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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Diver dies on Farne Islands trip

Posted by - 3rd April 2017

A woman in her 50s has died after a diving accident off the Northumberland coast at the popular Farne Islands site. The diver, who has not been named yet but is understood to have been with a group from Ormskirk in Lancashire, disappeared back beneath the water after surfacing at 11am yesterday at the Farne

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Wonder drug opens up freediving for all

Posted by - 1st April 2017

Who remembers Obirah? This was the substance developed by scientists in the Arctic Circle to combat alcoholism, but which – as a side-effect – absorbed inert gases and thus completely removed the effects of narcosis. It was flash-frozen into pellet-shaped tablets, and by simply chewing on one prior to a dive, you could happily descend

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WHAT’S NEW: Fourth Element OceanPositive Core Collection

Posted by - 31st March 2017

Fourth Element has launched its OceanPositive Core Collection, which incorporates a new rashguard for men and women, and a limited range of classic black swimwear. The mens Hydroskin Black rashguard comes in long-sleeve (£44.95) and short-sleeve (£38.95) variants, and both are designed to wear under a wetsuit or semi-dry suit for comfort, and as a

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Maldives: Six liveaboards, six itineraries

Posted by - 30th March 2017

Emperor Maldives has exciting dive trips throughout 2017/18 sailing a range of routes from ‘Best of the Maldives’ to the ‘Deep South and Southern Sharks’. One of the most popular is the all-year-round ‘Best of the Maldives’, with visits to the most-famous atolls of Rasdhoo, North and South Ari, Vaavu and North and South Male,

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Curious about rebreathers?

Posted by - 30th March 2017

Not sure whether diving on rebreathers is right for you? Unsure what unit would best suit you? Get the answers you need from some of the leading lights in rebreather training representing the top training agencies as they congregate at Vobster Quay on 3-4 July. Discover a selection of popular units – we’ll show you

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Grenada gains a new shipwreck

Posted by - 30th March 2017

  After weeks of searching, Peter Seupel and the team from Aquanauts Grenada have located the island’s latest wreck dive – the Persia II. The Vincentian-registered Persia II was carrying cargo from Trinidad to St Vincent on 3 March when it got into difficulties. The Grenada Coastguard responded to the emergency call that the ship

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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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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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