May issue of Scuba Diver available NOW!

Posted by - 10th May 2017

The May issue of Scuba Diver magazine is now available in your local dive centre and online. The May issue is packed full of all manner of diving goodness, including articles on the west coast of Ireland, the Cayman Islands, Yap, Oman and Utila, a report on freediving with disabled divers, group test of budget

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WHAT’S NEW: Otter Watersports 30th Anniversary jacket (SRP: £110)

Posted by - 10th May 2017

This special puffer jacket was designed to highlight the fact that Otter is celebrating 30 years in the diving industry. With a sleek, modern look, it boasts an embroidered Otter 30th Anniversary badge, a Stormtech durable water-resistant outer shell, a quilted body with an ultra-soft liner, elasticised cuffs, attached hood, brushed tricot hand-warmer pockets, an

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Record-breaking six-gill shark caught off Irish coast

Posted by - 9th May 2017

A 26-year-old British fishermen had the fight of his life on his hands when he hooked a massive six-gill shark while fishing off the coast of County Clare in Ireland.   Builder Ben Bond was actively fishing for six-gills off Loop Head on Thursday 4 May, but he wasn’t expecting to catch such a gigantic

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France bans captive breeding of dolphins and orcas

Posted by - 9th May 2017

In what has been hailed a major victory by wildlife campaigners and animal rights activists, France has banned the captive breeding of dolphins and orcas, as well as outlawing the keeping of all whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity, except for orcas and bottlenose dolphins already held.   This ban on captive breeding will eventually

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THE COURSE DIRECTOR: How to become a diving instructor

Posted by - 8th May 2017

THE COURSE DIRECTOR Marcel van den Berg is a PADI Platinum Course Director at Sairee Cottage Diving, based on the picturesque island of Koh Tao in Thailand, and here he offers an insight into recreational diver training and professional-level courses, and how these can be rewarding experiences with far-reaching consequences. www.saireecottagediving.com     Becoming a

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Missing Orkney diver found alive and well after ten hours

Posted by - 4th May 2017

A diver in the Orkney Islands off the northern tip of Scotland has had an amazing escape after being found alive and well some ten hours after he was reported missing.   Ivan Doychev failed to return to his dive boat in the Pentland Firth – between Orkney and the mainland – yesterday and the

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WHAT'S NEW

WHAT’S NEW: Fantasea Line housing – Sony a6500/a6300 (SRP: £1,099)

Posted by - 4th May 2017

Fantasea introduces the stylish and rugged FA6500 housing for the Sony a6500 and a6300 mirrorless cameras. The Fantasea FA6500 housing was designed and manufactured specifically for the Sony a6500 and a6300 cameras. The FA6500 features an ergonomic design with access to all essential camera functions. It offers the highest and most-professional standards of functionality, style

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MARK EVANS: Sharks get vilified – AGAIN!

Posted by - 3rd May 2017

  Sharks get enough bad press as it is, with any attacks (fatal or otherwise, and still thankfully very rare in the big scale of things) being seized upon by the mainstream media. Now they are set to get a kicking thanks to yet another shark horror movie, 47 Meters Down, in which two young

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Huish Outdoors acquires Hollis/Oceanic

Posted by - 2nd May 2017

  Huish Outdoors seemingly inexorable expansion throughout the dive industry has continued, with the news that the company has acquired long-established US brands Oceanic and Hollis from AUP (American Underwater Products), which also owns the Lavacore and Oceanpro brands.   The acquisition of Oceanic and Hollis represents the sixth and seventh such move by Huish

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