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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Diver waits 90 minutes for helicopter airlift

Posted by - 3rd July 2017

Fears that the axing of the Portland coastguard helicopter would put lives at risk seemed to be borne out when literally the day after the aircraft was retired, a stricken diver had a 90-minute wait to be airlifted for emergency treatment. The Portland helicopter was retired on Friday 30 June after patrolling the area for

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BSAC’s first Try Tech event a great success

Posted by - 20th June 2017

Fifty divers took a 30-minute rebreather trydive at Stoney Cove over the weekend of 20/21 May as part of BSAC’s very-first Try Tech event. Hosted by BSAC East Midlands Coaching Region with support from BSAC’s Technical Group, Try Tech offered have-a-go sessions for ‘CCR first-timers’ as well as the chance for existing rebreather divers to

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Santi ‘Find the Eagle’ expedition is completed

Posted by - 13th June 2017

On 10 June, the expedition Santi Odnalezc Orla 2017 was completed. The 21-day exploration of the North Sea resulted in the verification of 34 unmarked wrecks, one of which has most likely been identified as the wreck of the British submarine HMS Narwhal. Alas, team members failed to locate the position of the legendary Polish

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New catamaran dive boat plying Maltese waters

Posted by - 9th June 2017

The Leymor is the first purpose-built British diving catamaran to operate in Maltese waters, and it brings with it some of the comforts of home, including a dive lift. She is 12 metres long and was purpose-designed as a dive boat. Powered by twin 350hp Caterpillar engines, the catamaran has a cruising speed of 20 knots

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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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Narcosis vs fear in deep diving: An instructor’s view

Posted by - 2nd May 2017

  Andrew Tonge, technical diving instructor and experienced deep diver, takes a look at narcosis and fear in deep diving   Fear manifests itself in a number of ways. In diving, being where nature never intended, deep underwater, it can take on life of its own. We, as humans, as land animals, are governed by

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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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