UPDATE: Key Largo dive centre named in Rob Stewart lawsuit

Posted by - 30th March 2017

More details of the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Canadian director/film-maker Rob Stewart have emerged, and Horizon Dive Centre, based in Key Largo, is also targeted, along with Stewart’s CCR instructor Peter Sotis (and his wife Claudia), and their company Add Helium. As reported in Scuba Diver last month, Canadian conservation hero

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The plight for a clean Falmouth

Posted by - 29th March 2017

For several years, Mark Milburn and his team of volunteer divers have been collecting rubbish from underwater around Falmouth. This year, they are teaming up with Fathoms Free, Falmouth Bay Residents Association and Falmouth Town Council to complete underwater, beach and street litter picks around the town and its beaches. Over the years, all sorts of

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Stewart family to file wrongful death lawsuit

Posted by - 28th March 2017

In a move many have been expecting, it has been announced that the family of Sharkwater director/film-maker Rob Stewart is preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit against several companies and individuals involved in his fateful Florida Keys tech dives in late-January. As reported in Scuba Diver last month, the Canadian conservation hero died on

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OUR-WORLD UNDERWATER SCHOLAR: Cave and island paradise

Posted by - 24th March 2017

  Towards the end of my year as the Scholar, the diving adventures keep getting more and more exciting. Last month, I was invited to join a cave film shoot with Evan Kovacs from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Advanced Imaging and Visualization Lab. Thereafter, I flew out to the Falkland Islands and joined a scientific

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BDMLR rescue stricken Devon whale

Posted by - 23rd March 2017

Shortly before midday yesterday, Solent Coastguard were contacted by fishermen off Blackpool Beach, near Dartmouth, on the south coast of Devon, as they had found a humpback whale entangled in their pot ropes while hauling them aboard. The Coastguard immediately contacted the emergency hotline at British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and some of their volunteer Marine Mammal

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Endangered Devil Ray Landings in Turkey Denounced

Posted by - 17th March 2017

Conservation Groups Call On Mediterranean Officials to Better Enforce Protections for endangered devil ray Conservation groups are calling for answers and action in relation to the landing in Turkey of 30 giant devil ray in contravention of Mediterranean agreements to protect the Endangered species. The groups are asking Turkish and regional fisheries authorities about the

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Voluntourism in the Florida Keys

Posted by - 20th February 2017

The Florida Keys are home to the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, and in this subtropical paradise, recreational divers can give back to the underwater ecosystem through ‘voluntourism’ experiences, including coral restoration and lionfish removal. Coral restoration dives Led by local marine scientists from Key Largo’s Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) and Summerland Key’s Mote

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