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Marine Life Rescue Course Comes To Brixham

Ever wondered how you can get involved to safely rescue stranded Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises and seals? The British Divers Marine Life Rescue team run a one day course. It includes practical sessions in the sea using life sized and weighted models of a whale, a dolphin and a seal. There are currently spaces available on the course...
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New 'Scuba Diver' Magazine Is Launched

A brand new scuba diving magazine has been launched in the UK this month. 'Scuba Diver' is the brain child of Mark Evans and Ross Arnold. Mark Evans is no stranger to the scuba publishing industry. He has edited Sport Diver (UK) for the past 18 years, growing the monthly publication from 76 pages to...
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Egypt To Raise Visas by 140% From July 2017

Brits wishing to visit Egypt for up to 30 days normally require an entry visa. The single entry Egyptian visa represented great value until Spring 2014. It cost US$15 and thousands of scuba divers were quite content to pay it. Then on 1st May 2014 the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism increased the single entry visa...
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Work For Brit Scuba Diving Holiday Firm

Award winning holiday company - blue o two - is recruiting. Are you looking to get into marketing? Or does operations interest you? There are two positions currently vacant. Both positions are based in Plymouth, Devon, England. To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to Liz Hall. Alternatively you can post your CV...
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Mark Powell Becomes TDI / SDI 'International Business' Manager

Brian Carney has just announced that Mark Powell - an award winning author, a TDI / SDI Instructor Trainer and a member of TDI / SDI Global Training Advisor Panel - is to join headquarters staff with immediate effect. Mark Powell qualified as a TDI / SDI Instructor in October 2000, and has been an ardent...
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Calling All Kids! Design E/V Nautilus's Next Expedition Patch

  Are you aged between 6 and 14? Are you good at drawing? It is time to break out your crayons and get colouring. Your artwork could go on an ocean adventure aboard Exploration Vessel Nautilus! Members of the Corps of Exploration will be exploring the eastern Pacific Ocean this year. To mark this important expedition, team members...
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Want To Be An OWUSS Rolex Scholar? Deadline Closes In 3 Days!

Are you aged between 21 and 26? Are you considering a career in an underwater-related discipline? Are you a Rescue Diver (or equivalent) with at least 25 logged dives? Have you not yet earned your graduate degree? Then take note and get scribbling because everyone involved with the 'Our World Underwater Rolex Scholarship' programme agrees on one...
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Submissions Close Today for 2017 DAN / Rolex Diver Of The Year Award

Since 1989 Rolex and Divers Alert Network have collaborated to award a prestigious honour in scuba diving: the DAN / Rolex Diver of the Year Award. Originally this began as a grant to DAN in the late 1980s and, over time, has evolved into an annual award that acknowledges excellence in diving and dive safety. It is given...
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Remembering Britannic's Violet Jessop

100 years ago today 'Miss Unsinkable' - Violet Constance Jessop -  survived the sinking of HMHS Britannic. Jessop originally served as an ocean liner stewardess on the White Star ship RMS Olympic. At the time this was the largest luxury liner in the World. On 20 September 2011 Jessop was on board when the Olympic sailed from Southampton. The...
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Sea Scouts, Scuba and Scholarships

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a great organisation for boys and girls aged 14 to 21 keen to learn and improve their skills in, on and under the water. There are Sea Scout units (called ships) established across the USA on oceans, bays, rivers, and lakes. The program covers important leadership and life skills, and...
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