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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. 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…
Dive Ireland Expo Returns
#DIVING - Dive Ireland 2012, Ireland's only dedicated dive expo, promises to be bigger, better and feature more speakers, exhibits and workshops - everything for the dive professional as well as the complete beginner. The 21st Annual International Dive Show,…
Record-Setting SCUBA Diver is Ireland's First Professor of Midwifery
#DIVING - A Guinness World Record holding SCUBA diver has been appointed as Ireland's first ever Professor of Midwifery, the Galway Advertiser reports. Prof Declan Devine, who is a leading seararcher and scholar in the field, will take up the…
Body of Cave Diver Recovered After Six Days
A British rescue team has finally recovered the body of the Polish man who died while cave diving in Co Galway, some six days after he was first reported missing. As previously reported on, 34-year-old Artur Kozlowski failed…
Cave Divers Body Recovered from Galway Cave
The body of award winning cave diver Artur Kozwolski has been recovered six days after he was reported missing in a Galway cave. His body was brought to the surface yesterday by a Brititsh specialist cave team who were hampered…

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