Hornsby and McNeese the 2017 recipients of the DEMA Reaching Out award

Posted by - 21st July 2017

The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) has announced that Scuba Diver regular contributor and long-time PADI stalwart Al Hornsby and SSI’s Doug McNeese are the 2017 recipients of the Reaching Out Award. The 29th annual presentation of these prestigious awards will be held on 3 November 2017, when the newest inductees to DEMA;s Hall

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Posted by - 20th July 2017

Fancy working on a sub-tropical island in the middle of nowhere? A Pelagic Ecosystem Project Officer is required in St Helena, a sub-tropical island 4000 miles from the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to increase current understanding of how changes in the marine ecosystem of St Helena will impact the abundance and distribution of

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THE ZEN DIVER: How to become a Zen dive buddy

Posted by - 19th July 2017

Tom Peyton, Vice President of Kids Sea Camp and Family Dive Adventures, is called ‘the Zen Diver’ by his wife, and here he offers some hints on how to use diving to create the ultimate ‘chill-out zone’.   Zen as a practice is about finding awareness of the self, and with this awareness comes acceptance

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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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DIVE LAWYER: Andrew Tonge discusses dealing with criminal and civil proceedings

Posted by - 14th July 2017

Scuba Diver’s resident dive lawyer Andrew Tonge answers your questions…  this time, dealing with criminal and civil proceedings. Question: I’ve heard a lot recently about members of the diving community facing criminal proceedings. I’ve also heard of divers facing civil law suits for negligence. What’s the difference? Answer: If you are unlucky enough to be involved

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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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Man jailed over golf ball ‘diver’ death

Posted by - 11th July 2017

The director of a company which sold golf balls retrieved from lakes has been sent to prison for 32 months after a man died trying to recover sunken balls at a course near Newport, Wales. Appearing in Cardiff Crown Court, Dale Pike, of Glynneath, Neath Port Talbot, admitted manslaughter by gross negligence following the death

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