News archive for May of 2009

  • 31 May 2009: Diver died after going into cardiac arrest

    Robert A. Jones, 38 was found dead near the Blue Spring State Park in Florida. He was solo "free diving" without using a tank. Robert was not breathing, had no pulse and was underwater for about 10 minutes, according to an Evac ambulance spokesman. … Read more …

  • 31 May 2009: Before fatal diving session, diver noticed problems with the battery for his propulsion device.

    Gene White noticed how little charge was left in the battery that operated his propulsion device before he took his fatal dive last Saturday afternoon. He wandered aloud whether it would last through the entire session. However Gene White went scallop diving in deep water off Long Beach Island where he was found dead by one of his fellow divers few hours later. … Read more …

  • 30 May 2009: The biggest artificial reef is now open for exploration

    Today is the first day the 522-foot ship called Vanderberg is open for diving. The organizers have a several boats to assist divers and keep people organized. They ask divers be patient, friendly and careful with others. … Read more …

  • 30 May 2009: A former Royal Navy diver saved drowning girl just two hours before his wedding

    With wedding ceremony two hours away, Todd Sweeney was relaxing on his hotel balcony when he saw a 15-year-old girl at the bottom of the swimming pool. The formal Royal Navy diver jumped over the balcony in dived in to pull her out. … Read more …

  • 29 May 2009: The father of murdered diver gives TV interview

    Tommy Thomas, the father of Christina "Tina" Thomas Watson who is suspected to be killed by her husband during their honeymoon in Australia gave a teary interview on Good Morning America. … Read more …

  • 29 May 2009: Ormskirk diver can become a millionaire after discovering historic shipwreck

    Joe McCormack, 68 years old diver and his team believe they have found a ship with treasures which was sent to help Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1476. “If this is right we are talking about billions of pounds,” Joe said. … Read more …

  • 27 May 2009: Divers in Anglesey search for French gold hoarde

    Divers have begun excavating the site where an 18th century vessel foundered off Anglesey in the hope of discovering gold bullion that the King of France sent to aid Bonnie Prince Charlie after the failure of the Jacobite Rebellion. …Source

  • 27 May 2009: Dive shops say sales sink with recession, tourism slump

    South Florida scuba operators say the economy and poor weather have dealt them a double blow this year. Many shops have struggled as people cut discretionary spending, and boats are idled at shore due to strong winds. "It's been tough," said Jeff Torode of South Florida Diving Headquarters in Pompano Beach. In April, business was down about 9 percent after showing slight improvement as the weather stabilized. March, however, was "way off," declining about 35 percent compared with last March, Torode said. Dive shops rely heavily on tourists to fill their boats from December through April, and on locals during the summer. Most dive boats are hanging in there, but retail sales have taken a bigger hit as people are renting rather than buying $800 gear packages, said Torode, the president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Dive Association. …Source

  • 27 May 2009: Grant to help scuba diving biologist Michelle Barnett

    Diving enthusiast Michelle Barnett has received a £1,000 grant to help her pursue a career. Michelle, a sixth-former at The Red Maids' School, Westbury-on-Trym, is off to Southampton University to study marine biology with oceanography. She is planning to use the "tools of the trade" award from the John James Trust to buy scuba gear and enrol on a professional course. "The qualification will be required for a variety of professional diving used in industry and will be an immense achievement for me," said Michelle, 18, of High Littleton. …Source

  • 27 May 2009: Divers accidentally discovered the wreck of ship sent to help Bonnie Prince Charlie.

    Over 15 years ago Kevin McCormac, who is a professional diver uncovered a tiny copper disc on the seabed off Porth Dafarch. Kevin left it to languish in the drawer thinking that it is completely unremarkable and valueless item. … Read more …

  • 27 May 2009: Tributes to 'exceptional diver'

    Colleagues of a diver who was leading a filming expedition in Greece and died on Sunday described him as one of the world's best in his profession. …Source

  • 27 May 2009: British woman diver died of brain injury caused by decompression.

    53 y.o. British woman died in hospital 24 hours after the dive in Cirkewwa. An autopsy showed severe brain injury caused by decompression. … Read more …

  • 27 May 2009: Search and rescue operation continues for missing American diver.

    The search for Kenneth Wayne who disappeared in the waters off Kuantan Port continues today. … Read more …

  • 26 May 2009: $22.000 of stolen jewelry has been recovered by Columbus police divers.

    Columbus police divers have recovered the stolen jewelry and coins that was thrown into water by criminal gang back in 2007. … Read more …

  • 26 May 2009: Two female divers flown to hyperbaric chamber.

    Two female divers suffering from the bends have been delivered to a hyperbaric chamber by a rescue helicopter. … Read more …

  • 26 May 2009: National Geographic diver has died while filming the wreck of the HMHS Britannic.

    Calrd Spencer was pronounced dead on Sunday at the Athens Navy Hospital after being transported by rescue helicopter from a wreckage site. … Read more …

  • 26 May 2009: World War II ship is going to become the second largest artificial reef.

    The company called Reefmakers is preparing a massive World War II battleship for sinking Wednesday seven miles off Key West. It will be one of the world's biggest artificial reefs. The cost is over 8 million dollars from acquiring the ship to cleaning it. … Read more …

  • 26 May 2009: The American diver has gone missing in the waters off Kuantan

    The American diver who has been travelling with his friend James Edward, 27, on a yacht from the Thai resort island of Phuket has gone missing after the yacht was damaged by an unknown vessel. … Read more …

  • 14 May 2009: Pentewan Sands will be a place of one of the largest diving events in the UK called Dive Fest.

    Pentewan Sands will be a place of one of the largest diving events in the UK called Dive Fest. Located near St. Austell, Pentewan Sands boasts many great opportunities for divers to explore, including two huge sunk ships. More than a thousand divers are expected to take part in the event held this weekend. Divers with any level of experience are welcome and the organizers will be even providing free 20-minute sessions of diving and snorkelling for any visitors. Besides diving activities, Dive Fest will provide amusement for the whole family - movies, exhibitions, sand sculptures, dancing and many others. …Source

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