Month: June 2021

Divers answer epic clean-up call

An eight-day volunteer clean-up operation on the Greek island of Ithaca is claimed to have been not only the biggest in the history of marine conservation organisations Healthy Seas and Ghost Diving, but one of the most ambitious anywhere in the world.

Divers died off Orkney and Cornwall

Two UK scuba divers’ bodies have been recovered – one of a man who went missing in Scapa Flow on Sunday (27 June), the other of a wreck-diver lost off the Cornish coast 11 days ago.

Dive & Dig podcast out now

A new five-part podcast series called Dive & Dig is out now, celebrating technological advances in maritime archaeology. Produced by the Honor Frost Foundation, it is introduced by historian and author Prof Bettany Hughes and maritime archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue.

Ghost Fishing divers net plastics award

Ghost Fishing UK has received the Best Plastic Campaign prize at the second Plastic Free Awards 2021 for the work of its volunteer divers in cleaning up fishing gear lost at sea.

Print contest back at Dive Show

The split-level image above by Hannes Klostermann was overall winner of the last BSoUP / Diver Magazine Annual Print Competition, and the news is that after a year out because of the pandemic, the event is set to return at the upcoming DIVE 2021 show.

Garmin Descent Mk2s

Garmin has added to its Descent range of dive computers with the Mk2s, priced at £950.

Tireless doctor wins Maldives trip

The last of Emperor Divers’ eight Covid Diver Heroes has been named as 38-year-old doctor KK Tan from Malaysia, and he wins a free week’s liveaboard diving.

Divers put Singapore on wreck map

Singapore has a tradition as an east-west trading hub, but without having any historical shipwreck sites. Now a report on the excavation of two adjacent wrecks has changed that, with one of the ships found to date back 650 years or more.