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DiveAssist COVID-19 Notice

We know this is a really challenging time. COVID-19 is affecting everyone, everywhere –  at this time, it is natural for all businesses to look at their key supply chain and seek to ensure continuity of service.  We have done this and are confident that our Business Continuity Plans will enable us to maintain our …

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Dive Assist Website Updates- Exciting Changes Are On The Horizon!

Phase two of the DiveAssist.org website updates will start on April 1st! The core principles of DiveAssist.org are not changing and all the usual features and resources will remain unaltered but keep an eye out for changes to the look of the site along with some extra functions. These changes will include: New look and …

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Indepths.org Re-Launch

                    Indepths.org is today proud to announce the re-launch of its website www.diveassist.org and launch into social media. The Indepths website has kept the same format and personal feel it is known for, but added new and improved features which include product reviews, and special offers …

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Film set to highlight disabled diving

Quadruple London 2012 gold medal winning swimmer Missy Franklin has teamed up with film maker Kurt Miller to make an inspiration 40 minute documentary about how scuba diving can change the lives of disabled people. As well as being a medal winner, 17 year old Franklin is an advocate of helping others through adversity in …

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US to list corals as threatened species

The US’s National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced plans to list 66 coral species as either endangered or threatened. Designating them as such means the taking, harming and killing of colonies is illegal. The proposed listing is in response to a 2009 petition from the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) to list 83 coral …

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Fletcher’s Island could become marine reserve

Pitcairn Island, the South Pacific haven of the Bounty mutineers, is a proposed site for the world’s largest marine reserve. The Island’s Council recently voted in favour of banning commercial fishing in its 86,000 square kilometre Economic Zone (subsistence fishing by locals would still be allowed) and has put the deal to the British Government …

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Bite back shark ad banned

Halloween was chosen by shark campaign group Bite-Back as a perfect time to try and show the world the true horror of shark finning. Sadly the 45 second advert detailing the real horror of the shark finning business, has been deemed too graphic and distressing to be shown on TV. Perhaps the people who decide …

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Try before you dive

  Google streetview could be coming to a dive site near you soon. Catlin Seaview Survey partnered with the internet giant and has started a new system for seeing underwater reefs in 360° on the Street View system. First on show are several reefs on the Great Barrier Reef. Catlin Seaview Survey is organising several expeditions …

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Follow Scottish sharks

Armchair basking shark enthusiasts can get up close with the world’s second largest fish’s movements, around Western Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage has put satellite tags on the last 20 sharks for the year and the public can see their movements on a website. Eight sharks are viewable on the site, several of which have been …

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University pays for reef damage

  The University of Miami is to pay US$ 482,000 as a penalty for damaging a coral reef in the. The university’s research vessel, the R/V Walton Smith ran aground on a reef in the National Park in November 2007 and the out of court settlement  has only just been made. It was posted on the …

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