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#Diving - An ultra-lightweight breathing apparatus for divers has won its young inventor the Irish James Dyson Award for 2015. As Silicon Republic reports, Cathal Redmond, a student at the University of Limerick, took the €2,500 prize for his 'Express Dive' invention. The…
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#Diving - A pioneering free diver considered to be the greatest ever in the extreme sport is missing and feared dead off the Balearic Islands. As Discovery News reports, Natalia Molchanova was diving with friends off Ibiza on Sunday (2…
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#Diving - A diver was airlifted to hospital yesterday (Sunday 19 July) after going missing off Rathlin Island, as the News Letter reports. RNLI crews from Scotland joined lifeboats from Portrush and Red Bay along with Irish Coast Guard teams…
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#DivingBell - Engineers worked 82 feet beneath the surface of the North Channel to repair a seabed cable linking Northern Ireland's power grid with Scotland. According to HeraldScotland, the repair crew used a diving bell style device to safely reach…
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#Diving - The loss of a late diver's 'black box' means we will never know exactly what happened in the drowning incident off Donegal in July last year, according to the Belfast Telegraph. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, hospital chaplain…
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#Diving - Diving with an oxygen tank might soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new material that could allow divers to breathe underwater without bulky gear. According to Discovery News, the crystalline material is made from…
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#Diving - Outsider Magazine points us to this breathtaking video of a wheelchair user exploring the wonders under the sea thanks to her special underwater chair. Sue Austin developed the concept in 2005 while training as a disabled diver, she…
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#Diving - Writing in today's Irish Times, veteran diver Patrick O'Sullivan gives an introduction to his new book on the sinking of the Lusitania – and the deep-sea diving pioneer who helped rediscover the story of a vessel thought lost…
Stunning Shots Off Hook Peninsula Will Convince You To 'Try A Dive'
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#Diving - As the Irish Underwater Council's 'Try A Dive' campaign approaches this weekend, Ivan Donoghue's photography of the sights beneath the waves off the Hook Peninsula might well be the hook you need to take the plunge. Independent.ie has…
Offaly Diver Raises Bronze Age Sword From Shannon
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#Diving - A Bronze Age sword has been plucked from the River Shannon in Co Offaly by a local diver, according to the Irish Independent. And it's only the latest in a series of historical finds by members of the…
Divers Rescued Off Clare Coast As Boat Drifts Towards Rocks
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#Diving - A group of scuba diving enthusiasts had a lucky escape yesterday (Saturday 2 August) after their boat drifted towards rocks off the Clare coast, as Independent.ie reports. The six divers and the boat's skipper had been on an…
Devon Firm To Represent US Diving Trainers In Britain & Ireland
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#Diving - Sea & Sea has been appointed as the British and Irish regional office for American diving training provider Scuba Diving International (SDI), as Divernet reports. The Devon-based diving gear distributor will also represent SDI's sister business Technical Diving…
Inishbofin Diving Death Brings Summer Death Toll To Six
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#Diving - The Irish Underwater Council's national diving officer says the diving community has been "devastated" by the "unprecedented" number of diving deaths in recent weeks. Dermot Moynihan's comments in The Irish Times come after an incident this past Monday…
Water Safety Chief Urges Divers To Be 'Diving Fit'
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#Diving - Irish Water Safety chief John Leech has called on divers to ensure they are well trained and 'diving fit' before going underwater following the deaths of five divers in separate incidents around the Irish coast. The latest casualty,…
Diver Dies After Donegal Coast Incident
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#Diving - RTÉ News reports that a man has died after a diving accident off the Donegal coast yesterday afternoon (Saturday 12 July). The deceased, said to be in his 50s and a visitor to the area, was one of…
Body Of Missing Diver Found Off Baltimore
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#Diving - Search teams have found the body of a diver who went missing off West Cork early yesterday (2 July) after an incident that lead to the death of another diver. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, a major search…

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