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Farewell, Peter Scoones

Legendary natural history underwater cameraman Peter Scoones has died, aged 76. more...

Dryer weather, cleaner waters

Bathing waters around the UK were at an all-time high for cleanliness last summer, the Marine Conservation Society has reported – thanks to particularly dry weather. more...

Cornwall holds diving festival

A full programme of diving and socialising will be on offer at the annual ScubaFest Cornwall at Pentewan Sands, near St Austell, over 3-5 May. more...

Coming up: Miss Scuba UK

Miss Scuba UK The finals of Miss Scuba UK 2014 will be held in El Gouna, Egypt, from 26 April until 2 May. Jaime-Lee Faulkner, crowned the first Miss Scuba UK last November, will hand over her crown to one of the 10 finalists, after they have competed in 12 events. more...

Diving incidents drop to lowest level in two decades

The number of diving incidents has fallen to its lowest level in 21 years, according to latest figures from the Maritime & Coastguard Agency.
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Scottish wrecks map

A downloadable interactive map showing all known shipwrecks off Scotland has been published by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. more...
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    Win a Luxfer pony cylinder
    Don't forget to cast your vote in DIVER Magazine's latest Big Question for the chance to win a Luxfer emergency pony cylinder worth £106.
    This month we are asking: The Miss Scuba UK competition is being held at El Gouna in Egypt. Do you think diving beauty contests are a good idea? Answer yes or no, and please let us know what you have in mind.

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    £595 buys last-minute liveaboard week

    The chance to enjoy a week's liveaboard scuba diving in the Red Sea for £595 is being offered on a last-minute basis from 23-30 April. more...

    Shout-out! for the great guides

    Otto shows off a seaweed wig in Raja Ampat Some are good, some are poor, and some are just brilliant – LISA COLLINS wanders down Memory Lane with some of the best dive-guides she has met more...

    GearNews 21 April 14

    Bare SB System Drysuit
    Bare has introduced a new self-donning front-entry drysuit to the UK market. Its SB System is constructed from a breathable stretch trilaminate fabric exclusive to the manufacturer, comprising a blend of nylon and spandex for the outer shell combined with a waterproof, stretchable and breathable polyurethane and nylon membrane for the interior lining. more...

    Basking with leviathans
    Appeared in DIVER March 2014

    A basking shark gulps down the plankton You don't have to go halfway round the world to swim with the oceans’ biggest animals. Some of them come to us, and tolerate company. It's all a matter of timing – GRANT HENDERSON heads for the island of Coll more...

    Great War wrecks

    Anti-personnel warheads from 18-pounder shells on the Volnay. These rotting steel tubes are filled with a mixture of explosives and lead shot The majority of warship wrecks around the British Isles are casualties of World War One. The 100th anniversary of the UK entering the war falls on 4 August, so in the next few years many of our most popular wrecks for diving will become 100 years old. JOHN LIDDIARD sets the scene more...

    No panic, please – we’re divers!
    Appeared in DIVER December 2013

    Your stomach is churning and you feel sick. You sweat, your skin changes colour, your breath becomes faster and shallower and your vision is restricted. Panic attacks are worse under water, but the good news is that they are preventable. Doctors ANDREAS ACERANT and SIMONETTA VERNOCCHI explain more...

    Armoured and dangerous
    Appeared in DIVER February 2014

    Dendrochirus brachypterus, Bali It’s a long time since Jamie Watts would play with a scorpionfish as it rested on his hand – he knows much better now! more...

    Strait portraits

    Chromodoris nudibranch with hitch-hiking emperor shrimp; In the unusual submarine world of Lembeh Strait, exotic creatures with bizarre adaptations thrive. JUSTIN GILLIGAN turned it into an underwater studio to capture the results he wanted more...

    Back to the 1960s
    Appeared in DIVER November 2013

    The first monthly magazine bearing the name DIVER appeared on news-stands 35 years ago, in 1978. But this was the new title for a publication that had emerged almost at the dawn of UK diving, tracing its ancestry back to the 1950s.
    So why are we celebrating our golden anniversary this year, 2013, and this month? All will be explained. more...

    DIVER B0OKSHOP

    Our selection of books on diving and related subjects can be sent to all destinations in the UK and abroad.
    Start your browsing here... more...

    Brighton Diver
    18th September 2013

    Brighton Diver 1 Chichester Close
    Saltdean
    Brighton
    East Sussex
    BN2 8LL more...

    The Diving Cellar
    11th September 2013

    The Diving Cellar SCAPA FLOW
    The Diving Cellar
    Pierhead
    Stromness
    Orkney
    KW16 3AA
    more...

    Northern Diver Ltd
    11 April 2013

    Appley Lane North
    Appley Bridge
    Wigan
    WN6 9AE more...

    blue o two Red Sea liveaboard offers from £775!
    23rd April 2014

    blue o two Red Sea liveaboard offers from £775! M/Y blue Fin – Red Sea
    09 May – 16 May: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £775
    16 May – 23 May: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £795
    23 May – 30 May: North and Ras Mohamed £945
    30 May – 06 Jun: Northern Wrecks & Reefs £1095
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    Scuba Mallorca
    2nd July 2013

    Scuba Mallorca Scuba Mallorca
    Carrer d'Elcano 23
    07470 Port de Pollença
    Mallorca
    Spain more...

    Travel Organiser
    28 March 2014

    Travel Organiser We are a small specialist tour operator with three divisions, Divequest (scuba diving and underwater photography holidays), Birdquest (bird and wildlife tours) and Wild Images (wildlife photography tours). We have been in business for 33 years and are the leading UK longhaul specialist in the scuba diving holidays sphere and the European market leaders in the birdwatching tour field.

    This particular position is a new post stemming from the need for a reorganisation of the way we do things. more...

    Sub Aqua Prints

    3 Crescent Road, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2DH more...

    VR Technology Ltd

    Unit 12, Blackhill Road West, Holton Heath Industrial Estate, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6LE more...

    Divers Down Swanage latest boat spaces
    10th April 2014

    Divers Down Swanage latest boat spaces We are now taking bookings for the whole of the 2013 season. Listed below are some of the dives we have going out over the next few weeks.

    If you don't see what you want then just contact us to see what is available.
    If you would like to enquire about diving or reserve places then please phone us on 07977 142661 or send us an email more...

    DIVERNET DIRECTORIES

    Our wide range of listings is designed to help you find everything you need to help you enjoy your diving. It lists all the businesses that will supply you with your diving needs, where to find them and what they offer - together with some great Special Offers and Last Minute opportunities.
    Start your browsing here... more...

    Grand Sea Serpent
    23rd July 2013

    Grand Sea Serpent Sea Serpent Fleet
    Ceramic Building
    Hurghada
    Red Sea
    Egypt more...

    Bare SB System Drysuit

    Bare SB System Drysuit
    Bare has introduced a new self-donning front-entry drysuit to the UK market. Its SB System is constructed from a breathable stretch trilaminate fabric exclusive to the manufacturer, comprising a blend of nylon and spandex for the outer shell combined with a waterproof, stretchable and breathable polyurethane and nylon membrane for the interior lining. more...