NEWS

Andrea Doria’s foghorn sounds again

The foghorn from the famed Andrea Doria shipwreck has been raised and restored, and will be sounded this afternoon (Sunday, July 25) in a livestreamed anniversary event at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven. Read more...

Five freedivers, 12 world records

No fewer than 12 world freediving records have been broken during the nine-day Vertical Blue international competition at Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas, with some marks switching back and forth between competitors during the event. Read more...

Dive-boat sinks in Florida

Investigators have been trying to determine why a packed dive-boat sank suddenly off Florida’s Atlantic coast. Crews from nearby diving and fishing vessels rushed to the scene to pick up the Safari Diver’s 13 occupants when it went down on the afternoon of 18 July. Read more...

‘70% of divers contact the reef’

It might come as a surprise to scuba divers to hear that 70% “contact the reef” while under water and 36% are unaware of doing so, but so says UK charity Reef-World Foundation, which co-ordinates the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins programme. Read more...

Divers help ID leopard shark hotspot

The existence of a key global hotspot and potential breeding area for leopard sharks has been revealed in Mozambique by the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF). Its new study was produced in collaboration with Swansea University and volunteer body All Out Africa. Read more...

FREE August DIVER out now!

TO ENSURE prompt delivery of DIVER Magazine during the continuing period of coronavirus disruption a special FREE digital version of the AUGUST issue has been produced to replace the normal paper copy. Read more...

PADI Women’s Dive-in Saturday

“When we introduced PADI Women’s DIve Day at our centre the women divers we had were far and few between, making it difficult to find a buddy,” says Malin Tiger Dahlström, PADI Course Director of Dive Team in Sweden. Read more...

Date set for Endurance expedition

A new search for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, the ship that disappeared under ice in the Weddell Sea in Antarctica in November 1915, is to begin next February. Organised and funded by the Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust (FMHT), Endurance22 will be led by Dr John Shears with maritime archaeologist Mensun Bound. Read more...