Experts in Hawaii raise concerns about full-face snorkelling masks

Posted by - 7th August 2017

Full-face snorkelling masks are springing up everywhere, and were touted as the solution for people who couldn’t get on with a traditional mask and separate snorkel. However, now various experts in Hawaii have started questioning the safety of these full-face masks after data shows that tourists are ten times more likely to drown than residents,

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Freediving safety pro Stephen Keenan dies saving fellow free diver

Posted by - 24th July 2017

The freediving fraternity has been rocked by the sad news that Stephen Keenan, co-owner of Dahab Freedivers and Chief of Safety for many freediving competitions around the world, died on Saturday while coming to the assistance of a freediver attempting to swim through the iconic, infamous arch in the Dahab Blue Hole.   Full details

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Ashleigh Baird helps launch Snapchat dive mask

Posted by - 17th July 2017

Florida-based Team USA freediver Ashleigh Baird recently took to Mexico’s cenote El Pit sinkhole to help launch the new SeaSeekers Snapchat diving mask. SeaSeekers, by cruise company Royal Caribbean, is a new diving mask designed to help bring Snapchat, that latest trend of social media videos and ‘live videos” to the underwater world. The patent-pending mask is said to be serviceable up to

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WHAT’S NEW: Best Divers APN1000 Neck Weight (SRP: £55)

Posted by - 13th July 2017

From the Best Divers Apnea product range, this Cordura neck weight has four compartments. Two are fixed with 500gm weight, and two are pockets where you can add extra weight as and when required. Waterproof and adjustable, with a collar size of 38-44, this neck weight can hold a maximum weight of 3kg.  www.BESTDIVERS.co.uk  

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Search continues for spearfisherman missing off South Coast

Posted by - 11th July 2017

A search is continuing for a man who has gone missing after he went spearfishing off Ringstead Bay on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast on Monday afternoon. An extensive overnight air, sea and land search for 27-year-old Andrew Scott by police and coastguard crews began shortly after 9pm last night when the alarm was raised after he

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Sofía Gómez Uribe sets new Bi-Fins Constant Weight world record

Posted by - 7th July 2017

On Wednesday, the Dominica Dive Fest – the longest running scuba dive and watersports festival in the Caribbean – was witness to Columbian freediver Sofía Gómez Uribe setting a new CMAS world record of 83.1m in the Bi-Fins Constant Weight category. The record-breaking dive, which topped the previous record (held by Slovenian Alenka Artnik) by

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Mayan Princess to host 2017 Caribbean and AIDA Freediving World Cups

Posted by - 26th June 2017

Mayan Princess Beach and Dive Resort in Roatan, Honduras, will host a pair of freediving competitions this coming August – the AIDA 2017 Freediving World Cup, as well as the Freediving Caribbean Cup 2017. Top athletes from five continents will be participating in this premier event just a couple of minutes away from Roatan’s famous West Bay Beach. The Caribbean

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FREEDIVING: Interview with professional mermaid Linden Wolbert

Posted by - 23rd June 2017

Scuba Diver Editor-in-Chief Mark Evans chatted to Linden Wolbert, who has found fame as one of the most-successful professional mermaids in the business, but how did she get started?   Q: When did you first get into freediving? A: I learned about the sport of freediving in 2004, tried a monofin for the first time

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Dahab freedivers hosts Homar Leuci for freediving workshop

Posted by - 23rd June 2017

Freedivers who want to improve their relaxation and deep diving should head to Dahab in Egypt between 1-4 July, as Dahab Freedivers is hosting a four-day workshop on new breathing patterns as well as diving in the world-famous Blue Hole with Italian CMAS World Champion Homar Leuci. Homar Leuci is the current CMAS world champion in Constant Weight (-104m) and has just

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