News archive for June of 2008

  • 29 Jun 2008: Hawaii diver says he escaped shark

    In a blink of an eye a great white shark shot across 50 feet of water toward Stanley Aranita, giving the experienced diver only seconds to ditch his speargun and jump into his kayak to safety. …Source

  • 29 Jun 2008: Diver in Romblon shipwreck catches disease, may be hospitalized

    MANILA, Philippines - One of about 60 divers in the search, rescue, and retrieval operations for victims of a sea mishap in Romblon province could be confined in a hospital after doctors found him suffering from decompression sickness also called the cais …Source

  • 29 Jun 2008: Diver feels the pinch from his giant crab

    YOU wouldn't want to feel the pinch in the company of this giant crab. Diving enthusiast Paul Martin was shocked to discover the huge creature in a plastic barrel on the seafloor at Balaclava Bay off Portland. Builder and hobby diver Mr Martin reckons the …Source

  • 29 Jun 2008: Man drowns while noodling

    Authorities say a Minnesota man drowned while noodling at Oologah Lake today. Forty-6-year-old Paul Anthony Hebzynski of Minneapolis was hunting for catfish with his bare hands in 10 to 12 feet of water at Talala Creek about 3:10 p.m. The Oklahoma Highway …Source

  • 29 Jun 2008: In the depths, diver reaches new heights

    The ladder of diving certification has many rungs. While Destin diving instructor Anna Schmitz has been at the top for twenty years as a Professional Association of Diving Instructors Course Director, it is not many who reach Platinum Course Director stat …Source

  • 28 Jun 2008: Diver drowns off Wellesley Island

    A diver apparently drowned off Wellesley Island yesterday afternoon while exploring a wreck in the waters off the Coast Guard station. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, the as yet unidentified man was apparently exploring the wreck o …Source

  • 28 Jun 2008: Discover new dive destinations

    It’s already halfway through the diving season, and if you have trouble choosing your next diving destination, maybe the Malaysia International Dive Expo 2008 (MIDE) at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur can help. Now in its third consecutive ye …Source

  • 28 Jun 2008: Poet hurt in scuba accident

    Austin Poetry Slam regular in coma in Florida Man faces charge in fatal altercation. Shannon Leigh, a fixture for years on the local spoken-word poetry scene, was in critical condition at a Florida hospital Friday after a scuba diving accident earlier thi …Source

  • 28 Jun 2008: Summer camp offered to those 10 and older

    Amid the fins, masks and bodies at Scuba Quest in Cape Coral, Ramiro Palma's voice can be heard instructing his students on scuba diving: "Leave only bubbles, take only pictures." Advertisement Palma spends some of his time diving, some of his time teachi …Source

  • 28 Jun 2008: Dive instructor remembers his fellow soldiers while doing what he loves

    Sharks are maybe the single biggest reason more people don’t scuba dive, says Charles Crowley, co-owner of the New Albany-based Dive with Chuck LLC. But sharks don’t keep Crowley out of the water, and they don’t give him too much of a scare anymore …Source

  • 27 Jun 2008: Offshore diving not just for the boys

    WOMEN are being encouraged to make a big splash in the commercial diving world. Emma Burgess, from Mull, made the call while improving her qualifications at the Professional Diving Academy in Dunoon. The 23-year-old, who studied marine biology at Edinburg …Source

  • 27 Jun 2008: Thinking It a Beer Can, Diver Finds Gold

    Just before Mike DeMar realized he found a rare and priceless treasure, he thought the 385-year-old gold chalice from a wrecked Spanish fleet was a far more common item. "I thought I was digging a beer can that the metal detector hit," said the 20-year-ol …Source

  • 27 Jun 2008: Muro-ami divers tried to loot MV Princess of the Stars: report

    A group of reef-hunters, locally known in the Philippines as muro-ami divers, reportedly tried to enter and loot the Sulpicio Lines’ sunken ship, M/V Princess of the Stars. The muro-ami divers, using improvised air compressors, were able to get near the …Source

  • 27 Jun 2008: Missing Skaneateles man found

    The search for a missing Skaneateles man has been called off after the man contacted his family and told them he was okay. Police say a boat owned by 46-year-old Michael Murray was found running on the water near the Skaneateles Country Club some time Wed …Source

