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Ireland's Top Wreck Diving Sites
Diving
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
Diving
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
Diving
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
Diving
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
Diving
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
Diving
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
Diving
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
Diving
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
Diving
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
Diving
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
Diving
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…
Ice Diving in Ireland
Diving

Ice Diving in Ireland

17th January 2011
The recent arctic weather allowed many Irish divers to try out a type of diving that is only normally carried out in the Arctic, Norway, Iceland, Russia, Canada and much more Northern climates writes Timmy Carey. Many Irish rivers froze over completely, something…
Details Announced for Dive Ireland 2011
Diving
Dive Ireland, Ireland's only dedicated dive show is taking place on the 5th & 6th March. The venueis the City North Hotel just off the M1 Northbound. Just 15 minutes from Dublin airport and 25 minutes from Dublin city. CFT who are…
Passion for the Water Not Hindered by Disability
Diving
Physical disability does not have to be a barrier to enjoying marine activities, says one wheelchair user who's recently qualified as a scuba dive instructor. Gary Allen, who has spina bifida, tells The Irish Times how he refused to let…
Diving Asgard II
Diving

Diving Asgard II

22nd December 2010
In September 2008 an iconic part of maritime Ireland silently and tacitly slipped beneath the surface of the Bay of Biscay near the idyllic island of Belle Isle writes Timmy Carey. Asgard II was on a journey from Falmouth to…
Diver Disappeared Close to Safety, Court Hears
Diving
The inquest into the drowning of diver Ann Howard has heard how she disappeared only feet from the safety of rocks off Arranmore Island. The Irish Times reports that Howard, 41, was part of a team of eight divers from…

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