DIVING LAWYER: Red tape or lifeboat?

Posted by - 2nd March 2017

In the first of a series of articles, lawyer Andrew Tonge examines the legal rules that govern the training of recreational and technical divers.   This is the first of a short series of articles in which I will look at the Diving at Work Regulations 1997 (DWR) and, following the changes in December 2014,

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Training with Jonathan Sunnex

Posted by - 2nd March 2017

Last remaining spaces There are just a few slots left in the 2017 calendar of intensive seven-day training camps held on the ‘Nature Island’ of Dominica with world-class freediver Jonathan Sunnex and his Blue Element Freediving school. Participants will learn about advanced equalization, performance and preparation, mental strategies, depth adaptation, dive strategy and much more,

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AIDA Egypt launches in Cairo

Posted by - 2nd March 2017

In another piece of good news for the beleaguered diving destination, Egyptian freedivers successfully launched their AIDA national body with a first meeting of AIDA Egypt in the capital on 29 January. Egypt has had a strong freediving history, which started way back in 1999 when a national team was involved in some of the

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The Great Northern Dive Show

Posted by - 2nd March 2017

Get your tickets now for the premier northern event for divers! After the success of the Great Northern Dive Show’s inaugural outing last year, the team is bringing the event back to Event City in Manchester on 8-9 April 2017. The centrepiece of the weekend show will again be the world’s largest portable dive tank, in

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Crabs for Christmas!

Posted by - 2nd March 2017

A unique destination has been added to the worldwide offerings from UK tour operator Diverse Travel – Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean. This is a truly exciting destination, as Christmas Island is known as ‘the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’ and is one of nature’s most-impressive achievements. The island is full of natural wonders,

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Discover Palau’s ‘Secret Season’

Posted by - 20th February 2017

Sam’s Tours, one of Palau’s premier dive centres, is offering special wreck dives from August through October with in-depth presentations on the wrecks of Palau and their history in World War Two. The ‘Secret Season’ is the perfect time to discover some well-protected wrecks and macro dive sites and enjoy dives off the beaten path.

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Voluntourism in the Florida Keys

Posted by - 20th February 2017

The Florida Keys are home to the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef, and in this subtropical paradise, recreational divers can give back to the underwater ecosystem through ‘voluntourism’ experiences, including coral restoration and lionfish removal. Coral restoration dives Led by local marine scientists from Key Largo’s Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) and Summerland Key’s Mote

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