  • 26 Jun 2008: Diver suffers the bends

    A WOMAN in her 50s was taken to hospital after suffering the bends diving off Sovereign Harbour. The diver told the skipper of the boat she had gone out in that she thought she had decompression sickness, also known as the bends, a potentially fatal condi …Source

  • 26 Jun 2008: Diver finds chalice from 1622 shipwreck

    A rare gold chalice from a Spanish fleet that sank in the early 17th century was unearthed Tuesday morning by a treasure diver who couldn't believe his find. "Oh, my God," diver Michael DeMar said, describing his discovery of the chalice on the site where …Source

  • 26 Jun 2008: Baume & Mercier launches contemporary watches for divers

    Baume & Mercier announced the launch of a divers watch in the Middle East. As the playgrounds of modern-day adventurers, the ocean depths are filled with unresolved enigmas. In exploring such underwater delights, divers like to be backed up by a faithful …Source

  • 26 Jun 2008: Soviet ice hockey great Kuzkin dead at 67

    Ice hockey - Former Soviet ice hockey great Viktor Kuzkin has died from heart failure while scuba diving, Russia's state-run Sport television channel reported. He was 67. Kuzkin, an avid diver, died on Tuesday while diving in the Black Sea near the 2014 O …Source

  • 26 Jun 2008: NZ diver in Maldives poisonings says death was 'waste'

    New Zealand divemaster Lee Findlay says the death of a Russian tourist killed in the Maldives last month by carbon monoxide pumped into his air bottle was a "needless waste". Mr Findlay, of Remuera, and his wife Niv were tourists on a commercial diving tr …Source

  • 26 Jun 2008: Don’t risk flooded rivers or roads, area dive team leadership warns

    Members of the Hazelgreen Rural Fire District Dive Team say they’re glad to help other agencies recover bodies of drowning victims and rescue people trapped in rising waters, but would much rather have people avoid the conditions that cause them to jump …Source

  • 26 Jun 2008: Dive team assesses tornado debris

    Members of the Lakes Area Dive Team headed below the surface of Pickerel Friday to assess the debris on the lake’s bottom following the tornado’s “redistribution” of area property. …Source

  • 26 Jun 2008: Grand Traverse Bay Designated as Underwater Preserve

    Grand Traverse Bay and nearby areas of Lake Michigan have been designated as Michigan's 12th underwater preserve. The state Department of Environmental Quality recently announced the designation, which supporters have sought for three years. The Grand Tra …Source

  • 25 Jun 2008: Diver finds rifle at bottom of lake

    A recreational diver in Elk Lake has discovered a sunken semi-automatic rifle that could be years or even decades old. …Source

  • 25 Jun 2008: Replica of Colonial-era shipwreck on display in upstate lake

    LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. (AP) - Shoreline visitors to Lake George can get a glimpse of a replica Colonial-era shipwreck without getting their feet wet. An organization that studies shipwrecks in Lake George has placed the replica in about 4 feet of water near th …Source

  • 24 Jun 2008: Groom's story full of holes

    US police helping investigate the Queensland honeymoon diving death of Tina Watson saw so many "red flags" in her husband's story they could not count them, a US investigator says. …Source

  • 23 Jun 2008: 28 rescued, over 800 missing in Philippine shipwreck

    Manila: Twenty-eight passengers and crew members of a ferry that sank in stormy seas in the central Philippines were found alive as rescuers on Monday continued to search for more than 800 missing people, a police official said. …Source

  • 23 Jun 2008: Drowned bride’s family hail homicide charge in case

    The 26-year-old Alabama woman died on Oct. 22, 2003, while on a scuba dive with her husband of 11 days, Gabe Watson, near a shipwreck at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Initially ruled an accident, the death was ruled a homicide last Friday, June 20, an …Source

  • 23 Jun 2008: Lonely whales are 'losing the will to live' due to over-hunting

    The steeply declining number of whales in the world's oceans is causing the remaining creatures to suffer loneliness and 'lose the will the live', a leading expert has claimed. The psychological impact of over-hunting on the highly intelligent and sociabl …Source

  • 22 Jun 2008: 2 Bodies Found After Boat Sinks In Tracy

    TRACY, Calif. -- Dive teams and sheriff's officials in San Joaquin County found two bodies late Sunday evening, after an aluminum boat with 10 men aboard sank earlier in the day. Identification of the two bodies is pending, and a spokesman for the sheriff …Source

