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Invincible with the original 3

Appeared in DIVER March 2017
Canadian BRENT PINIUTA became a diver through his desire to learn more about one of the Royal Navy's landmark warships- this is his personal story of how an obsession led to a reunion

Malta's tale of two sections

Appeared in DIVER December 2016
The WW2 destroyer HMS Southwold makes for two serious dives in deep and sometimes troubled waters - TANO ROLE reckons it could be the best genuine tec wreck in the Maltese islands

Alternative fate of the M2

Appeared in DIVER November 2016
The idea of a submarine that was also an aircraft-carrier continues to intrigue a century after it was built, but the concept was to be M2's downfall. This Dorset wreck is open to divers - RICK AYRTON takes up the story

DARLWYNE - the forgotten tragedy of 1966

Appeared in DIVER November 2016
Thirty-one people died off Cornwall when a boat unfit to be at sea went missing, but in the aftermath of England's World Cup victory the headlines went missing too. Fifty years on, MARK MILBURN set out to find the wreck

The Million-Dollar Dive

Appeared in DIVER November 2016
Titanic's bigger sister-ship Britannic sank off Greece in November 1916. Now, 100 years on, the iconic wreck has seen the arrival of a new breed of human interaction in terms of diving technology - resulting in what Leigh Bishop believes could be the greatest-ever wreck-dive!
Photography by Leigh, Rich Stevenson and Richie Kohler


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

Le Polynesien: Best in the Med?

Appeared in DIVER August 2016
It's at 65m and each year's storms leave it a little more ravaged, but this French liner, sunk by a U-boat towards the end of WW1, is one of the world's great underwater experiences, says RICK AYRTON


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.


Appeared in DIVER April2016
The Sinking of the Aud & the Easter Rising
The Aud was sunk off Cork 100 years ago this April, but it wasn't really the Aud. The tramp steamer's cargo was intended to provide firepower for the Irish Republicans' Easter Rising - JOHN LIDDIARD has dived the wreck and has the story

The scale of JUSTICIA

Appeared in DIVER March 2016
Returning to dive what he reckons could be the best wreck-dive in the British Isles, LEIGH BISHOP fires up his new scooter for a cruise down Memory Lane

The lady is a tramp

Appeared in DIVER December 2015
If it's the little things in life that please us, what about those relatively unknown small shipwrecks in home waters? Leigh Bishop returns to one such wreck that despite its anonymity was still part of serious maritime history.

Graf Zeppelin - Diving Hitler's Aircraft-Carrier

Appeared in DIVER November 2015
'A few times in my diving life I've had the chance to dive an extraordinary wreck,' says VIC VERLINDEN. The Graf Zeppelin is more than a shipwreck - it's also one of the great mysteries of World War Two.

From smuggler to shipwreck

Appeared in DIVER August 2015
Michael Salvarezza and Christopher P Weaver get to dive Florida's Golden Venture and delve into the shady background of this notorious vessel

Cunard Wrecks

Appeared in DIVER July 2015
It'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.

Sheer scale of a sleeping dreadnought

Appeared in DIVER July 2015
Arriving 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.


Appeared in DIVER June 2015
Last 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 ...

100 years submerged

Appeared in DIVER May 2015
Thursday, 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 m...

Project Rossarol

Appeared in DIVER April 2015
The 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 - ...

Death of a Viking Princess

Appeared in DIVER April 2015
JOHN WILLIAMS and his wife Karen had enjoyed having a wreck to themselves in UK waters - but nothing lasts forever

The lust for rust

Appeared in DIVER March 2015
The 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 gi...

Expedition Jutland

Appeared in DIVER December 2014
Diving 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 anoth...

Albert and the U-Boat

Appeared in DIVER November 2014
Diving a WW2 U-boat wreck off the coast of Berwickshire leads MIKE WARD to a train of thought about wrecks, war and family connections

I-SPY the Thistlegorm, in a whole new light

Appeared in DIVER October 2014
Its more than 20 years since John Bantins original expose on the Thistlegorm was published in diver. It has since become one of the worlds most visited wrecks, subject of countless articl...

1914 Sinkings

Appeared in DIVER August 1914
World War One broke out 100 years ago this August, and the remaining months of the year saw a pattern set in terms of the war at sea that has left a rich legacy for todays divers. JOHN LI...

Scilly expectations

Appeared in DIVER June 2014
The Scilly Isles, Englands furthermost inhabited land, have been luring ships onto their shores for centuries - right up to the 1990s, in fact. SUE DALY spends a week getting to know some...

Great War wrecks

Appeared in DIVER April 2014
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 ...

Barge nights

Appeared in DIVER February 2014
Is the Barge the best night dive in the world Photographer RICHARD ASPINALL chronicles his love affair with this Red Sea treasure

Rolling up to the Turkia

Appeared in DIVER February 2014
The northern Red Sea wrecks itinerary is familiar, but head way north up the Gulf of Suez and youll find a rarely dived WW2 wreck casualty that has been compared with the Thistlegorm. SUE...