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British diver dies in Lanzarote

20 September 2017
A British scuba diver died on Saturday morning (16 September) while on a holiday dive in southern Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

Chinese shark syndicate busted

18 September 2017
More good news in the fight to deter illegal shark-finners comes from China, where 50 tons of shark-fin, fish swim-bladders, sea-cucumbers and abalones were confiscated by Jiangmen Customs Anti-Smuggling Bureau on 10 September.

Florida diver's boat 'nearly decapitated me'

17 September 2017
The US scuba diver rescued by passers-by just before Hurricane Irma broke in Florida, as reported on Divernet on 11 September, has explained to Florida news channel CBS12 how his plight came about.

18th-century charts reveal coral loss

16 September 2017
In what's thought to be the first study of its kind, researchers in the USA and Australia have compared 240-year-old British nautical charts with modern satellite data to determine how the coral reefs of the Florida Keys have changed.

Sea Shepherd nabs shark-poachers in East Timor

14 September 2017
Environmental activists Sea Shepherd have helped East Timor police to capture a fleet of 15 Chinese boats fishing illegally for sharks in Indonesian waters.

Instructor kits up for city-centre walk

13 September 2017
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and Miss Scuba UK 2017 finalist Charley Williams is set to walk 3km in full scuba gear through her home town of Chichester this Saturday (16 September).
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    'Incredible specials' at Maldives' Cocoon Resort

    14 September 2017
    "Incredible specials" at Cocoon Resort in the Maldives are being offered by Planet Dive Holidays for bookings made before 30 September for travel before 23 December 2017.

    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.


    Appeared in DIVER September 2017
    The G2 is successor to the ground-breaking Galileo computer. Can it possibly be as intuitive as Scubapro claims? Mike Ward sets out to dive it without benefit of manual

    Views of the VOLOS

    Appeared in DIVER September 2017
    Lefteris Reef in Greece has become the graveyard for many ships over millennia, but few can have as intriguing a backstory as the Volos, says ROSS J ROBERTSON, who writes in collaboration with Dimitri Evangelopoulos, Dimitri Galon and Paris Sofos. So what exactly did Hans Hass find when he filmed the wreck in 1942?

    Aspects of Etiquette Pt 1

    Appeared in DIVER September 2017
    Most of us like to feel that we're in the know about the accepted way of doing things - and nobody more so than divers. SIMON PRIDMORE has been looking at 'doing the done thing'


    Appeared in DIVER September 2017
    When you get your eye in you realise that colourful sea-slugs are not confined to the tropics – south-eastern Scotland, for example, can also be a happy hunting-ground for macro enthusiasts. RICHARD ASPINALL drops into the Scottish Nudibranch Festival

    Be the champ! Anthias

    Appeared in DIVER September 2017
    In last month''s column on producing photos of contest-winning standard, ALEX MUSTARD looked at schools of fish. Tiny anthias can form less well-disciplined groups, but there are ways of tutoring them
    'We can shout 'boo!' through our regulator, which makes all the anthias retreat, momentarily, to the reef'


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