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Bowbelle, Wreck of souls

Appeared in DIVER June 2011
The dredger Bowbelle earned an infamous place in history when it caused the deaths of 51 revellers on the Thames, 22 years ago. Now, like its victim, it is a shipwreck, but in Madeira. After a string of failed attempts to dive it, would Stuart Philpott succeed

Moonshines end - Yongala

Appeared in DIVER March 2011
The Yongala is perhaps Australia's most famous shipwreck, and for good reason - divers are always knocked out by the amount of marine life it attracts. It sank 100 years ago on 23 March, and HE Sawyer explains what makes this dive so special

The X factor

Appeared in DIVER December 2010
Stories are often told of great shipwreck discoveries from the depths, but what of the wrecks that are most reluctant to reveal their whereabouts Leigh Bishop travels deep into the Arctic Circle in search of the one that really did get away - or did it?

On the lookout for Don Pedro

Appeared in DIVER September 2010
Youd think it would be hard to lose a 142m-long diving attraction, but it can be done. John Bantin returns to Ibiza to find out how the western Med's own Zenobia is coming along

Challenging with a small sea

Appeared in DIVER August 2010
The North Sea is littered with wrecks, and being comparatively shallow allows technical divers plenty of time to explore them. Leigh Bishop rides the waves in luxury aboard a Belgian charter-boat that's made to measure

The wreck hunters

Appeared in DIVER July 2010
Mike Ward and his team undertake a Red Sea wreck-hunt of epic proportions. No, really!

Treasures of Latvia

Appeared in DIVER May 2010
Live ammo, Enigma machines, space-station controllers - you may not have considered the possibilities of diving clear Baltic waters, but theres more to Latvia than stag weekends, says Dmitri Gorski. Photos by Alex Dawson

The story of Iron Annie

Appeared in DIVER February 2010
A mystery German aircraft from World War Two has come to light in the Black Sea. Ukrainian diver Andrey Nekrasov is part of the team that has been fighting the elements to reveal its story

The subterranean world of Transylvania

Appeared in DIVER February 2010
Could an ocean liner blessed with awesome visibility 135m down off the north coast of Ireland be the best wreck dive in the British Isles Leigh Bishop thinks so, and he has been lucky enough to dive the Transylvania more than once

Sleeping giant

Appeared in DIVER November 2009
HMS Manchester lies off Tunisia in 85m of water - MATT OUTRAM recently led an expedition to explore it. Photography by Chris Simons

As the years go passing by

Appeared in DIVER July 2009
Howard Sawyer takes a cool, hard look at the business of diving wrecks on which people have died. Pictures by John Bantin.

Identity crisis

Appeared in DIVER July 2009
The attraction of wrecks to divers is often enhanced by a glamorous back-story. What happens, however, when a wreck is known to be historically significant, but its name is forgotten. A Channel ghost ship proves irresistible for Leigh Bishop

The battleship that started World War Two

Appeared in DIVER May 2009
The Schleswig Holstein sailed into a harbour near Gdansk on an apparent courtesy visit, only then to fire on the Polish garrison. These, as it turned out, were the opening shots of WW2. Marcin Trzcinski dives an historic battleship wreck

The making of a Wreck Tour

Appeared in DIVER March 2009
DIVER's Wreck Tours have become something of an institution over the past 10 years, allowing divers to see in full UK wrecks that in cold, dark reality can be seen only bit by bit. John Liddiard explains how it's done

Warbirds of the Med

Appeared in DIVER April 2008
Aircraft remains hold a special fascination for many wreck-divers. Marcin Trzcinski has dived and photographed five of the best

Warships down south

Appeared in DIVER November 2007
Coldwater divers the world over head north to dive Scapa Flow's military wrecks, but John Liddiard has been cherry-picking from the English Channels own awesome collection, from landing-c...

An American history

Appeared in DIVER September 2007
The liner Tuscania was launched in wartime, and would become the first carrier of US troops to be torpedoed and sunk during World War One. Leigh Bishop reports on this hard-to-dive UK dee...

Anatomy of a submarine wreck

Appeared in DIVER September 2007
Tired of swimming over wrecks that consisting mainly of smashed iron plating and boilers? Submarines are the answer, says Innes McCartney, whose specialist guide is illustrated by Rico Ol...

Small, neat and well-slugged

Appeared in DIVER August 2007
When can you call a wreck new? wonders Mike Ward, as he explores a little-known Red Sea site

It's such a perfect day

Appeared in DIVER July 2007
The liner RMS Niagara sank off New Zealand in June 1940, loaded with gold ingots worth more than £200 million at todays rates. Much of the treasure was recovered at the time, but ea...

Shipwrecks From The Egyptian Red Sea

by Ned Middleton Illustrations by Rico Oldfield Immel Publishing £35.00 & £3.00 p+p


Appeared in DIVER February 2007
Fourteen warships lost around Britain have been added to the Ministry of Defence's lists of officially protected wrecks. All are war graves listed as Protected Places under the Protection...

After the lifeboat went down

Appeared in DIVER January 2007
It hit the headlines just before Christmas in 1981 - the loss of the Penlee lifeboat off Cornwall was major news. Neville Oldham recalls how he became involved in the search for its remai...


Appeared in DIVER January 2007
Images of the world-famous warship wrecks of Scapa Flow, created using the latest sonar visualisation technology, reveal exactly how they lie on the seabed - and in precise detail. In a D...

The truth behind the icon

Appeared in DIVER December 2006
Armed freighter Thistlegorm, everyones favourite Red Sea wreck, met her end 65 years ago. Now James Tunney reckons its time to dispel some of the myths surrounding this must-do dive site....

Dangerous Dreams

Appeared in DIVER June 2006
UK sport divers shouldnt go buying houses or cars in the expectation of paying for them from the proceeds of their treasure-wreck finds, says Louise Trevawas. On the other hand, you never...

Wreck Detectives

Channel 4 , £19.99 inc p&p