  • 22 Jun 2008: Shipwreck in Philippines, 700 feared dead

    A Philippine passenger ferry with over 700 persons aboard has capsized triggering a frantic search for survivors. Most of the 626 passengers and 121-member crew are still missing. The MV Princess of Stars was en route to Cebu from Manila. The coast guard …Source

  • 22 Jun 2008: Lizard shipwreck to be studied

    Cornwall's historic environment service and Penzance-based maritime archaeologist Kevin Camidge have been commissioned by English Heritage to carry out a marine environmental assessment of the Royal Anne Galley, a protected wreck lying in about five metre …Source

  • 22 Jun 2008: Teen underwater half-hour at Kent lake

    A 14-year-old boy who was under water for half an hour before divers found him is in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The Kent Fire Department says the boy was swimming with friends Friday evening at Lake Meridian Park when he s …Source

  • 21 Jun 2008: Egypt, Spain to use underwater robot to search for ancient Egyptian king sarcophagus

    A underwater robot will be used to search for the sarcophagus of ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Menkaure of more than 4,500 years ago off the Spanish coasts, the Egyptian MENA news agency reported on Saturday. … Read more …

  • 21 Jun 2008: Mendocino Coast abalone diver dies

    A man diving off the northern Mendocino Coast on Friday became the fourth abalone hunter to die on the North Coast this year. Neither the man's name nor cause of his death was available Friday. He was in the water diving for abalone at Russian Gulch State …Source

  • 21 Jun 2008: Dive shop owner hopes to sink funny money spender

    The Edmonton business owner who lost $600 after a customer spent fake money in his store is persistent in his quest for justice. Grant Stephanson said he's still actively distributing information about a shopper who swindled hundreds from Ocean Sports las …Source

  • 21 Jun 2008: Gabe Watson faces murder charge over wife's scuba death

    GABE Watson yesterday enjoyed pizza in Alabama as a coroner in Townsville moved to charge him with murdering his wife during a scuba dive. As the cardboard salesman relaxed with pizza with his parents David and Glenda, Coroner David Glasgow was alleging …Source

  • 20 Jun 2008: Missing Northumberland diver's body identified

    The body of a diver who went missing near Seahouses, off the Northumberland coast has been identified. The body of a diver who went missing near Seahouses, off the Northumberland coast has been identified. Stephen Pond, 53, from Mansfield, Nottinghamshi …Source

  • 20 Jun 2008: Protection Measures for Lyme Bay

    MCS welcomes the robust protection measures announced by Defra yesterday to protect the wildlife-rich reefs of Lyme Bay. Considerable effort has been made over a long period by MCS, Natural England, Seasearch divers, marine scientists and, particularly, D … Read more …

  • 20 Jun 2008: US Nuclear Sub Seeks Shipwreck off UK Coast

    Yorkshire, UK - In a final attempt to locate the wreck of the Bonhomme Richard, the US Navy is sending in its smallest nuclear-powered submarine. The 150ft NR1, which played a part in salvaging wreckage from the space shuttle Challenger in 1986 will arriv …Source

  • 20 Jun 2008: Diver faces murder charge

    Sydney - A coroner in Australia issued a warrant for the arrest of a US diver on Friday and recommended that he be charged with the murder of his wife, who died while on honeymoon on the Great Barrier Reef five years ago. …Source

  • 19 Jun 2008: American should face trial in death of his wife during honeymoon dive trip

    TOWNSVILLE, Australia: A lawyer working for a state coroner said Thursday an American tourist should be charged with murder for the drowning of his wife while scuba diving on their honeymoon in Australia. …Source

  • 19 Jun 2008: Dozens Of Guns Found Under Water. Divers doing underwater construction on the Chef Pass Bridge said they have found dozens of guns they believe have been tossed into the waterway.

