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Teenage surfer sets record as youngest-ever to ride the Newquay Cribbar

This is the moment when 15-year-old Kamron Matthews became the youngest-ever surfer to ride the world-famous Cornish Cribbar wave. ...more

DIVE Magazine Winter 2015/16 now on sale

The December edition is packed with the best content from the marine world, PLUS our readers stand the chance to win a Chris Benz Depthmeter Chronograph 300m worth €490. You can get your copy from UK newsstands or order it on www.buydive.com. ...more

New Arrivals at the National Marine Aquarium

A pair of captive-bred Sand Tiger Sharks - the first in the Northern Hemisphere - arrived from South Africa's uShaka Seaworld in Durban. ...more

DIVE Magazine November 2015

Essential Safety Equipment

DIVE Magazine 20th Anniversary Edition - September 2015

A History of Dive Watches
The timeless qualities of the dive watch and why it's popularity has endured despite advances in technology.

DIVE Magazine August 2015

Now in it's 25th year Cyprus' most famous wreck dive is celebrated during 'Zenobia Week' ...more

DIVE Magazine 20th Anniversary Edition

To celebrate 20 years of publishing DIVE we are producing a deluxe, collectors' print edition.... ...more

Stop Loans Sharks Campaign Launch

Plymouth City Council and the National Marine Aquarium are joining forces to tackle the issue of loan sharks in the city.

The Council launched its loan shark awareness campaign with National Marine Aquarium and the National Illegal Money Lending Team.

The ‘Say No to Fishy Finance’ campaign aims to warn local people of the dangers of using loan sharks and being made aware of the alternatives. The local initiative is also being backed by the national Illegal Money Lending Team. ...more

Sheviock Shoot

Please follow the link for more photographs: www.neilhopephotography.com

THE TIMES: Penguin dive buddy

Hand-reared macaroni penguin Yoyo is fascinated by scuba diving and when Dive Supervisor Derek Youd enters the water the 18 month old seabird is sure to follow and join in the fun. ...more

MAIL ON SUNDAY: The diver who really did p-p-pick up a penguin

Living Coast's 18 month-old macaroni penguin Yoyo makes the headlines as he accompanies Dive Supervisor Derek Youd during the popular attraction's Penguin Dive Experience........ ...more

Simply Business online video

I was recently involved in an online video campaign by insurance company Simply Business to bring greater recognition to small businesses. See if you're able to spot me ...more

The Mighty Mo - Diving SW Florida's Mohawk wreck

See DIVE Magazine's January 2014 edition for a Florida special. ...more

DIVE Magazine October 2013 edition out now

DIVE's latest free digital edition is available for download now at www.divemagazine.co.uk ...more

DIVE Magazine August 2013 edition

DIVE Magazine's latest edition available for download now at www.divemagazine.co.uk ...more

THE SUN: Cornwall blue sharks

Blue sharks off Cornwall. ...more

DIVE Magazine June 2013 edition - Cyprus feature

Vist the wreck of the Zenobia in DIVE's June edition. ...more

DIVE Magazine May edition

DIVE Magazine's 'Best of the Med' special available now for free download at www.divemagazine.co.uk. ...more

Maldives spread in December edition of DIVE magazine

Download the latest edition of DIVE magazine for free at www.divemagazine.co.uk ...more

METRO coverage of Molly the submarine dog

West Highland terrier Molly joins owner and submarine inventor Chris Garner for the maiden voyage of his £750,000 MSC Explorer semi-submersible watercraft. ...more

Samurai treasure hunters

A team of amateur treasure-hunters believe they have found the missing link between the remains of a Dutch merchant vessel wrecked off the south coast of England in 1721, and a rare Samurai sword forged over three centuries ago in Japan. ...more

GoPro3 Launch San Francisco

San Francisco launch of the new GoPro3 ...more

Top Ten Underwater Photography Tips

Diving Images' Top 10 Tips for Underwater Photography ...more

BS-AC Underwater Litter Pick

Chiltern Divers kick off the British Sub-Aqua Club's new anti-litter campaign. ...more

Coming soon.......

