DIVING NEWS

Sunday Brunch at 6 metres

Scuba divers Shane Breadmore and Leo Coucher took a break from their underwater cleaning duties in the 250,000-litre Sea Life Great Yarmouth tank alongside a green turtle called Noah recently. Their 6m-deep “Sunday Brunch” was part of a bid to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.  Read more...

Divers look to Maldives and Canaries

Welcome news for travelling scuba divers running out of officially approved warmwater destination options as the UK winter approaches is that the Maldives and Spain’s Canary Islands are back among the travel corridors. Read more...

US fighter raised from Black Sea

A Bell P-39 Airacobra aircraft has been raised from the Black Sea in Crimea by a dive-team, the culmination of a joint expedition carried out by the Russian Geographical Society and the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. Read more...

Preparing Atlantis

Ultimate Diving says it has been working closely with exclusive partner Atlantis Resorts to ensure that stays there, once the Philippines is accessible again, will be Covid-secure for divers. Read more...

Saltwater croc bites GBR snorkeller

A snorkeller has survived an encounter with a saltwater crocodile on the Great Barrier Reef. The 33-year-old Australian man suffered head and neck injuries while exploring the waters of Anchor Bay 50m off Lizard Island, Queensland on the afternoon of 23 September. Read more...

French freediver edges bi-fins battle

French freediver Arnaud Jerald has claimed a world record of 112m in the Constant Weight with Bi-Fins discipline – continuing a rivalry with the Russian Alexey Molchanov who had set a 111m record just days before.  Read more...

Prop death – dive widower files lawsuit

The husband of a woman who died after being caught in a dive-boat’s propellers has brought a legal action for negligence against the charter-boat operator, claiming that a similar incident had occurred the previous day on the vessel’s first outing as a dive-boat. Read more...

HSE censures MoD over diver death

The Health & Safety Executive has censured the Ministry of Defence for the death of a military diver who ran out of gas while training at the National Diving & Activity Centre inland site two years ago. Read more...

Still diving at 100

US media has been excited about 100-year-old Illinois man Bill Lambert claiming a Guinness World Record (GWR) for oldest scuba diver, after he took a lake plunge to celebrate his centenary. Read more...

The real Meg – 16m of power

The Meg in the recent film of that name was a prehistoric shark around 23m long, according to the studio, and bigger even than that if you go by the poster. But until now the size of the extinct shark on which the film was based has only ever been estimated. Read more...

Time runs short to sign shark petition

As the UK leaves the European Union, it finally gains the ability to stop trading in shark fins, says Shark Guardian. The conservation campaigners are calling on scuba divers, snorkellers and others concerned about the issue to sign and share its Finspire Change UK petition - before it closes next week.  Read more...