News2018-07-24T22:16:59+01:00

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Ultimate Explorer offer from Portsmouth

The Mary Rose Museum and the 11 visitor attractions under the umbrella of the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) have joined forces in a bid to staunch financial losses incurred during the coronavirus-enforced closure of their home at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, which reopens to the public on 24 August.  Read more...

Deep-sea freeze or it’s Game Over

A retro computer game based on the original arcade "shoot-'em-up" Space Invaders has been launched by the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC) as part of its campaign for deep-sea mining to be put on hold. Read more...

Woman sandwiched by humpbacks

A 29-year-old woman has sustained fractured ribs and internal bleeding after finding herself trapped between two humpback whales while snorkelling on Ningaloo Reef off Exmouth in Western Australia.  Read more...

Peristera wreck: smile, you’re on camera

Much has been made of the liberation of Greece’s underwater heritage after decades of restriction by the archaeological authorities, but they are taking few chances as the ancient Peristera shipwreck is opened to recreational scuba divers on Monday (3 August). Read more...

Gliders reveal whales’ breakfast habits

Some of us are morning people and others not, and it seems the same is true of cetaceans. A new British-led study has found that, while some of the thousands of sperm whales in the Mediterranean are active around the clock, others start their day in a laid-back way – and the researchers think they know why. Read more...

Zero sharks on fifth of reefs

Sharks have become too rare on many of the world’s coral reefs to fulfil their normal role in the ecosystem. So say scientists behind Global FinPrint, described as the world’s largest reef shark and ray survey, concluding that the sharks have been rendered “functionally extinct”. Read more...

Sophie completes coldwater Lego challenge

Eleven-year-old scuba diver Sophie O’Dea pledged during the coronavirus lockdown to raise cash for her local NHS hospital trust once she was able to get out diving - and has now delivered by building a Lego model aircraft 14m down at the Capernwray inland site. Read more...

PROTEUS: Undersea habitat of the future

Ocean explorer and environmentalist Fabien Cousteau has announced an ambitious plan to build over the next three years “the world’s most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat” at a depth of 18m in a marine protected area off Curaçao in the southern Caribbean. Read more...

Dive Show secures March 2021 dates at NEC Birmingham

FOLLOWING the postponement of the forthcoming NEC Birmingham dive show from the planned October dateline, in consultation with exhibitors, speakers and prospective visitors the Dive Show is pleased to confirm that revised show dates have now been set for the prime pre-Easter 2021 weekend of 27/28 March Read more...

Family fun with a purpose

Younger and non-diving members of scuba divers’ families get the opportunity to join in with immersion in all things marine biological around the UK when The Wildlife Trusts’ National Marine Week 2020 gets under way on 25 July. Read more...

New websites dive into history

A new website called jimsuit.com is devoted to the emergence 45 years ago of the atmospheric diving suit. Better known as the JIM suit, it was developed to enable divers to work safely as deep as 457m without the need for decompression. Read more...

August issue of DIVER Magazine out now!

TO ENSURE prompt delivery of DIVER Magazine during the current period of coronavirus disruption a special FREE digital version of the AUGUST issue has been produced to replace the normal paper copy – with no reduction to subscribers’ overall paper-copy entitlement. Read more...

Pelagic hunt in Baja California

The Marlin Hunt, set for 20-30 October this year in Baja California, Mexico, is led by professional underwater photographer and regular DIVER contributor Henley Spiers, who was knocked out by the spectacular experiences there he described in the magazine a year ago. Read more...

Diving into ancient history

Greece is open, though not yet to UK travellers at the time of writing, but if an air bridge makes the way clear later this summer the Peristera shipwreck, which was discovered in the early 1990s, will be the first ancient wreck to be opened by the government to the public,  from 3 August to 2 October. Read more...