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SAFETY

CDNN News Reports

2009

09-02-09 Mike Ball lashes out at 'stupid' scuba divers... (6)

 

2008

08-10-01 Inquest: Dive instructors overweighted scuba course accident victim (1)

08-08-04 Andrea Doria: Dying for a tea cup (3)

08-07-31 SSI instructor faces jail after being indicted by grand jury (4)

 

08-05-27 BSAC diver presumed dead after Red Sea scuba accident (14)

08-05-24 Missing tourists rescued after spending night in ocean (6)

08-05-22 Maldives scuba diving accident kills 1, injures 10 (16)

08-05-21 Young scuba course accident victim identified as Shari Booth (10)

08-05-01 Diver safety bad for bottom line says Caymans promoter (5)

 

08-04-14 Shark diving accident kills three tourists (2)

08-03-24 Judge rules diver can sue California dive operators (4)

08-02-02 Donald Sutherland: Scuba diving nearly killed me (13)

08-02-01 Scuba diving accident kills woman at 40 Fathom Grotto (1)

08-01-29 Autopsy: Nurse drowned in Cayman Islands scuba accident (5)

 

2007

07-12-31 Woman dies scuba diving in Florida 2 days after learning to dive (3)

07-12-24 Nekton Pilot crew missing, presumed dead (6)

07-09-20 Dive instructor describes fatal Niagara River scuba accident (7)

07-09-19 Shark attacks diver in Solomon Islands (1)

 

07-09-17 Alligator bites off diver's arm (7)

07-09-09 Trapped in wreck, Coral Divers customer cheats death (3)

07-09-04 One tourist dead, two injured after dive boat sinks in Thailand (2)

07-09-02 Sheriff's report: Piling trapped diver (1)

07-08-30 Laws needed to halt mounting death toll of scuba divers (4)

 

07-08-29 Sandals dive boat leaves behind two scuba divers in Antigua (29)

07-08-28 Young boy nearly drowns during PADI scuba diving course (17)

07-08-21 Dead slow emergency response endangers Oriskany divers (8)

07-08-05 Ohio dive park owner denies Gilboa Quarry is a diver death trap (9)

07-07-17 Divers 1, dive ops 0: Shred liability waivers says US court (6)

 

07-07-09 Florida artificial reef kills another scuba diver (2)

07-06-24 Divers stranded after UAE dive boat left them behind (14)

07-03-16 Three scuba divers dead in Spiegel Grove wreck diving accident (1)

07-03-14 Diver died after Little Cayman Beach Resort ignored safety code (7)

07-02-20 Tourist in coma after scuba diving accident in Australia (1)

 

07-02-15 Investigation ends but questions remain about rebreather death (4)

07-02-11 Diver's skull fractured by dive boat propeller (1)

07-02-08 California state divers killed during routine pump inspection (1)

07-01-20 First-time scuba diver dies, police arrest Horizon Divers staff (10)

07-01-12 BSAC novice diver died because semi-dry suit was too big (1)

 

2006

06-08-11 BSAC will 'collate' details about Lesley Clark's death (65)

06-05-26 AquaZone, Sheico PKS to pay $1.4m diver death settlement (9)

06-02-08 Miraculous survival: NZ diver ate crayfish during 75-hour ordeal (1)

CDNN Editorials

05-06-20 PADI Scuba Diver Course: Unsafe at any Depth (261)

01-10-19 Peter Hughes Diving Inc: The Wave Dancer Deaths (243)

General Comments

2009

08-09-24 George Purifoy died at the helm of his boat... (1)

08-09-19 RIP George Purifoy... (1)

08-09-17 Sad to hear about Lew Cullwick's death... (1)

 

2008

08-08-23 My deepest regard to Craig Belluomini's family... (1)

 

08-08-22 Nigel Lee's rebreather death was not an accident... (1)

08-08-13 Free-diving, shallow water blackout & the buddy system... (1)

08-08-12 I loved Craig Belluomini... (1)

08-08-12 Condolences to my fellow diver... (1)

08-08-11 In memory of my dad who died diving in Sonoma... (1)

 

08-08-04 Florida's lobster mini-season should be canceled... (2)

08-07-25 When you die of a heart attack, you are not killed... (1)

08-07-21 More about the California scuba diving accident victim... (1)

08-07-02 SSI Australia are dodgy... (2)

08-07-01 In Memorium: Shannon Leigh... (1)

 

08-06-17 Cape May diver death: Never, never leave your dive buddy... (1)

08-06-17 Details about the cave diving death at Blue Springs? (1)

08-06-12 Our PADI instructor said: "just read CDNN"... (1)

08-05-30 Did Pat Scartozzi have a safety sausage? (1)

08-05-25 Dying for Florida's lobster mini-season... (1)

 

08-05-24 Key Largo death: Scuba diving accident or not? (2)

