Divers flock to North Wales open weekend

Posted by - 19th April 2017

  Duttons Divers/Vivian Dive Centre held an open weekend at the quarry in Llanberis, North Wales, over the Easter holidays. Clare Dutton gives her feedback on how it all went.   It’s moments like this that make all the hard work worthwhile. This weekend we had 120 divers turn up and jump into the water

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MARK EVANS: Come see us at The Great Northern Dive Show

Posted by - 6th April 2017

Scuba Diver will be at The Great Northern Dive Show this weekend – call by booth 116 to talk to the team, pick up a free copy of the latest issue, or sign up for a show special exclusive subscription deal. The centrepiece of the weekend show will again be the world’s largest portable dive

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Double Platinum award for Course Directors

Posted by - 4th April 2017

  Pro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s most-established PADI five-star Dive Resorts and recognised Career Development Centres, has announced that both of their Course Directors, Angel Navarro Moya and Jo Armitage, have been awarded the prestigious Platinum Status from PADI for their outstanding instructor development achievements during 2016. This is Angel’s tenth, and Jo’s

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Diver dies on Farne Islands trip

Posted by - 3rd April 2017

A woman in her 50s has died after a diving accident off the Northumberland coast at the popular Farne Islands site. The diver, who has not been named yet but is understood to have been with a group from Ormskirk in Lancashire, disappeared back beneath the water after surfacing at 11am yesterday at the Farne

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Travel solo and save £125 in Bali

Posted by - 3rd April 2017

Getaway to the tropical retreat of Alam Anda Ocean Resort in Bali and experience the diverse diving sites of this Indonesian island. Dive Worldwide is offering savings of up to £125 for solo travellers if booked before 31 April. The Alam Anda Ocean Resort is a secluded beachfront property that is hidden within the tropical

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Grenada gains a new shipwreck

Posted by - 30th March 2017

  After weeks of searching, Peter Seupel and the team from Aquanauts Grenada have located the island’s latest wreck dive – the Persia II. The Vincentian-registered Persia II was carrying cargo from Trinidad to St Vincent on 3 March when it got into difficulties. The Grenada Coastguard responded to the emergency call that the ship

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BDMLR rescue stricken Devon whale

Posted by - 23rd March 2017

Shortly before midday yesterday, Solent Coastguard were contacted by fishermen off Blackpool Beach, near Dartmouth, on the south coast of Devon, as they had found a humpback whale entangled in their pot ropes while hauling them aboard. The Coastguard immediately contacted the emergency hotline at British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and some of their volunteer Marine Mammal

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Introducing Scuba Travel’s new photo pro

Posted by - 23rd March 2017

  Scuba Travel have been arranging escorted photography holidays for over a decade, and this week Mario Vitalini has joined their impressive line-up. He will be running worldwide photography holidays for beginners, alongside Martyn Guess (intermediate level workshops) and household names Martin Edge and Alex Mustard (advanced level workshops). Mario has been part of the Scuba

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UK implements flight ban on electronic items

Posted by - 22nd March 2017

  In the wake of the USA announcing a flight ban on electronic items over a certain size being allowed in cabin baggage from eight predominantly Middle Eastern countries, the UK government has followed suit, initiating a cabin baggage ban on everything bigger than a smartphone on direct passenger flights to Great Britain from Turkey,

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BSAC video comp now open

Posted by - 21st March 2017

BSAC’s #GreatBritishDiving video competition is now live – with divers and snorkellers invited to get creative and make a short video that captures and illustrates just what great British diving means to them. As the national governing body for the sport, BSAC is asking divers from all agencies to show just how amazing UK diving

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