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6 Riveting Books That Explore the Ocean

Can’t handle being away from the action when you’re not in the water? The books on our list let you expand your ocean exploration from the comfort of your home—using your imagination.

The Art of Diving for Shipwrecks and Treasure

Searching for long-lost ships and the treasure they once hauled across the sea can be thrilling, but it’s also a lot of work.

A Wreck Like No Other: Diving Into the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Kamau Sadiki describes the “intense” experience of diving on the last known slave ship to bring captured Africans into the United States, entering the spaces they lived and suffered in.

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The Longest Dive Trip Yet

This diver sold everything to sail the globe in search of the coolest off-the-grid dive destinations. Hear what made him start his journey and the thrilling experiences he recalls scuba diving around the world.

H2Organisms: Exploring the Intricate World Below the Surface

Take a deep dive into learning about the gelatinous animals that make for a wondrous, watery world.

Discovering the Wonders of Mexico's Cenotes for the First Time

Under the jungle floor along the Yucatan Peninsula, thousands of limestone sinkholes and flooded cave systems--called Cenotes--await adventurous divers who don't mind close quarters. This is what it's like to explore them for the first time

A Titanic Finding: What It’s Like to Discover a Deep Sea Reef

During a 2022 Titanic Expedition, researchers made a thrilling discovery near the infamous wreck: a never-before-seen deep-ocean rocky reef.

Could You Live Underwater for 100 Days? One Man Is Attempting To Do So, for Science, Medicine and Ocean Conservation

Undersea explorer and educator Joe Dituri sets out to break the Guinness World Record for the longest underwater habitation while conducting groundbreaking research in biomedical and marine science.

Tankless Diving or How to Get Anyone Interested in Scuba Diving

Though I’d never seen tankless dive gear in action, the benefit of this system—so small it fitted in a backpack—was obvious. It was light and portable. Not only would it give people access to hard-to-reach bodies of water but it would also serve as “a gateway drug to scuba diving” given you don’t need a scuba certification to try it.

Challenger Space Shuttle Debris Discovered in Atlantic Ocean

History Channel documentary divers and crew searching for WWII-era aircraft wreckage found the debris in May. NASA has confirmed it is a part of the Challenger space shuttle.