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Appeared in DIVER July 2015It’s 175 years since the first Cunard Line voyage, and with 300 vessels sailing under that flag there have inevitably been casualties in that time. SAM WARWICK looks at four diveable wrecks in Britain and others around the world. more...
Appeared in DIVER July 2015Arriving in Ireland some years ago armed with rebreather, tripod and black-and-white film,
LEIGH BISHOP captured some fine images of the WW1 Dreadnought battleship HMS Audacious.
A hundred years after her loss, he has returned to the site of what he reckons is one of the greatest wreck dives on Earth
Appeared in DIVER June 2015Last year’s DIVER review of the first months of World War One from a diver’s point of view was mostly about firsts, but by 1915 ships were being sunk in such numbers that nothing was a first. JOHN LIDDIARD looks at the stories behind the familiar shipwrecks of today
Appeared in DIVER May 2015Thursday, 7 May marks the centenary of the sinking of Cunard liner RMS Lusitania off south-western Ireland following a torpedo strike. Arguably second only to the Titanic as the world’s most famous shipwreck, Lusitania was first dived in 1935 and, at 93m deep, has been drawing underwater explorers ever since. SAM WARWICK reports, photos EOIN MCGARRY, illustrations STUART WILLIAMSON more...
Appeared in DIVER April 2015The Adriatic off Croatia is littered with WW1 wrecks, and one of the best-known is the Cesare Rossarol. A team of keen GUE divers decided to map this Italian cruiser to help protect it – JEROEN VELTROP and PETER ZAAL report, photography by RENÉ LIPMANN
Appeared in DIVER April 2015JOHN WILLIAMS and his wife Karen had enjoyed having a wreck to themselves in UK waters - but nothing lasts forever more...
Appeared in DIVER March 2015The risk of rough passages and flapping fish on your pillow is surely not too high a price to pay to dive 15 choice northern Red Sea and Gulf of Suez wrecks in a week, is it? NIGEL WADE gives the itinerary a blast
Appeared in DIVER December 2014Diving deep wrecks more than 90 miles from the nearest port is not a task to undertake lightly, especially when the weather conditions are hostile.
VIC VERLINDEN didn’t want to face another setback to his ambition to dive the Jutland battleships more...
Appeared in DIVER November 2014Diving a WW2 U-boat wreck off the coast of Berwickshire leads MIKE WARD to a train of thought about wrecks, war and family connections more...
Appeared in DIVER October 2014It’s more than 20 years since John Bantin’s original exposé on the Thistlegorm was published in divEr. It has since become one of the world’s most visited wrecks, subject of countless articles, books and even TV documentaries. Surely there is nothing new to say? ALEX MUSTARD, in collaboration with the RAF’s Tony Edge and Keith Francis, set out to properly identify and map all the vehicles in the wreck’s holds. Their findings, presented exclusively here, will transform your next dive on this classic site more...
Appeared in DIVER August 2014Persistence pays for BRUCE MILANI GALLIENI – in fact it recently resulted in what could well be any military aircraft-enthusiast’s dream dive more...
Appeared in DIVER April 2014Can diving the wreck of a vessel that nearly killed you help bring you to terms with a tragedy? STEVE WARREN takes part in a diving project that might provide the answer more... They’ve spent a century on the seabed and are showing signs of wear and tear, but war wrecks such as HMS Audacious and Justicia off Ireland are what deep wreck-diving is all about, says CHRIS SIMONS more... Last month JOHN LIDDIARD explained how engines and propulsion systems on wrecks provide vital clues to the nature and identity of a ship. In this concluding article, he moves on to what the hull and fittings reveal more... A little knowledge goes a long way when you’re wreck-diving. In the first of a two-part guide, John Liddiard looks at Engines & Propulsion more...
Appeared in DIVER January 2014A trio of attractions grouped together in Portland Harbour and associated with WW2’s D-Day landings grab JOHN LIDDIARD’s attention this month. Illustration by MAX ELLIS more...
Appeared in DIVER November 2013This month’s tour of a North Sea WW1 U-boat victim is one for the technical divers, and it’s a fair boat-ride out too.
And is it definitely the Aulton? JOHN LIDDIARD wonders if it is just one of many sunken small coal-carrying coasters. Tour illustrated by MAX ELLIS more...
Appeaared in DIVER August 2013This steamship almost got through the Great War unscathed – then it met U94 off north Cornwall. JOHN LIDDIARD guides us through its broken remains in a tour illustrated by MAX ELLIS more...
Appeared in DIVER June 2013World War Two submarine-chasers may be small but they’re packed with interesting details for divers to examine.
John Liddiard heads for Dorset, illustration by Max Ellis more... JOHN LIDDIARD turns his attention to a really old wreck, a paddle-steamer that lies in two halves off south-west Wales. The wheel is a tricky optional extra! Illustration by MAX ELLIS more...