A unique 360 degree film featuring Tom Daley to be shown as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad held at Weymouth for the duration of the Olympics. ...more

Baby lobster release

Nearly 1000 baby lobsters are to be released by scuba divers on the protected remains of Penlee Point's 17th century Coronation wreck ...more

Ray - A Life Underwater

Ray Ives, 75 has been scouring the seabed for anything which glittered - even gold- his whole life. His extraordinary collection of dive gear and treasures salvaged across his lifetime has now become the subject for a new film. ...more

Lundy Splash-In 2011

The Lundy Splash-in 2011 held over the August Bank Holiday weekend coincided with the island's 40th anniversary as a marine nature reserve.
The 26 entrants competed in three different categories with Owen Atkinson's seal image, taken on a borrowed compact camera, winning the overall prize.
See the Galleries section for the winning photographs.

Coronation Wreck Project

The remains of a 300 year old warship have recently been opened up to the diving community after a 30 year wait. See the August edition of DIVE magazine - on sale now.

Turtle's 300 mile journey for MRI scan

A 25 year old epileptic turtle is recovering after a 300 mile round trip from her home at the National Marine Aquarium to undergo an MRI scan to identify the cause of her health problems. ...more

Mewstone Summer Spectacular

Plymouth Sound's Mewstone features in the July edition of DIVE magazine - on sale now.

Lundy Splash-In 2011

Lundy’s third annual underwater Splash-In photography contest - Saturday 18th June 2011 ...more

Diving with Penguins

The UK's only penguin dive experience. ...more

Wreck Heaven in the March 2011 edition of SportDiver

Whitsand Bay's popular wrecks HMS Scylla and James Eagan Layne in the March 2011 edition of SportDiver on Sale 12th Februay

Underwater Classroom at NMA

First underwater classroom for National Marine Aquarium ...more

DIVE magazine: The Medes Islands marine reserve

Explore Spain's Medes Island marine nature reserve in the October 2010 edition of DIVE magazine - on sale from 22nd September

The Eagles Have Landed!

Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium becomes the first UK aquarium to display Spotted Eagle Rays. ...more

BSoUP Splash-In 2010

The British Splash-In Championship - 2010, organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP), will take place on Saturday 3rd July at Mount Batten, Plymouth, Devon. ...more

Spirit of Sam Bassett gig launch

The official launch of the Torpoint Rowing Club gig "Spirit of Sam Bassett" named in memory of 20 year-old Rifleman Sam Bassett of 1 Platoon, A Company, 4th Battalion The Rifles, who died in Afghanistan.
See the 'Vessels' gallery for more pictures.

Diving in Croatia - See the May 2010 issue of DIVE magazine

Wrecks, reefs, caverns and caves, plus an amazing underwater museum featuring Greek amphora from the 2nd century - all in the May issue of DIVE.

Coming Soon: Diving Plymouth with Blue O Two - SportDiver March 2010

Jump into UK diving with Red Sea holiday specialists Blue O Two. ...more

Uemis SDA review - February edition SportDiver

See the February edition of SportDiver for my review of new Uemis SDA dive computer.....

DIVE Magazine: Shore Thing Mevagissey

Read the October '09 issue of DIVE magazine for your guide to a popular shore dive in Mevagissey, Cornwall and also take an underwater tour with the accompanying video. ...more

Flying Fish - Barbados to Plymouth

The National Marine Aquarium took delivery of over 1000 marine exhibits - believed to be the largest shipment to come to the UK- when they travelled to Ocean Park, Barbados to collect a number of species including nurse and blacktip sharks, tarpon and barracuda. ...more

BSoUP Splash-In Winners 2009

The winners of the BSoUP Splash-In Championship 2009 were announced at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth on Saturday July 4th. ...more

DIVE Magazine: Shore Thing Haybrook Bay, Devon

See the August 09 edition of DIVE magazine for details of shore diving at Haybrook Bay in Devon.

PADI SEAL TEAM

Diving for kids - the PADI Seal Team - See the August 09 edition of SportDiver magazine

Shadow the kayaking Newfoundland dog

Meet one year old Newfoundland dog Shadow who accompanies owner Dave Stewart on his regular kayaking trips. ...more

Baby seahorses at the National Marine Aquarium

A baby boom of seahorses at the NMA as two different species produce offspring within weeks of one another. ...more

Croatian TV scuba diving feature

On a recent diving trip to the Adriatic I was interviewed as part of a news feature on scuba diving for the Croatian public television channel HRT (Hrvatska radiotelevizija).
http://www.hrt.hr/index.php?id=48&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=39446&tx_ttnews[backPid]=38&cHash=86430781f9 ...more

Lydia Cross and Tom Daley - Help for Heroes swim

Brave eight year old Lydia Cross who lost her legs to meningitis met with Olympic diving sensation Tom Daley to promote her sponsored swim in aid of injured servicemen charity 'Help for Heroes.' ...more

