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Well as week 1 of Hurghada Dive Fest 2013 comes to an end it has certainly been a fantastic trip so far (with another great week still to come). This week culminated in a fantastic dive on the SS Thistlegorm and after a “warm up” dive today for those who arrived yesterday, the fun will start again! The dives so far! Chrisoula K Giannis D Rosalie Moller Rosalie Moller Wreck Hunt at Seoual Umm Gammar (reef) Umm Gammar (reef) Carnatic Kimon M Gulf Fleet 31 Coastguard vessel at Shaab Rur Umm Gammar Dolphin House (reef and wreck hunt with…

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Yahoo News is reporting that a sunken town described as “Britain’s Atlantis” after it was lost under the sea for centuries has been mapped fully for the first time thanks to advanced underwater imaging. Much of the Suffolk village of Dunwich was lost beneath the waves after a storm in 1286, and the ruins under the sea have fascinated people for centuries. Several churches which were lost over the cliffs in succeeding centuries have become objects of fascination – and the subject of factual and fictional accounts. An entry on a map from 1736 records simply “churches beneath the sea”. Local…

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The BBC News website is reporting that work begins on Friday to raise a unique World War II aircraft from the floor of the English Channel just off the Kent coast. The Dornier 17 aircraft is the last of its kind, and lies in 50ft of water on the Goodwin Sands. The salvage is just the start of a two-year restoration project by the RAF Museum in Hendon. Read the full article at BBC News

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If you have done any diving in the UK with Tekdeep, or you took part in the rEvo Rebreathers “Try Dive Tour” then you will have had the joy of experiencing the Van of Dreams. A former Customs and Excise Fuel Testing Unit that was adapted to become the perfect scuba diving vehicle complete with Wetroom and Classroom. Well this week the Van of Dreams found a new home but this is not the story of an ordinary vehicle sale. Now it could be viewed that I am biased a little bit on this story as I am related to…

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Would you like to become a qualified Rescue Diver? Reefers and Wreckers in Clitheroe, Lancashire have a PADI Rescue Diver Course starting in a few weeks and still have one or two places left. If you live in Lancashire and are interested in this opportunity contact Mick Turner at Reefers and Wreckers on +441254 825555 or visit the Reefers and Wreckers Website at http://www.reefersandwreckers.com View Larger Map

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TV presenter and explorer Paul Rose is attending C&C Marine Diving Days 11th & 12th May 2013, C& C Marine, Largs, Scotland. Paul will be speaking on Saturday 11th May at Largs Yacht Club from 6.00pm, as part of the Scubapro Diving Days weekend. There is a charge for entry of £10.00 per person and all proceeds will be donated to Earthwatch. Bookings are being taken by C & C Marine, Largs, Tel: +44 1475 687180. All guests will be entered into a draw and 2 lucky winners will get the opportunity to ‘Dive with Paul’ on the Sunday.

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As part of a new feature section I want to incorporate into The Scuba News, I am looking for willing participants who are passionate about diving and who would like to take part in a short interview to be featured on The Scuba News website. Don’t worry, it won’t be conducted like an interview with a Daily Mail reporter. The format will be very simple. I will send you a short questionnaire which you can return by email. Just include a photo of yourself (in the water or out, you choose) and we will include you on the website within…

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As divers we know the importance of search and rescue helicopters and coastguard services. Whilst we hope to never use them, we do feel some reassurance that they exist. That should we have a problem, there are safety elements in place to help. It is with this in mind that I ask you all to sign the petition to help save the Portland Coastguard Helicopter which as been scheduled for closure in 2018, against lots of expert advice and without consultation with the local community. Here is an extract from the official petition. The Secretary of State for Transport has…

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It is being reported that a diver was flown to hospital over the weekend following an incident at Newry Beach, Holyhead. The individual was pulled from the water off the Anglesey coast at around 2pm on Saturday. The alarm was raised and first aid was administered until the air ambulance arrived and transported the victim to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor. Following mouth-to-mouth resuscitation the man was breathing and fully conscious when he was transferred, according to the North Wales Ambulance Service. Specific details of the incident are not yet known but we will keep you updated as soon as more information…

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