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The Wreck Of The Zenobia: Disneyland For Divers

The Zenobia is one of those wrecks most divers have heard of, even if they haven’t dived it, but what is that makes some return to Cyprus year after year to revisit the site? DAVID BAKER, Chairman of Richmond Sub Aqua Club, has been asking around

4 mins read
Diver
January 2018

Light Mares XR DCT/V/S

Light Mares XR DCT/V/S

5 mins read
Diver
January 2018

Camera Light Weefine Ring - Light

Camera Light Weefine Ring - Light

3 mins read
Diver
January 2018

Well And Truly Tested

MIKE WARD does the honours as a new Apeks regulator hoves into view – and for the rest, it’s all a matter of shedding light, with new products from Mares and Weefine

4 mins read
Diver
January 2018

When Hunter Becomes Prey

When great white shark corpses started turning up with their livers missing, it took a while to piece together the story – and now South Africa’s cage-diving operators are living in fear that their golden days are numbered. RICHARD PEIRCE has this exclusive story

4 mins read
Diver
November 2017

St Stephen Revisited

The Austrian-Hungarian dreadnought was taken by surprise by the brave crews of two Italian torpedo-boats, and the Szent Istvan became the only WW1 warship the sinking of which was captured on film. VIC VERLINDEN joins a technical-diving team to recover artefacts from the massive, deep-lying Adriatic wreck

4 mins read
Diver
November 2017

Two British Divers Die In Canary Islands In A Week

TWO BRITISH DIVERS died on consecutive Saturdays in September while on holiday dives in the Canary Islands.

1 min read
Diver
November 2017

Sewage Surfer Sets Sustainability Tone

THE FIRST Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 finalist images were revealed in September ahead of the announcement of the overall winners on 17 October and the opening on the 20th of the exhibition at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London.

4 mins read
Diver
November 2017

Kimo, Zico And Me, Going Tec In The Red Sea

Through good times and bad, JAMES L’ESTRANGE has retained his faith in the power and poetry of diving from Sharm and the Gulf of Aqaba, and he makes an annual pilgrimage to Egypt. This August he decided that going tec would help him get fitter, too

5 mins read
Diver
November 2017

How Well-Covered Is Your Liveaboard Trip?

So you thought the Mystery Diver had retired? Never, not while there are services such as liveaboard-booking/ price-comparison websites to delve into!

7 mins read
Diver
November 2017

Freediver Smashes The British No Limits Record

FREEDIVER HARRY CHAMAS has broken by 17m the British No Limits depth record set seven years ago.

1 min read
Diver
November 2017

Divers Asked To Look Out For Gloomy Octopus Cities

OCTOPUSES ARE USUALLY thought of as solitary, mingling with others only to mate, but social interactions between them could be more widespread than previously recognised, say marine biologists who have been studying them in Australia.

1 min read
Diver
November 2017

Be The Champ!

It’s an experience unlike any other in scuba-diving, and needs to be reflected in your photography in all its vertical glory – ALEX MUSTARD takes as his subject this month the giant-kelp forest

4 mins read
Diver
November 2017

Aspects Of Etiquette Pt 3

Are you the sort of underwater photographer who gives the pastime a good name? If you’re worried that you might be the other sort, SIMON PRIDMORE has a few tips

4 mins read
Diver
November 2017

The Secrets Of Sveti Pavao

Examining the seabed off Croatia, two scuba-divers discovered a well-preserved porcelain vase. Only the richest people, as it turned out, could afford such pottery in the 16th century. 

7 mins read
Diver
October 2017

Vivid-Pix Land & Sea Scuba Picture-Fix

THE UNDERWATER WORLD IS PACKED with life and full of vibrant colour, but the first time you take an underwater photograph you’ll find yourself looking at a dull greenish blue picture and wondering where all the excitement went.

4 mins read
Diver
October 2017

The Artist Who Likes To Paint In Cold Water

His pictures may or may not be your cup of tea, but with his unusual method of painting them, Russian diver Yuri Alekseev certainly isn’t looking for an easy ride. ANDREY NEKRASOV tags along to watch him at work

4 mins read
Diver
October 2017

Sharkskin Full Suit

A FEW NOVEMBERS AGO, the latex neck-seal of my drysuit split as I was kitting up for a cheeky midweek bimble. It was a bit annoying, but my irritation was soothed when I got my money back from the inland site where I wasn’t diving.

3 mins read
Diver
October 2017

Glassy-Eyed And Laughing

RICHARD ASPINALL enjoys the marine life at the Amari Havodda resort on Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives – but finds that there are almost too many fish around

8 mins read
Diver
October 2017

Partial To Anda's Abracadabra

Do you believe in magic? STEVE WEINMAN finds that diving in a soon-to-bebetter-known part of the Philippines casts a spell both by night and day

10+ mins read
Diver
October 2017

Be The Champ!

As ALEX MUSTARD points out, you don’t see the sort of images that appear on this spread too often in magazines such as divEr, as they don’t suit the format that easily. Yet the circular fisheye lens is a significant tool…

4 mins read
Diver
October 2017

BC Tusa BC0102 Soverin Alpha

STEVE WARREN joins MIKE WARD this month for our new-look twoman divEr Tests. Steve has some fresh ideas for testing BCs, while Mike tries out a versatile suit and some unusual picture-editing software

7 mins read
Diver
October 2017

Aspects Of Etiquette Pt 2

There is a right way of doing things when you’re on a dive-boat – and then there’s the other way that draws sideways looks. SIMON PRIDMORE aims to keep us on the straight and narrow

4 mins read
Diver
October 2017

A Dose Of Dozzi

JACK PERKS has become a champion of UK freshwater diving but there was a gap in his knowledge – he had never dived Dosthill. A recent sunny June day changed all that

5 mins read
Diver
October 2017

Rum, Reefs & Wrecks

It was a flying visit with three days for diving, so would NICK & CAROLINE ROBERTSON-BROWN get a picture of what Barbados could offer? They were certainly in for a seahorse surprise.

7 mins read
Diver
September 2017

Early Learning With Alligators-That's So Sick

The arrival of children can change divers’ lives – you don’t know if they will share your passion as they grow up or – inadvertently – stifle yours. So CHARLIE OLDFIELD went through a range of emotions when son Dylan announced that he wanted to dive…

4 mins read
Diver
September 2017

Nudi GB

When you get your eye in you realise that colourful sea-slugs are not confined to the tropics – southeastern Scotland, for example, can also be a happy hunting-ground for macro enthusiasts. RICHARD ASPINALL drops into the Scottish Nudibranch Festival

8 mins read
Diver
September 2017

Views Of The Volos

Lefteris Reef in Greece has become the graveyard for many ships over millennia, but few can have as intriguing a backstory as the Volos, says ROSS J ROBERTSON, who writes in collaboration with Dimitri Evangelopoulos,  Dimitri Galon and Paris Sofos. So what exactly did Hans Hass find when he filmed the wreck in 1942?

6 mins read
Diver
September 2017

Sumbawa

It’s alway good to feel that you might be ahead of the pack – we often hear about Bali and Lombok on one hand, and Komodo and Flores on the other, but what lies in between? JOHN LIDDIARD finds out.

9 mins read
Diver
September 2017

Aspects Of Etiquette Pt 1

Most of us like to feel that we’re in the know about the accepted way of doing things – and nobody more so than divers. SIMON PRIDMORE has been looking at ‘doing the done thing’.

4 mins read
Diver
September 2017

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