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Fiji Siren liveaboard lost

15 November 2017
Liveaboard operator Worldwide Dive & Sail has announced that its schooner Fiji Siren has been lost, but that all guests and crew are safe and uninjured.
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Remembrance in Malta

14 November 2017
At precisely 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, scuba divers placed a poppy on the X127 wreck in Marsamxette Harbour, Malta. The WW2 British lighter sank at the spot 75 years ago, after being bombed during an air attack on 6 March, 1942.
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Bite-Back recognises tour operator's contribution

13 November 2017
A UK dive-tour operator surprised the Bite-Back shark and marine conservation charity at the recent DIVE 2017 show at Birmingham's NEC, when it presented it with a cheque for £1000.
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U-boat wreck brought to life online

12 November 2017
A virtual wreck-discovery trail of the U8, one of the Imperial German Navy’s first U-boats, has gone live online. Commissioned by Historic England (HE), the tour includes 3D modelling of the wreck.
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Rays go shallow at night

11 November 2017
UK scientists have shown for the first time through electronic tagging how skate make night-time forays into shallower water.
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The DIVER Awards at 20

10 November 2017
Yes, it's been 20 years since the first DIVER Awards were given out at BAFTA in London.
Little did we know back in the last century quite how prestigious these annual accolades for the cream of the diving trade were to become.
Recipients of DIVER Awards appreciate that the trophies confer a distinct advantage when carrying on their businesses.
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Ready to be a citizen-activist diver?

9 November 2017
The diving community can be a powerful force for good in ocean conservation, visitors to the US annual dive-trade show DEMA have been told by famed oceanographer and Dr Sylvia Earle and PADI Worldwide President Drew Richardson.
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Beluga speaks dolphin to fit in

8 November 2017
Much as scuba divers may be wary of aquaria, interesting scientific observations can emerge as a result of studying marine creatures in captivity.
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Scuba with Bear - at the NEC

7 November 2017
Scuba diving is set to be one of the main attractions at the Bear Grylls Adventure facility, due to be opened at Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC) next autumn.
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Shark-researchers could be causing abortions

6 November 2017
Well-meaning marine biologists could unwittingly be as complicit as fishers in contributing to depletion of shark and ray populations. The startling conclusion comes from a scientific report from University of Wollongong's School of Biological Sciences in Australia.
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Clarke breaks Irish freedive record

4 November 2017
Eóin Clarke broke an Irish national record at the second annual Bristol Blue Freediving Competition with a 137m swim in the Dynamic No Fins event, and came third overall among male divers in the two-day event on 21/22 October.
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London comes to London

3 November 2017
Artefacts and photographs from the excavation of the 17th-century wreck of the London will be displayed from 17 November to 11 December at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.
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Mmm, tastes good - why corals like plastics

2 November 2017
Microplastics aren't consumed by marine creatures just because they mistake them for prey. New research from the USA suggests that they are eaten and enter the food-chain because they're appetising.
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If anything survives, it will be marine life

1 November 2017
As the environmental Doomsday clock ticks closer to midnight, scientists still have crumbs of comfort to offer divers.
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CO in tank nearly 500 times acceptable level, inquest hears

31 October 2017
A contaminated air-compressor believed to have caused the death of the Director of Fisheries Queensland in Australia on a dive in August 2016 had been incorrectly maintained, an inquest has heard.
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Octopus walkabout in Wales

30 October 2017
A rarely witnessed phenomenon has occurred near the seaside town of New Quay in west Wales, as curled octopuses were seen walking up the beach three nights running.
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UN conference calls for shark and ray protection

29 October 2017
Whale sharks and three other shark species have been included in a list of 34 endangered animals voted to receive additional protection at the UN-backed Convention of Migratory Species (CMS) conference.
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Two deaths in two days in Gozo

28 October 2017
Two visiting divers have died on consecutive days on the Maltese island of Gozo.
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Esmeralda wreck-find is early astrolabe

27 October 2017
A bronze disc discovered in a shipwreck off Al Hallaniyah island in Oman has proved to be an astrolabe, one of the earliest known examples of this marine-navigation device.
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Instructor's prop death an accident

25 October 2017
A British coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death four-and-a-half years after a newly qualified British scuba-diving instructor was struck by a motorboat propeller while snorkelling off Pulau Perhentian in Malaysia.
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The Ice Monster and more

23 October 2017
Five underwater/marine-life photographs feature among the winners of this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, including the unusual image featured here, 'The Ice Monster...

