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Diver's body found after three days

6 May 2018
The body of a diver lost in the Philippines on 2 May has been found three days after he became separated from his instructor.
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Identities suggested for deep wrecks

5 May 2018
Two deep-lying 19th-century shipwrecks revealed over the course of the extensive searches for the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Boeing 727, which vanished with all 239 people aboard four years ago, have been tentatively identified.
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Diver missing in Philippines

4 May 2018
Searches are continuing in the Philippines for an Australian diver who went missing while reportedly undertaking trimix training at a depth of 100m.
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'Coral Not Coal' - Greenpeace paints its message

3 May 2018
Greenpeace Indonesia activists have intercepted a coal barge passing through the Karimunjawa archipelago national park north of Java, daubing it in yellow paint with the messages "Break Free From Coal" and "Coral Not Coal".
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Fish adapting fast to ocean-warming

2 May 2018
We might expect evolution to be a slow process, but it seems that baby reef fish are adjusting to hotter oceans within a single generation, as they inherit the genetic tools they need from their parents.
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Is UK doing enough to protect seas?

1 May 2018
A new inquiry into the future of UK seas has been launched by the Environmental Audit Committee, which plans to look at how they can be protected from climate-change, acidification, overfishing and pollution - and it is seeking the views of the public.
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Promising coral news from Australia

30 April 2018
Scientists believe they are a step closer to understanding how coral reefs reseed themselves and are able to adapt to growing environmental threats.
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NAS runs free WW1 field school

28 April 2018
The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is set to run a free, open-to-all "field school" on Traeth Bychan Beach, Anglesey over the weekend of 23-24 June.
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18,000 Irish sites included in Wreck Viewer

27 April 2018
Wreck divers in Irish waters have been gifted a rich information source in the form of a new website containing data on more than 18,000 wrecks.
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Diver killed by dive-boat in Bali

26 April 2018
An Austrian diver has died after being struck by a boat off Nusa Lembongan island on the east coast of Bali, Indonesia. The incident occurred on Monday afternoon (23 April).
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Karabay doubles coldwater endurance record

25 April 2018
Turkish diver Cem Karabay has not only succeeded in his bid to set a new Guinness World Record for Longest Open Saltwater Scuba Dive (Cold Water), but has exactly doubled the previous record.
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Deptherapy wins Soldiering On Award

24 April 2018
The work of scuba-diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education has been recognised in the Soldiering On Awards, an annual salute to those who have served in Britain's Armed Forces, and the organisations that support them.
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Diver dies in Lake District

23 April 2018
A Lancashire man in his 60s died on Saturday (21 April) while diving in Wast Water which, at almost 80m, is the deepest body of water in the Lake District.
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A bigger spleen: the secret of freediving success

22 April 2018
After at least a thousand years subsisting on shellfish collected on deep breath-hold dives, it seems that the Bajau Laut "sea nomads" of South-east Asia have adapted to their underwater existence genetically - by developing enlarged spleens.
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Giant ghost net recovered in Caymans

21 April 2018
A huge weighted ghost net containing at least 30 sharks and hundreds of decomposing fish spotted by a British diving instructor off Grand Cayman Island last week has been located and removed.
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Karabay plans 23-hour submersion - in a horse

20 April 2018
Turkish diver Cem "Waterman" Karabay, holder of the Guinness World Record for Longest Scuba Dive in an Enclosed Environment, is moving his underwater endurance act into the cool sea on Monday, 23 April, with a bid to break the Longest Open Saltwater Scuba Dive (Cold Water) record.
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Divers hope Bin Bag Challenge will go viral

19 April 2018
The #binbagchallenge is an ocean clean-up project initiated by Germany-based online diving portal rateyourdive.com and Ban's Diving Resort of Koh Tao, Thailand, and they're hoping that scuba divers around the world will be moved to take part.
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'Switchblade' discovery redefines stonefish family

19 April 2018
If ever "look don't touch" was good advice for divers it was in the case of the stonefish of the Indo-Pacific. Loaded with lethal venom, it can camouflage itself into virtual invisibility on a reef or wreck, posing a danger to the unwary.
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SCRAPbook offers pollution eye in sky

17 April 2018
Welcome headlines today about the plastic-eating enzyme discovery which it's hoped will one day turn the tide of ocean pollution, but in the here and now three charities are taking action.
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Magnetic attraction dictates turtle genetics

16 April 2018
It seems it's not geographical proximity or environment that is the over-riding factor in determining the genetic make-up of turtles, but magnetism.
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Hi-tec U-boat that failed to get away

15 April 2018
The plots of many works of fiction have hinged on the premise of Nazis fleeing Germany for South America with their looted gold by submarine after WW2. Now one of the long-range U-boats t...

