Go diving for Red Nose Day!

Posted by - 21st March 2017

Stellar Divers and Above & Below are going ‘scuba crazy’ – the team want to set a record (and raise funds for Red Nose Day) and get as many scuba divers simultaneously diving as possible at an inland dive site. And YOU are invited! Preparations for the Red Nose Day dive will start at 10am

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Endangered Devil Ray Landings in Turkey Denounced

Posted by - 17th March 2017

Conservation Groups Call On Mediterranean Officials to Better Enforce Protections for endangered devil ray Conservation groups are calling for answers and action in relation to the landing in Turkey of 30 giant devil ray in contravention of Mediterranean agreements to protect the Endangered species. The groups are asking Turkish and regional fisheries authorities about the

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Cruise ship coral calamity continues

Posted by - 17th March 2017

The Indonesian government is not remaining quiet after a cruise ship operated by a British company destroyed part of a pristine reef in Raja Ampat earlier this month, and Luhut Panjaitan, Co-ordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, has now reportedly summoned the UK ambassador Moazzam Malik for discussions on the situation. He said that he was

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Diverse Travel adds new Indonesian liveaboard

Posted by - 16th March 2017

A new Indonesian liveaboard has been added to the worldwide offerings from UK tour operator Diverse Travel. MY Pindito is a 38-metre liveaboard, which sails the iconic dive sites in East Flores, Komodo, Raja Ampat and the unique Biodiversity Cruise. She has six double cabins and two twin cabins all ensuite, individual climate control and

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PADI celebrates 25 million certifications

Posted by - 15th March 2017

On 29 December 2016, in the final days of PADI’s golden anniversary year, a milestone was reached. Sarah Gleeson, a 22-year-old from Alberta, Canada, became a PADI® Open Water Diver, earning her PADI’s 25 millionth certification. To celebrate the occasion, and 50 years as The Way the World Learns to Dive®, PADI gifted Gleeson and a buddy

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TRAINING AGENCY NEWS – RAID

Posted by - 13th March 2017

2017 is set to be a monumental year for RAID. Following a successful 2016, RAID UK and Malta has expanded their team in response to increased customer demand. With a dedicated Membership Services and Communication team on hand, members will benefit from unparalleled customer service. From this month, the agency will be the first Diver Training

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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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Lord of the ring

Lord of the ring

Posted by - 20th February 2017

How Martin Sampson of Anglesey Divers set about finding a lost gold ring. On 28 December last year I responded to a cry for help when a wedding ring bounced off the edge of a pontoon and sank to the bottom of Holyhead Marina. Owner Greg Cain explained that it was not just any ring,

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