver in Florida is suing a utility company after he was sucked into a quarter-mile-long pipe that took him inside a nuclear power plant. Christopher Le Cun said he was scuba diving off the coast of Hutchinson Island with friend Robert Blake last summer when the pair went down to investigate three large shadows underneath a yellow buoy. "I swam right up to this big structure and it looks like a building underwater. I felt a little bit of current. All of a sudden it got a little quicker and I said, 'this...

    06/08/2015 9:36:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    New Times ^ | 6/8/15 | DEIRDRA FUNCHEON
    For months, hype has been building about a set of 15 giant sculptures that were built and designed to be sunk yesterday off the coast of Deerfield Beach, making an artificial reef for scuba divers to explore. These pieces were eight to 22 feet tall and designed as replicas of the mysterious heads at Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui. But things took a bizarre turn when the barge carrying the sculptures tipped over and sunk on top of them, crushing them all.
  • New snorkeling mask makes breathing underwater a snap (Great idea-With video)

    05/24/2014 10:27:47 PM PDT · by equalator · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5-22-2014
    The revolutionary idea breaks away from the traditional goggles and tube with a futuristic all-in-one design. Instead of just breathing through your mouth, the Easybreath full-face design allows you breathe through your nostrils too. The head piece allows for a full 180-degree-range so you won’t miss that sea turtle swimming by. It also has a double airflow system that prevents mask fogging, and a built-in component that automatically plugs the top end of the snorkel when it's immersed.
  • Revolutionary Scuba Mask Creates Breathable Oxygen Underwater On Its Own

    01/15/2014 12:48:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Mind Unleashed ^ | January 14, 2014
    Designer Jeabyun Yeon has created something great. Essentially it turns humans into fish. “Triton uses a new technology of artificial gill model. - It extracts oxygen under water through a filter in the form of fine threads with holes smaller than water molecules. - This is a technology developed by a Korean scientist that allows us to freely breathe under water for a long time. - Using a very small but powerful micro compressor, it compresses oxygen and stores the extracted oxygen in storage tank. - The micro compressor operates through micro battery. - The micro battery is a next-generation...
  • Sharks with Lasers?!? NOT. This Tiger Shark STEALS a SCUBA Diver's $18,000 Camera Rig

    09/17/2013 6:59:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | Tuesday, September 17, 2013, | Lizzie Edmonds
    Someone's snappy: Jaws-dropping moment deadly Tiger shark tears £11,000 camera from the grasp of a petrified photographer • Diver Miguel Lasa, 49, was swimming without a cage when the Tiger shark approached • Deadly shark grabbed the specialist, £11,000 camera and swam off • Luckily, it dropped the equipment 100 metres away on the sea floor in the Bahamas • Tiger sharks are the world's second most dangerous breed - just behind the great white • 'It was a great experience but I wouldn't do it again as it was too dangerous,' says Lasa This snappy shark was clearly not...
  • Diving Icon’s Ashes Spread Off Key West ~ Christian J. Lambertsen 'the father of combat swimming'

    03/10/2012 4:16:28 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 32 replies
    Key West Citizen and Bait Wrapper ^ | March 10, 2012 | ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff
    Diving icon's ashes spread here today Inventions touched all uses of scuba, re-breathers BY ADAM LINHARDT Citizen The ashes of the man responsible for developing what evolved into the most advanced scuba systems used by today's Special Operations Forces, as well as leading marine researchers and explorers, will be spread this morning in the waters off Key West. Christian J. Lambertsen was a medical student in 1939 when he invented his Lambertsen Amphibious Respirator Unit (LARU), a forerunner of modern dive re-breathers used today by the Army Green Berets, Navy SEALs and deep-sea explorers. Lambertsen died on Feb. 11...
  • Man to face Alabama trial in wife's diving death

    02/13/2012 6:50:58 AM PST · by Lady Lucky · 9 replies ^ | 2/13/2012 | Jay Reeves
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A dream honeymoon to scuba dive on Australia's Great Barrier Reef turned into a terrible nightmare, and the horror is about to play out years later in a courtroom in Alabama. An Alabama man who already served prison time in Australia after pleading guilty to a reduced charged in the death of his bride goes to trial Monday, accused of murdering her for insurance money. Tina Thomas Watson drowned during a scuba dive on the reef just days after her wedding in October 2003.
  • Attention Sailors Living Aboard on the Hook

