Simon Mills review of Expedition Britannic

HMHS Britannic and Expedition Britannic

I must have followed countless technical dives to the Britannic over the years, from Kevin Gurr’s trailblazing IANTD expedition in 1997, to Nick Hope’s Starfish Enterprise team in 1998 and Jarrod Jablonski’s Global Underwater Explorers the following year. Between them these three groups were pivotal in formulating the early procedures and protocols for accessing deep wrecks, and at 119 metres there can be no doubt that the Britannic is worthy of her reputation as the Mount Everest of technical diving.

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Simon Brown is RPS Science Photographer of the Year

SS Thistlegorm Orthophoto-Documenting The Wreck-Photogrammetry-BG grey

The Royal Photographic Society has announced the winners of the Science Photographer of the Year competition. The winners and finalists can be viewed from today in an online exhibition which headlines Manchester Science Festival:
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Underwater Photographer of the Year winners

SS Hispania by Kirsty Andrews

Congratulations are in order to all of the winners in this year’s prestigious Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) awards. In a year when there have not been as many opportunities to go diving as there would normally be it is a joy to see such an incredible standard of images.

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Nick Lyon on British Diving at the Go Diving Show

Nick with the book

The British Isles sit just six degrees south of the Arctic Circle in a patch of the Atlantic Ocean scoured by strong tides and battered by relentless winds. It’s an unlikely location for scuba diving to flourish, but flourish it has.

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