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Record-Setting SCUBA Diver is Ireland's First Professor of Midwifery
#DIVING - A Guinness World Record holding SCUBA diver has been appointed as Ireland's first ever Professor of Midwifery, the Galway Advertiser reports. Prof Declan Devine, who is a leading seararcher and scholar in the field, will take up the…
Body of Cave Diver Recovered After Six Days
A British rescue team has finally recovered the body of the Polish man who died while cave diving in Co Galway, some six days after he was first reported missing. http://afloat.ie/watersport/diving/ As previously reported on Afloat.ie, 34-year-old Artur Kozlowski failed…
Cave Divers Body Recovered from Galway Cave
The body of award winning cave diver Artur Kozwolski has been recovered six days after he was reported missing in a Galway cave. His body was brought to the surface yesterday by a Brititsh specialist cave team who were hampered…
Efforts Resume to Recover Body of Cave Diver
Efforts are resuming today to recover the body of a Polish man who died while cave diving near Gort in Co Galway. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/diving/ The Irish Independent reports that Artur Kozlowski, 34, failed to emerge as expected from the flooded cave…
Search to Resume for Missing Cave Diver
The search will resume today for a Polish diver reported missing yesterday near Gort in Co Galway. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/diving/ The Irish Times reports that the man, believed to be in his 30s, was exploring a cave in the area solo yesterday…
Ireland's Top Wreck Diving Sites
With the Lusitania expedition in the news, Saturday's Irish Times presents a guide to some of Ireland's most interesting diving sites for all levels of experience. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/diving/item/16678-how-the-lusitantia-artifacts-were-raised-by-diver-eoin-mcgarry/ http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/diving/ Though Ireland can boast an abundance of shipwreck sites, a number of…
How the Lusitantia Artifacts were Raised By Diver Eoin McGarry
Earlier in the month Waterford diver Eoin McGarry led the technical dive team on the expedition that was carried out by National Geographic Broadcasters for a two hour documentary special which will be aired in May of next year in…
Cork Sub Aqua to Host Diving Weekend in Baltimore
Cork Sub Aqua club will host a regional diving weekend; the weekend of Fri 8th, Sat 9th, Sun 10th July in Baltimore. The purpose of the weekend is to have a good weekend's diving and for divers from all over…
Sports Diving Injuries On The Rise
The Irish Underwater Council (ICU) says injuries in sports diving are increasing, the Irish Examiner reports. http://www.afloat.ie/watersport/diving/ Some 12 of a total of 61 registered incidents last year caused injury to divers. Other incidents included near-misses between boats, divers going…
Body of Drowned Diver Returned to Family
The body of the Irish student backpacker who drowned while scuba diving in Australia recently was returned to her family yesterday. As previously reported on Afloat.ie 23-year-old Elaine Morrow from Ballintra, Co Donegal, had been on a beginner's diving course…
Irish Victim Named in Australia Drowning
An Irishwoman who drowned while scuba diving in the Whitsunday Islands in Australia has been named, the Irish Examiner reports. Elaine Morrow, 23, from Ballintra in Co Donegal, had been on a three-day beginners diving course in the island chain,…
Brady Feels At Home in the Water
Irish musician Paul Brady has confessed to a second love - scuba diving. The 'Nobody Knows' hitmaker explained to The Irish Times how he had "always felt at home in the water" since a young age, and did his first…
New National Diving Officer Elected
On an annual basis an election is held by the Irish Underwater Council to elect its officers for the forthcoming year, the most important of these positions is that of the National Diving Officer and is considered a very prestigous…
Dive Ireland takes place this Weekend
Dive Ireland, Ireland's dedicated dive show is taking place this coming weekend on the 5th & 6th March. The venue is the City North Hotel off the M1 Northbound and just 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 25 minutes from…
Quarry Divers Airlifted for Treatment
Four divers were airlifted to hospital yesterday after getting into difficulty while exploring a flooded quarry in Portroe, Co Tipperary. RTÉ News reports that one of the divers, a man in his 20s, was airlifted by the Shannon-based Coast Guard…
German U-Boat Rediscovered in Cork Harbour
Scuba Divers have found a fully intact World War I U-Boat on the seabed just outside Cork harbour, some 93 years after it sank writes Timmy Carey. During the First World War the menace provided by German U-Boats would prove deadly…

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