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The Samson Crane Ship at Ram Head near Ardmore, Co Waterford
#Diving - A man has died after getting into difficulty while diving off Ardmore in Co Waterford yesterday afternoon (Sunday 12 June). Youghal RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew were tasked to the incident between Goat Island and Ram Head near Ardmore,…
Strangford Lough
#Diving - The UK Coastguard received a call just after 4.10pm yesterday afternoon (9 April) from a member of public reporting that a diver had not surfaced as expected in Strangford Lough near Ringhaddy, Co Down Coastguard rescue teams from…
Aladin 2 dive watch normally retails for €425 but is yours for €250
Looking for a SCUBAPRO Aladin square Dive wrist watch? One's just been added to Afloat's marketplace at a discounted price. Seller Jeremy Leighton is offering a brand new, unused watch that's still in original packaging. He says this Aladin 2 dive…
#Diving - An Irish diving invention has won the runner-up prize of €7,000 in the international James Dyson Awards, as RTÉ News reports. University of Limerick graduate Cathal Redmond rose above a field of 700 entries to scoop the funding…
#Diving - One navy man's "accidental entry" into diving in the 1960s was the birth of what is today Ireland's most advanced underwater unit. As the Irish Examiner reports, a new book by Martin Buckley titled The Ninth Ship -…
#Diving - An ultra-lightweight breathing apparatus for divers has won its young inventor the Irish James Dyson Award for 2015. As Silicon Republic reports, Cathal Redmond, a student at the University of Limerick, took the €2,500 prize for his 'Express Dive' invention. The…
#Diving - A pioneering free diver considered to be the greatest ever in the extreme sport is missing and feared dead off the Balearic Islands. As Discovery News reports, Natalia Molchanova was diving with friends off Ibiza on Sunday (2…
#Diving - A diver was airlifted to hospital yesterday (Sunday 19 July) after going missing off Rathlin Island, as the News Letter reports. RNLI crews from Scotland joined lifeboats from Portrush and Red Bay along with Irish Coast Guard teams…
#DivingBell - Engineers worked 82 feet beneath the surface of the North Channel to repair a seabed cable linking Northern Ireland's power grid with Scotland. According to HeraldScotland, the repair crew used a diving bell style device to safely reach…
#Diving - The loss of a late diver's 'black box' means we will never know exactly what happened in the drowning incident off Donegal in July last year, according to the Belfast Telegraph. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, hospital chaplain…
#Diving - Diving with an oxygen tank might soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new material that could allow divers to breathe underwater without bulky gear. According to Discovery News, the crystalline material is made from…
#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…
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