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

NEWS

Greece lowers guard on diving

Long-established restrictions on scuba diving in Greece are finally reported to have been lifted by the country’s parliament, as it bids to maximise visitor numbers in the wake of its success to date in limiting the spread of coronavirus. Read more...

Join Socorro manta expedition

The Revillagigedos are a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean that lie 250 miles off Baja Mexico and include Socorro. They attract schooling hammerhead, tiger, and silky sharks, dolphins, jack and barracuda, whale sharks and famously manta rays. Read more...

European cave-training in 28°C water!

The Scuba Murcia dive-centre  in southern Spain says it has been working closely with PADI and TecRec instructor Simon Townsend to become the only PADI dive centre in Europe to be able to offer the PADI Tec Full Cave Diver course. Read more...

Likely English shipwreck found off Mexico

Scuba divers have investigated the remains of what is thought to be a late 18th / early 19th century ship off Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. The timber hull has disintegrated but an Admiralty-pattern anchor, 2.5m cannon and cast-iron ballast have been found, suggesting that it was an English sailing vessel. Read more...

Did anyone see this snorkeller?

A major search is underway for a male teenage snorkeller who went missing off Portland in Dorset yesterday evening (Wednesday, 27 May), and Portland Coastguard has issued an urgent appeal for anyone with information to come forward. Read more...

Shore-diving green-lit in England/NI

Recreational divers in England and Northern Ireland are being allowed to resume “limited” shore-diving with immediate effect. The easing of restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic is the start of what is described as a phased return plan, outlined in new guidance just published by the sport’s governing body. Read more...

Whale-rescuing freediver spared fine

An Australian freediver has been acclaimed by the public for releasing a humpback whale calf caught in netting. But after telling reporters that he had been threatened with a fine for interfering with official “shark-control equipment”, a fund-raising campaign was started to cover his costs.  Read more...

The JUNE issue of DIVER Magazine is out now

To ensure prompt delivery of DIVER Magazine during the current period of coronavirus disruption a special FREE digital version of the JUNE issue has been produced to replace the normal paper copy - with no reduction to subscribers' overall paper-copy entitlement. Read more...

How crystals enable fish to navigate

How do ocean-spanning salmon find their way back to the river in which they hatched years before when it’s time for them to spawn? US scientists believe they have come closer to solving the long-standing mystery. Read more...

Booking ahead with no deposit

With travelling divers naturally reluctant to pay deposits on holidays they can no longer be sure will go ahead because of the COVID-19 pandemic, one long-established dive operator was early to announce that it had taken steps to remove the risk. Read more...

Cocos-Galapagos Swimway takes shape

Can nations co-operate effectively to protect migratory species such as sharks and turtles? One way forward has been indicated by what would be the world’s first bi-national marine protected area (MPA), connecting the UNESCO biosphere reserves of two countries in the eastern tropical Pacific. Read more...

Ultimate builds Red Sea portfolio

In Egyptian Red Sea location Marsa Alam, known for its shore-diving and access to Elphinstone Reef, UK tour operator Ultimate Diving has added the 4* Sunrise Marina Resort Port Ghalib, which has an Emperor Divers centre close by. Read more...

Scuba remains off-limits in UK

Scuba divers hoping that the relaxation in English lockdown restrictions to enable more exercise to be taken might allow those in the same household to resume their sport have been disappointed. Read more...

Freedivers offer early in-water learning

Divers planning ahead for ways to teach their offspring in-water safety skills might care to know that freediving’s international governing body has announced the launch of its AIDA Youth Programme for children aged from six to 15.  Read more...