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Two diver deaths in Australia

It’s unusual for an entry-level scuba diver to die on a dive - or for any level of diver to be killed by a shark. Unfortunately both of these rarities were reported to have occurred off Australia’s east coast on the same day, Saturday, 4 July. Read more...

It’s still a small diving world

If commercial flights are available and pre-entry Covid-19 testing accepted, the Azores, Bahamas, Barbados, Croatia, Gibraltar, Madeira, Spain and Turkey appear to be the most immediately viable overseas destinations for English scuba divers, as the UK government relaxes coronavirus travel restrictions. Read more...

Divers’ ancient finds confound experts

Scuba divers have found stone artefacts off north-western Australia that date back as far as 8500 years, to when the archaeological sites would have been on dry land. The submerged sites are the first of their kind to have been found on Australia's continental shelf. Read more...

Two diver deaths in Australia

It’s unusual for an entry-level scuba diver to die on a dive - or for any level of diver to be killed by a shark. Unfortunately both of these rarities were reported to have occurred off Australia’s east coast on the same day, Saturday, 4 July. Read more...

It’s still a small diving world

If commercial flights are available and pre-entry Covid-19 testing accepted, the Azores, Bahamas, Barbados, Croatia, Gibraltar, Madeira, Spain and Turkey appear to be the most immediately viable overseas destinations for English scuba divers, as the UK government relaxes coronavirus travel restrictions. Read more...

Divers’ ancient finds confound experts

Scuba divers have found stone artefacts off north-western Australia that date back as far as 8500 years, to when the archaeological sites would have been on dry land. The submerged sites are the first of their kind to have been found on Australia's continental shelf. Read more...

X-ray grant lights up wreck investigators

Analysing encrusted artefacts recovered from centuries-old shipwrecks can be challenging without risking damage to the items. Now an advanced X-ray machine is to be made available to scan artefacts from historic wrecks such as the Rooswijk in UK seas, thanks to a £150,000 grant from charity the Wolfson Foundation. Read more...

Those big animals await

Amos Nachoum and Amanda Cotton of the Big Animals expeditionary force have been making plans to get diving again towards the end of 2020, and if you’ve saved enough by spending months at a time without going out much you could consider booking. Read more...

Fourth Element Hydra Drysuit

The £999 Hydra is reckoned by Fourth Element to be well-suited to UK diving, with 4mm HDR high-density neoprene to keep the wearer warm in cold water while minimising suit compression for easier buoyancy control. Read more...

What are Marine Paints?

Ferries, boats, ships, other water vehicles, as well as other structures that are generally exposed to water use waterproof marine paints or marine coatings. The special paints give them protective layers against moisture such as rain, freshwater, saltwater, or brackish water. Offshore oil rigs are coated with marine paints as well to prevent the metal from rust and corrosion. Read more...

  • The Bomb Shelter’s exit hatch.

Prison Break

If you enjoyed Will Appleyard’s recent Frozen In Time features about diving Baltic wrecks, here’s a coda to those adventures, as he takes time out to explore the former Soviet prison of Rummu in Estonia. Read more...

DIVER TEST: Lomo Mesh Bag

It’s a bag, made of mesh, in which you can carry your dive-gear to and from the boat and store it between dives. It does exactly what you would expect it to do, and it doesn’t cost a fortune. Read more...

DIVER TEST: Oceanic ProPlus 4.0

It’s hard to fault the ProPlus. It’s bulky, but that’s the trade-off for those big and well-spaced out easy-reading displays. Clip it to your BC with a retractor and you really won’t notice the size. Read more...

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