2015 Diving Season

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Artur Kozlowski died exploring last section of Irish Pollonora Cave

Efforts will resume today to recover the body of a diver who died exploring a cave in Co Galway. The alarm was raised when Artur Kozlowski, (34), a Polish man who was one of Ireland’s most experienced cave divers, failed to resurface from a diving trip in a flooded inland cave on Monday night. Members of the Irish Cave Rescue Organisation located his body last night, nearly 24 hours later, about 52 metres down in the deepest section of the cave. They plan to bring it to the surface during the day. Mr Kozlowski had been living in Ireland for a number of years and held several records in...

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Dives on Arctic wreck yield 19th century artifacts

OTTAWA—Archeologists diving on a 19th century shipwreck have brought back a small supply of artifacts they hope will tell them more about the lost Franklin expedition. With youthful enthusiasm, veteran staff from Parks Canada showed off ship’s fittings, copper hull plates, a British marine musket from 1842 and a pair of shoes plucked from the deck of HMS Investigator just eight metres beneath the freezing Arctic waters. The former merchant ship made two voyages to the Arctic in search of Sir John Franklin’s storied expedition, but was abandoned in 1853 after becoming stuck in the...

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