Pro Dive International seeks Marketing Manager for Mexico

Posted by - 23rd August 2017

Do you fancy being part of a young, dynamic team in Pro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s most-established dive operations, located at several four and five star resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic? Pro Dive International is looking for a marketing manager, and is offering the right applicant a very attractive income and

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USS Indianapolis finally discovered resting in 5,500m

Posted by - 22nd August 2017

Wreckage from the long-lost USS Indianapolis was discovered on 18 August by the expedition crew of Paul G Allen’s Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel, resting some 5,500m below the surface of the North Pacific Ocean. “To be able to honour the brave men of the USS Indianapolis and their families through the discovery of a ship

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Historic wrecks off Dorset and Yorkshire granted protection

Posted by - 22nd August 2017

The mystery wreck of two possible late-17th or early-18th century merchant ships containing 15 cast-iron English cannons off Chesil Beach in Dorset and a World War One mine-laying U-boat off Whitby in North Yorkshire have been granted protection by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the advice of Historic England. The rare cannon-site

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Rooswijk wreck dives reveal stories of Europe’s global trading history

Posted by - 18th August 2017

An international team of maritime archaeologists are diving, excavating and recording the wreck site of Dutch ship the Rooswijk off the Kent coast. They are excavating the storage rooms and living quarters in the stern of the ship and items such as large wooden seaman’s chests, pewter jugs and spoons, glass bottles, ornately carved knife

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Luxury Red Sea beach resorts planned for Saudi Arabia

Posted by - 17th August 2017

Saudi Arabia has launched a massive tourism development project that will turn 50 islands and other sites on the Red Sea into luxury resorts, in a bid to attract both foreign tourists and domestic visitors. Apparently, visa restrictions on foreigners will be eased inside this tourist zone, though it is not clear whether strict dress

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Diverse Travel secures exclusive trip to legendary Sudan

Posted by - 15th August 2017

Dive specialist tour operator Diverse Travel has secured an exclusive trip to Sudan on board the MV Oceanos on 4 March 2018. Join this legendary Sudan itinerary and you can walk in Cousteau’s footsteps, exploring his Conshelf II experiment as well as the famous Sha’ab Rumi, not to mention Sanganeb’s northern and southern plateaus, Angarosh,

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GROUP TEST: Mid-range BCD review

Posted by - 14th August 2017

Kicking off our Group Test BCD reviews, we take a look at the middle-of-the-range models. There are many types of BCD available these days, so this time we concentrated on traditional-style jackets, leaving back-inflate and backplate-and-wing set-ups for another Group Test. We examined their build quality, comfort, fit, ease of use (particularly weight pockets and

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The effects of stress and tasking loading in diving

Posted by - 14th August 2017

Andrew Tonge, deep diver, tech instructor and diving lawyer, takes a look at stress and task loading in diving. There is no doubt that stress during a dive can be a real problem. Lots of things cause stress, and it’s no secret that most of the diver training agencies believe that task loading is a

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