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Archaeologists create 3D record of Gresham shipwreck

Archaeologists create 3D record of Gresham shipwreck

MARITIME archaeologists have used the latest technology to create a 3D record of the historic 440-year-old Gresham shipwreck.

By recording the exact measurements and arrangements of the timbers, the Nautical Archae...

Posted on November 5th 2015
Dehydration, technical diving ... and how I ended discussing my 'size' with a saleswoman from an incontinence website

Dehydration, technical diving ... and how I ended discussing my 'size' with a saleswoman from an incontinence website

SITTING on the bench of the X-Dream boat run by Old Harbour Dive Centre (‘Sea Diving At Its Best’) out of Portland, I began to realise I might have some trouble with this technical diving lark.

“You better have a drink be...

Posted on October 27th 2015
Dive medical gets tougher for scuba instructors

Dive medical gets tougher for scuba instructors

Diving instructors working in the United Kingdom now have to prove higher levels of fitness after safety regulators introduced more stringent medical checks.

Any diver working in a professional capacity to deliver trainin...

Posted on October 20th 2015
When scuba diving was cool: That would be in the ads of the sixties

When scuba diving was cool: That would be in the ads of the sixties

THERE was a time, way back when, that scuba diving was cool. Not the 'cool' us divers make believe it is today. Rather, a genuine Steve McQueen-type of cool that made us so look mysterious, adventurous and daring that othe...

Posted on June 9th 2015
Skeleton found in Mexican cave sheds new light on first Americans

Skeleton found in Mexican cave sheds new light on first Americans

THE skeleton of a teenage girl found by divers in a Mexican cave called Hoyo Negro has shed new light on who the first Americans were.

And it also answers the smart alec question most cave divers face once in a while: "So...

Posted on May 16th 2014
Gigantic cave discovered in Belgium

Gigantic cave discovered in Belgium

A GIGANTIC cave with more than three kilometres of passageways has been discovered in southern Belgium, it has been revealed.

The dramatic discovery was made in the small village of Sprimont, near Liege, by Albert Dubois ...

Posted on May 5th 2014
Plastic Waste reaches parts of seafloor before we do

Plastic Waste reaches parts of seafloor before we do

PLASTIC waste has reached parts of the deep seafloor not yet visited by man, a major new survey of European waters has found.

Glass bottles, plastic bags, fishing nets and other discarded litter which pose a threat to mar...

Posted on May 1st 2014
Sonar images capture shipwreck which reveal D-Day tragedy

Sonar images capture shipwreck which reveal D-Day tragedy

DETAILED sonar images have for the first time been captured of two two long-forgotten shipwrecks which reveal the horrors of a D-Day tragedy codenamed Exercise Tiger.

Almost 1,000 US soldiers and sailors died when the tro...
Posted on April 22nd 2014
New Maps Show Extent of Marine Litter

New Maps Show Extent of Marine Litter

AN ocean conservation group led by scuba divers has created a new worldwide map to show the extent of marine litter poisoning the oceans.
 
Project AWARE'S interactive Dive Against Debris map provides the first-ever atte...
Posted on April 15th 2014
Cave Diving: Dos Ojos experience

Cave Diving: Dos Ojos experience

WHILE cave diving in Dos Ojos, Mexico, I had an interesting experience which relates to the book I'm currently working on and thought I'd include it for your interest.

THE rumble above my head was thunderous; so loud it s...

Posted on April 6th 2014
Father and son die in Eagles Nest: Five Steps to Christmas Diving tragedy

Father and son die in Eagles Nest: Five Steps to Christmas Diving tragedy

A FATHER and teenage son who died while cave diving in Florida on Christmas Day had run out of air while diving to extreme depths, investigators have revealed.

The bodies of Darrin Spivey, aged 35, and his 15-year-old son...

Posted on March 25th 2014
Lionfish: Cayman Islands allows hunting to protect marine environment: Part 2

Lionfish: Cayman Islands allows hunting to protect marine environment: Part 2

Lionfish are considered an invasive species in the Caribbean and the Cayman Islands has taken to hunting them in an attempt to protect its rich marine environment.
 
Yesterday we told what was being done to tackle the i...
Posted on March 12th 2014
Lionfish: Cayman Islands allow hunting to protect marine environment: Part 1

Lionfish: Cayman Islands allow hunting to protect marine environment: Part 1

Lionfish are considered an invasive species in the Caribbean and the Cayman Islands has taken to hunting them in an attempt to protect its rich marine environment. Here's what they are doing to tackle the invasion.
DO you...
Posted on March 11th 2014
Project AWARE: Top 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean

Project AWARE: Top 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean

PROJECT AWARE has revamped its Ten 10 countdown to encourage divers to do their bit to protect the oceans.

The 10 Tips concept is designed to be a code of conduct for scuba divers to safely interact and protect the underw...

Posted on February 25th 2014
Paul Heinerth: Cave Diving Legend

Paul Heinerth: Cave Diving Legend

EVERY once in a while, you get to interview a sporting legend whose inspiration is felt through the generations. If football has Pele and tennis has Boris Becker, then cave diving has Paul Heinerth.

I'm sure he would be t...

Posted on February 18th 2014
Diving forefathers: Paul Bert and Dog DXXVIII

Diving forefathers: Paul Bert and Dog DXXVIII

FROM the beginning of our scuba diving journey we are taught about the sport's forefathers whose early efforts defined decompression theory and made it possible for us to venture beneath the waves. Today I'm going to make ...

Posted on January 28th 2014
Sport Diver: My image of diver in Silfra made front cover

Sport Diver: My image of diver in Silfra made front cover

TODAY started with a nice surprise when I opened the digital edition of Sport Diver to find my image of a diver in Iceland made the front cover.

The photograph was taken in Silfra crack, in Iceland, a world renowned dive ...

Posted on August 13th 2013
Sport Diver Borderlands feature

Sport Diver Borderlands feature

I HAVE just seen the galleys for the September issue of Sport Diver magazine and the Deep South Borderlands feature looks awesome.

The five-page piece covers a safari to one of the most remote parts of the Egyptian Red Se...

Posted on August 6th 2013
Project Tiger: 3D Models bring D-Day shipwrecks to life

Project Tiger: 3D Models bring D-Day shipwrecks to life

AN international team of divers codenamed Project Tiger is creating interactive 3D digital models of two long-forgotten shipwrecks which reveal the horrors D-Day tragedy lost in the archives for more than 40 years.
 
Posted on April 3rd 2013
3D shipwreck models reveal D-Day Tragedy: Part 1

3D shipwreck models reveal D-Day Tragedy: Part 1

AN international team of divers is creating interactive 3D digital models of two long-forgotten shipwrecks which reveal the horrors of a D-Day tragedy lost in the archives for more than 40 years.
 
Almost 1,000 US soldie...
Posted on April 2nd 2013
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