    Divers doing underwater construction on the Chef Pass Bridge said they have found dozens of guns they believe have been tossed into the waterway. Eagle Diving was contracted by the state of Louisiana to do underwater repairs on the bridge near Venetian Is …Source

  • 19 Jun 2008: Divers eyeing underwater historical trail

    Scuba divers and historic preservation officials on Saipan are considering a plan to establish an underwater historical trail in the island's lagoon, a move that could bolster the local tourism market. The lagoon on Saipan's western coast is an underwater …Source

  • 19 Jun 2008: Under Water Wedding Proposal

    Unlike the “Great Barrier Reef,” Russellville is hardly considered a premier location for scuba diving. But JoAnn DeArmond, Aquatics Supervisor for the Carpenter Fitness & Aquatic Center, points out “that there are places in our area for diving clos …Source

  • 19 Jun 2008: Murder charge urged for diver's husband

    THE counsel assisting the coronial inquiry into the death of American diver Tina Watson has called for her husband Gabe to face trial for murder. The Alabama couple were honeymooning in north Queensland when Ms Watson died in a dive at the Yongala wreck o …Source

  • 19 Jun 2008: Oxyden Used to help diver

    A Diver on his 60s, hwo made a fast ascend after losing his weigth belt off Berry Head , had to treated with oxydent. The man roso quickly from a depth of 15 metres after diving on the Mudlestone Ledge from the boat Torbay Diver and the skipper sought med …Source

  • 18 Jun 2008: The fish tank that's so big it can hold FOUR whale sharks

    It certainly beats watching a lonely goldfish swimming round its tiny bowl. This is one of the world's biggest fish tanks - so big that it's even been named the Kuroshio Sea. Located in the Churaumi Aquarium in Okinawa, Japan, the enormous tank is some te …Source

  • 18 Jun 2008: White Pointer takes the bait

    A Dargaville fisherman thought he had caught a seal on his fishing line only to find he’d pulled up a white pointer shark. …Source

  • 18 Jun 2008: Helicoper forced to fly low in mercy dash for diver with bends

    A MERCY helicopter crew had to make a low-level dash 188 miles across Scotland - to try to save the life of a stricken diver. The Royal Navy chopper had to stay at under 300 feet so that the casualty - a woman suffering from severe bends - was not affecte …Source

  • 18 Jun 2008: Scuba diver killed by ship's propeller blades in Sharjah

    Sharjah: A scuba diver working on a ship at Hamriya Port was killed while checking the ship's engine. The engineer was unaware that the scuba diver was working and switched on the engine, causing the scuba diver to get caught between the propeller blades. …Source

  • 18 Jun 2008: Cozumel, Mexico - underwater photo-video diving event

    Are you a snap-happy diver itching to improve your underwater photography or video-taking skills? If so, chances are you’ll like the sounds of the upcoming Dive Chronicles Digital Jam 2008, where you can congregate with other divers in Cozumel, Mexico, …Source

  • 18 Jun 2008: YMCA says underwater breath holding is not a game

    David Blaine's recent world record in extreme underwater breath holding made headlines and newscasts around the world, just as peak swim season is set to begin. YMCA aquatics experts across America are cautioning parents, lifeguards and swimmers to take …Source

  • 18 Jun 2008: Officials ID diver killed in accident

    TRENTON -- A scuba diver who died after falling ill 38 miles southeast of Cape May last week has been identified as a Pennsylvania man. However, it was not clear what caused the death of 34-year-old Nicholas Papageorge of Norristown. The Coast Guard recei …Source

  • 17 Jun 2008: Oakland man drowns in San Joaquin River

    Authorities have released the name of an Oakland man who drowned while swimming in the San Joaquin River. The San Joaquin County Coroner's Office says 26-year-old Sothy Meas drowned late Sunday afternoon as he tried to swim across the river with friends n …Source

  • 17 Jun 2008: First Dive Diver Dead

    he victim was diving from a boat about 38 miles southeast of Cape May when something went wrong. Authorities said they believe this was the first time the victim had gone diving. …Source

  • 17 Jun 2008: Trenton man drowns at Penn Warner Club

    A 35-year-old Trenton man died from an apparent drowning at Waste Management's Penn Warner Club in Falls after the swimmer went missing Saturday night. Dive teams searched the water and found David Munford's body at about 10:30 p.m., a little more than an …Source

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    Six snorkelers wading like ducks in a row, cruising just below the surface of the water while watching exotic fish dart beneath them. It was all very peaceful, until the mysterious whale shark appeared out of the deep blue. The whale shark is one of the m …Source

