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It is with great sadness we have received the news that Ron, one of our most knowledgable contributors and long standing friend of the house, has passed away following an accident last Thursday.

Ron Akeson. May you rest in peace 

Closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) may alleviate decompression sickness. Serious divers should seek screening, says doctor.

Peter Scoones, legendary and pioneering underwater imagery genius, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76 early on Sunday 20 April, surrounded by his family.

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It is with great sadness we have received the news that Ron, one of our most knowledgable contributors and long...

A group of leading archaeologists and historians urge Britain to join 45 other nations in ratifying the 2001 UNESCO...

Closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) may alleviate decompression sickness. Serious divers should seek screening,...

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Comb jellies, a group of gelatinous marine animals, represent the oldest branch of the animal family tree.

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The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 has dropped by 35% says WWF. Exports of processed...

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Tusk revealed to be sensitive to temperature and chemical differences in external environment

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A green turtle with a infected flipper did not respond well to antibiotics and was treated in a hyperbaric chamber...

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This guidance for divers in England is issued by the following agencies as a joint statement: BSAC, GUE, PADI, PSAI, SSI, SAA and TDI / SDI.

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Scuba Schools International (SSI), the premier education and business support organisation, are pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Wood as SSI Technical Training Director.

Rebreathers USA is proud to announce the commencement of operations and availability of the JJ-CCR in the United States.

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Nauticam has announced details and release dates for their new housing for the Sony A5000 mirrorless camera.

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Over ten years have past since my last dive in Hood Canal. I’m not sure why, probably because I’ve been so focused on exploring the pristine waters of British Columbia that the extra effort of driving so far south has always deterred me. But when Adventures Down Under, a dive shop in Bellingham, invited me to join their group for a Hood Canal dive charter, I was too curious to say anything but yes.

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It is recognised across a number of industries, including diving, that we need to understand what happened during an accident, incident or near-miss if we are to improve safety. However, more importantly we need understand why they happen. If you...

 
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