    11/11/2011 11:03:45 AM PST · by STD · 3 replies
    Hi FReepers, I'm posting in order to locate FReepers who are living on board a sailboat in or around Florida. We are thinking about a retirement sailing around the Carribean on what's know as the 'Grand Tour' which would take us in a big loop down to Columbia and back. Should this part of the trip go by uneventably boring, we could transit the Panama Canal and run down the Pacific coast of S. America.
  • Dominatrix Probed in Bizarre Scuba Death of CEO

    09/19/2011 1:07:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 13, 2011 | Larry King
    Upper Darby police have yet to close their inquiry into last month's odd death of engineer Peter Stelzenmuller. That is partly due to how and where Stelzenmuller was found: clad in a scuba suit in the corner of his attic. Investigators are also intrigued by the bizarre history of Stelzenmuller's girlfriend, Edythe Maa, who reported finding his body Aug. 18, Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. In 2008, Maa was working as a dominatrix when her boyfriend, a New York lawyer, was fatally shot near her Philadelphia apartment by an angry former client. The killer then kidnapped and sexually assaulted Maa...
  • Deep Sea Dog: Russian Teaches Dachshund to Scuba

    07/05/2010 11:04:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 5, 2010
    Any dachshund owner knows the feisty breed rarely backs off from a challenge, but one in Russia is taking that reputation to new heights — or depths. The dog named Boniface is learning how to scuba dive. Owner Sergei Gorbunov, a professional diver in the Pacific Coast city of Vladivostok had a diving suit complete with helmet made for the dog and is teaching him the tricks of the trade. In a recent demonstration, Boniface barked eagerly as Gorbunov readied the equipment and uncomplainingly endured being hung upside-down as Gorbunov fitted the suit on him.
  • Marijuana smugglers stopped in Ariz. sewer

    02/27/2010 10:00:11 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 449+ views
    Federal authorities say a person wearing scuba gear apparently tried to sneak two bundles of marijuana across the Mexican border through a sewer system. Border Patrol agents operating infrared cameras noticed several individuals illegally crossing into Arizona using a sewer outlet near Douglas on Friday. The Douglas Station's bike patrol went to the sewer system and saw one person carrying two bundles that were suspected to be marijuana. That person was wearing a wet suit and scuba gear and was wading through waist-high water with the bundles. The person saw the agents, dropped the bundles and began wading back toward...
  • Sara Campbell, 'part woman, part fish', regains freediving record

    04/03/2009 5:31:22 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 59 replies · 4,706+ views
    TimesOnline ^ | Jacqui Goddard
    A British woman pushed the boundaries of human endurance to new levels yesterday as she dived 96 metres (314ft) below the surface of the Atlantic and back again on a single, very deep, breath. Sara Campbell — “part woman, part fish” — broke the world record in the extreme sport of freediving, whose participants dice with death by submerging themselves to lung-crushing depths without breathing apparatus. Holding her breath for three minutes 36 seconds, she went deeper than any female freediver has gone before without weights or equipment to hasten her descent, or an airbag to speed her back to...
  • Dive company 'abandoned' British Tourist in Shark-Infested Waters

    01/29/2009 3:10:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 677+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jan 2009
    Last May, British scuba diving instructor Richard Neely and his girlfriend Allyson Dalton were left stranded in the open ocean for 19 hours when the Pacific Star returned to land without them. The pair floated helpless in the sea overnight before they were eventually rescued. The Pacific Star's owners AP Vessel Management Pty Ltd, which trades as OzSail Skippered Yacht Charters, were charged with breaching the Workplace Health and Safety Act by neglecting to ensure all of their customers had returned to the boat before leaving the reef. Mr Neely and Miss Dalton were among 20 passengers on the Pacific...
  • Bridegroom Gabriel Watson charged with wife's scuba-dive murder