  • 16 Jun 2008: Diver risks life for man who fell into river

    LOVELAND - Sheriff Deputy Larry Henderson dived into the flooded Little Miami River to try and save an 87-year-old man who'd fallen in and ended up needing saving himself. Henderson, a member of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for 16 years and a cert …Source

  • 16 Jun 2008: Boynton Beach: Shipwreck recovery company will film its treasure hunters

    A shipwreck recovery company will film its treasure hunters for a pilot program this summer at the Boynton Harbor Marina. The Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency board has approved three months of in-kind lease for slips at the marina to Internat …Source

  • 16 Jun 2008: Almost 150 illegal migrants die in shipwreck in Mediterranean

    Most of the 150 illegal migrants on board a ship that recently sank in the Mediterranean have died, Egyptian media cited the Egyptian embassy in Libya as saying on Monday. Earlier Monday, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said a ship with illegal migrants on …Source

  • 16 Jun 2008: Scuba divers encouraged to participate in educational foundation’s Great Annual Fish Count

    The Reef Environmental Education Foundation will hold seminars for scuba divers starting Wednesday to help with the foundation’s Great Annual Fish Count. All seminars and group dives are free. The seminars will focus on underwater species identification …Source

  • 15 Jun 2008: Jazzman Svensson dies in scuba accident

    Swedish jazz pianist and composer Esbjorn Svensson, who helped break genre boundaries and attracted a young audience outside the traditional jazz scene, died in a scuba diving accident on Saturday. …Source

  • 15 Jun 2008: Tag reveals the secret of UK sharks' long winter breaks

    It is one of many ocean mysteries: where do basking sharks - the biggest fish in UK waters - go in the winter? A basking shark has been tracked with a satellite tag and was found to travel farther and deeper than known before, swimming more than 5,903 mil …Source

  • 15 Jun 2008: Costa Mesa man drowns in free dive off Catalina

    Tim Hatch, 31, went free-diving - wearing just swim trunks and goggles - in a popular area off southwestern Santa Catalina Island known as the Palisades. He made two trips and went out a third time. Then he was gone. …Source

  • 15 Jun 2008: Revolutionary War Gunship Found in Lake Ontario

    During a gale on Lake Ontario in 1780, the British gunship HMS Ontario sank almost without a trace, carrying as many as 130 people with it. The wreck has been discovered in a remarkably well-preserved state at the lake's floor. …Source

  • 15 Jun 2008: Coast Guard investigating scuba diver's death

    The U.S. Coast Guard is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a scuba diver who surfaced unconscious Friday morning following his first-ever dive 38 miles southeast of Cape May. Nicholas Papageorge, 34, of North Wales, Pa., descri …Source

  • 14 Jun 2008: Hawaii Scuba Diving

    Some people come to the islands solely to take the plunge into the tropical Pacific and explore the underwater world. Hawaii is one of the world's top 10 dive destinations according to Rodale's Scuba Diving Magazine. Here you can see the great variety of …Source

  • 14 Jun 2008: U.S. Soldiers deployed in Iraq taking scuba lessons

    There are not many similarities between a hot dry war zone in the desert and the peace and tranquility of scuba diving. But a local retired soldier is helping troops make that connection every day, and is making sure soldiers have something to look forwar …Source

  • 14 Jun 2008: CG Airlifts Unconscious Scuba Diver

    CAPE MAY — The Coast Guard medevaced a 34-year old scuba diver a boat June 13 from 38 miles southeast of this city. The Coast Guard received a call at 10:17 a.m. from a crew member aboard the dive boat Bubble Trouble reporting a diver had surfaced uncon …Source

  • 14 Jun 2008: HPD diver sent to hospital after work in Brays Bayou

    A Houston Police Department dive officer was hospitalized Friday afternoon after trying to get an unoccupied stolen vehicle out of Brays Bayou, officials said. Police said the officer was working with other members of the dive team and likely "suffered an …Source

  • 14 Jun 2008: Scuba diver dies off coast of Cape May

    A 34-year-old scuba diver died today in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Cape May. The U.S. Coast Guard received a distress call at 10:17 a.m. from the vessel Bubble Trouble, which reported a diver surfaced unconscious in the water 38 mil …Source

  • 14 Jun 2008: Former BSAC vice chairman Ken Farrow dies

    Tributes have been paid to former BSAC vice chairman and regional coach of North Scotland, Ken Farrow, 62, who died while diving off Orkney. …Source

