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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…
Ice Diving in Ireland
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
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
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 Asgard II

22nd December 2010 Diving
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
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…
An Irish diving instructor is feared dead on Thailand after separating from his team during a deep dive. TheJournal.ie has compiled reports that Peter McCarthy was with another diver in Song Hong Lake in southern Thailand last weekend when he…
A Northern Irish police diver's claim that he was owed more than £30,000 in overtime has been rejected by the UK High Court, BBC News reports. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11876736 Constable Mark Lloyd, previously of the PSNI's underwater search unit, argued that he…
Home Divers Make a Splash at Irish Open
Irish divers made a strong showing at the 2010 Irish Open National Championships last weekend. Natasha McManus of the Dublin Diving Club took first place in the Girls C group 1 metre and 3 metre categories, just missing out on…
 Kozlowsk Lecture on Cave Diving in Ireland
Of all aspects of scuba diving, the discipline with the highest mortality rate is cave diving writes Timmy Carey. A myriad of things can go wrong, a diver can get lost, run out of air and even worse, carried out in complete darkness…
Historic Lecture on the Easter Rising Vessel, The Aud
Embedded in the history of Ireland, the events which occurred in April 1916 place Roger Casement and his famous gun running ship in the annals of Irish history. She lies broken, in a depth 34 metres in Cork Harbour. Much of the…

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