Scuba diving

  1. Loch Striven | Scuba Diving In Scotland

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    Video caption: Scotland's waters hold many secrets!

    Scotland's waters hold many secrets!

  2. Diving With Seals In Scotland

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    Video caption: Seals are basically like dogs of the sea.

    Seals are basically like dogs of the sea.

  3. Divers warned as hyperbaric chamber unavailable

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    BBC News Online

    Use of Guernsey's hyperbaric chamber has been suspended until further notice as staff from the Emergency Department assist with its operation and cannot be freed up from work related to the current pandemic.

    A spokesman for health said: "All commercial divers in the Bailiwick and Jersey have been advised and commercial diving, other than that required in an emergency, has ceased during the lockdown period."

    Jersey's own hyperbaric treatment centre closed in 2018.

    Quote Message: Scallop diving is not considered essential at this time and any fishing being undertaken by diving should cease immediately." from Committee for Health and Social Care
    Committee for Health and Social Care

    The spokesman said: "Even with careful planning and restriction of diving depth, it is not possible to exclude completely the occurrence of diving-related illness such as barotrauma, decompression sickness, immersion pulmonary oedema or (near) drowning."

    He warned the resources needed to deal with such conditions were scarce at the current time.

    The spokesman said recreational diving in the UK has been suspended and it was not considered exercise and should not be taking place during the two hours of exercise islanders are allowed every day.

    He added: "Anyone who ignores this advice and decides to dive needs to be aware that they will require full insurance for medical transfers to the UK as well as any Emergency Department and ambulance charges should they need treatment for decompression illness during this time – creating additional pressure on an already overstretched NHS."

  4. Popular dolphin makes big splash for underwater snapper

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    Video caption: Portland diver lands top photography prize for 'Danny' image.
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    Video caption: Turning Nigeria into a resort paradise

    Local businesses are building Nigeria's leisure industry through water sports and resort businesses.

  6. Australia bushfires: I survived by scuba diving in my pool

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    Video caption: When Samantha's house was surrounded by fire she escaped into the swimming pool

    When Samantha's house was surrounded by fire she escaped into the swimming pool.

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    Video caption: Lancashire man becomes fist paraplegic amputee to gain top diving qualification in UK.

    Shaun Gash from Lancaster has become the first paraplegic amputee to gain a SSI scuba diving qualification in the UK. He became paralysed from the waist down in a car accident.

  8. Divers map 'mysterious' wrecks off Chesil Beach

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    Video caption: Nautical Archaeology Society photogrammetry to uncover secrets of wreck sites.
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    Video caption: Turkish Airbus plane sunk for diving tourism

    Turkish Airbus plane sunk for diving tourism