Don't miss the Big Weekend!

20 October 2017
The UK's biggest meet-up for divers, the annual Birmingham Dive Show at the NEC, is this weekend (21/22 October)!

NDAC fatality named

19 October 2017
The diver who died at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) inland dive-site in Gloucestershire earlier this month has been named as Wlodzimierz Jurasz, 28, from Upminster in Essex.

Top photographers take Dive Show stage

18 October 2017
An exceptional line-up of top underwater photographers will be taking the stage at the upcoming Birmingham Dive Show.

Second Scapa death this month

18 October 2017
A 53-year-old diver has died on a Scapa Flow wreck-dive, just 11 days after another diving death in the area. He is understood to have been diving the 45m-deep wreck of the scuttled WW1 G...

End of the pier in North Wales

17 October 2017
Trefor Pier in Gwynedd, described by an expert in Welsh scuba diving as one of the best shore-dives in North Wales, is being demolished.

Tooth damage bites for captive orcas

16 October 2017
Many scuba divers feel strongly that killer whales should not be held in captivity, but new evidence of damage to orca teeth has reinforced calls to end the practice.

It's October, but Vobster's calling Santa divers!

15 October 2017
Vobster Quay's annual massed-Santa diving event is set for Sunday 17 December, and the inland dive-site wants as many divers as possible to register to take the plunge.

What's Hot at DIVE 2017?

14 October 2017
The UK's biggest meet-up for divers, the annual Birmingham Dive Show at the NEC next weekend (21/22 October), is fast approaching!

Big ghost-gear haul from Scapa wrecks

13 October 2017
A hundred kilograms of fishing-net and line, more than 30 pots and creels and other lost fishing-gear have been removed from Scapa Flow's deeper wrecks by the charity Ghost Fishing UK, ca...

Tekkies can breathe (He) again

12 October 2017
Technical-diving can be an expensive business, and for many years forward-thinking exponents have been concerned that a looming worldwide shortage of helium would force prices of the vita...

From far-flung shores to Blue Planet ll

11 October 2017
Visitors to DIVE 2017 will have the chance to see an exceptional line-up of diving speakers on the main DIVER Stage.

NDAC fatality sustained chest injuries

10 October 2017
A 28-year-old scuba diver died on Sunday (8 October) at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) inland site in Gloucestershire.

Scapa wreck-dive ends in tragedy

9 October 2017
A diver has died following a wreck-dive at Scapa Flow. His dive-boat radioed the UK Coastguard at around 4pm on Friday (6 October) to report that the man was 15 minutes overdue.

Aqua Lung issues regulator safety notices

8 October 2017
Aqua Lung is carrying out a "voluntary product check" of certain examples of four of its older regulators with the ACD yoke (A-clamp) system.

Broken arm could point way to bronze statues

7 October 2017
An archaeological dive-team believes it is closing in on precious bronze statues, the presence of which has been suspected on an ancient Greek shipwreck since it was first found in the Ae...

360 VR site - a new way to dive the Thistlegorm

6 October 2017
A new 3D virtual-reality website dedicated to the Red Sea's iconic Thistlegorm shipwreck goes live today (6 October) - 76 years to the day since she sank.

Four war wrecks solve several mysteries

5 October 2017
Among a cascade of recent wreck finds, scuba divers have found a German WW1 U-boat around 30m deep off the Belgian coast. The bodies of its full complement of 23 are thought to remain sea...

Sharks live longer than we thought

4 October 2017
Sharks and rays can live up to twice as long as previously thought, according to the latest research to come from Australia's James Cook University.

'2017 conference will have more of what members love'

3 October 2017
'The 2017 event will have more of what members love - breakout sessions, an impressive external speaker line-up and plenty of networking opportunities - all at a great new venue, The Vox.'