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What makes Pathfinder so special

There's something different about diving a famous shipwreck, says John Liddiard. It's the extra dimension added by history. HMS Pathfinder in the North-east is a good example
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Happy lundy

Past experiences had been spoiled by the weather, but this time John Liddiard was determined to make the most of this western islands easy diving opportunities
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The Plymouth drop-off

Appeared in DIVER October 2007
I first heard of the Plymouth drop-off as a dive site from members of Plymouth Sound BSAC quite a few years ago. Averaging a couple of miles out from the coast, the seabed takes a sudden step between 30 and 40m, to give a 5-10m wall and boulder slope.
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Cornwall north & south

Appeared in DIVER May 2007
The county the locals call Kernow is narrow enough for divers to nip across as the weather dictates. John Liddiard enjoys some nice n easy shore-diving on both coasts
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Surfing the slacks in Newquay

Appeared in DIVER January 2007
There's a newly identified U-boat to dive off north Cornwall and much else besides, so John Liddiard heads for an unexpectedly subdued Newquay
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Gnomes and gardens

Appeared in DIVER October 2006
Wast Water offers a rugged inland diving opportunity in the Lake District - don't expect amenities, says John Liddiard, but it does hold a few surprises
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Deep down Loch Fyne

Appeared in DIVER October 2006
Scotland's second-biggest sea loch is a favourite haunt of Mike Clark, but he had never ventured so near its mouth before. Would the promised rich marine life and puffer wrecks live up to his expectations?
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ANYTHING but the Kyarra

Appeared in DIVER September 2006
Not that there is anything wrong with this Dorset wreck, a torpedoed liner from World War One that can be enjoyed again and again. Many divers travel to Swanage at weekends to do just that - but there's more to diving from this town than just the Kyarra and the pier-legs, says John Liddiard
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Between the WINDS

Appeared in DIVER May 2006
A trip to dive the wrecks of east Sussex is bookended by decidedly dodgy weather - but the calm in the middle brings a bit of a treat, says John Liddiard. But who's the bloke in the tam with the ginger fringe?
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Cool Blue LAGOON

Appeared in DIVER May 2006
Britain's latest inland diving attraction is the Blue Lagoon - and its gimmick is that it has the sort of viz associated more with tropical holidays than Yorkshire quarries. The water temperature was sadly far from tropical when Mike Ward dropped in
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Clyde by NIGHT

Appeared in DIVER April 2006
It surprised even veteran Clyde diver Mike Clark to be invited to dive a dredger wreck in the river after dark, but there was method in this madness
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British Summertime

Appeared in DIVER April 2006
Easter is approaching - its time to start planning your UK summer of diving in earnest. To give you some ideas, John Liddiard rounds up recent diving days full of local colour in five parts of the country, from Cornwall to northern Scotland, west Wales to Kent
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Stairways to the Sea

Seaside piers - theyre not just places where tired TV personalities go to eke out their careers, but where diving fish-fanciers go to get among the action the easy way - right beneath their feet. Piers can also offer a few surprises, as Stephen Lee discovers
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Ailsa Craig -Lower Clyde

Easing into the new season, here are four tasty ideas for UK dives that experienced divers can share with the less qualified. They also make rewarding second dives any time. John Liddiard wades in
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The Bury - Pembrokeshire

Easing into the new season, here are four tasty ideas for UK dives that experienced divers can share with the less qualified. They also make rewarding second dives any time. John Liddiard wades in
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The Parson and Clerk - East Devon

Easing into the new season, here are four tasty ideas for UK dives that experienced divers can share with the less qualified. They also make rewarding second dives any time. John Liddiard wades in
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In the bleak midwinter - Chesil Beach

... there is still some great shore-diving to be had around the UK! John Liddiard rounds up five of the best bets for those who just have to get down to the sea again - and jump straight into it
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The Far Mulberry, Sussex

HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET A GOOD WRECK DIVE on slack water, but have to put up with a drift over some mud bank or scabby little ledges for a second dive     Well, here are some great second dives, conveniently shallow to follow a deeper wreck with minimal surface interval, with no slack water requirements and usually good visibility.
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In the bleak midwinter - St Abbs

... there is still some great shore-diving to be had around the UK! John Liddiard rounds up five of the best bets for those who just have to get down to the sea again - and jump straight into it
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In the bleak midwinter - Porthkerris

... there is still some great shore-diving to be had around the UK! John Liddiard rounds up five of the best bets for those who just have to get down to the sea again - and jump straight into it
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In the bleak midwinter - Swanage

... there is still some great shore-diving to be had around the UK! John Liddiard rounds up five of the best bets for those who just have to get down to the sea again - and jump straight ...

Its a Spring Thing

Appeared in DIVER September 2006
Unless you're a hardy annual UK diver, you're probably just coming to life after your winter hibernation. John Liddiard, Mike Clark and Gavin Parsons are here to tempt you with five dives...

Happy days off Dartmouth

Appeared in DIVER March 2006
 A wealth of shipwrecks awaits divers out of Dartmouth and Paignton. John Liddiard enjoys a packed trip to south Devon and finds some armed trawlers much to his liking - plus the satisfac...

That itchy feeling

Appeared in DIVER February 2006
Its early yet, but we have a feeling you can hardly wait to ease yourself back into Britain's seas. John Liddiard puts up an idea for when you do - exploring Cape Cornwall's offshore reefs

Murky Menai

You can.t see much, and when you can there.s nothing dramatic to see, but if you.re looking for an uncontrollable ride on a fast-moving current, the Menai Strait, off North Wales, may be ...

Trigger-Happy Tales

You dont have to leave the UK to see exotic fish being groomed at a cleaning station, says Mark Webster. He became a regular at one such establishment in Cornwall last summer

Double Chemistry

As we are all well aware, oxygen atoms wear sky-blue T-shirts and have two arms, while nitrogen atoms wear olive-green T-shirts and have three arms. Graham Sands, meanwhile, has an import...

Across the Border

Battling the threat of bad weather in three cases out of four, John Liddiard and Mike Clark get together to check out four boats, four skippers, four ports and eight dives across the east...

Coming home

Red Sea diving is all very well, but dont you sometimes think its a bit too soft and easy Mike Ward decides to take a break from Sharm el Sheikh to do some real diving