In the world today, there are many sports, some of which are completely ordinary and familiar to any person. However, among them there are very impressive and non-traditional sports, one of them is underwater hockey. This is a relatively young sport, 1954 is considered the official date of its creation. This game was first played by Alan Blake, a diver. He wanted to diversify his underwater training and thus came up with a new sport. The first official game was held only after 8 years in 1962 in Vancouver. Since then, underwater hockey has become quite famous and popular hobby.
The pace of development of underwater hockey is truly amazing. Of course, when a person first hears the name of this sport, he has various questions. Imagine how exactly they play this game is difficult. In fact, underwater hockey is a type of ordinary hockey, the only difference is the venue for training and competition: all the game takes place at the bottom of the pool. Continue reading
Ichthyander, the hero of the story of the same name by Alexander Belyaev, is familiar to many. He could be under water indefinitely, playing with dolphins, but nowhere in this literary work does he mention that he was engaged in any activity under water. He saw amazing underwater worlds, but could not convey to anyone his impressions of them.
The first person known in history to paint landscapes under water was the Irishman W.H. Pritchard. He was born in 1866, lived for 90 years and all his life portrayed the underwater world. His paintings were a great success, they were readily acquired. Pritchard had many followers in the 20th century. One of them is Andre Laban, who worked in the team of Jacques Yves Cousteau, for 21 years. He was a chemist by education, so he developed a composition that makes the canvas suitable for work in water. Continue reading