Epic rescue-story wreck Helena located

14 April 2018
The deep resting places of famed US war wrecks are being revealed by the month by the crew of Microsoft owner Paul Allen's expedition ship Petrel.

Diver dies in Firth of Clyde

12 April 2018
A diver was rescued unconscious from the Firth of Clyde by ferry crew on Wednesday (11 April), but died soon after being taken to Inverclyde Royal Hospital.

We're having a lot more heatwaves

11 April 2018
Marine heatwaves have become longer and more frequent over the past century, according to a new study carried out by an international scientific team.

Mantis shrimps can help subs navigate

10 April 2018
Marine animals such as mantis shrimp and cephalopods have inspired what is claimed to be a more accurate and cost-effective means of underwater navigation for submarines, according to the...

Divers' double RAF celebration

9 April 2018
Divers from the RAF Brize Norton Sub-Aqua Club have carried out a 50m dive while attempting to carry out 50 dives in a day, to commemorate two anniversaries - the Royal Air Force's centen...

Stoney Bell and Croatian Stations

8 April 2018
The Shiers Diving Bell is the latest underwater attraction to be installed at the National Diving Centre inland site at Stoney Cove in Leicestershire.

Rapid ascent from 68m a 'tragic accident'

6 April 2018
The death of technical diver Steven Slater on the wreck of the Andrea Doria was a "tragic accident" resulting from a rapid ascent, an inquest has concluded.

Death of David Eaton

5 April 2018
Divernet is sad to announce the death of DIVER Magazine's Advertising Production Manager David Eaton. David, who had been diagnosed with cancer, passed away peacefully in hospital on 3 Ap...

Freediving PBs abound in Bristol

4 April 2018
UK freedivers Adam Drzazga and Beci Ryan were the respective male and female winners in the National Freediving Championships, run by the British Freediving Association (BFA) as part of t...

Soldier dies at NDAC

3 April 2018
A soldier died in the final week of a diver training course on 26 March at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) inland site at Tidenham in Gloucestershire.

Lost camera shows Facebook has its uses

2 April 2018
An underwater camera lost at sea for more than two years has been found in perfect working order and returned to the scuba diver who owns it.

Coroner records open verdict on UAE death

31 March 2018
A 64-year-old scuba diver from Lowestoft died on a shallow refresher-course dive in Abu Dhabi last May, an inquest has heard - but attempts to find out exactly what happened had been hind...

49,000 divers hit mark on litter clearance

30 March 2018
The global citizen science survey Dive Against Debris, in which scuba divers remove and report marine litter, has reached a milestone, says organiser Project AWARE

Plymouth's MBA expands

29 March 2018
The UK's Marine Biological Association (MBA) has expanded by 30% through a merger with another Plymouth-based organisation, the Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey.

MCS welcomes move on single-use plastics

28 March 2018
The decision to introduce a deposit-return system (DRS) on plastic and glass bottles and metal cans in England has been welcomed by environmental charity the Marine Conservation Society, ...

Shark poo gives coral a boost

27 March 2018
The extent of the part played by sharks in nourishing coral reefs has been scientifically measured for the first time, in an international study led by marine biologists from Imperial Col...

Underwater adventurer Jack Jackson dies

26 March 2018
Jack Jackson, the underwater photographer and author of many best-selling diving books, has died at the age of 79. He had been seriously unwell since 2009.

Royal Marine needs help to keep diving

24 March 2018
A Royal Marine is offering scuba lessons to the public - in return for help in funding surgery without which he will be forced to give up diving.

Freedivers need 'awareness' to avoid pool-bans

23 March 2018
Freediving clubs and groups are increasingly at risk of being barred from using public pools in which to practise in the UK - because of heightened fears that black-outs and "sambas" are ...