Carpe Diem Maldives launches ‘Dive with a Purpose’ marine expedition

Posted by - 22nd June 2017

Carpe Diem Maldives Pvt. Ltd. are excited to announce a second marine conservation expedition in collaboration with Coral Reef CPR. From 10-17 September, up to 20 recreational divers can join Chief Scientist Dr Andrew Bruckner and his team of researchers as they conduct a crown of thorns starfish (COTS) removal, quantitative reef surveys, and data

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OUR-WORLD UNDERWATER SCHOLAR: Floating in the Ambience

Posted by - 20th June 2017

Opening the delivery box, I’m faced with the yellow shell of a complex-looking machine, the AP Evolution rebreather unit. This was to be my first challenge being the Scholar, leaning how to dive again. The difference between closed-circuit rebreathers and the more-commonly used open circuit set-up is that exhaled air in a rebreather system is

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BSAC’s first Try Tech event a great success

Posted by - 20th June 2017

Fifty divers took a 30-minute rebreather trydive at Stoney Cove over the weekend of 20/21 May as part of BSAC’s very-first Try Tech event. Hosted by BSAC East Midlands Coaching Region with support from BSAC’s Technical Group, Try Tech offered have-a-go sessions for ‘CCR first-timers’ as well as the chance for existing rebreather divers to

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Crowdfunding for new Octopus freediving lanyard

Posted by - 20th June 2017

  Pascal Berger of Switzerland-based Octopus released an innovative noseclip in 2016 to critical acclaim, and now he is back with a new product – a freediving lanyard. A competitive deep freediver on the international circuit for a long time, he never found a lanyard he was totally happy with, so he decided to create

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THE DIVE FILES: Lumbalumba Diving in Manado, Sulawesi

Posted by - 16th June 2017

First in a new series profiling dive centres, resorts and liveaboards right here in the UK and abroad.   Centre name: Lumbalumba Diving – Manado.   Location: Jalan Trans Sulawesi, desa Mokupa (25 minutes south of Manado on the main land).     Facilities: Dive resort with own accommodation, restaurant/bar, pool, dive centre.   Day

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Dive Worldwide joins Global Dive Alliance

Posted by - 15th June 2017

  The most-sought after dive trips and destinations on the planet are often booked up years in advance, putting them beyond the reach of most seasoned divers. Now, thanks to a brand-new Global Dive Alliance which includes the Hampshire-based tour operator Dive Worldwide, British divers can take their pick of the very best diving at the

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LAND SHARKS: A Mike Scott short story by Eric Douglas – Chapter 4

Posted by - 14th June 2017

The serialisation of Eric Douglas’ short story focusing on adventurous photojournalist Mike Scott concludes… Chapter 4 Approaching the warehouse door, Mike looked the building over. The warehouse was a steel frame construction with tin metal walls. The side he approached lacked windows and there was only one door facing the parking area. The building backed

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Santi ‘Find the Eagle’ expedition is completed

Posted by - 13th June 2017

On 10 June, the expedition Santi Odnalezc Orla 2017 was completed. The 21-day exploration of the North Sea resulted in the verification of 34 unmarked wrecks, one of which has most likely been identified as the wreck of the British submarine HMS Narwhal. Alas, team members failed to locate the position of the legendary Polish

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Face-to-Face: Up Close to Mother Nature by Al Hornsby

Posted by - 12th June 2017

Scuba Diver’s southeast Asia specialist and regular contributor Al Hornsby has been on the promotion trail for his new book, Face to Face: Up Close to Mother Nature, and he did a Q&A interview for the PADI blog with guest blogger Jo Walters.   Join Al Hornsby for an anthology of poignant, thrilling encounters with

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