Diver waits 90 minutes for helicopter airlift

Posted by - 3rd July 2017

Fears that the axing of the Portland coastguard helicopter would put lives at risk seemed to be borne out when literally the day after the aircraft was retired, a stricken diver had a 90-minute wait to be airlifted for emergency treatment. The Portland helicopter was retired on Friday 30 June after patrolling the area for

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Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas gets new representation in Europe

Posted by - 3rd July 2017

Tourism Unlimited, a PR and marketing agency specialising in tourism in general and in the diving industry, is the newly appointed representation company for Europe for the renowned dive centre Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas with immediate effect. The Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas dive centre, which started its operations in Nassau in 1978, is the pioneer

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MARK EVANS: Grenada shipwrecks new and old

Posted by - 2nd July 2017

After their visit to the Bianca C, the Scuba Diver team decided to mix up a couple of older Grenadian shipwrecks with a brand, spanking new one which only sank a few months ago. Aquanauts Grenada were our dive centre for the day, and we headed out at speed on their big, comfortable boat into

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Boaty McBoatface returns home with unprecedented data

Posted by - 2nd July 2017

Researchers at the University of Southampton have captured unprecedented data about some of the coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth – known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) – during the first voyage of the yellow robotic submersible known as Boaty McBoatface, which arrived back in the UK last week. The team, which also involved scientists

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Diverse Travel opens new South Africa office

Posted by - 2nd July 2017

Diverse Travel has announced the opening of a brand-new South Africa representative office in Johannesburg. Managed by highly experienced and respected South African tour and dive operator, Stuart Mather-Pike, it will provide clients with the following services: Expert advice on the destinations, various regions and numerous choice of accommodation, diving and excursion options from a

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Divers and fishermen join forces to remove killer net

Posted by - 1st July 2017

A group of volunteer divers, led by Mark Milburn from Atlantic Scuba, went out into Falmouth Bay recently to release 700 juvenile lobster for the National Lobster Hatchery, and ended up salvaging a lost fishing net that was ghost-fishing invertebrates and other sea dwellers. The chosen location for the lobster release was just off of Rosemullion

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MARK EVANS: Layer Cake proves tasty on Carriacou

Posted by - 1st July 2017

The Scuba Diver team rounded out their time on Carriacou with two dives with Deefer Diving. First up was a trip down to the south of the island to do a swift drift called Layer Cake. We cruised over rolling coral formations before dropping over the edge of a seriously undercut ledge, which we were

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Get photo tips from Jordi Chias with Emperor Divers

Posted by - 30th June 2017

Emperor Divers Red Sea and Maldives have launched photo advice trips with Jordi Chias, which are aimed at everyday people with everyday cameras. These trips with Jordi Chias are ideal for people with little or no photography experience, and they will be offered on both Red Sea and Maldives sailings on selected dates. “This is

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HSE urge divers to return unused gas to Aqualogistics

Posted by - 30th June 2017

Divers in the northwest have been put on high alert by the Health and Safety Executive and urged to return unused gas after 12 pupils at Manchester Grammar School were taken ill after a scuba diving session on Monday, with contaminated breathing gas from Stockport dive centre Aqualogistics being the suspected culprit. The police are

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