  • 14 Jun 2008: One Injured After Diving Off Bridge in Holmes County

    A | A | A A diving accident in Northwest Florida has authorities asking the public to be careful and use common sense. …Source

  • 14 Jun 2008: Sea walk death not suspicious

    The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) has found nothing irregular in the death of an American tourist after he participated in a sea walk in May. …Source

  • 13 Jun 2008: White shark washes ashore on Grand Bahama

    Earlier in the week, reports were heard of a white shark, possibly a Great White, washing ashore along the western coast of Grand Bahama. … Read more …

  • 13 Jun 2008: Jaws comes to Stewart Island

    Great White Southern Dive co-owner Pete Dryden said he had been down in the cage three times and had seen great white sharks each time. … Read more …

  • 13 Jun 2008: 13 divers rescued after boat takes on water

    The divers came from as far as Baltimore to explore a wreck, not go down on one. But for a moment Wednesday afternoon, the 13 customers and three crew on Aquatic Safaris I readied themselves for just that more than 20 miles offshore. … Read more …

  • 13 Jun 2008: The Royal Navy submarine implicated in dolphin 'suicides'

    This is the Royal Navy submarine implicated in the horrific death of dozens of dolphins off the Cornish coast. …Source

  • 13 Jun 2008: Dive team recovers body of drowning victim, 18

    ITHACA — An area of turbulent water in Fall Creek is being blamed for the death of an 18-year-old Cornell University Freshman earlier this evening, local emergency officials said. …Source

  • 13 Jun 2008: Dead diver identified as Salinas man

    Adiver who died Tuesday after he was pulled from the ocean off San Carlos Beach was identified as Salinas resident Gregory Dilley, 48, by the Monterey County Coroner's Office. … Read more …

  • 12 Jun 2008: Help us stop whaling

    Twenty thousand whales have been slaughtered by Japanese whalers since commercial whaling was banned in 1986. Their fleet has recently returned having killed a further 551. … Read more …

  • 12 Jun 2008: Dolphins found dead off Cornish coast 'committed suicide', wildlife expert claims

    A leading scientist has compared the deaths of 26 dolphins in Cornwall to a "mass suicide" - a natural phenomenon found in the species. …Source

  • 12 Jun 2008: Dead zone could be biggest ever recorded

    Scientists expect the dead zone, which earned its nickname by killing or driving away marine life from thousands of miles of oxygen-deprived Gulf waters, to grow to about 10,084 square miles -- an area about the size of the state of Massachusetts that wil …Source

  • 12 Jun 2008: X-Ray Mag #23 Published: Diving Off Cornwall, Deep Diving, Hammerheads, Croatia, Digital Workflow And More

    Miami, Florida -- Issue #23 of X-ray Mag has been published and is ready for free download …Source

  • 12 Jun 2008: Libert closer to identifying ship wreckage he believes is Le Griffon

    After years of legal wrangling over salvage rights to what may be a 17th century ship, explorer Steve Libert now has at least some assurance Michigan officials will not swoop in and pilfer 28 years of sweat equity and intellectual property. …Source

  • 12 Jun 2008: Dive drama parents' joy

    A Northam couple have been speaking of their rollercoaster of fear for their scuba diver daughter, followed by the sheer joy of learning she had been found alive after going missing in shark infested waters off Indonesia. …Source

  • 12 Jun 2008: Diver found safe and well

    A TYNEMOUTH native who went missing on Thursday last week while on a diving trip off the coast of Indonesia has been found safe and well. …Source

  • 12 Jun 2008: 18-year-old dies in Kaashidhoo while diving

    An 18-year-old boy from Kaafu atoll Kaashidhoo who was on a fishing excursion near the island reef died suddenly, the Maldives Police Service has said. … Read more …

  • 11 Jun 2008: Man died in 'dangerous' freedive

    A man from Somerset died after attempting a 33.5m (110 ft) freedive without air in the Bahamas in 2005. …Source

  • 11 Jun 2008: Abalone diver died of heart failure

    Larry Hashigami, 64, of Sacramento, had been diving for abalone with a friend in a cove near Point Arena when he died. The friend said they stopped diving and were walking on rocks on their way back to the Arena Cove parking area when he lost sight of his …Source

