Month: December 2018

Diver dies in South Africa

A diver lost his life after getting into difficulties during a boat-dive in South Africa on 27 December. The 65-year-old man, on holiday with his family from Krugersdorp in the north of the country, had been diving from a charter-boat off Shelley Beach, on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal.

Southern Red Sea with Saeed

Leading underwater photographer Saeed Rashid has teamed up with Oonasdivers to offer a new residential workshop at Red Sea Diving Safari’s Marsa Nakari village in the southern Egyptian Red Sea.

Seven divers named in New Year’s honours

John Volanthen and Rick Stanton, the cave-divers who located the Wild Boars youth football team and their coach during the Tham Luang cave-rescue in Thailand last summer, and were instrumental in organising and carrying out their rescue, have both been awarded the George Medal in the New Year Honours list.

Waterproof WP Skin Rashguard

For tropical diving that’s so warm you don’t need a wetsuit, but are then at risk of sunburn and stings, this new diveskin from Waterproof might be the solution.

Malta in sight

Malta’s reefs, wrecks, caves and calm waters offer some of the best diving in the Mediterranean for divers at all levels, with much of it shore-based, says Ultimate Diving, and we know from the DIVER Awards what a reader favourite it is.

Low-vis waters make fish jumpy

Fish don’t appreciate low-visibility conditions any more than scuba divers do, it seems. According to scientists in Australia, they become anxious and more cautious when sediment degrades water quality – and the result can be stunted growth and poor health.

40 Dives 40 Dishes

Salutay is owned by Al Wright, who was one of the UK’s first trimix divers, and his wife Freda, who is not only an accomplished trimix- and cave-diver but also a trained chef.

Coral-spawn tracked on GBR

The convoluted movements of vast slicks of coral larvae that drift at the surface following a mass spawning event have been tracked by Australian marine agencies.