    06/21/2008 7:04:12 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 130 replies · 662+ views
    The Times ^ | June 21, 2008 | Staff
    An American tourist was charged with murder yesterday for allegedly drowning his bride of 11 days on a scuba diving trip on the Great Barrier Reef during their honeymoon. Christina Mae Watson, 26, died while diving on a shipwreck near the northeastern Australian city of Townsville while her husband looked on. Daniel Watson, 31, of Birmingham, Alabama, had claimed during police interviews that his wife had panicked a few minutes into the dive. He said that as she thrashed around in the water, she grabbed hold of his mask and pushed it off his face. He later described seeing her,...
  • Divers missing since 1978, identified

    07/24/2007 7:43:29 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 20 replies · 1,663+ views
    KARE 11 ^ | 23 July 07 | AP/KARE-TV
    The U.S. Embassy in Greece says DNA tests have identified the remains of three American divers missing since 1978 while exploring underwater caves. Two of the divers will be buried in Minnesota, where their parents are from. The remains of U.S. Air Force Sergeant Donald Michaud - along with 20-year-old Airman Jan Granroth and her 21-year-old brother Mark Granroth - were identified after extensive DNA analysis by the Department of Defense Armed Forces Medical Examiner. Funerals for the Granroths are scheduled for August fourth in Sebeka, about 45 miles northwest of Brainerd. Jan and Mark Granroth grew up in Sacramento....
  • Diver down, alternative style in Sweden (medieval/renaissance shipwrecks are waiting!)

    07/08/2007 12:56:17 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 5 replies · 508+ views ^ | 07/06/2007 | Anders Porter
    Despite challenges such as darkness, limited visibility and cold temperatures, the waters in and around Sweden offer unique opportunities for underwater exploration. Worlds away from the warm, clear waters of the tropics, Swedish diving is in a class of its own.
  • Threat Matrix: June 2007

    06/01/2007 7:57:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,578 replies · 18,999+ views
    British Intelligence: Al-Qaida Expanding -Full Story- British intelligence officials said they believe that al-Qaida has a secure base in Pakistan's Waziristan region and is planning terrorist operations.The group is reaching out to Muslims in North Africa, The Telegraph reported. Last year, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, an Algerian terrorist group, merged itself into al-Qaida, a move announced by Osama bin Laden's chief lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a tape promising action against the "apostates" in the Algerian government and "the treacherous sons of France."Al-Qaida is also believed to be planning expansion into Lebanon and Syria, the newspaper report...
  • FBI Enlists Help of Scuba Instructors

    06/27/2007 4:56:33 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 300+ views
    AP/YAHOO ^ | 6-27-07
    The FBI is asking the nation's scuba instructors to watch for potential terrorist threats. The agency's Joint Terrorism Task Force recently alerted dive shops around the country to look out for divers seeking advanced training, including diving in murky water and in sewer pipes. FBI spokesman Richard Kolko described the advisory as routine and said it was not prompted by any threat. The advisory asked instructors to be aware of "odd inquiries that are inconsistent with recreational diving." That includes advanced navigation techniques, deep diving and the use of underwater vehicles. "It would definitely stand out," said Ken Loyst, who...
  • FBI Issues Scuba Industry Alert Over Requests For Specialized Training, 'Nefarious Activity'

    06/25/2007 6:03:31 AM PDT · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 71 replies · 2,007+ views
    Washington, D.C. (Jun 22, 2007 16:51 EST) The purpose of this advisory is to provide situational awareness to the scuba industry regarding behavior that may indicate an individual(s) is involved in nefarious activity. The following threat indicators, taken in isolation, generally reflect legitimate recreational and commercial activities. In combination with other information, they can indicate possible links to criminal behavior. Please note, the below indicators are not an all inclusive list, these indicators represent a baseline that could possibly indicate suspicious behavior. Training Indicators Requests for specialty training, including odd inquiries that are inconsistent with recreational diving. These may include:...
  • Dive on Spiegel Grove wreck off Key Largo turns deadly for 3

