Scuba Diving

Dive into the depths of the unknown with content dedicated to the whole wide world of scuba diving. From mesmerising marine-life encounters through wreck exploration – including our renowned Shipwreck Tours – underwater archaeology and cave-diving, this section also covers scuba diving technique and training advice, the sport’s celebrities and much more.

There are great reads here for everyone from novice to the most experienced of scuba divers.

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Hot or cold? Critter showdown looms

Online audience participation is being requested for an unusual underwater macro-photography clash between groups of underwater photographers in Europe and

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HMHS Britannic was the White Star Line’s biggest Olympic-class liner – and, at 269m long, the biggest ship to be sunk during WW1. Launched in Belfast in early 1914, she never carried passengers but went into service as a hospital ship the following year. She struck a mine in the Kea Channel on 21 November, 1916, with 1066 people on board. All but 30 were rescued.
Project Britannic

It’s no small undertaking to explore Titanic’s sister-ship, the WW1 hospital vessel Britannic, which lies deep off Greece. A recent expedition with wreck preservation as

This summer the Starfish Enterprise diving team headed for the North Sea to hunt down the 'shallow' (50-60m) wrecks of the world's biggest naval engagement, the Battle of Jutland. Innes McCartney, whose great-uncle was a boy-gunner who took part in the WW1 battle and was rendered deaf for life, tells the story of the groundbreaking expedition.
Big Guns Of Jutland

We were diving on the Lutzow, one of the largest wrecks in the Jutland battlefield area. This 26,000 ton battlecruiser was abandoned by her crew

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Royal Navy destroyer HMS Quorn makes her way through the ice-cold waters of Kaafjord in search of X5
The X factor

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

Kendall McDonald, a former Fleet Street editor
Q & A: Wrecks

Kendall McDonald, a former Fleet Street editor, has been diving (and writing about it) for more than 45 years. He has been DIVER’s wreck expert

Tony drifts slowly in and around the 6in gun-barrels. Even at 70m-plus, sunlight shines over the portside gunwales
Sleeping Giant

HMS Manchester lies off Tunisia in 85m of water – MATT OUTRAM recently led an expedition to explore it. Photography by Chris Simons THE LOOK

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Malta wrecks map
Top wrecks of Malta & Gozo

This is your assignment if you choose to take it – dive the Maltese island wrecks and compile a load of ‘Top Five’ tables. John Liddiard takes

Deep Atlantic wrecks in startling visibility - the main picture shows the White Star liner Carinthia
Deep in the Northern Approaches

A few months back, we found out what its like to dive the 125m-deep Transylvania. Now technical diver Barry McGill goes looking for seldom-dived and

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Mark Bullen photographed at the moment he discovered the main mast bell
For whom the bell tolls

A quickly discovered bell meant that identification came hot on the heels of discovering a deepwater shipwreck off south Cornwall. Now the diver who found

In peacetime HK Komet was the 3200 ton Norddeutcher Lloyd ship Ems, built in 1937 by Deschimag, Bremen.
Komet that turned fireball

Finding the second-largest naval war grave in the Channel, and the only accessible example of a World War Two German raider was a long-held ambition

Scapa Flow in 3D
SCAPA FLOW IN 3D

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 –

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