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Billed as the world's first underwater cabinet meeting, President Mohamed Nasheed and 11 ministers, decked in scuba gear, held a meeting 4m underwater...

2009-10-17

 diving climate change Maldives
They must have some way to reduce their metabolic rate when they are diving, shutting down most of their systems and resting as they go. So, they would go to sleep in transit and then they wake up down at 1,500m and hope there is squid there for them to eat.

2006-02-21

 animal seal diving
Divers have found 30 bottles of champagne thought to pre-date the French Revolution on the Baltic seabed. When they opened one, they found the wine - believed to have been made by Clicquot (now Veuve Clicquot) between 1782 and 1788 - was still in good condition.

2010-07-17

 alcohol history bottle Baltic Sea shipwreck champagne wine France diving
A Great White shark has killed a US diver in what is thought to be the second fatal shark attack in Western Australia in 12 days.

2011-10-22

 shark Australia diving weather cloud
Icy cold, pitch black and with crushing pressures - the deepest part of the ocean is one of the most hostile places on the planet. Only three explorers have made the epic journey there: 11km (seven miles) down to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench. As a new wave of explorers is gearing up to make this remarkable dive, take a look at the mysterious world that they will be plunging into...

2012-02-23

 submarine depth ocean diving pressure