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Solitary Social Bottlenose Dolphin Known as ‘Nick’ Found Dead in Ireland

DIVE Report Just one week after the unveiling of a memorial to Danny the dolphin by conservation organisation Marine Connection, highlighting the dangers posed by humans to cetaceans who separate from their pods, another ‘solitary social’ bottlenose dolphin named ‘Nick’ has been found dead on the southern coast of the Republic of Ireland.  The lone dolphin, known as ‘Nick’, was …

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The Darkwater Group officially acquires KISS

Almost one year ago, KISS rebreathers and The Darkwater Group agreed terms, and now the transition is finally complete. This acquisition gives KISS access to new technologies, extensive logistics and capital for growth. The Darkwater Group – which manages three brands in the diving industry now, xDEEP, Seal Drysuits and now KISS – was formed in 2020 …

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Conservationists Asking for Assistance to Protect Florida’s Goliath Groupers

Goliath grouper can grow to the size of small boats (Photo: Kyle Lippenberger/Shutterstock) By Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell Conservationists and divers are calling on Florida residents to oppose the proposed lifting of the ban on the fishing of goliath groupers in Florida’s waters. The ban, in effect since 1990 after goliath groupers were hunted to the verge of extinction …

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Dive industry mourns loss of tech pioneer Dan Burton

The diving world is in mourning over the loss of tech diving pioneer and talented underwater photographer and videographer Dan Burton, who died on Saturday in a tragic paramotor accident in the Scottish Highlands. Fifty-four-year-old Burton was in the final stages of a challenge to circumnavigate Britain with Conservation Without Borders founder Sacha Dench, and they …

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Buddy Dive Resort hosts 10th edition Bonaire TeK

Buddy Dive Resort is hosting the 10th edition of Bonaire TeK from 2-9 October 2021 – a week-long event for tech divers and those interested in technical divin This year there will be presentations and clinics from Lamar Hires (Dive Rite), Randy Thornton (SubGravity), Frauke Tillmans (DAN), Guy Shockey (GUE), Michael Menduno (Indepth), Gabriel Pineda (Shearwater Research) and Didier Draguiv (O’Dive Systems).Buddy Dive Resort is the home of Bonaire TeKBuddy Dive’s Tech Co-ordinator Mr. G said: …

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The AIDA Depth World Championship Begins September 20

Two years after the last AIDA World Championship in Villefranche-sur-mer, AIDA is ready to welcome the top freediving athletes to our 27th World Championship in Limassol, Cyprus from 20-30 September 2021. The event will be streamed live on the AIDA Freediving YouTube channel and feature Constant Weight with Bifins, Free Immersion, Constant Weight No Fins and Constant Weight competitions. The …

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