USS Jacob Jones’ bell returns home
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by Mark 'Crowley' Russell
11h ago
The bell of the USS Jacob Jones on display during the ceremony (Photo: Crown Copyright) By Mark 'Crowley' Russell The ship’s bell of the USS Jacob Jones, the first US Navy destroyer to be sunk by enemy action during the First World War, has been returned to the United States Navy. Jacob Jones (DD-61) was a Tucker-class destroyer commissioned in February 1916 and sent to operate as a convoy escort around British Isles in April 1917. She was sunk by a torpedo fired from a German U-boat off the Isles of Scilly in December 1917, with the loss of 64 men. Related articles WW1 wreck of USS ..read more
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Whale asks divers to free it from plastic entanglement
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by Stuart Butler
1d ago
Still from the WeLoveAnimals YouTube showing the freediver removing the entanglement (We Love Animals/YouTube)A video has emerged showing a sperm whale entangled in rubbish swimming up to a group of divers and apparently asking them for help By Stuart Butler A video has emerged showing the moving moment a sperm whale entangled in rubbish swims up to a group of divers and appears to ask them for help. In the video, which was filmed at an undisclosed location in the Indian Ocean, the sperm whale can be seen swimming right up to a group of divers with its mouth and part of its head entangled in a ..read more
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QUIZ: Muck-Diving Creatures
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by Grace Gourlay
1d ago
Explore the mesmerizing world of muck-diving and discover the hidden creatures beneath the seabed. Good luck! The post QUIZ: Muck-Diving Creatures appeared first on DIVE Magazine ..read more
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Grave slabs recovered from oldest British shipwreck
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by Mark 'Crowley' Russell
3d ago
The smaller of the two grave slabs being lifted from the water (Photo: Bournemouth University) Maritime archaeologists from Bournemouth University have recovered two medieval grave slabs from the remains of the 13th Century Mortar Wreck, the oldest known shipwreck in British waters. Located in the Swash Channel on the approach to Poole Harbour off the coast of Dorset, England, the site of the wreck was first noted as far back as 1982, but was assumed to be nothing more than a pile of rubble. The wreck itself was discovered in 2019 by Trevor Small of Rocket Charters, after his dive boat’s scann ..read more
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QUIZ: True or False – Southern Ocean
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by Grace Gourlay
4d ago
Put your knowledge of the Southern Ocean to the test with our quiz. Unlock a discount on a subscription by scoring 75% or more. Good luck! The post QUIZ: True or False – Southern Ocean appeared first on DIVE Magazine ..read more
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Ocean Census Arctic Deep documents extraordinary biodiversity
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by DIVE Staff
5d ago
By DIVE Staff The latest Ocean Census expedition to discover 100,000 new species before the year 2030 has revealed some of the extraordinary biodiversity of the understudied depths of the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Deep Expedition, staffed by 36 scientists and specialists from 15 different countries, took place during May 2024 onboard the Norwegian Research Vessel Kronprins Haakon. The ship served as a platform for REV Ocean’s specialist remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Aurora to explore, sample, and catalogue the species diversity of the little-explored region. That’s a wrap on the #ArcticDe ..read more
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Marine Curios #13 – Marrus orthocanna, a pelagic siphonophore
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by DIVE Contributors
1w ago
(Photo: Public Domain/Wikimedia Commons) Marrus orthocanna – a deeper, darker, colder relative of the Portuguese man o’ war but with much less of a sting in its tail Marrus orthocanna is a species of pelagic siphonophore, an organism comprised of a colony of individual animals (zooids) that work together in order to survive. Belonging to the same phylum (Cnidaria) as coral, jellyfish and anemones, Marrus orthocanna is closely related to the Portuguese man o’ war, the jellyfish-like siphonophore famous for its blue bell and stinging tentacles. Unlike its more famous surface-swimming relative, h ..read more
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CompressorShop UK’s deals on COLTRI breathing air compressors for divers
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by Mark 'Crowley' Russell
1w ago
High-pressure breathing air compressors are a cost-effective investment for most professional scuba divers and diving clubs. COLTRI is at the top of many dive pros’ lists, and CompressorShop UK has some great deals on offer. Coltri has been one of the main manufacturers of high-pressure, breathing air compressors for more than 60 years, consistently using the latest designs and technology to manufacture high-quality machines at cost-effective prices, catering specifically to the needs of dive professionals and diving clubs. COLTRI ICON The ICON range has been designed for the professional di ..read more
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Father’s Day gifts for scuba diving dads
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by DIVE Staff
1w ago
Looking for some last-minute Father’s Day gifts for your scuba diving dad? Here are a few suggestions from Amazon that might help! This article contains Amazon Affiliate links, through which DIVE Magazine earns commission from qualifying purchases – helping to keep us in print and produce quality content, largely available free of charge to our readers. Click here for more information DIVE subscription £22.99 (UK) / £42.99 (International) The perfect gift for your scuba diving dad! A year’s print and digital subscription to our beautiful, glossy print magazine. Four print magazines, each d ..read more
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The best dive computers for 2024
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by Mark 'Crowley' Russell
1w ago
Dive computers are essential kit for scuba divers, from entry-level recreational diving to deep tech and rebreathers. Here’s some of the best dive computers available on the market today. This article contains Amazon Affiliate links, through which DIVE Magazine earns commission from qualifying purchases – helping to keep us in print and produce quality content, largely available free of charge to our readers. Click here for more information Dive computers date back to the 1950s when analogue ‘decompression calculators’ were tested by the US Navy. The first digital dive computer as we know it t ..read more
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