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

NEWS

Got a survival tale to sell?

Calling UK scuba divers: have you been rescued from a dangerous situation by the emergency services? A casting agency is looking for people who have survival stories to tell to take part in what they describe as a major advertising campaign.  Read more...

For women only: art and diving

US diver and photo-journalist Brandi Mueller has an all-female outing up her sleeve in Saba in the Dutch Caribbean, where her guests can go scuba-diving by day and get creative with nightly art sessions in a “relaxing atmosphere”. Read more...

Widow sues dive pros and PADI

The widow of a US diver who went missing off the Pacific island of Saipan in 2018 is suing two dive companies, two instructors and their training agency PADI for alleged negligence, wrongful death and consumer-protection breaches.  Read more...

Giving London a lift at DIVE 2020

DIVE 2020, which celebrates 30 years of Dive Shows at the NEC Birmingham at the end of October, has just announced the first of an extensive line-up of guest presenters – archaeological diver Mark Beattie-Edwards. Read more...

Four more walking sharks discovered

‘Walking sharks’ are familiar to scuba divers – hooded epaulette sharks (Hemiscyllium strahani) feature in the current issue of DIVER magazine. But now researchers in Australia have almost doubled the number of recognised species overnight. Read more...

Prince finds plastics on 5km-deep dive

A dive to a depth of more than 5km has marked the second of five phases of Caladan Oceanic’s 2020 deep-diving expeditions. Submersible pilot Victor Vescovo was accompanied by Prince Albert II of Monaco as scientific observer as they visited the bottom of Calypso Deep, the deepest point in the Mediterranean Sea, on 10 February. Read more...

Gulf Air tips scale towards divers

Good news for heavily laden scuba divers heading east – Gulf Air has added them to its list of passengers entitled to concessionary baggage allowances, with up to 15kg of dive-gear permitted above the standard allowance. Read more...

Brandi in Truk

Brandi Mueller is hosting a deep wrecks week on the Truk Odyssey liveaboard from 4-11 July, providing the chance to dive the lesser-visited deep wrecks in the 45-70m range (as she described in the January issue of DIVER). Read more...

Oonasdivers bets on combinations

There is a growing trend for travellers to combine diving holidays with cultural breaks, relaxing beach stays and sightseeing tours, according to tour operator Oonasdivers. Guests get better value for money and more variety by spreading the flight price, it reckons. Read more...

French sub wreck dived at 2.3km

Two 2.3km-deep Mediterranean submersible dives have been carried out to examine the wreck of S647 La Minerve. All 52 of the French Navy submarine's crew were lost when she sank in 1968, and the dives were to examine the wreck before laying a commemorative plaque. Read more...

Grey seals clap for victory

It took 17 years of scuba diving, but eventually naturalist Dr Ben Burville managed to capture on video the unprecedented sight of a male grey seal clapping its flippers under water to produce a noise like a gunshot.  Read more...

Diving expert John Bevan dies

A vast amount of diving knowledge and experience has gone with the death of Dr John Bevan at the age of 77 – although the veteran UK diver has left behind a considerable body of work in print. Read more...