    03/18/2007 12:14:32 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 22 replies · 1,199+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | March 16 2007 | Sun-sentinel
    KEY LARGO -- Three divers died on Friday while diving on the Spiegel Grove ship wreck, the Monroe County Sheriff's office said. In an e-mailed statement, Becky Herrin, spokeswoman for MSO, said the three men were part of a four-man team that was diving on the popular wreck from the commercial dive boat Scuba-do. All were reportedly advanced certified divers and planned a penetration dive into the sunken wreck. That's when something apparently went wrong. ``These wrecks can be very confusing inside,'' Herrin said. ``There's a lot of places to go wrong. None of the four divers were immediately identified...
  • Longest underground river found

    03/02/2007 7:35:36 AM PST · by driftdiver · 11 replies · 1,008+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mar 1, 2007 | uknown
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Cave divers in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula have discovered what may be the world's longest underground river, connecting two cave systems with a waterway at least 95 miles long. A group of foreign divers exploring the area near the Caribbean beach resort of Playa del Carmen have yet to name the stretch, but believe it could be connected to two other major systems, adding more than 125 miles to its length. "It's a bit of the Star Trek syndrome: the thrill of exploration, to go where no one has gone before," said diver Steve Bogaerts, who helped...
  • Indonesians hold rare rally in support of U.S. president's visit

    11/15/2006 7:33:09 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 700+ views
    BOGOR, Indonesia: Nearly 150 people rallied Wednesday in support of U.S. President George W. Bush's planned visit to the world's most populous Muslim nation — a rare sight amid rising anger over the U.S.-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. "Welcome Mr. Bush, president of the world's most powerful country!" said a banner carried by 100 demonstrators in the city of Bogor, where the American leader is scheduled to meet President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday. Supporters also turned out by the dozens in the Sulawesi town of Manado. Small, peaceful demonstrations against Bush's trip have taken place in cities across...
  • Legendary Navy diver Brashear dies

    07/25/2006 3:12:33 PM PDT · by Borges · 88 replies · 2,486+ views
    WVEC ^ | 7/25/06
    He made history as the first African American US Navy Master Diver. Tuesday afternoon, 75-year-old Carl Brashear died at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, His story was told in the 2000 film “Men of Honor,” and he was portrayed by actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. Brashear joined the United States Navy in 1948 at the age of 17. He became the only amputee deep-sea diver to reach the status of Master Diver and was the only black man to ever become Master Diver of the United States Navy, a position he held from 1975 to 1977, according to the Navy. He retired...
  • Divers find remains of six 'lost temples'

    04/10/2002 5:54:43 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 94 replies · 2,850+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 04/11/2002 | David Derbyshire
    A MYSTERIOUS settlement that sank beneath the waves at least 1,200 years ago has been discovered by divers off the south-east coast of India.Granite blocks and walls that lie 20ft below the surface may be the remains of six "lost temples" that form part of local mythology.The ruins came to light after the controversial amateur archaeologist and best-selling author Graham Hancock interviewed fisherman for a recent television series.After hearing accounts of the myth of a submerged city, he and two dozen divers searched the sea bed last week.India's National Institute of Oceanography, which was involved in the discovery, believes the...

    06/17/2006 8:42:51 AM PDT · by oxcart · 47 replies · 1,818+ views
    NYPOST ^ | 06/17/2006 | By ANDREA PEYSER
    SHOULD have brought a life vest and snorkel, Teddy. Sen. Ted Kennedy was having a ball reading to a captive roomful of New York City third-graders yesterday when suddenly a dangerous question spewed out of the mouths of babes. "When was your most embarrassing moment with Splash?" a pint-sized jokester from PS 11 in Chelsea asked Ted. The kid was asking about Splash - Teddy's black Portuguese water dog who, at that very moment, sat quietly at Ted's feet, along with another pooch named Sunny. But the adults in the room could not help but think about "splash." As in...
  • Scuba Kitty (Vanity-video)

    03/24/2006 6:00:47 AM PST · by Kurt_Hectic · 17 replies · 752+ views ^ | March 07, 2006, 01:28 PM |
    A kittycat that goes scubadiving with it's best friend, a dog:
  • Raising the Dead (Extreme Cave Dive to recover body of lost diver)

