News archive for June of 2009

  • 26 Jun 2009: Diver rescued in Budleigh Salterton (UK)

    The 36-year-old diver from Taunton was rescued after being caught in a rip-tide. … Read more …

  • 26 Jun 2009: Diver has been hit by a boat on Malta

    26-year-old diver from Zurrieq, has been hit by a boat yesterday while diving off L-Arax in Mellieha. … Read more …

  • 26 Jun 2009: 12-year-old boy suffers the bends during dive

    Dominic Harvey was airlifted to hospital after suffering the bends. The accident occurred during a dive session in the sea off Portland, near Weymouth, Dorset, UK. … Read more …

  • 25 Jun 2009: Sidmouth Diver succoured by local lifeboat crew

    A diver from Sidmouth (UK) was saved by local lifeboat crew after the rapid current swept him out to sea on Wednesday. … Read more …

  • 25 Jun 2009: Local fisherman finds a corpse of missing Diveevolution scuba instructor

    Pattaya, Thailand - A dead body was washed up on the beach two miles south of Koh Rong on Monday. It was found by the local fisherman who contacted the police … Read more …

  • 25 Jun 2009: Rescue divers save 2 men after Onodaga Lake crash, NY, USA

    Local rescue team based in the City of Tonawanda (NY, USA) saved two racers after a high-speed crash during a race last Saturday on Onondaga Lake. … Read more …

  • 24 Jun 2009: British diver was wounded by a speedboat

    Yesterday a 24-year-old diving instructor from Plymouth (UK) was left with a huge wound on his bum by a speedboat. … Read more …

  • 24 Jun 2009: Search for missing diver has been called off

    The search for missing diver in the English Channel hss been finally called off. The man in his sixties disappeared yesterday during a group dive with three other divers to a shipwreck 22 nautical miles from Barfleur on the Normandy Coast, France. … Read more …

  • 24 Jun 2009: British diver missing after exploring shipwreck in the English Channel

    Yesterday a British diver was missing after a dive to the wreck called Empire Javelin that sunk during WW2 in December 1944. … Read more …

  • 23 Jun 2009: Famous diver dies during a dive near Atlantic City, USA

    Famous diver D. Terzuoli known as Captain Zero died last Saturday about 53 miles east Atlantic City during solo dive to a wreck. … Read more …

  • 23 Jun 2009: Diver was rescued at Edmonds Underwater Park, WA, USA

    A diver from Medford was rescued by Edmonds Fire Department after he had an unknown difficulties (presumably he ran out of air). … Read more …

  • 22 Jun 2009: Brother of the dead diver warned others about silt danger at Whitsand Bay, Plymouth, UK

    Back in 2007, David White, 43 and Kaye Moss, 43 drowned during a dive at Whitsand Bay, Plymouth, where the shipwreck forms an artificial reef. … Read more …

  • 22 Jun 2009: Diver from Wales (UK) airlifted to hospital "as a precaution"

    29-year old amateur diver has been airlifted to the hospital yesterday after surfacing from a 150ft deep dive. … Read more …

  • 22 Jun 2009: Diver from Fort Pierce faces 20 charges related to illegal spear fishing

    David P. Hunt, 33, diver from Fort Pierce (Florida) faces 20 charges after spearing 7 lobsters, snook and 7 red snapper out of season. He was spotted by a local corporal from Department of Environmental Protection on the beach at Avalon State Park carrying a semi-transparent bag with lobsters. … Read more …

  • 19 Jun 2009: Dive instructor in court for statutory rape of 15-year-old girl

    Yesterday, a girl from Sedgefield (South Africa) said in the Knysna Regional Court that she was raped by 50-year-old diving instructor when she was 15 years of age. … Read more …

  • 18 Jun 2009: Richmond teenage girl wins national scuba-diving award

    15-year-old teenage girl Latifah Neblett-Burrell from Richmond (USA) will travel to Savannah State University in Georgia to be named Youth Female Diver of the Year by the National Association of Black Scuba Divers. … Read more …

  • 18 Jun 2009: Diwer drowned while trying to find a dead body

    41-year old diver Alabi Hassan died while trying to find a body of a drowned labourer in Tasik Kenyir, Malasiya. … Read more …

  • 18 Jun 2009: Australian prosecutors will appeal for stronger punishment for a honeymoon killer

    Today Australian prosecutors said they will appeal for stronger punishment for David Gabriel Watson, a "honeymoon killer" who is suspected in killing his wife Christina by holding her underwater and turning off her air supply. … Read more …

  • 17 Jun 2009: Hundreds attend funeral of diver who drowned last year in the Red Sea

    The funeral was held at St Helens Parish Church (USA) yesterday. Many people who new 52-year-old Alan Costello attended the service. … Read more …

