Diving News2018-07-24T22:16:05+01:00

DIVING NEWS

UK seas “a service station” for humpbacks

The UK provides migrating humpback whales with a welcome break, according to the findings of a new citizen-science project. It has matched for the first time a humpback spotted in home waters with one photographed in the Arctic – thanks to whale-watchers sharing photos on social media. Read more...

Robot sheds light on basking sharks

An underwater robot has swum into action for the first time in the UK to observe the enigmatic behaviour of basking sharks in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. It has long been suspected that the species might breed there, and the hope is that the REMUS SharkCam might capture such an event on film. Read more...

Ballard out to solve Earhart puzzle

Deep-sea explorer Dr Robert Ballard, the man who found the wreck of the Titanic, is mounting a scientific expedition to the central Pacific this month in a bid to solve the mysterious disappearance of 1930s aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Read more...

Divers half-clear Bell wreck explosives

A week-long operation to make the famed WW2 ore-carrier wrecks off Bell Island in Newfoundland safer for recreational divers has been hit by poor weather and underwater access problems - but Royal Canadian Navy divers have succeeded in clearing unexploded ordnance from two of the four wrecks. Read more...

Meet the glow-in-the-dark shark

It was discovered nine years ago in the USA’s Gulf of Mexico, one of the only two “pocket sharks” ever found, but now the “glow-in-the-dark” shark has been officially classified as a new species, Mollisquama mississippiensis.  Read more...

Stones mean prizes at Chesil

Picking out particular stones under water at pebbly Chesil Cove might be seen as a challenge, but plenty of scuba divers and snorkellers are expected to be up for it when the second annual O’Three Treasure Hunt takes place at the Dorset dive-site over the weekend of 10/11 August. Read more...

Divers land on the Eagle

A dive-team has located and explored the WW2 wreck of USS Eagle PE-56, the US Navy's biggest single combat loss off New England and its last Atlantic-coast warship casualty. Read more...