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Business Booming for Kinsale Couple's Dive Boat Enterprise
#DIVING - The Sunday Independent recently highlighted a SCUBA cruise business in Kinsale that's going from strength to strength. Scuba Addicts was set up by husband-and-wife team Graham and Anne Ferguson in the summer of 2009, initially on a whim…
Diver Treated for 'The Bends' in Northern Ireland
#DIVING - BBC News reports that a man suspected to be suffering from 'the bends' after a dive in Galway was treated in Northern Ireland at the weekend. The diver was airlifted to the decompression chamber in Craigavon by Irish…
World Record Attempt by Irish-Raised Diver
#DIVING - Deep sea diver Sean McGahern is currently attempting the world record for cold water open sea diving in Malta. The Times of Malta reports that McGahern - who was born in England but raised in Ireland before moving…
Dive Ireland Expo Returns
#DIVING - Dive Ireland 2012, Ireland's only dedicated dive expo, promises to be bigger, better and feature more speakers, exhibits and workshops - everything for the dive professional as well as the complete beginner. The 21st Annual International Dive Show,…
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…

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