  • 17 Jun 2009: Police identify diver who died on Whitsand Bay, UK

    Police identified 78-year-old man who died after a dive on the James Eagan Layne wreck, off Whitsand Bay in Cornwall on Saturday. … Read more …

  • 17 Jun 2009: Officials in Florida try to increase awareness in scuba diving safety

    Today the local officials together with representatives from diving associations will join together at a press conference at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the USCG Miami Sector. … Read more …

  • 16 Jun 2009: Two companies could be pleaded guilty in diver death case

    Two companies admitted failings in the run up to a commercial diver's death at Upper Lode Lock near Tewkesbury back in 2004. … Read more …

  • 16 Jun 2009: British diver was killed in hot air balloon crash

    53-year-old diving instructor Dr Kevin Beurle, who worked for Big Squid dive club in Clapham, London, died in a hot air balloon accident the Cappadocia region in Turkey. … Read more …

  • 16 Jun 2009: Scuba diver died while diving on West Beach, New Bedford

    Tan V. Tran, 54-year-old Vietnamese diver, who lived in New Bedford, Massachusetts died yesterday straight after he jumped into the water. He was together with his wife on their small fishing boat when accident occurred. … Read more …

  • 15 Jun 2009: Connecticut diver and underwater photographer wrote children’s book

    Connecticut SCUBA diver and underwater photographer Tim Watson wrote a book for children, called “Howard’s Search for a Home: An Underwater Adventure of a Moray Eel”. … Read more …

  • 15 Jun 2009: Spear fishermen face probe in Florida

    A special group that manages offshore fishing has received a complaint from some South Carolina fishermen asking to look into whether commercial spear fishermen from Florida are exploiting the regulations when they spear a huge amount of game fish on the Carolina's artificial reefs. … Read more …

  • 15 Jun 2009: India want to become a leader in the world of scuba diving

    India is holding out a potential of becoming a leader in the world of scuba diving. Having a vast coastline, growing industry and huge population, India can earn billions of dollars providing scuba diving courses and resorts to divers from all round the world. … Read more …

  • 13 Jun 2009: 13-year-old boy has become a rescue diver

    Jonathan Whitehouse has become one of the youngest rescue divers in the world. He took his PADI open water certificate as soon as he reached the minimum age of 12 and then started advanced open water course which involved practising in emergency first response techniques, a day of skills training in the closed swimming pool and a day of diving in open water with a few emergency scenarios. … Read more …

  • 13 Jun 2009: June 27-July 3 has been proclaimed as Dive Flag Awareness Week in Florida, USA

    June 27-July 3 has been proclaimed as Dive Flag Awareness Week in Florida by the Gov. Charlie Crist. It is done by authorities to emphasize the importance of engaging all safety precautions: to remind divers that they have to present their flags according the the laws and to remind boaters to look for the flags on the surface. … Read more …

  • 12 Jun 2009: June 11, 1910: Birth of Jacques Cousteau

    99 years ago in the place called Saint-André-de-Cubzac (the Gironde department of France), Jacques Cousteau opened his eyes and saw a beauty of this world. … Read more …

  • 12 Jun 2009: Bulgarian diver disappeared in the waters off Sicilian coast

    The authorities of the Sicilian town of Trapani requested to continue investigation of Bulgarian diver disappearance. … Read more …

  • 12 Jun 2009: Finland divers have found sunken S-2 Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea

    A group of Finland divers have found the WW2 wreck of the S-2 Soviet submarine in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden. This submarine was last seen near a lighthouse on Market Island about 70 years ago. … Read more …

  • 11 Jun 2009: Detroit resident in hospital after a scuba diving accident at White Star Quarry

    A woman was airlifted by LifeFlight helicopter and taken to Toledo Hospital after a scuba diving accident at White Star Quarry. … Read more …

  • 11 Jun 2009: Divers have found a legendary shipwreck in the Lake Ontario

    Dianne Groll, a Queen's University psychiatry professor who made a first inspection said they are 99 per cent sure that this is legendary Canadian-built ship from the War of 1812 called the Wolfe. … Read more …

  • 11 Jun 2009: Parents sue scuba diving school for daughter's death

    Kaving Coyne and Julie Simonds, the parents of a young woman who passed away three days after scuba diving incident in July 2007 filed a lawsuit against Craig Gillespie, the owner of Seattle Scuba Diving School. … Read more …

  • 10 Jun 2009: WWI Russian U-boat found on the seabed of Gulf of Finland

    WWI Russian submarine called Unicorn was found on the seabed of Gulf of Finland by Estonian scientists. One of the Estonian scientists Velo Mjass thinks that it is necessary to make a dive and explore the wreck making movies and photos of this found. … Read more …

