Unlike the scientific findings that there are now recognized several different species of killer whale (orca) there is only one distinct species of basking shark, despite their wide ranging distribution.Read more
Eighty Project Aware courses (worth £65) are up for grabs at the Scuba Youth Zone at LIDS 2014. You will need permission from your parents or guardian to attend, and the course will take approximately 90 minutes.Read more
McDonald become hooked on sport diving in the early 1950s. He was an early member of BSAC (number 23) and played a key role in organising the second World Congress of Underwater Activities in London in 1963.Read more
The ship was the a Konig class battleship called SMS Grosser Kurfurst. She was involved in the Battle of Jutland off Denmark in 1916, where she was struck a number of times.Read more
Vobster Quay is proud to be the current holder of the world record for the most Santa divers in the water at once. They were thrilled when they discovered that they'd not only beaten but smashed that record.Read more
VR Technology is mostly known for its range of high end technical dive computers such as the VR3, VRx, NHeO and the Ouroborough and Sentinel rebreathers.
VR Technology currently employs around 25 people, located at their main offices on the southern coast of England, USA and the Far East.Read more
There are numerous sightseeing boats and dive boats that run regular trips to the islands, but Paul Walker of Farne Discovery (www.farneislanddivers.co.uk) I personally feel, has the most experienceRead more
Oban has become an attraction for a whole range of adventure tourists. Hikers, climbers, wildlife enthusiasts all flock here in droves year round.Read more
The south west peninsula and county of Cornwall is physically remote from the remainder of the British Isles and also has a rich history full of myth, legend, smuggling and illicit ship wrecking.Read more
More recently, the sheltered bay of Scapa Flow was the base of the British Naval Fleet over several generations and indeed has served the nation well during the Napoleonic War and the American War of Independence.Read more
The government wants interim targets leading up to 2020, and targets on clean energy in new homes, to be optional. It also points out that the targets on aviation are pointless while there is uncertainty over the use of biofuels.
Meanwhile, green groups are furious at what they believe is part of an on-going campaign to water down renewables legislation.
The UK has already signed up to an EU target to have 20% of Europe's energy from renewable sources by 2020. That target applies to fuel, as well as electricity.Read more
The warship was the oldest of hundreds of wrecks identified during the largest-ever post-war salvage operation on the Thames.Read more
The Royal Anne Galley was a fifth-rate galley frigate with an armament of 42 guns was wrecked on the Stags rocks on 10 November 1721 while on voyage to the Barbados. There were only three survivors out of some 200 passengers and crew.Read more