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Diving Wonders of the World

Victoria Oldridge | Posted 12.02.2014 | Sports
Victoria Oldridge

The instant my foot touched the last step, the vast, tropical ecosystem opened up and all of my senses were ignited.

Freediving Is The Most Beautiful And Difficult Sport You've Never Heard Of

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.26.2014 | Sports

In the world of mere mortals, holding one's breath underwater over the length of a swimming pool is a feat to be proud of. For freedivers, however, th...

Forget About Sharks, This Sea Lion Attack Is Terrifying

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green

Sea lions may be adorable -- they surf, they snuggle, they even boogie -- but they can also be terrifying. One freediver had a close call with an a...

The World's Deepest Pool Is The Biggest Deep End We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel

An indoor pool in Italy is giving new meaning to the deep end and it's slightly terrifying. It's not quite as scary as swimming in a glass-bottom ...

SEALAB's 50th Anniversary Could Use Some Celebration Too

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 11.22.2014 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

So, before another half-century goes by, let's pay homage to the U.S. Navy project that effectively dissolved the old diving limits and opened the door to vastly expanded human undersea capabilities.

Undersea 'Concert' Makes Musical Waves

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weird News

BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Nearly 500 divers and snorkelers submerged in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Saturday for a "concert" benea...

Bonaire: Fantasy Island, For Real!

Victor Dorff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

For most visitors, a trip to the Caribbean island of Bonaire is all about the diving, but the culture Bonaire is building - both in and out of the water - deserves some attention, too.

Fixing Flopping in Soccer: Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Game

Lewis Krell | Posted 08.30.2014 | Sports
Lewis Krell

Anyone who has ever taken an Economics class knows that there is only one universal truth; we all respond to incentives. To remove flopping you need to remove the incentive to flop.

Simulation or Just Unwelcome Gamesmanship, FIFA's World Cup 2014 Drops a Rousing Kick-Off in Brazil!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports
Ashley Jude Collie

To the human eye, without the benefit of replay, it's easy to be conned by players simulating being fouled. Sorry, simulation, you ask? Okay, let's call it what it is -- cheating!

Puerto Rico: The Real Fountain of Youth?

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Puerto Rico is a kind of crossroads of the Caribbean. Its forts, castles, walls and batteries were originally designed to protect the island from invaders, but when the residents felt secure, it became a way station for seafarers bringing new ideas, art, lifestyles and food.

Don't Miss Malta: Eight Reasons to Visit a Mediterranean Gem

Sharon Hoge | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Throughout the islands, picturesque, mammoth fortress ramparts stand as contemporary reminders that stone has played a principle role in the history of the region.

Letter From a Mom

Greg Louganis | Posted 05.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

"Obviously I never met your mother, but I am the mother of four -- all in their early 20s. In some ways all mothers are the same. If our kids grow up to be kind and happy people who are comfortable in their own skin, that's the ultimate gift."

Learn, Dance and Have Fun in Colombia's Caribbean Museum

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Memo to first-time visitors to Colombia: The local tourism folks want you to know they've come up with a way to make you less of a stranger to the 150-mile-long coastal strip before you set out to see it.

Why The F*ck Aren't You In Koh Rong?

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.12.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

The islands of Thailand are notorious for their hoards of tourists that think they're visiting something "exotic" along the beaten pancake trail. Ready to really get off the been-there-done-that, Full Moon Party track and claim you were there then?

5 Mind-Blowing Natural Sinkholes Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Ancient Mayans gave cenotes their name and thought the formations worthy of praise and sacrifice. Filled with ground-filtered rain water, the naturally formed pools of cenotes are super clean and clear, but also scrotum scrunchingly cold.

5 Active Workouts in Saint Lucia

Alison Lewis | Posted 02.01.2014 | Travel
Alison Lewis

The island's rugged natural landscape, diverse eco-systems and crystal-blue waters offer a huge list of options for the adventurous travelers.

The Different Cancún: Another Side of Paradise

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.19.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

The pearls of praise for the place called Cancún often sheen to dizzying effect. There is no refuting that this stretch of soft sand caressing the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean is the acreage of paradise, a dazzling tropical necklace that evokes powerful, even passionate imagery.

Lady Elliot Island: Mistress of the Great Barrier Reef

Megan Snedden | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

The mainland disappears as a sliver sliding off the airplane window. Ahead: a dark blue abyss striped turquoise from the Eastern Australian Current. Lady Elliot Island appears like a freckle on the map of Oceania, 46 nautical miles offshore Australia's mainland.

These Diving FAILS Will Make You Cringe

Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

Now, this is a definite case of "Do not try at home." Watch above as some unfortunate souls attempt to dive... and fail. Miserably. Via Tasteful...

Swim With Whale Sharks in Baja

Fathom | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
Fathom

Like it was playing hide and seek, the whale shark's rectangular head appeared from the sapphire-colored watery abyss. I knew that it wouldn't attack me. But when a 15-foot anything is swimming towards you, and you're practically naked, it's freaky.

Get Away From It All In The Mediterranean

minube | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel
minube

The Mediterranean's charm is based largely upon its history, cuisine, sun-bleached villages, and relaxed lifestyle, and nowhere are these on better display than its many islands.

Former Olympic Diving Champ Getting Married

AP | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK — Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall. People magazine says the 53-year-old Louganis will marr...

Where Are the Predators of the Gambier Islands? (PHOTOS)

Michele Westmorland | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Michele Westmorland

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Sporty Single Mom Getaways

Kerri Zane | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Kerri Zane

Days are getting longer, the mercury is rising and kids are getting antsy for school to end. It's time to start thinking about family getaways. A unique proposition for single moms.

10 Inspiring Photos That Will Have You Reaching for a Snorkel

Islands | Posted 04.26.2013 | Travel
Islands

Here are 10 amazing diving and snorkeling photos from the most exotic locations around the world. Leave the snow shovel at home and buy that plane ticket.