Contributions by AtlasOmega

Ridding Palau of Explosive Remnants of War

Dive Guide Harris Moore lends his account of a nail-biting experience, diving with trained demining professionals, as the team sets out to remove undetonated explosives from a shipwreck near the Palauan island of Koror. The team works carefully in safely documenting and removing the bombs from the busy harbor.

Sony NEX-5 & Aquatica AN-5 Underwater Housing

Sony’s innovative NEX-5 mirrorless digital camera becomes submersible with Aquatica’s AN-5 underwater housing. A powerful combination for the aspiring underwater photographer or the pro looking for a backup solution. This compact system foreshadows the lightweight, cutting-egde technology of the future, while offering the flexibility of a classic interchangeable lens camera.

Outdoor Retailer 2011 Summer Market Highlights

AtlasOmega brings you to Outdoor Retailer’s 2011 Summer Market, where equipment makers showcased their newest and most cutting-edge new products. This year’s show featured technical fabrics woven to produce a vintage look, ultralight gear made to propel the outdoor athlete faster and further than ever before, and of course a host of great parties for the work hard/play hard crowd.

Armored Transport: Think Tank Photo Camera Bags

Think Tank Photo offers a smart tandem of camera bags for the traveling photographer: the cavernous StreetWalker HardDrive camera backpack for the long-hauls, and the fast, purpose specific Sling-O-Matic 20 sling bag for day trips.

Scuba Diving the Island Nation of the Philippines

Underwater Photographer and Filipino native, Stewart Sy, offers a broad guide to diving the remarkable island nation of the Philippines. Stewart divides the country, consisting of a mind-boggling 7,107 individual islands, into three distinct geographical locations. Greatly familiar with two of the three regions, Sy takes us on a journey to a dozen world-class dive destinations.

Light & Motion SOLA DIVE Light Review

Light & Motion has been known for producing high-end underwater housings and lighting systems for over a decade. Recently, the company has brought their lights to the center stage of the dive industry by launching a new series of hands-free dive lights, their revolutionary SOLA line of submersible lights.

Briefs from Outdoor Retailer 2011

Calvin Tang (AtlasOmega Founder) and Ken Kamada (Equipment Analyst) recently traveled to Salt Lake City to cover the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.  We will soon be publishing just published an in-depth look at the many shiny new products announced for 2011.  Below is a look at some of the random sights and sounds captured during the week in Salt Lake City. AtlasOmega would like to thank the folks at Outdoor Retailer for yet another great show.

AtlasOmega Now Supports iPhone & iPad

AtlasOmega’s galleries can now be viewed on the iPhone and iPad in HTML5! Our photos will still be displayed beautifully in Flash on the desktop version of AtlasOmega, but now whether you visit us on your favorite mobile device or your home/work desktop computer- you’ll be able to browse our photos in their true beauty. That’s all for now!

Eric Larsen Arrives in Kathmandu

Eric Larsen has just arrived in Kathmandu, where he will embark from to ascent Mt. Everest. Please keep up with Eric by reading his Expedition Journal. AtlasOmega will continue to be the place where Eric tells his story about how he prepares for and carries out his frozen expeditions, shares many of his stunning photos– while his Expedition Journal is the definitive source for up-to-date information about where Larsen currently is and what’s going on from day-to-day, during this exciting third and final leg of Save the Poles. Lastly, here’s a short video from Eric in Kathmandu.

Navigation Improvements

Today James and Calvin are working through a revision to the main navigation of the site. As content has been flowing into the site, the team realized that it could be set up better. Some items have been moved to the footer, while the primary navigation (upper right) has been broken down into “Land” and “Water” to separate activities and article types that we feel belong together in these groups. There are still a number of vertical topics that are currently in hibernation state, that will be unveiled as the site and contributing base grow. Stay tuned….
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Various Staff Writers