Hornsby and McNeese the 2017 recipients of the DEMA Reaching Out award

Posted by - 21st July 2017

The Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) has announced that Scuba Diver regular contributor and long-time PADI stalwart Al Hornsby and SSI’s Doug McNeese are the 2017 recipients of the Reaching Out Award. The 29th annual presentation of these prestigious awards will be held on 3 November 2017, when the newest inductees to DEMA;s Hall

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Posted by - 20th July 2017

Fancy working on a sub-tropical island in the middle of nowhere? A Pelagic Ecosystem Project Officer is required in St Helena, a sub-tropical island 4000 miles from the UK. This is an exciting opportunity to increase current understanding of how changes in the marine ecosystem of St Helena will impact the abundance and distribution of

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Ashleigh Baird helps launch Snapchat dive mask

Posted by - 17th July 2017

Florida-based Team USA freediver Ashleigh Baird recently took to Mexico’s cenote El Pit sinkhole to help launch the new SeaSeekers Snapchat diving mask. SeaSeekers, by cruise company Royal Caribbean, is a new diving mask designed to help bring Snapchat, that latest trend of social media videos and ‘live videos” to the underwater world. The patent-pending mask is said to be serviceable up to

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Man jailed over golf ball ‘diver’ death

Posted by - 11th July 2017

The director of a company which sold golf balls retrieved from lakes has been sent to prison for 32 months after a man died trying to recover sunken balls at a course near Newport, Wales. Appearing in Cardiff Crown Court, Dale Pike, of Glynneath, Neath Port Talbot, admitted manslaughter by gross negligence following the death

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Product recall on all tank pressure transmitters from Suunto

Posted by - 6th July 2017

Suunto has identified a potential safety risk affecting all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters and Suunto Tank PODs, which wirelessly transmit tank air pressure to compatible Suunto dive computers. In two reported incidents, the exterior case of a Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter has failed during regular dry land pressure testing. Although extremely rare, this

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Pro Dive International earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Posted by - 4th July 2017

Pro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s most-established PADI five-star Dive Resorts and recognised Career Development Centres, has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the seven consecutive year since implementation of the award in 2011, for their dive centres in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently earned

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MARK EVANS: Grenada and Carriacou – that’s a wrap!

Posted by - 3rd July 2017

And so the whirlwind tour of Grenada and Carriacou by the Scuba Diver team has come to an end. Yesterday saw our final day of diving in Grenada and Carriacou, taking in some of the main island’s finest reefs with Dive Grenada. Flamingo Bay, Dragon Bay and Happy Valley were our targets, and all three delivered.

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