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#Diving - Outsider Magazine points us to this breathtaking video of a wheelchair user exploring the wonders under the sea thanks to her special underwater chair. Sue Austin developed the concept in 2005 while training as a disabled diver, she…
#Diving - Writing in today's Irish Times, veteran diver Patrick O'Sullivan gives an introduction to his new book on the sinking of the Lusitania – and the deep-sea diving pioneer who helped rediscover the story of a vessel thought lost…
Stunning Shots Off Hook Peninsula Will Convince You To 'Try A Dive'
#Diving - As the Irish Underwater Council's 'Try A Dive' campaign approaches this weekend, Ivan Donoghue's photography of the sights beneath the waves off the Hook Peninsula might well be the hook you need to take the plunge. Independent.ie has…
Offaly Diver Raises Bronze Age Sword From Shannon
#Diving - A Bronze Age sword has been plucked from the River Shannon in Co Offaly by a local diver, according to the Irish Independent. And it's only the latest in a series of historical finds by members of the…
Divers Rescued Off Clare Coast As Boat Drifts Towards Rocks
#Diving - A group of scuba diving enthusiasts had a lucky escape yesterday (Saturday 2 August) after their boat drifted towards rocks off the Clare coast, as Independent.ie reports. The six divers and the boat's skipper had been on an…
Devon Firm To Represent US Diving Trainers In Britain & Ireland
#Diving - Sea & Sea has been appointed as the British and Irish regional office for American diving training provider Scuba Diving International (SDI), as Divernet reports. The Devon-based diving gear distributor will also represent SDI's sister business Technical Diving…
Inishbofin Diving Death Brings Summer Death Toll To Six
#Diving - The Irish Underwater Council's national diving officer says the diving community has been "devastated" by the "unprecedented" number of diving deaths in recent weeks. Dermot Moynihan's comments in The Irish Times come after an incident this past Monday…
Water Safety Chief Urges Divers To Be 'Diving Fit'
#Diving - Irish Water Safety chief John Leech has called on divers to ensure they are well trained and 'diving fit' before going underwater following the deaths of five divers in separate incidents around the Irish coast. The latest casualty,…
Diver Dies After Donegal Coast Incident
#Diving - RTÉ News reports that a man has died after a diving accident off the Donegal coast yesterday afternoon (Saturday 12 July). The deceased, said to be in his 50s and a visitor to the area, was one of…
Body Of Missing Diver Found Off Baltimore
#Diving - Search teams have found the body of a diver who went missing off West Cork early yesterday (2 July) after an incident that lead to the death of another diver. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, a major search…
Divers Fined After Raiding Shipwrecks & Not Declaring Their Finds
#diving –In a landmark case today two divers from Kent have been made to pay a total of £63,500 in fines and costs for not declaring valuable items from shipwrecks off the UK coast. David Knight and Edward Huzzey, both…
Diver Missing Off West Cork Coast As Another Airlifted To Hospital
#Diving - RTÉ News is reporting on a major search and rescue operation for a missing diver after another was airlifted to hospital from the West Cork coast this morning (Wednesday 2 July). It's thought that the two were diving…
Wanted: One Scuba Diver To Fish For Golf Balls
#Diving - BreakingNews.ie reports on one entrepreneur's oddball request for a Scuba diver to fish lakes and streams at golf courses across the country for lost golf balls. Richard Noonan of Encore Golf Balls says water hazards at Irish golf…
Man Dies In North-West In Weekend's Second Diving Tragedy
#Diving - BBC News reports on a second diving tragedy this weekend, after one of a group of divers got into difficulty off Malin Head in Co Donegal yesterday morning (15 June). The casualty is believed to have made a…
Limerick Man Dies After Roches Point Dive
#Diving - RTÉ News reports that a man has died while diving near Roches Point at Cork Harbour yesterday (14 June). The 45-year-old from Limerick, believed to be a member of a volunteer dive search and rescue team in North…
No Funding For Sub-Aqua Rescue Says Varadkar
#Diving - Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that diving teams who regularly assist in emergency operations will not qualify for grants available to volunteer rescue groups. As TheJournal.ie reports, volunteer teams such as those under the Mountain Rescue Ireland and…

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