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Shipwreck Silver Recovered from SS Gairsoppa off Galway Goes on Display
#shipwreck – Silver recovered from the wreck of the SS Gairsoppa which was sunk by a German U-boat 300 miles southwest of Galway on February 17, 1941 is to be put on public display for the first time at an…
Irishman Drowns While Diving Off Thailand
#Diving - The Irish Times reports that an Irishman has died in a diving accident in Thailand. Twenty-nine-year-old Colin Callanan from Cork drowned off the island of Koh Tao off the east coast of the South East Asian country on…
Dive Ireland 2013 Is 'Huge Success'
#Diving - The Irish Underwater Council (CFT) reports the "huge success" of the 22nd annual Dive Ireland expo in Athlone at the weekend. The two-day event at the Hodson Bay Hotel welcomed "speakers from near and far as well as…
Irish Diver At Home In The Philippines
#Diving - The Daily Inquirer in the Philippines turns the spotlight on Irish diver David Joyce, who together with British business partner Matt Reed runs the Evolution diving school in northern Cebu which specialises in technical dives such as wreck…
Dive Ireland Expo Returns To Athlone For 2013
#Diving - The Dive Ireland expo heads to Athlone in 2013 with a full weekend of speakers, exhibits and workshops for divers and snorkelers of all levels. This year's hosts at the Athlone Sub Aqua Club have announced details of…
Divers Search For Balls Sunk By Golfing Legend
#DIVING - Diver Gus O'Driscoll and four members of the Delta Specialist Diving Club are currently searching the bed of Lough Salt in Donegal for a number of golf balls driven into the water more than 100 years ago by…
Black Tie Gala for Galway Student Sub Aqua Club
#DIVING - Dry suits and SCUBA gear were swapped for tuxedos and ballgowns recently as the NUIG/GMIT Sub Aqua celebrated its 50th anniversary ball at the Galway Bay Hotel. Guest speakers on the night of dinner and dancing included as…
Naas Sub Aqua Club Seeking New Members
#DIVING - Naas Sub Aqua Club is looking for new members from the East coast and the Midlands as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Leinster Leader reports. The Co Kildare-based diving club is one of the most…
Irishman Breaks Longest SCUBA Dive Record
#DIVING - Irish diver Paul Devane has smashed the Guinness World Record for the longest cold saltwater SCUBA dive in his second attempt. Diving.ie reports that Devane set a time of 13 hours and 4 minutes off Killary in Co…
Video Shows Divers Exploring Carinthia Wreck Off Donegal
#DIVING - WorldIrish have done it again with another great video find - this time following a team of divers off Donegal as they explore the wreck of the RMS/HMS Carinthia. On 6 June 1940, during the Second World War,…
Galway Student Sub-Aqua Club Celebrates 50 Years Underwater!
#sub-aqua – In the year of its 50th anniversary, the NUIG/GMIT Sub-Aqua Club officially launched its new Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), Alice Perry, at a special ceremony in NUI Galway recently. Launched by NUI Galway's Vice-President for the Student Experience,…
NUI Galway Hosts Talk on Historical Wreck Diving in Ireland
#DIVING - The Sub-Aqua Club at NUI Galway and the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology welcomes diving expert Edward Bourke to the NUI Galway campus on 18 October to give a talk on historical wreck diving in Ireland. The talk will…
Irish Free Diver Pushes The Limits of The Human Body
#DIVING - An Irish free diver has told the Irish Examiner how he plunged the equivalent of a 15-storey building beneath the surface of the Red Sea on a single held breath. Fergus Callagy's breathtaking feat is a highlight of…
Business Booming for Kinsale Couple's Dive Boat Enterprise
#DIVING - The Sunday Independent recently highlighted a SCUBA cruise business in Kinsale that's going from strength to strength. Scuba Addicts was set up by husband-and-wife team Graham and Anne Ferguson in the summer of 2009, initially on a whim…
Diver Treated for 'The Bends' in Northern Ireland
#DIVING - BBC News reports that a man suspected to be suffering from 'the bends' after a dive in Galway was treated in Northern Ireland at the weekend. The diver was airlifted to the decompression chamber in Craigavon by Irish…
World Record Attempt by Irish-Raised Diver
#DIVING - Deep sea diver Sean McGahern is currently attempting the world record for cold water open sea diving in Malta. The Times of Malta reports that McGahern - who was born in England but raised in Ireland before moving…
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