  • 11 Jun 2008: Missing Woodhouse diver: Police find body

    A BODY has been found in the hunt for missing Mansfield Woodhouse diver Stephen Pond. …Source

  • 11 Jun 2008: Cave diver dies at Blue Springs near Marianna

    A diver died at Blue Springs Recreational Area near Marianna early Monday morning. The diver has been identified as Joel Mitchell Tubbs of Oakmans, Ala., located near Jasper in the northwest portion of the state. No findings have been determined yet on sp …Source

  • 10 Jun 2008: Dive Symposium for Grand Bahama Island - June 10, and 11

    The Bahamas Diving Association and Bahamas Ministry of Tourism announce the first ever dive symposium scheduled for June 10-11, 2008, on Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas. This two-day event will showcase the best in diving the Islands of The Bahamas has t …Source

  • 10 Jun 2008: Officials remain puzzled by abalone diver's death

    Authorities may release the identity Monday of a Sacramento man who died after abalone diving off the Mendocino County coast last week. …Source

  • 10 Jun 2008: Cave Diver Dies at Blue Springs

    A scuba diver at Blue Springs Recreational Area in Jackson County, Florida has lost their life. …Source

  • 10 Jun 2008: Diver Discovers Skeleton in Suwannee River

    The Suwannee County Sheriff says a Tallahassee diver found remains of a human being in the Suwannee River. …Source

  • 10 Jun 2008: Unconscious diver lifted from sea

    A diver had to be airlifted from the sea after he surfaced and fell unconscious off the Dorset coast. …Source

  • 10 Jun 2008: South Grand Prairie graduates on boat that sank in Cancun

    Lisa Chung was declared brain dead after nearly drowning Saturday when a tourist boat sank between Cancun and Isla de Mujeres. Another five to seven South Grand Prairie grads were on the boat. …Source

  • 10 Jun 2008: MVA eyes sinking ship off Lau Lau Bay

    Divers on Saipan and the island's tourism office are in the early stages of a plan to sink a ship off Lau Lau Bay to create a new site for SCUBA enthusiasts. …Source

  • 9 Jun 2008: Dolphins die after mass stranding

    Twenty-three dolphins have died after becoming stranded on the Cornish coast. …Source

  • 9 Jun 2008: Marooned divers describe ordeal among Komodo dragons

    Three British divers, rescued after a 45-hour ordeal which began when they were swept away by treacherous Indian Ocean currents, were last night recovering on a secluded island as the mother of one told how her daughter felt lucky to be alive after the te …Source

  • 9 Jun 2008: Sharks are hunting humans

    SCIENTISTS fear packs of bull sharks are now actively hunting humans for the first time after a series of horrifying attacks in the waters off a popular resort. …Source

  • 9 Jun 2008: Rescued divers tell of tussle with dragon

    THREE divers swept away by powerful currents in the shark-infested Indian Ocean yesterday told how they fought off an attack by a man-eating Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard. …Source

  • 9 Jun 2008: British diving survivors OK, leave clinic

    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Two British divers who survived a diving accident in an eastern Indonesian island have left a medical clinic and moved to a nearby island, a hotel receptionist said Sunday. … Read more …

  • 8 Jun 2008: Underwater world brought to life

    Amazing underwater landscapes have been brought to life on dry land at an event in a Brighton park. …Source

  • 8 Jun 2008: Treasure hunters head to sea for salvage season

    "Today's the day," legendary treasure hunter Mel Fisher would say as he set out to sea each summer in search of the ocean's secrets. Before his death in 1998, he found more than $1 billon worth of treasure, including gold and silver bars, emeralds, coins …Source

  • 8 Jun 2008: 11-year-old canoeist dies in Ore. river

    Members of the Clackamas County dive team searched the river on Saturday looking for the body of a missing swimmer. …Source

  • 8 Jun 2008: Brit diver's world record four-and-a-half minute breath holding attempt

    She's known as Dolphin Girl - the diver who can hold her breath for an incredible four-and-a-half minutes. …Source

  • 8 Jun 2008: Swedish diver tells of komodo dragon ordeal

    A SWEDISH diver who spent two nights marooned on an Indonesian island with four other Europeans told today how she had to fight off an aggressive komodo dragon with her weight belt. …Source

