Cave diver survives being trapped underground for 60 hours

Posted by - 20th April 2017

  A Spanish cave diver has defied the odds and managed to survive for 60 hours in an air pocket deep underground some 900 metres into a cave system in Mallorca. Xisco Gracia had been diving with a buddy inside the system on Saturday 15 April when he began to have problems with his gas

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Curious about rebreathers?

Posted by - 30th March 2017

Not sure whether diving on rebreathers is right for you? Unsure what unit would best suit you? Get the answers you need from some of the leading lights in rebreather training representing the top training agencies as they congregate at Vobster Quay on 3-4 July. Discover a selection of popular units – we’ll show you

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Stewart family to file wrongful death lawsuit

Posted by - 28th March 2017

In a move many have been expecting, it has been announced that the family of Sharkwater director/film-maker Rob Stewart is preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit against several companies and individuals involved in his fateful Florida Keys tech dives in late-January. As reported in Scuba Diver last month, the Canadian conservation hero died on

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Accidental world record sparks a trend

Posted by - 20th March 2017

  In March 2016, Tekdeep were joined by blind diver Graham Owen on the specialist technical liveaboard vessel, MV Legends, in the Egyptian Red Sea. During what was planned as a dive to the 100m Gulf Fleet 31 at Sha’ab Ruhr Umm Gamar, Graham and his buddy missed the wreck and this resulted in his world

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DIVE LIKE A PRO: Finning techniques

Posted by - 16th March 2017

This month, our panel of experts tackle the subject of finning techniques, and offer up a plethora of helpful hints and advice to get you gliding around like a dive god in no time   Nothing screams ‘dive guru’ as much as the sight of someone in a nice horizontal trim, effortlessly gliding through the

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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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BSAC centre launches Cavefest in Mexico

Posted by - 3rd March 2017

Mexico-based BSAC Premier Centre Underworld will be staging its first-ever CaveFest for BSAC members and clubs at its Tulum base between 12-26 August 2017. Located on the Rivera Maya, Tulum is a divers’ cave and cavern ‘paradise’, with hundreds of systems – including nine of longest underwater caves on earth – starting just a short

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Technically free

Posted by - 2nd March 2017

‘Freediving’ and ‘Truk Lagoon’ are not normally two subjects that you would expect to see used together, but in a ground-breaking expedition at the beginning of 2017, a team of elite freedivers from Performance Freediving International ventured to the legendary Micronesian wreck-diving destination with a support squad of technical divers equipped with closed-circuit rebreathers and

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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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Truk on the rise

Posted by - 20th February 2017

Tailor-made holidays to Truk (Chuuk) are on the up as more divers look to tick off this bucket-list destination, says UK tour operator Diverse Travel. With some of the best World War Two wreck diving in the world, it’s hardly surprising that more divers are looking to add this to their diving collection. The area

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