DIVE LIKE A PRO: Drysuit diving hints and advice

Posted by - 26th May 2017

Our panel of experts tackle the subject of DRYSUIT DIVING, and offer up a host of helpful hints and advice to get you comfortable, warm and with no buoyancy issues.   Drysuits should be in every UK diver’s arsenal, as there is nothing worse than feeling cold both on a dive and when you exit

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Film-maker workshops with David Diley in Egypt

Posted by - 25th May 2017

  Award-winning film-maker David Diley – the man behind documentary Of Shark and Man – has teamed up with Oonasdivers to host some week-long Underwater Film-Maker Workshops at Marsa Shagra in southern Egypt. During your week you will gain underwater cinematography techniques such as the art of diving as a camera operator, editing and post

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LAND SHARKS: A Mike Scott short story by Eric Douglas

Posted by - 24th May 2017

Chapter 1 “Mr. Scott, I wonder how you’ll feel about your precious sharks when they begin to bite into your body, tearing your flesh from your bones. Really doesn’t matter I guess. You don’t get a choice. And you’ll never know anyway. You’ll already be dead,” Scully said as he looked at Mike Scott across

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Maldives mantas and whalesharks love Emperor Maldives liveaboards

Posted by - 19th May 2017

So far this year, Emperor Maldives has reported a large number of sightings of whalesharks making their casual, gentle, relaxed way to the back of the boats as they moor for night-time. Not unusual, but certainly gratifying for the guests aboard these spacious liveaboards. And the manta have been around in abundance for both divers

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Author Eric Douglas releases latest Mike Scott thriller

Posted by - 17th May 2017

  Take a thrill ride to the Florida Keys in the latest adventure from thriller author Eric Douglas, The 3rd Key: Sharks in the Water. This full-length novel includes ancient history, modern intrigue, treasure hunters and mysterious religious orders set against the backdrop of Key Largo, in the Florida Keys, both above and below water. “Mike Scott

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Scuba diving joins the 2017 National Watersports Festival line up

Posted by - 16th May 2017

The National Watersports Festival (NWF) is the Glastonbury of the aqua hobbies world. For the last ten years, watersports enthusiasts around the country have descended on Hayling Island on the South Coast to celebrate their love for the water, even when the Great British weather made getting in a tad tricky. But 2017 is a

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MARK EVANS: Clare Dutton on track to Course Director

Posted by - 16th May 2017

  Vivian Dive Centre in Llanberis, North Wales, is the main ‘test centre’ for the Scuba Diver test team, and recently it was taken over by Duttons Divers. Clare Dutton is one of the main founders of the company, and this keen PADI Master Instructor has now been accepted on to a forthcoming Course Director

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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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Sir Richard Branson helps BVIs gain stunning ‘art’-ificial reef

Posted by - 28th April 2017

  The sight of a monstrous Kraken atop a stricken naval vessel sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie, but now divers to the British Virgin Islands can experience this weird-and-wonderful spectacle for themselves, thanks to a ground-breaking scheme spearheaded by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson. It all started when one of Sir Richard’s staff,

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