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

DIVING NEWS

Divers return to famed Arctic wrecks

Park Canada has resumed what it says is the biggest and most complex underwater archaeological undertaking in Canadian history - the exploration of Sir John Franklin’s 19th-century British expeditionary ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. 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...

Seals can sing like humans

Grey seals have the ability to copy human songs and speech, using the same physical mechanisms as people to produce the sounds, according to a new scientific study in Scotland. The researchers believe that the findings could prove helpful in the study of speech disorders. Read more...

Injured manta seeks diver’s help

A female manta ray has been filmed approaching a diving instructor for help and allowing him to remove hooks embedded near her eye. The unique interaction occurred last month in Coral Bay on Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. Read more...

Iconic Scapa Flow wrecks go cheap

They might have gone up for sale on eBay with a price tag of £810,000, but the four German WW1 warship wrecks in Orkney’s Scapa Flow have changed hands for little more than a tenth of the asking price. Read more...

Divers backdate ancient mini-islands

Crannogs are mysterious artificial islands found in Scottish and Irish lakes and estuaries and now, thanks to research inspired by a scuba diver’s discovery, they have been dated as far back as 5700 years ago - three millennia earlier than previously thought. Read more...

Diver died on deep air-dive

An inquest into a scuba diver’s death at the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC) in Gloucestershire has heard that it occurred on what was described as a “very risky” 60m dive on air, and a rapid controlled ascent from 35m. Read more...

Search under way for diver in Devon

A male scuba diver has gone missing in Plymouth Sound in Devon. A member of his dive-club called the emergency services at 7.30 yesterday evening (1 July), reporting that he had got into difficulties while diving off Plymouth Hoe with a small group. Read more...