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Ancient Mediterranean port 40% bigger than previously thought

23 August 2016
The submerged remains of a major ancient fortress and port in Albania are far larger than had been previously realised.
 

GBR now seen as last-chance destination

22 August 2016
Seventy per cent of tourists visiting Australia's Great Barrier Reef are now doing so because they want to experience it before it has gone, according to a report published in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
 

Dive team pays respects to HMS Boadicea

20 August 2016
A technical dive-team has raised the White Ensign on the protected Channel wreck of WW2 destroyer HMS Boadicea, and laid on board the ashes of the sister of one of the ship's stokers.
 

Rare WW1 minesweeper off Dorset wins protection

19 August 2016
The wreck of the Arfon, an unusually intact steam trawler turned WW1 minesweeper discovered off Dorset in 2014, has been given protected status.
 

HMS Falmouth remembered in 3D

18 August 2016
To mark the centenary of the loss of HMS Falmouth, the only substantial wreck in English waters of a Royal Navy warship that fought at the Battle of Jutland, Historic England (HE) has produced a digital 3D model of the ship.
 

MCS wants your jelly observations

17 August 2016
The number of jellyfish blooms is on the increase as UK coastal waters warm up, says the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), as it calls on scuba divers and other sea users to report any sightings.
 
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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: Have you taken or would you like to take an underwater archaeology course? Answer yes or no and feel free to comment.

    Strom Agonium Nethuns II Divers' Watches

    22 August 2016
    Hand-finished and individually numbered, Nethuns II features include a screw-locked crown at 9 o'clock that adjusts an inner diving bezel.
     

    KNIFE TUSA FK-14 Titanium Mini-Knife

    Appeared in DIVER August 2016
    WHEN I FIRST WENT DIVING, knives were an integral part of my dive-kit, so much so that if I didn't have one strapped to my leg I felt under-dressed, exposed and vulnerable.
    In those days 'the bigger the better' was the buzz-phrase, which led to divers buying and wearing a blade of which Zorro or Crocodile Dundee would have been proud.
    These monster knives were employed for various tasks such as hammering and prying spidge (brass artefacts) from previously untouched wrecks, dispatching a fish or two to be taken for dinner, tightening screws and even cutting lines or nets.
     

    1916

    Appeared in DIVER August 2016
    Continuing our annual review of the Great War centenary, 1916 is highlighted by the battle of Jutland. We also have a new wave of merchant raiders and a distribution of merchant losses arising from changes in the U-boat rules of engagement.
    JOHN LIDDIARD looks at wrecks that originated 100 years ago
     

    Looking out for number 1

    Appeared in DIVER August 2016
    Simon Pridmore discusses when and how to carry an independent air source
     

    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
     

    FLUO-DIVING Night & Day

    Appeared in DIVER August 2016
    STUART WESTMORELAND wrote PADI's Fluorescence Night Diver distinctive speciality course, and he reckons there's far more to fluo-diving than wow-factor night-dives and unusual photos - though those taken here by the author and LYNN MINER do look pretty good!
     

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