Author: David Parker

Diving the Great Lakes by Cathy de Lara

Where in the world can you find intact, upright wooden shipwrecks? Ships that still have their bells, steering wheels and rigging? Ships that are not only in diveable depths but…
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NSDC SCUBA Olympics 2023

Exhausting, but great fun are probably the best words to describe participating in the 2023 NSDC SCUBA Olympics. This year three teams battled to win the coveted title of SCUBA…
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2022 Photo Competition winners by Cathy de lara

Every year at NSDC’s AGM I hold a photo competition for all those photographs we have been busily taking throughout the year, it’s a great opportunity to see where people…
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Diving Pico Island in the Azores by Cathy de lara

We decided we needed a break, but didn’t want to travel long haul, we wanted interesting diving but couldn’t find a Red Sea liveaboard that did what we wanted to…
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Diving the MS Zenobia by Andy Pearce

MS Zenobia was a Swedish-built Challenger-class RO-RO ferry launched in 1979 that capsizedand sank on her maiden voyage in 1980. Quite simply, it’s a massive wreck lying on her port…
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Club training day at Vobster September 2022

By David Parker One of the beauties of being part of a BSAC club is the range and depth of training that is offered to club members and Newbury Scuba…
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A Good Day Out by Cathy de Lara

Last week, Johno and I paid a visit to the diving museum in Gosport, as BSoUP (The British society of underwater photographers), and the Historical Diving Society were hosting a…
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Seasearch Survey May 2022

By Matt Walters In 2019 some of us in the South and West Wales Seasearch group were ready to make the step up to Surveyor level. These surveys are more…
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Maldives 2022 by Richard and Sarah Deal

We recently returned from the Maldives with a tour that included a week liveaboard and a week on an atoll with its own home reef. The whole trip was organised…
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Shipwreck conference 2022

By Cathy de Lara So, Friday evening saw us heading down to Plymouth, we spent just enough time in the hotel to check in and then headed out to meet…
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