DIVING NEWS

Divers take to Hadrian’s Wall

A group of British forces veterans attached to the Deptherapy charity are set to embark on a 40-mile hike along Hadrian’s Wall in the north of England – to raise funds for out-of-work staff at Egyptian dive-resort Roots Red Sea. Read more...

Florida’s manatees in crisis

Starved of seagrass in Florida’s increasingly polluted rivers, springs and coastal waters, the state’s iconic manatees have been dying at such an alarming rate that its Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission has taken the unusual step of declaring an "Unusual Mortality Event". Read more...

Antigua shipwreck could be unique

A shallow 18th-century wreck discovered off the Caribbean island of Antigua could be the only French East India Company ship with an intact hull left in the world, according to maritime archaeologists. Read more...

Divers answer epic clean-up call

An eight-day volunteer clean-up operation on the Greek island of Ithaca is claimed to have been not only the biggest in the history of marine conservation organisations Healthy Seas and Ghost Diving, but one of the most ambitious anywhere in the world. Read more...

Dive & Dig podcast out now

A new five-part podcast series called Dive & Dig is out now, celebrating technological advances in maritime archaeology. Produced by the Honor Frost Foundation, it is introduced by historian and author Prof Bettany Hughes and maritime archaeologist Dr Lucy Blue. Read more...

Print contest back at Dive Show

The split-level image above by Hannes Klostermann was overall winner of the last BSoUP / Diver Magazine Annual Print Competition, and the news is that after a year out because of the pandemic, the event is set to return at the upcoming DIVE 2021 show. Read more...

Divers put Singapore on wreck map

Singapore has a tradition as an east-west trading hub, but without having any historical shipwreck sites. Now a report on the excavation of two adjacent wrecks has changed that, with one of the ships found to date back 650 years or more. Read more...

Divers solve two U-boat puzzles

For more than a century the wrong German WW1 submarine was blamed for the sinking of cargo ship the Ruby in the Orkneys. Questioning assumptions has now led scuba divers to track down the long-lost wreck of the victim.  Read more...

Ancient trees a puzzle for divers

Bald cypress trees became established in swampland in what is now the northern Gulf of Mexico during the last Ice Age, before an unknown cataclysmic event buried the ancient forests. Now scuba divers have been recovering the trees from sediment beneath the Gulf waters – and finding it smelling as fragrant as when it was buried in the Pleistocene era. Read more...

FREE July DIVER out now!

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

NASA calls in divers’ coral data

It’s a shocking statistic – Earth has lost more than half of its coral reefs over the past 40 years. The rest could be gone by 2099 if conservationists prove unable to reverse the decline, but they need an accurate means of mapping their progress. Read more...

Divers find tragic White Ship

The timber longboat known as the White Ship sank off Normandy 900 years ago, drowning the heir to the English throne and hundreds of nobles. Scuba divers who had been hoping to locate the wreck have now reported finding far more than the scattered remnants they had hoped for. Read more...

Three big whale tales

A long-term cetacean-human relationship; bubbling behaviour unprecedented in Australia; and a pygmy population identified by nuclear-testing detectors - whales have been springing surprises all over the world. Read more...