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FEATURES

To Divemaster and Beyond

Tell a commercial diver training agency that you want to be an instructor and it will extend a warm welcome, says SIMON PRIDMORE. Just don’t kid yourself that you’re submitting a job application – you’re buying a product. Read more...

Nineteen to Intrigue

It’s probably fair to say that awareness of wreck-diving in the five Great Lakes is not high on this side of the Atlantic, but in North America these bodies of water command a big following of divers. Read more...

Daylight

DIVER’s freediving consultant Marcus Greatwood had been trying to capture the spectacular image below for some time. Read more...

Every One’s a Winner

An image capturing the exact moment a pack of grey reef sharks catch and devour a parrotfish has seen British photographer Richard Barnden named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019. Read more...

Essentially Entertaining

I’d go so far as to say it’s the most amusing book about the sub-aqua scene I’ve read since the heyday of Andy Blackford, and I know that because I kept laughing out loud as I turned the pages. Read more...

A Tale of Two Mines

STEFAN PANIS enjoys delving into mines, and he has been diving two old workings on the continent – a German pit that once produced slate, and one in Belgium from which black marble was extracted. Read more...

Two-Way Push

The book is a great read, though it could have done with a better title. Yes, it is about recovering gold, but when the salvage turned to the U-boats I felt a little lost before eventually being put back onto the “gold route”. Read more...

  • Veteran diver Mike Maloney.

Senior Moments

As divers get older, if they’re sensible rather than getting bolder they learn to tailor their diving to their capabilities. But eventually there may come a time to take stock. Read more...

Beyond the Yellow Train

This underworld dive isn’t everybody’s cup of tea – it’s in an abandoned mine in which the workers were long ‘kept in the dark’ about the risks of their labours, though the supervisors’ gas-masks and protective suits might have given them a clue! Read more...