  • 10 Jun 2009: Statesville youngster was injured in diving accident in Stoneville, Mississippi

    18-year-old Zachary Alexander Routh was seriously injured while diving into shallow water on Old Anglin Loop in Stoneville. … Read more …

  • 9 Jun 2009: A UAE dive shop owner and 22-year-old dive instructor have been jailed for having sex

    22-year-old dive instructor Roxanne Hillier and her boss UAE national identified only as "MH" have been jailed after police raid for having sex. Roxanne sentenced to three months in jail and MH to six months in jail. … Read more …

  • 9 Jun 2009: Japanese submarine M-24 is under protection as historic shipwreck

    The Japanese midget submarine M-24, one of three midget submarines that attacked Sydney Harbour back in 1942 has been declared an historic shipwreck. 67 years ago, after firing two torpedoes, the submarine disappeared near the harbour entrance. … Read more …

  • 9 Jun 2009: Scuba divers will run a "cleanup dive" in the Lake Monona, Wisconsin, US

    Members of Madison Scuba and Fontana Sports Specialities with other local scuba divers will clean up Lake Monona near Monona Terrace in Wisconsin. … Read more …

  • 8 Jun 2009: Divers play a scavenger hunt at Vanderberg Reef

    A local diver Ann Loranie Labriola came up with interesting game for divers who want to explore one of the biggest artificial reefs called Vanderberg. … Read more …

  • 8 Jun 2009: U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescues man with the bends in Florida

    On Sunday afternoon a diver was rescued by U.S. Coast Guard helicopter from a dive boat off Johns Pass in Florida. … Read more …

  • 8 Jun 2009: Puerto Rico tourist dies after resurfacing

    James H Timber, 48-years old tourist died after completing his dive in Puerto Rico off the island of Vieques. … Read more …

  • 6 Jun 2009: Maryville divers recovered man's body from quarry near Knoxville, Tennessee

    Yesterday a volunteer rescue team recovered a body of 22-year old David Owens who had been missing since May 31. … Read more …

  • 6 Jun 2009: British businessman died while diving in Spain

    Wayne Morgan, a British businessman was diving off the coast of Cartagena near Alicante, Spain. … Read more …

  • 5 Jun 2009: Gabe Watson admits killing his wife on the Great Barrier Reef six years ago

    Gabe Watson who is an experienced diver will spend 4 years in Australian prison after admitting that he killed his wife Tina during their honeymoon on Great Barrier Reef. … Read more …

  • 5 Jun 2009: Facebook diving group is going to fight against underwater trash

    Underwater enthusiasts who are the members of Facebook diving group called Two Wheel Divers decided to organise a cleanup event in Abu Dahabi, Arab Emirates. … Read more …

  • 5 Jun 2009: Treasure hunters refuse to return 17 tons of gold and silver to Spain

    Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. is going to object the U.S. Federal Court Magistrate's recommendation to return over 500,000 gold and silver coins back to Spain. … Read more …

  • 4 Jun 2009: The deepest part of the ocean was explored by robotic sub

    The deepest part of the Mariana Trench known as Challenger Deep has been explored by unmanned aquatic vessel named Nereus. … Read more …

  • 4 Jun 2009: Brighton man died while snorkelling in Florida

    61-year old William Husic Jr. died while snorkelling at the Bahia Honda State Park in Florida. He was spending his time with several friends and went missing at around noon. … Read more …

  • 4 Jun 2009: The novice Canadian diver died by accident

    A tragic death of Robert Ray Jr. appears to be an accidental drowning said Sgt. Scott Beard on Tuesday. … Read more …

  • 3 Jun 2009: A French diver bled to death after the shark attack in the Red Sea

    A shark has attacked and killed woman who was diving in the remote southern dive site called Marsa Alam. The woman bled to death after a shark bit her leg. Diver died before surfacing. … Read more …

  • 3 Jun 2009: One of the biggest artificial reefs is now open to the public

    The World War II ship called Vanderberg intentionally sunk on Wednesday last week to create an artificial reef in National Marine Sanctuary, Florida is now open to the public. … Read more …

  • 1 Jun 2009: Novice diver died during his checkout dive.

    Robert Leon Ray Jr, 41-year-old man died during his checkout dive at Cultus Lake in Canada. He ran into unknown problem and failed to use his breathing regulator. … Read more …

  • 1 Jun 2009: Detroit Police diver found statue worth $100,000 in river

    Earlier this month Detroit Police diver Sgt. Michael Carpenter was sent to check sunken Jeep near the foot of Alter Road. During the dive he felt a head and a hand sticking out of the muck near the car. These body part weren't human and at the beginning Sgt. Carpenter thought it was an old cement statue but later on he discovered it was made of bronze. … Read more …

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