‘Basking Shark Scotland‘ has just been accepted into the respected worldwide shark family known as ‘Global Shark Diving’.
Global Shark Diving is an alliance of shark diving operators that have a commitment to world class experiences, operate strict codes of conduct, are dedicated to shark conservation and actively contribute to research.
They join renowned operators such as Beqa Adventure Divers, Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, Nautilus Explorer, Rodney Fox Great White Shark Expeditions, Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures & Marine Life Art Gallery and Undersea Hunter Group.
“We seek to promote sustainable tourism so this fits with our ethos really well. We are really happy to be flying the flag for basking sharks in our wee corner of the world, and proud to be joining this worldwide network of environmentally conscious shark operators”.
Peter Herbst, PADI Course Director and owner of Reef Divers (one of the oldest dive centres in South Africa), has a vacancy for someone who wants to work in the scuba industry.
“In all seriousness…I have an opening for someone that WANTS to work in the scuba industry – long term – that does not have illusions about palm trees and bronzed bodies on a white beach somewhere exotic.
MUST be able to read and write – properly. Newbie or inexperienced Instructors are welcome – I will teach you…lots…but you must be relatively clever and professional.
Smoking…don’t bother…tattoos…send a picture first, I want to greet you in the morning, not read you!
Serious applicants inbox or e-mail me…spelling mistakes or bad grammar on your CV WILL count against you!”
She was part of the 10th Armed Merchant Cruiser (AMC) Squadron. It is believed HMS Viknor struck a mine on 13th January 1915 with the loss of all 300 sailors. She was discovered by UK dive team Darkstar in 2007 off North Donegal.
Stewie’s photo shows the stern, rudder and bronze propeller and will be part of a presentation given by him @ ‘Dive Ireland’.
News has come in overnight from the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame. They have announced the 2015 Inductees.
Many congratulations to Bill High, Peter Hughes, Dr Albert Jones, Wally Muller and Dimitri Rebikoff!
To that end they have commissioned an independent research study. They would like to hear from existing members and lapsed members. The survey is also for divers or snorkellers that have never been a member of BSAC. This is your opportunity to feed into the process and have your views taken on board.
As a small thank you for completing the survey, all participants will be entered in a prize draw to win one of five AP Diving Self-sealing Surface Marker Buoys worth £30 each.
The survey will be open until midnight on Thursday 12th February.
You can take the survey now via this link.
Can’t make the ‘International Techmeeting 2015‘ in Bratislava this weekend? Organiser Peter Kubicka will make some of the talks in Hall F2 available via Livestream. In addition, there will be live streaming from the opening of the Hall of Fame and TM2015’s prize giving ceremony.
The price for online access is € 49. You will be able to view live, and then offline for 30 days, where you can view each talk up to five times. Follow this link to purchase your online access ticket.
In case of technical problems, please call: +421 903 568 929.