Ilka Michaelis loves to spend a long time underwater, without a snorkel or a scuba tank. She holds two German records in free (or "apnea”) diving.
A new study explains how nomadic Bajau people manage to free dive to great depths in search of food. It offers fresh evidence that groups can adapt genetically to deep diving.
Some chemicals in sunscreen can kill corals, researchers have discovered. So how to protect your skin and reefs at the same time? DW reports from Bonaire in the Caribbean.
Rescue teams are mulling their options for evacuating a team of young soccer players from a cave in Thailand. Faced with the threat of more flooding, the team is getting a crash course on how to "swim and dive."
Astronaut Matthias Maurer has gone through ESA cave training. He told DW how extraordinary he finds it that 12 boys and their coach, who didn't have any caving or diving experience, were rescued from a Thai cave.
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