    08/25/2005 1:05:33 PM PDT · by Tallguy · 6 replies · 394+ views
    Outside Online ^ | 8/1/2005 | Tim Zimmerman
    DEEP-WATER DIVERS have always been the daredevils of the diving community, pushing far into the dark labyrinths of water-filled holes and extreme ocean depths. It's a small global fraternity—there are no more than a dozen members—and in the history of recreational diving, only six people other than Shaw have ever pulled off successful dives below 820 feet. (More people have walked on the moon, Don Shirley likes to point out.) At least three ran into serious trouble in the process (including Nuno Gomes, who got stuck in the mud on the bottom of Bushman's Hole for two minutes before escaping)....
  • Breathing Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks

    06/05/2005 4:49:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies · 4,426+ views
    Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends ^ | 6/1/05 | Roland Piquepaille
    Breathing Underwater Without Oxygen Tanks IsraCast is a Jerusalem-based multimedia network and one of its reporters just wrote an article about a dream come true, "Like a Fish: Revolutionary Underwater Breathing System." An Israeli inventor, Alan-Izhar Bodner, "has developed a breathing apparatus that will allow breathing underwater without the assistance of oxygen tanks." This invention is based on how fish are breathing, picking the air which is dissolved in the water. Right now, a prototype has been built which uses rechargeable batteries and which will allow for one hour of diving time. But don't run to your diving store...
  • Al-Qaeda threat to Trafalgar fleet

    04/24/2005 4:32:46 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 13 replies · 772+ views
    Uk Sunday Times ^ | April 24, 2005 | Michael Smith
    SECURITY chiefs fear Al-Qaeda terrorists trained as scuba divers could mount attacks against a royal review of the fleet being held to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar. A senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) police officer has disclosed that militants using techniques learnt in western diving schools to attack Royal Navy ships are considered the main threat to the event. Officials fear Al-Qaeda divers could attach bombs to the hulls of the ships, detonate explosives strapped to their bodies in suicide attacks or even board vessels and kill some of those on board. The Queen, in her...
  • Sea terrorists could slip through net

    04/19/2005 12:56:48 PM PDT · by Bald Eagle777 · 15 replies · 631+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 20, 2005 | Elizabeth Colman
    AN Australian port could be attacked or a ferry hijacked by terrorists to transport weapons of mass destruction, because of gaps in the maritime border security net. The Australian Strategic Policy Institute has found a lack of awareness from states and the federal Government about the specific threats posed from the sea. "A determined and expert terrorist is still likely to have little difficulty in entering Australia by sea, and will probably only be defeated by advance intelligence of his movements," the institute says in a report titled Future unknown: the terrorist threat to Australian maritime security. "We have high...
  • Leave me down there... (SCUBA)

    01/09/2005 7:56:36 PM PST · by maui_hawaii · 34 replies · 1,302+ views
    the mercury ^ | January 10, 2005 | Jonathan Ancer
    'If something goes wrong, leave me down there. I want my final resting place to be in Boesmansgat." The meaning of world-record diver Dave Shaw's instructions to his team on Friday night was clear: he knew there was a real chance that he would not survive his attempt to recover the remains of another diver from the 271m-deep Boesmansgat cave near Dani‘lskuil in the Northern Cape, the world's third-deepest freshwater cave. Shaw also said specifically that should he not return, no divers should follow his example and risk their lives in trying to recover his body. Tragically, Saturday's meticulously planned...
  • Diver adrift five hours after boat crew forgets him off Catalina (Boy Scouts to the rescue)

    04/29/2004 9:25:32 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 41 replies · 202+ views
    San Francisco Gate ^ | April 28, 2004
    A recreational diver forgotten at sea by a boat crew drifted five hours in the ocean and prayed "God, I don't want to die" before a teenager aboard a century-old tall ship spotted him and fellow Boy Scouts pulled him aboard. Dan Carlock, 45, was left in the ocean by his scuba diving group Sunday and drifted for hours about seven miles offshore. He noted the time of day on his small, waterproof writing slate and took photographs of himself to document that he'd made it to the surface. And he worried about how his parents would react to his...
  • The Oriskany....on her way

    01/20/2004 12:55:00 AM PST · by decompression · 31 replies · 914+ views
    1/20/2004 | Michael Hanson
  • Two Western Expats Detained in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ("Portland cell" case)

