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Rooswijk wreck-finds go on show

18 August 2017
New finds from the wreck of the Rooswijk, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) vessel that sank on Goodwin Sands off Kent in January 1740, are to be displayed at open days this Saturday (19 August) and on 16 September.
 

Underwater sculptor asked to steal his own works

16 August 2017
Underwater art installations have become popular as artists aim to emulate the likes of sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor, but there are hazards.
 

Canadian wreck-diver's body found

15 August 2017
Divers have recovered the body of the Canadian technical diver who went missing off Donegal's north coast on Saturday afternoon (12 August).
 

Search continues for diver off Donegal

14 August 2017
The search for a Canadian technical diver missing off Ireland's north coast is continuing into a third day (Monday, 14 August).
 

19-year-old dies on Zakynthos freedive

12 August 2017
A British watersports instructor has died while freediving off the island of Zakynthos in Greece.
 

James Eagan Layne stripped of 'ghost gear'

11 August 2017
Around 100kg of "ghost gear" - abandoned fishing nets - was removed from the popular wreck of the James Eagan Layne off Plymouth by divers last weekend (5/6 August).
 
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    The Big Question
    Don't forget to cast your vote in DIVER Magazine's latest Big Question. This month we are asking: Do you become hyper-sensitive about the risk of catching a cold or other infection in the run-up to a dive-trip? Please answer yes or no, and feel free to comment.

    To the power of six

    13 August 2017
    The most soughtafter liveaboard dive-trips and destinations are often booked up years in advance, says Dive Worldwide, which has become the only UK tour operator of the new Global Dive Alliance.
     

    Scubapro UPF Collection Rash-Guards & Steamer

    11 September 2017
    All of Scubapro's UPF rash-guard collection is rated UPF 50 or above, which means 'Excellent' category protection from the sun.
     

    WETSUIT WATERPROOF W50 5mm

    Appeared in DIVER August 2017
    IT'S BEEN SOME TIME SINCE ANYONE described my rear as pert or cute, until I put on the new W50. I'll admit that it was my other half who made the remark, and while I'd like to claim that wolf-whistles and indecent proposals followed me everywhere I wore the suit, they didn't. I did get a lot of comments on how good it looked, however. Which was nice.
     

    THE VALENTINE TANKS

    Appeared in DIVER August 2017
    Unique 'floating tanks', relics of World War Two, can be dived from Swanage, says WILL APPLEYARD. Ideal for an early-season UK warm-up dive in this case - but they're always ready for inspection
     

    TALKING TECHNICAL

    Appeared in DIVER August 2017
    Most of us have experienced the effects of nitrogen narcosis at depth to one extent or another. SIMON PRIDMORE looks at the phenomenon and how the pros manage to cope with it
     

    I got the blues!

    Appeared in DIVER February 2017
    You don't have to travel far to go shark-diving in the UK - just 20 miles off Cornwall, in fact, with some fishing on the side. RICK AYRTON gets a taste
     

    UNDER EXPOSED

    Appeared in DIVER August 2017
    IT'S THE SIXTH YEAR of the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition but only the second in which there has been a specific underwater category. According to the organisers, whose ambitious aim is 'to surface the most compelling imagery in landscape, wildlife, nature, travel and adventure from around the planet', the smartly named Under Exposed category is proving popular with competitors.
    The latest competition drew 17,000 images from professional and amateur photographers from more than 50 countries, and Ammonite Press recently released Outdoor Photographer of the Year: Portfolio II, collecting more than 160 of the best photos submitted. It costs £25, and as a taster you can see seven images from Under Exposed on this and the following pages…
     

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