Dive Ireland International 2015

The Irish Underwater Council (CFT) in association with Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club are dive ireland 2015 delighted to announce the 24th Annual International Dive Show at the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh, Co Tipperary on the 28th February & 1st March. For divers, snorkelers and anybody interested in discovering a new world, dive Ireland International 2015 is the place to be. Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club who are hosting the event are currently securing an unrivalled programme of the world’s top diving speakers. All the latest dive equipment and gadgets will be displayed with the expert speakers...

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Behind the Mask – Tee am See / Tea by the Lake

Drinking tea at the lakeside of the Green Lake early in the morning you could find yourself suddenly in a dreamlike and surreal world in which unexpected encounters may happen. ‘Tea by the Lake’ was filmed at the Green Lake in Austria from 8 to 11 July 2014. For more impressions and for information about the movie, the location, the diving and the video production you can find us on our Website: behind-the-mask.com Source: Vimeo

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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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Roman shipwreck full of wine jars found in Albania

A US-Albanian archaeological mission claims to have found the well-preserved wreck of a Roman cargo ship off Albania’s coast, complete with some 300 wine jars — all empty, alas. The 30-metre long wreck dates to the 1st century BC and its cargo is believed to have been the produce of southern Albanian vineyards en route to western European markets, including France. A statement from the Key West, Florida-based RPM Nautical Foundation said the find was made 50m deep near the port city of Vlora, 140 kilometres southwest of the capital, Tirana, early this month. The foundation, in...

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Donegal wreck may have Spanish Armada link

TWO SHIPWRECKS discovered off the Donegal coastline may be linked to the late 16th-century Spanish Armada and a separate late 18th-century French armada, despatched to assist Irish rebellion efforts. However, identification of the two wrecks outside Burtonport harbour may take some time, Connie Kelleher of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht’s underwater archaeology unit, said yesterday. The two shipwrecks, one of which is definitely a warship, are lying 200m apart in just four metres of water off Rutland Island close to Burtonport. Lead shot balls were retrieved during dives...

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