    12/05/2003 4:04:01 PM PST · by Shermy · 13 replies · 339+ views
    Arab News ^ | December 6, 2003 | Mohammed Alkhereiji
    JEDDAH, 6 December 2003 — Saudi authorities have detained two expatriates for questioning. The two continue to be held in a jail in Jeddah for as yet unspecified reasons, Arab News has learned. David Heaton, a British national and convert to Islam, and Abdullatif Ibrahim Bilal, a US national, were taken into custody for questioning last Thursday. “We confirm that David Heaton is currently being detained,” Barry Peach, a spokesman for the British Embassy, told Arab News. “The embassy has requested a counselor to assist Heaton and has been in touch with his next of kin, but up to now...
  • O beautiful for heroes proved

    03/09/2003 10:58:44 AM PST · by jwalburg · 3 replies · 221+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | 3-9-03 | Art Marmorstein
    Of all the bright and talented students in my high school graduating class, the most gifted of all was probably my good friend Tom Baker. Quick thinking, creative and enormously self-disciplined, Tom excelled in every subject - particularly the sciences. Tom was far and away our best student in physics and chemistry, and he put countless hours into his favorite area of research, oceanography. Before school, during lunch break and after school (at least, when there wasn't swim practice) - there was Tom in the lab, always dreaming up some new experiment, always excited about his latest discoveries. It was...
  • FBI Seeking Information On Scuba Training In Hunt For Terrorists

    06/11/2002 7:27:27 PM PDT · by blam · 6 replies · 182+ views
    Ananova ^ | 6-11-2002
    FBI seeking information on scuba training in hunt for terrorists The FBI is looking at information from scuba shops and organisations across the US in the hunt for suspected terrorists. The country's three largest organisations which certify divers have turned over millions of names of students who have passed scuba diving courses in the last three years. The FBI is checking the names against its files for potential terrorists. Agents are also asking in more than 1,000 of the country's scuba shops about people who enrolled in diving classes but withdrew before their names could be added to a list...
  • Middle Eastern Men & Kayak Rentals

    06/07/2002 11:05:23 AM PDT · by UnsinkableMollyBrown · 141 replies · 1,861+ views
    memo from Anti Terrorism Task Force | 7 June 2002 | Frank Shults,
    United States Attorney Eastern District of Virginia District of Columbia TO: Anti-Terrorism Task Force FROM: Frank Shults Chief Information Officer RE: Kayak rentals The ATTF CIO in Milwaukee obtained the following information from an intelligence summary report of an Army CID ATTF rep. It is passed on to you for information purposes. (U//FOUO) California: On 21 May 2002, US Coast Guard (USCG) personnel were notified by a kayak distributor in Wilmington, CA, in metropolitan Los Angeles, that three or four men appearing to be of Middle-Eastern descent attempted to purchase four small "sit on top" kayaks several weeks ago. The...
  • FBI asks Florida Keys dive shop owners to be watchful

    06/04/2002 2:31:06 PM PDT · by elfman2 · 8 replies · 952+ views ^ | 6/4/02 | TOM WALKER
    A local dive shop owner says FBI agents are wasting their time scouring Keys dive shops for information about suspicious people who took scuba classes. On May 23, the FBI released a warning that some terrorists had been seeking "an offensive scuba diver capability." Concerned that future terrorist attacks might come by sea, the bureau apparently is compiling a database of all the country's certified scuba divers. "Why spin your wheels interviewing the dive shops when they should be going right to PADI?" asked Capt. Bill Grosscup, owner of Captain's Corner on Greene Street. The Professional Association of Diving Instructors,...
  • FBI Warns of Scuba Diver Terror Attacks

    05/24/2002 11:00:48 AM PDT · by mhking · 47 replies · 830+ views
    FBI Warns of Possible Scuba Diver Terror Attacks 5/24/2002WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI on Friday added to a recent string of warnings by citing the possible use of scuba divers by terrorists to conduct an attack."Recent information has determined that various terrorist elements have sought to develop an offensive scuba diver capability," the FBI said in an information bulletin issued by its National Infrastructure Protection Center."While there is no evidence of operational planning to utilize scuba divers to carry out attacks within the United States, there is a body of information showing the desire to obtain such capability," the FBI...