The British Splash-In Championship - 2009

The British Splash-In Championship - 2009
Organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers in association with the National Marine Aquarium
Mount Batten and the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, Devon on Saturday 4th July 2009 ...more

Canon 5D MK2

Checking out the Canon 5D MK2..... ...more

Standard Dress Diving

Standard Dress diving at Mevagissey, Cornwall ...more

Ghost Net

For over four months an illegal fishing net lay off a popular diving site in Plymouth Sound, trapping marine life and condemning its victims to a slow, lingering death. ...more

Diving Ibiza's Don Pedro wreck

The sinking of the Don Pedro container ship off the island of Ibiza has created a monster wreck dive to rival the best in the world. ...more

SHOREthing Cawsand Bay

A picturesque fishing village on Cornwall's Rame peninsular makes the ideal spot to combine a family day out with an easy-going shore dive. ...more

Octopus toys!

Octopus at the National Marine Aquarium are given 'educational toys' to stimulate their natural curiosity. ...more

Blue Peter filming at Fort Bovisand/HMS Scylla

As part of his ongoing BS-AC training, Blue Peter presenter Joel Defries visited the south-west to dive artificial reef HMS Scylla. ...more

Conger eels at the National Marine Aquarium

Feeding time for the congers at the NMA, Plymouth as featured in the Western Morning News.

DIVE magazine 'Best Served Cold'

Who said all the best diving is to be found in the summer?
Winter diving at the Eddystone in the February edition of DIVE magazine...
On Sale now. ...more

December edition DIVE magazine

In Dive this month - SHOREthing - my visit to Fort Bovisand to kick off the first in a new series featuring the UK's best shore dives.
On Sale Now...

Olympic diver Tom Daley at Seaworld, Florida.

Fourteen year old Olympic diving prodigy Tom Daley visited Seaworld in Orlando, Florida by invitation to dive at the opening of the popular Blue Horizons dolphin show.
See what else he got up to in the gallery section....

Upcoming from www.divingimages.co.uk......

Things hopefully coming up in the next couple of months or so whales and dolphins, possibly manatees, maybe even the odd shark, artistic pinipeds and a how-to guide on setting up an inexpensive underwater video system.

Elvis Lives!

The King of Rock and Roll has been spotted alive and well at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth. ...more

BS-AC's Top Ten UK DIving Site's Survey

The British Sub-Aqua Club have released details from a survey over 40,000 divers listing their top ten favourite sites as part of Try Dive 2008, a campaign to recruit new members to the sport.

Meet Morgan the Californian Sealion

Meet Coombe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park's resident Californian Sealion. ...more

Coming Soon!

Due to the recent weather (or lack of it) I'll be looking at something a little different over the next few weeks or so..... ...more

DIVE magazine - Plymouth Sound BS-AC Top Ten Dives

Join me as the members of Plymouth Sound BS-AC they discuss their top ten local dives.
Check out the August edition of DIVE magazine to see their favourites - on sale now. ...more

BSOUP Splash-In Championship 2008 winners

The winners of the British Society of Underwater Photographers were announced at the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth on Saturday 12th July. ...more

BSOUP Splash-In Championship 2008

The British Splash-In Championship - 2008, organised by the British Society of Underwater Photographers (BSoUP) in association with the National Marine Aquarium, will take place on Saturday 12 July at the Mount Batten Centre and the National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, Devon. ...more

Basking sharks underwater video footage

Basking sharks off Bigbury Bay, Plymouth. ...more

Dolphins Reunited

Bottlenose dolphin Cookie is reunited with playmate Sleekie. ...more

Diving With Plymouth Sound BS-AC

Recently spent a good days diving Hand Deeps for the Western Morning News at the invitation of Plymouth Sound BS-AC. ...more

DIVE magazine - Brittany Diving

"Vive La Difference"
Join me on a trip to dive the wrecks of Brittany from Mike Rowley's liveaboard vessel MV Maureen in the May '08 issue of DIVE magazine and now available via the Links section..

Marine Conservation Society Open Photographic Competiton

It's the 26th anniversary of the The Marine Conservation Society and to celebrate the MCS Plymouth Local Group is holding an open photographic competition this year, that everyone can get involved with.

The theme of the competition is, "Marine Conservation - the good, the bad and the ugly". Photos should illustrate some aspect of marine conservation - this could include beautiful coastal landscapes worth conserving, people working in conservation, marine or beach pollution or litter, marine related animal or plant species at risk. ...more