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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…
Plunge Into Diving At Dive Ireland 2014
#Diving - Did you know that Dublin Bay alone has at least eight wreck diving sites, from the Marlay to the Vanguard? That's just the tip of what's available to explore beneath the surface along the capital's coastline, according to…
'Blueway' Snorkel And Canoe Trail Set To Launch This Year
#Diving - A new series of 'free water trails' on the Galway-Mayo coastline where diving novices can get into snorkelling is set to be launched early this year. TheJournal.ie reported recently on plans for the Blueway, a network of five…
RTÉ Radio Doc Dives For Ireland's 'Sunken Treasures'
#Documentary - A new radio documentary highlighting the historical significance of the many shipwrecks that dot Ireland's shores will be broadcast tomorrow afternoon Saturday 20 November on RTÉ Radio 1. 'Sunken Treasures' is part of the Documentary on One strand and…
Celebrating Half A Century Of Diving In Ireland
#Diving - The Irish Times' Lorna Siggins profiles the Irish Underwater Council (CFT) as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. The organisation has certainly come a long way since founder member Michael Moriarty first plunged into the depths with little more…
Tributes Paid Over Diving Death Tragedy In Killary Bay
#Diving - A man has died after a suspected heart attack while diving in Killary Bay yesterday afternoon (27 October), as the Irish Independent reports. Family have paid tribute to 52-year-old Gerry Deane, who was with friends on a diving…
Take The Plunge At DIVE 2013 In Birmingham This Weekend
#Diving - The UK's biggest event for diving enthusiasts, the annual NEC Birmingham Dive Show has established a remarkable reputation for covering every aspect of the sport in the most innovative and exciting ways. And this year's show, running tomorrow…
Carlow's A Lock For Ireland's Premier Diving School
#Diving - A giant glass-sided water tank will be a feature of the new diver training facility that's currently under construction at Webster's Lock in Carlow town, as the Carlow Nationalist reports. The new diving school on the River Barrow…

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