Category: Scuba Diving

black marble

Wondrous dive into black marble

Cave diver KURT STORMS is back with his account – and photographs – of a recent underground outing, in the restricted-access Denée mine A lot


Hip and bits

When is it correct to thrust your fist hard into another diver’s groin?  It’s no joke. Shark bites are sometimes – very rarely – sustained


Diving with a new baby

Not literally, of course, but regular Scottish-diving correspondent ROSS MCLAREN knew that a few adjustments would be required to enable him to maintain his scuba

Do you need to be fit to dive?

Do you need to be fit to dive?

Adventurer, technical diver, stuntman, climber and all-round Action Man Andy Torbet knows a thing or two about keeping fit. Here he gives some basic advice to help us all get back into shape for when we can hit the water again.

Scuba Diving Capernwray

Siren Call of Capernwray

Mark Evans and his son Luke head north to Lancashire for a dad-and-lad trip to Capernwray inland dive site

Ship shape

The skipper promised me a wreck, so it must be down here somewhere. If the vis was better, I might even be able to see it.

Things fall apart

I can’t quite understand it. How did that happen? Every item of my scuba kit was fine when I put it away.

Snorkeller in Kona, Hawaii.

The Hawaiian snorkelling deaths mystery

Detective work following a spate of peculiar fatalities in the Pacific off Hawaii suggests that a new risk-awareness – and getting the design of the humble snorkel tube spot-on – could be a matter of life or death.

Free and squeezy

Freediving – it’s basically snorkelling with good PR. It involves holding your breath, often to the point of semi-suffocation. What’s so free about that?