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British and German submarines protected

22 July 2016
Two submarines that sank more than 100 years ago have been made Protected Historic Wreck Sites.

Claim against dive-boat operator runs out of time

21 July 2016
The widow of a technical diver who drowned after injuring himself on board a charter-boat off northern Scotland cannot claim damages from the owner-operator, a court has ruled - because her action was brought too long after the event.

Ocean users urged to make 'sea-changes'

20 July 2016
"If we don't take care of the ocean, we endanger our own survival."

Camera still works after 600-mile undersea trip

19 July 2016
A Fuji underwater compact camera lost by a diver off St Abbs in Berwickshire three years ago has washed up 600 miles away in Sweden - and is being returned to its owner in full working order.

BSAC team dives first British WW1 casualty

18 July 2016
HMS Amphion was the first Royal Navy ship to be sunk in World War One - and by a mine laid by her own German victim. Now a British Sub-Aqua Club group has carried out dives on the protected North Sea wreck.

Strangest dive wins you a torch!

16 July 2016
DIVER is still accepting entries for its compilation of strange dives. Does one of yours linger in the memory for being out of the ordinary, for whatever reason? Tell us about it and your account could win you a Seac R2 torch.
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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: Ever worried when flying home that you should have left more time after diving? Answer yes or no and feel free to comment.

    TUSA Tri-Quest Freedom Mask

    25 July 2016
    The M3001 Tri-Quest mask from TUSA embodies the maker's “Freedom Technology”, with a skirt that’s dimpled in key areas around the forehead and cheekbones to increase its softness, flexibility and skin surface contact area.

    Regulator BEUCHAT V-Twin

    Appeared in DIVER July 2016
    SELF-CONTAINED UNDERWATER BREATHING APPARATUS originated in France - the first commercially successful scuba sets were claimed to be the twin-hose open-circuit units developed by Emile Gagnan and Jacques-Yves Cousteau in 1943.
    I'm not sure if this claim is fact or fiction, but what I do know is that my own desire to take up diving was born after watching the legend in the red beanie and his team of explorers share the underwater realm on our family television set.
    France has a rich history in regard to scuba diving equipment, as has long-established French manufacturer Beuchat, which has played a major role in gear development from day one, and still flies the flag.
    Latest product from the French Riviera-based company is another twin set-up, although this one has a modern twist. I took it with me to the temperate waters of the Pacific to give it a go.


    Appeared in DIVER June 2016
    ROD MACDONALD's books are always eagerly awaited, and it is the level of detail that wreck-dive enthusiasts relish.
    His latest offering, Dive Palau: The Shipwrecks, is no exception. This extract, concerning a Japanese 'destroyer mother-ship' noted for its groundbreaking torpedoes, provides a flavour.

    Survival Strategies

    Appeared in DIVER July 2016
    SIMON PRIDMORE looks at close calls, picks out the techniques the divers used to survive, and recommends strategies that can make us safer divers

    Babbacombe Seal

    Appeared in DIVER May 2016
    Divers live for those moments that denote an unforced marine-life encounter and they can happen anywhere, anytime, as KAREN WILLIAMS found on a dive in Devon

    BE THE CHAMP! - Mastering colour

    Appeared in DIVER July 2016
    Mastering colour is ALEX MUSTARD's subject this month - there’s no need to become obsessive about it, he says, because your subconscious may well do the job for you. But never forget the value of a dash of red
    'Too many colours make a mess. As when everyone speaks at once, the message is lost'


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