DIVER GEAR NEWS

Divers find dinner bell on deep wreck

Ten days after finding the bell of WW2 wreck the Frankfurt, the Baltictech dive group says it has come across another bell on a different Operation Hannibal wreck, the Goya, which lies at a depth of 76m. ...
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The Hawaiian snorkelling deaths mystery

Detective work following a spate of peculiar fatalities in the Pacific off Hawaii suggests that a new risk-awareness – and getting the design of the humble snorkel tube spot-on – could be a matter of life or death....
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Andrea Doria’s foghorn sounds again

The foghorn from the famed Andrea Doria shipwreck has been raised and restored, and will be sounded this afternoon (Sunday, July 25) in a livestreamed anniversary event at the New Jersey Maritime Museum in Beach Haven....
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Five freedivers, 12 world records

No fewer than 12 world freediving records have been broken during the nine-day Vertical Blue international competition at Deans Blue Hole in the Bahamas, with some marks switching back and forth between competitors during the event....
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Motivating Med divers for lionfish war

Targeted removals can suppress the growing number of invasive lionfish around protected Mediterranean coastlines, according to a new study – but only by combining culls by scuba divers with long-term monitoring....
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Dive-boat sinks in Florida

Investigators have been trying to determine why a packed dive-boat sank suddenly off Florida’s Atlantic coast. Crews from nearby diving and fishing vessels rushed to the scene to pick up the Safari Diver’s 13 occupants when it went down on the afternoon of 18 July....
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Diving mayor had heart condition

Then-mayor of Cambridge Nigel Gawthrope, who died on a scuba diving holiday in South Africa as reported on Divernet in January 2019, had an undiagnosed heart condition....
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Ancient shipwreck found off Egypt

A rare ancient galley has been discovered by underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio and his dive-team in the sunken city of Thonis-Heracleion, off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast....
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‘70% of divers contact the reef’

It might come as a surprise to scuba divers to hear that 70% “contact the reef” while under water and 36% are unaware of doing so, but so says UK charity Reef-World Foundation, which co-ordinates the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins programme....
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Divers help ID leopard shark hotspot

The existence of a key global hotspot and potential breeding area for leopard sharks has been revealed in Mozambique by the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF). Its new study was produced in collaboration with Swansea University and volunteer body All Out Africa....
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FREE August DIVER out now!

TO ENSURE prompt delivery of DIVER Magazine during the continuing period of coronavirus disruption a special FREE digital version of the AUGUST issue has been produced to replace the normal paper copy....
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PADI Women’s Dive-in Saturday

“When we introduced PADI Women’s DIve Day at our centre the women divers we had were far and few between, making it difficult to find a buddy,” says Malin Tiger Dahlström, PADI Course Director of Dive Team in Sweden....
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Freedivers beat seals on deep dives

Elite freedivers diving unaided in open sea have brain oxygen levels even lower than seals during their deepest dives, according to new research carried out at the University of St Andrews....
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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....
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