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

DIVING NEWS

Help reshape UK wreck-reporting

Are you a UK wreck diver or wreck owner, and have you had dealings with the Receiver of Wreck at the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA)? If so, and you have views on the way the office operates, you could help to shape its future. Read more...

Free events this Saturday

A couple of free dive-related events take place this Saturday (7 March), including one based around diving on the 17th-century wreck of the London warship in the Thames estuary. It’s entitled Discover the London, Southend’s Time Capsule. Read more...

Orca smashes record – but at what cost?

An orca dubbed Riptide has covered a distance of around 5000 miles from Iceland to the eastern Mediterranean, more than three times further than any previous known swim by a killer whale. The previous such distance recorded was 1553 miles. Read more...

Got a survival tale to sell?

Calling UK scuba divers: have you been rescued from a dangerous situation by the emergency services? A casting agency is looking for people who have survival stories to tell to take part in what they describe as a major advertising campaign.  Read more...

Widow sues dive pros and PADI

The widow of a US diver who went missing off the Pacific island of Saipan in 2018 is suing two dive companies, two instructors and their training agency PADI for alleged negligence, wrongful death and consumer-protection breaches.  Read more...

Giving London a lift at DIVE 2020

DIVE 2020, which celebrates 30 years of Dive Shows at the NEC Birmingham at the end of October, has just announced the first of an extensive line-up of guest presenters – archaeological diver Mark Beattie-Edwards. Read more...

Four more walking sharks discovered

‘Walking sharks’ are familiar to scuba divers – hooded epaulette sharks (Hemiscyllium strahani) feature in the current issue of DIVER magazine. But now researchers in Australia have almost doubled the number of recognised species overnight. Read more...

Prince finds plastics on 5km-deep dive

A dive to a depth of more than 5km has marked the second of five phases of Caladan Oceanic’s 2020 deep-diving expeditions. Submersible pilot Victor Vescovo was accompanied by Prince Albert II of Monaco as scientific observer as they visited the bottom of Calypso Deep, the deepest point in the Mediterranean Sea, on 10 February. Read more...

Gulf Air tips scale towards divers

Good news for heavily laden scuba divers heading east – Gulf Air has added them to its list of passengers entitled to concessionary baggage allowances, with up to 15kg of dive-gear permitted above the standard allowance. Read more...