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Ageing Increases Risk from Decompression Sickness

The effect of aging on risk for development of decompression illness in SCUBA divers has often been reported as an incidental finding in epidemiological...

1.5 Million for Sipadan Kidnap Victims

A French court has ordered a total of 1.489 million US dollars to be paid to three of the 21 people who were kidnapped...

Review of Double Cross, a diving novel by Patrick Woodrow

Double CrossPatrick WoodrowArrow, 2005422pp. £6.990 0994785 9 5Review by Andrew Reay-Robinson An all-action novel, with plenty of diving, written by an experienced diver. The...

Greater Risk to Loggerhead Turtles from Longline Fishing

Researchers studying Loggerhead Turtles, Caretta caretta, have found that most adult turtles forage in the open ocean, with only the very largest foraging in...

Interview with Diving Author Joyce Huber

Joyce Huber's first book was a travel guide for divers titled Best Dives of the Caribbean. The original was published in 1988,...

Creature of the Month: Tube Sponge, Acervochalina sp

With their varied colours and intricate shapes, spongesadd beauty to the reef or rock. Some sponges aregreenish, violet or pinkish in colour because...

Why was Sipadan Damaged?

On Wednesday we reported on how a huge barge carrying building materials had severely damaged Sipadan's reef (http://www.scubatravel.co.uk/divingnews/). We wondered what the barge was...

Warship wrecked for SCUBA Divers

An ex-warship of the US navy was sunk yesterday to become the largest artificial reef in the world.The navy has been working with environmental...

Barge Damages Sipadan

A huge barge - carrying building materials, a bulldozer and a crane - has crashed into the reef at Sipadan. The accident is...

Fingernail Furrows Found on Saturation Divers

A researcher has noted transverse furrows, or Beau's lines, in the fingernails of all 6 divers following a deep saturation dive to a pressure...