Dive centres closed down in Egypt

The Chamber of Diving and Watersports (CDWS) in Egypt has announced that 23 diving centres in the South Sinai area have been closed down.

Posted by on 29 April 2009 | 8:31 am

Divers rescued near Lands End

Seven shore divers were rescued after they were caught in strong tides off Porthgwarra near Lands End last week

Posted by on 27 April 2009 | 6:35 am

Diver airlifted to decompression chamber

A diver was airlifted to hospital suffering from symptoms of decompression sickness after a 48-metre dive.

Posted by on 27 April 2009 | 6:27 am

Casting call for divers

A new TV series needs two experienced divers to be its co-hosts.

Posted by on 23 April 2009 | 6:16 am

BSAC Branch Volunteer of the Year

Nominate the unsung hero of your dive club for a BSAC award and they could win a Suunto D6 dive computer.

Posted by on 22 April 2009 | 7:07 am

Legendary explorer dies

Legendary Swiss diver Jacques Piccard has died.

Posted by on 2 November 2008 | 1:58 am

Helicopter winch failure during diver rescue

A diver who died after a rescue, during which the coastguard helicopter winch failed to work, has been named by police.

Posted by on 28 October 2008 | 9:56 am

Diver in winch fail rescue named

A diver who died after a rescue operation in which a winch failed on a coastguard helicopter is named.

Posted by on 23 October 2008 | 7:15 am

Teacher dies on Scapa dive trip

A teacher who died after a diving accident on a school trip to Scapa Flow off Orkney, Scotland on Monday (20 October) has been named by police.

Posted by on 23 October 2008 | 5:45 am

Diver was killed after suit inflated

A diver died when his suit's inflator button was mistakenly pressed sending him to the surface, an inquest hears.

Posted by on 22 October 2008 | 10:50 am

Teacher died during school dive

A female diver who died in Orkney has been named as a "wonderful" teacher on a school trip from Devon.

Posted by on 21 October 2008 | 10:18 am

Tributes to tragic hero

HUNDREDS gathered to pay tribute to an expedition leader swept out to sea in South Africa as he tried to save a group of youths.

Posted by on 21 October 2008 | 4:46 am

Female Scapa Flow death probed

A female diver dies at the famous Scapa Flow area of Orkney, sparking a police and HSE inquiry.

Posted by on 20 October 2008 | 10:53 am

Rescued diver dies in hospital

A diver from Somerset dies in hospital after surfacing unconscious off the Dorset coast.

Posted by on 20 October 2008 | 1:20 am

Fog hampers divers' rescue

A DRAMATIC rescue in deep fog led to nine divers being rescued by lifeboat crews from both Lowestoft and Southwold. The crews, shrouded in fog, worked as darkness fell on Sunday to rescue the divers who were stranded 35 miles off Southwold after their boat Zeus had suffered engine failure.

Posted by on 17 October 2008 | 7:36 am

Coastguard staff in pay walkout

Coastguard workers around the UK have begun a 48-hour strike in a long-running dispute over pay.

Posted by on 23 August 2008 | 1:05 pm

Injured diver flown to hospital

A man is flown to hospital after being injured while diving near the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast.

Posted by on 23 August 2008 | 11:10 am

Young diver feared dead

The search for a 14-year-old diver who went missing on Tuesday while diving off the Devon coast has been called off.

Posted by on 14 August 2008 | 6:53 am

Plymouth divers guilty of NHS fraud

A diving centre boss and instructor face jail after attempting to defraud the NHS of £250,000 by falsely claiming to have treated divers for decompression treatment in Plymouth, Devon.

Posted by on 11 August 2008 | 7:37 am

Cornish divers find Canadian wreck

A team of divers has discovered missing remains from a Canadian military aeroplane that crashed in 1942.

Posted by on 8 August 2008 | 8:09 am