Guadalupe Island liveaboards with Regaldive

Posted by - 20th April 2017

Diving holiday specialists Regaldive now feature liveaboards in Guadalupe Island, Mexico, where great white shark encounters are nothing short of spectacular. Guadalupe Island is one of the best destinations in the world for calm, clear water and a consistently high probability of multiple shark encounters per day. Along with the superb visibility, Guadalupe outperforms other

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Divers flock to North Wales open weekend

Posted by - 19th April 2017

  Duttons Divers/Vivian Dive Centre held an open weekend at the quarry in Llanberis, North Wales, over the Easter holidays. Clare Dutton gives her feedback on how it all went.   It’s moments like this that make all the hard work worthwhile. This weekend we had 120 divers turn up and jump into the water

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HEPCA launches new flagship

Posted by - 18th April 2017

In continuation of the 25-year legacy of HEPCA and its pro-active intervention in the protection and conservation of the Red Sea environment, it has added an impressive new member to its fleet – the Amr Ali R/V Red Sea Defender. The new flagship of HEPCA, acquired in co-operation with the US Forest Service, is a specially

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NUPG Underwater Photography Print Competition results

Posted by - 17th April 2017

  The Northern Underwater Photography Group (NUPG) held their second annual print competition at The Great Northern Dive Show held at Event City in Manchester over the weekend of 8-9 April. It was another successful year, with high-quality images being displayed for the public to select their favourites in four categories: British and Irish Macro;

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Head to North Wales this weekend!

Posted by - 14th April 2017

Duttons Divers are holding an open weekend at Vivian Dive Centre in North Wales this weekend, and there is plenty going on. Each day at the picturesque quarry in Llanberis, North Wales, you will find stalls from the likes of Duttons Divers, Divers Warehouse, Scuba Travel, SeaCam, Marine Conservation Society, Seasearch and the RNLI, and

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Proposed changes to UK cylinder testing

Posted by - 13th April 2017

  The UK recreational and technical diving industry is continuing to lobby against a forced change to a proposed ISO cylinder testing standard. Rosemary Lunn reports on the situation Historically, the UK cylinder testing regime for scuba cylinders used to be every two years (visual) and every four years (hydraulic). The cylinder is also visually

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Aggressor Fleet announces new Roatan Aggressor

Posted by - 10th April 2017

  “As CEO of Aggressor Fleet, one of the most-important parts of the business is to offer new destinations for our guests. We are extremely excited to announce the new Roatan Aggressor starting 3 June, 2017,” says Wayne Brown. Roatan’s reefs are home to abundant corals, including large stands of endangered elkhorn coral, colourful reef fish and

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MARK EVANS: Stormtroopers at dive shows – a vision of the future?

Posted by - 10th April 2017

Darth Vader and a cohort of Imperial Stormtroopers and Scout troopers is the last thing you’d expect to encounter at a dive show. And you don’t think you’d run into a monstrous T-rex wandering the floor with its ‘handler’, or see real-life mermaids cavorting in the central display tank. But that is just a few

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MARK EVANS: Come see us at The Great Northern Dive Show

Posted by - 6th April 2017

Scuba Diver will be at The Great Northern Dive Show this weekend – call by booth 116 to talk to the team, pick up a free copy of the latest issue, or sign up for a show special exclusive subscription deal. The centrepiece of the weekend show will again be the world’s largest portable dive

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Double Platinum award for Course Directors

Posted by - 4th April 2017

  Pro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s most-established PADI five-star Dive Resorts and recognised Career Development Centres, has announced that both of their Course Directors, Angel Navarro Moya and Jo Armitage, have been awarded the prestigious Platinum Status from PADI for their outstanding instructor development achievements during 2016. This is Angel’s tenth, and Jo’s

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