Another British fatality in Lanzarote

archive – Diving News

Another British fatality in Lanzarote

A 61-year-old British diver died on Wednesday morning (27 December) following a dive at the Atlantic Museum, the sculpture garden off Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

The unnamed man, reported to have been an expatriate and an experienced diver, was said to have been diving with his nephew when he became unresponsive.

He was taken ashore in a dive-boat, but reportedly went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics had already been called and attempted CPR, but the diver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Atlantic Museum features the works of British underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor in the form of 300 life-sized figures, and lies no more than 12-15m deep off Playa Blanca in the south of the island.

In September two visiting British divers died in the Canary Islands, one of them, 54-year-old Johnny Walker, at the start of a dive at the same site, as reported on Divernet.

Divernet – The Biggest Online Resource for Scuba Divers



Get a weekly roundup of all Divernet news and articles 🤿

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Divernet Posts

Diver Magazine Relaunch

Diver magazine needs YOU!

Are you still lamenting the demise of Diver magazine? Well now you can help resurrect an icon as we seek to bring back the magazine

Turtles of Raja Ampat

Turtles of Raja Ampat

The Raja Ampat Creature Feature Series: Turtles Raja Ampat is the perfect diving location to find four of the seven ocean turtle species of the

manta ray and diver over reef in Komodo

Divers pitch into Komodo manta probe

Manta rays choose to stick around Indonesia’s Komodo National Park in unusually large numbers – and, according to a new diver-led study, this community could

female diver holding pair of Fourth Element Tech fins

Tech fins inspired by humpback whales

Whales provided the inspiration for optimising efficiency in Fourth Element’s latest fins, according to the Cornwall-based manufacturer. The “turbulence disruptors” on top of the blades

Last Breath portrait of Woody Harrelson

Woody dives into Last Breath remake

A new version of the British documentary-thriller that captured the imaginations of divers in 2019 is about to be previewed at the Cannes Film Festival.

Follow Divernet on Social Media