  • 8 Jun 2008: Rescued British divers speak of incredible fight for survival

    Three British divers feared dead after being swept away from their boat told last night of their incredible fight for survival. …Source

  • 8 Jun 2008: Wine-carrying vases salvaged from a 2,350 year-old shipwreck off Cyprus

    NICOSIA, Cyprus — Marine archeologists have salvaged ancient wine vases piled on the hull of a 2,350-year-old cargo ship lying on the seabed off Cyprus' southern shore, the Mediterranean island's Antiquities Department said Saturday. …Source

  • 7 Jun 2008: Dream world below the sea

    If watching scuba divers play with fish right in front of your nose would raise your eyebrows, then you should take a trip to Vinpearl Underwater World. … Read more …

  • 7 Jun 2008: Scuba diver drowns off Carnac

    A MAN has drowned while scuba diving off Carnac Island today, after getting into trouble when he resurfaced away from his dive boat. …Source

  • 7 Jun 2008: Alone on dragon island ... How Britons swept away during dive survived their terrifying ordeal

    Three British divers swept away by powerful currents in the shark-infested Indian Ocean told last night how they fought off an attack by a man-eating Komodo dragon, the world’s largest lizard. …Source

  • 7 Jun 2008: French diver recounts survival on deserted Indonesian island

    A French tourist said on Saturday he and four other European divers spent two nights on a deserted Indonesian island eating shellfish and watching for komodo dragons as they awaited rescue. …Source

  • 7 Jun 2008: Family joy as lost divers found

    Relatives of three British divers lost for two days in Indonesia have spoken of their joy after they were found. …Source

  • 7 Jun 2008: Divers find one of three missing boaters in Alta. lake

    A diver discovered the remains of 40-year-old Zsolt Voros late Saturday afternoon. But the bodies of the man's five-year-old son Hunor and friend Kyle Digout, 25, are still missing. …Source

  • 6 Jun 2008: Retired sheriff's sergeant dies after Catalina scuba mishap

    A retired Riverside County sheriff's sergeant is dead after a weekend scuba diving accident off Santa Catalina Island. A Los Angeles County sheriff's dispatcher said 50-year-old David Pike was diving with an instructor in about 20 feet of water Saturday a …Source

  • 6 Jun 2008: Five feared dead after diving off Bali coast

    Three British divers were feared dead today after going missing off the coast of Bali. …Source

  • 6 Jun 2008: Ten minutes of terror in diving paradise

    The powerful underwater current changed without warning, dragging us down and threatening to sweep us out into open water, far beyond help. We scrabbled for a hold, grabbing rocks, smashing coral and kicking our legs in panic. …Source

  • 6 Jun 2008: Southport adventurer Ann dies in diving tragedy in Ireland

    A HEARTBROKEN family paid tribute to their bubbly, adventurous daughter after she died during a diving trip. …Source

  • 5 Jun 2008: Plan to save whales strangling in red tape

    Whaling fleets nearly wiped out North Atlantic right whales last century. Now these huge mammals are threatened by other human behavior: big ships, fishing gear and entanglement in federal bureaucracy. …Source

  • 4 Jun 2008: Rescued duo threaten to sue tour boat owners

    RESCUED dive couple Allyson Dalton and Richard Neely are investigating whether to sue the owners of the boat whose crew desperately searched for the …Source

  • 3 Jun 2008: Arlington Heights firefighter helping out at pool drowns in scuba gear

    An off-duty Arlington Heights firefighter wearing scuba gear drowned in a Vernon Hills pool, according to an autopsy Monday by the Lake County coroner's office. …Source

  • 3 Jun 2008: Scientists probe dead turtle mystery

    "There have been an unprecedented number of loggerhead turtle strandings this year; 18 have been recorded so far on the UK coast," Rod Penrose explains. …Source

  • 2 Jun 2008: JUICY SUITS: Blood in the Water after Scuba Mask takes Nose

    The family of an 8-year-old Beavercreek girl is suing a scuba-equipment company after a broken diving mask sliced off her nose. …Source

  • 1 Jun 2008: Old ship gives up treasures in Cyprus

    The first amphorae from a 4th century BC ship have been brought to the surface by a team of Cypriot experts. …Source

  • 1 Jun 2008: West Sea Popular With Sharks

    Global warming has made the West Sea an ideal habitat for sharks but a dangerous one for beach goers. …Source

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