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

DIVING NEWS

Devil rays steal the show

The Best of Show image in the prestigious 2018 Ocean Art underwater photo competition has been judged to be “Devil Ray Ballet”by British photographer Duncan Murrell. Read more...

Israeli divers on river mission in Hungary

A team of Israeli scuba divers is mounting an operation on the Danube in Budapest from today (15 January) – their task to retrieve the bones of some of tens of thousands of Hungarian Holocaust victims who were shot and thrown into the river in 1944. Read more...

Virtual tour of Rooswijk released

Organisations that have been working to excavate the 18th-century wreck of the Rooswijk on Kent’s Goodwin Sands for the past two years have produced a 3D virtual tour of the site, designed to convey the diving experience and give the public a vivid picture of what they have uncovered. Read more...

Young diver lost in Hawaii named

The 13-year-old who died in a scuba-diving incident in Hawaii on 5 January has been identified as Temuulin Tsogt, a Mongolian boy on holiday in the Pacific islands with his father, mother and younger sister. Read more...

RNLI know their ropes

Mersey Divers' tug-of-war team has taken on the RNLI New Brighton team in a bid to exact revenge for their rapid defeat in the inaugural encounter last year.  Read more...

Diver dies in South Africa

A diver lost his life after getting into difficulties during a boat-dive in South Africa on 27 December. The 65-year-old man, on holiday with his family from Krugersdorp in the north of the country, had been diving from a charter-boat off Shelley Beach, on the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Read more...

Seven divers named in New Year’s honours

John Volanthen and Rick Stanton, the cave-divers who located the Wild Boars youth football team and their coach during the Tham Luang cave-rescue in Thailand last summer, and were instrumental in organising and carrying out their rescue, have both been awarded the George Medal in the New Year Honours list. Read more...

Low-vis waters make fish jumpy

Fish don’t appreciate low-visibility conditions any more than scuba divers do, it seems. According to scientists in Australia, they become anxious and more cautious when sediment degrades water quality - and the result can be stunted growth and poor health. Read more...