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Dave McGowan has been honing his free diving skills in Dahab, Egypt
One of Ireland’s top free divers is appealing for public support to step up to the next level of competition. Dave McGowan has been living and training in Dahab, Egypt since the start of the coronavirus crisis, and has made…
File image of Portrush RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
Portrush RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched late yesterday afternoon (Sunday 16 August) to reports of two missing divers just off Rathlin Island. The divers were part of an organised party with a diving school, and the dive leader immediately raised the…
Sub-Lieutenant Tahlia Britton is the first female member of the Naval Service’s elite diving unit
A gunnery officer from Donegal has become the first female diver in the history of Ireland’s Naval Service, as RTÉ News reports. Sub-Lieutenant Tahlia Britton received her diving log book along with two other newly qualified divers in a ceremony…
Portroe Dive Centre reopened at the weekend after the coronavirus shutdown
Two brothers who died in a diving tragedy in Tipperary yesterday afternoon (Sunday 5 July) have been named locally as Fergus and Philip Brophy. The incident occurred at the Portroe Dive Centre, in a former quarry near Lough Derg, which…
Santas taking the plunge at Sandycove for last year’s Santa Scuba Dive
Tomorrow at noon (Sunday 15 December) Scuba divers dressed in Santa suits will be ready to dive into the sea water off Sandycove for the annual Santa Scuba Dive. This unique Christmas event has raised over €12,000 for the RNLI…
Lusitania launch - (Left to right) Ian Lawler, Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Fionnbarr Moore, National Monuments Service, Connie Kelleher, National Monuments Service, Ms Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Charise McKeon, National Monuments Service and Karl Brady, National Monuments Service. Ms Josepha Madigan, T.D., Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG) announced the publication of a new book on the RMS Lusitania - RMS Lusitania: The Story of a Wreck
High resolution scans of the wreck of the RMS Lusitania and expert opinion from divers, researchers and specialists feature in a new book on the ocean liner published this week writes Lorna Siggins  National Monuments Service underwater archaeologists Fionnbarr Moore,…
File image of Bundoran RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
A diving group stranded off the Donegal coast when their dive boat broke down were rescued by the Bundoran RNLI lifeboat crew yesterday afternoon (Sunday 20 October) Receiving the call from Malin Head Coast Guard shortly before 1pm, the lifeboat crew, who…
The RNLI All-Weather lifeboat located the casualties south-east of the Muglins Rock fifteen minutes after launching
Two scuba divers were rescued on Dublin Bay this afternoon by Dun Laoghaire RNLI after the pair became separated from their boat. The incident occurred shortly before 3 pm when the divemaster on the surface reported the overdue divers to…
Sharm El Sheikh is a popular destination for diving enthusiasts
A Carlow man has died after taking ill while on a diving trip in Egypt, as the Irish Mirror reports. Martin Peter ‘Murt’ Flynn (45) died on Friday after a “brief illness” in the resort town of Sharm El Sheikh,…
RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10, 1912
An experienced Titanic diver, who also has family in Cork, will next week give a talk in the city on his experiences at the arguably the world's most famous shipwreck. Paul Henri Nargeolet has spent more time than anyone else…
Kristin Chadwick with her fiancé James (Kim) Martin, who was paralysed after an incident while diving at the Lusitania wreck last month
A woman is appealing for help to bring her fiancé back home to Canada after he was paralysed following a diving incident at the Lusitania wreck last month. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, a man was airlifted to hospital and…
Second National Record For Irish Free Diver In World Championship
Claire Walsh celebrated the finale of free diving’s world championship with a second national record within as many days. The Kildare woman reached an Irish record depth of 44 metres in the free immersion dive yesterday (Saturday 14 September), an…
Claire Walsh approaches her record depth in yesterday’s CWT dive
Claire Walsh’s second dive at the Aida Depth World Championship has seen her set a new Irish record, as RTÉ News reports. Ireland’s first woman to compete in free diving's worlds reached a depth of 36 metres in the constant…
Claire Walsh is representing Ireland this week at the Aida Depth World Championship
Irish free diver Claire Walsh will have to wait a little longer to get back out on the water as the Aida Depth World Championship has been postponed due to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Nice today (Tuesday 10 September).…
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat off Roches Point
Courtmacsherry RNLI was among the search and rescue agencies who responded yesterday morning (Thursday 8 August) to reports that a man had taken ill during a diving expedition to the wreck of the Lusitania. As reported by The Irish Times,…
Rescue 118 airlifted the casualty to Letterkenny University Hospital
Independent.ie reports that a man has died following what appears to be a diving-related incident off the coast of Inishowen in Donegal on Sunday afternoon (12 May). The man in his 30s was rushed to Letterkenny by the Irish Coast Guard…

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