08-05-24 No excuse for leaving Lonergans behind... (1)

08-04-29 In memory of Sgt Mark Schade who died scuba diving... (1)

08-04-24 Death of Coral Sub Dive Centre owner in Canary Islands... (1)

08-04-11 What caused the diver death in Bonaire? (1)

 

08-04-06 Rusty Mason was a fun and friendly guy... (1)

08-02-29 Can I drive to 3,000 ft altitude after scuba diving in Hawaii? (3)

08-01-11 Aqua Safari in Cozumel deliberately endangered divers... (5)

08-01-10 Information needed about Scuba Fun accident victim... (1) 

08-01-01 DiveSafe hits the spot... (1)

 

2007

07-12-31 Divers effected by tributyltin (tin) ??? (1)

07-12-29 Scallop diving is hard work... (1)

07-12-17 You'll always be missed Nikki... (1)

07-11-26 Condolences to family & friends of diver missing off Nanaimo... (1)

 

07-10-15 The dive industry is covering up accidents... (1)

07-10-15 My husband Dale Metherall will always be my hero... (1)

07-10-10 Scuba diver died in Philippines — what are the details? (1)

07-09-25 How fast can you drown if your scuba equipment fails... (1)

07-09-23 Help search for missing diver Nikki Cuomo... (1)

 

07-09-07 Donations to the RNLI in memory of Colin... (1)

07-08-01 My friend died scuba diving in Maui but no news reports... (1)

07-07-31 Sad when divers get injured because of dive instructor... (1)

07-07-17 Fatal scuba diving accident with the Galapagos Aggressor... (4)

07-02-24 More detailed information about scuba diving accidents... (1)

TRAVEL

CDNN News Reports

2008

08-05-29 Bikini Atoll Divers bankrupt, out of business... (1)

08-04-28 Crippled diver warns tourists about Thailand... (1)

 

2007

07-10-01 Islamic terrorism in the Maldives... (1)

07-02-26 Two female tourists shot dead on Thailand resort beach... (3)

CDNN Editorials

02-01-05 The Hype and the Reality: The Galapagos Aggressor (102)

00-10-15 From Paradise to Pariah - Apartheid Fiji (13)

General Comments

2009

09-02-09 Of course Koh Lanta is better than Phuket but... (1)

2008

08-08-29 Definitely stay away from Phuket at night... (1)

08-06-03 Dahab was great... (1)

08-04-24 Why does Palau's president think he's above the law? (2)

 

08-04-06 Need help finding a good dive center on Molokai... (1)

08-03-11 If you're a tax cheat, don't go to the Cayman Islands... (2)

08-01-09 Dance of the Eagle Rays... (1)

08-01-09 Adelaide Scuba sucks... (1)

08-01-07 Divers beware of the following Tobago dive operators... (8)

 

2007

07-11-27 I love Molokai... (1)

 

07-11-07 Going to Thailand? Stay away from sleazy Pattaya... (1)

07-10-30 First trip to Cozumel — looking for best dive center... (3)

07-10-02 Info on scuba diving in Malta please!!! (2)

07-09-26 Tourists are beaten, shot and knifed throughout Thailand... (1)

07-07-18 Best SE Asia dive destination for mantas and hammerheads? (3)

INDUSTRY

CDNN News Reports

2007

07-11-16 Dive industry under investigation for ripping off scuba trainees (5)

07-10-29 It's official: Women are better scuba divers than men (8)

07-09-20 UK dive industry insiders deny defrauding NHS (1)

07-09-06 Murder, he wrote, and murderer, he e-mailed (1)

 

07-07-18 WARNING: AP publishes more stupid Florida scuba news filler (10)

07-07-15 Reinventing the golf ball diver (1)

07-07-11 'Any monkey can open a dive centre' (2)

07-07-05 The amazing Doc McAlister (1)

07-01-19 So you want to be an atomic diver? (7)

 

2006

06-09-18 Shark 1, shark molesting scuba idiot 0 (3)

06-05-08 Stuntman David Blaine rescued after choking on record attempt (10)

06-02-17 Dive shop owner allegedly killed wife while scuba diving in Tortola (6)

06-01-25 Sorry, your DAN insurance is worthless (33)

 

2005

05-08-26 'Kill shark' says Australia scuba diving industry assn director (55)

05-08-20 Insurance company will not pay bent UK diver (13)

 

2003

03-01-18 Deep Trouble: Peter Bennett fired for ripping off DAN (136)

 

2001

01-11-07 Mike Ball overcharging Americans and Japanese (182)

CDNN Editorials

02-01-15 DAN to Skin Diver: Get That Slut Off My Magazine (39)

01-10-07 Scuba Diving Magazine: Your e-mail address is for sale (52)

General Comments

2008

08-03-10 Go Pro: Contradictory information about dive industry career... (6)

ECO

CDNN News Reports

2008

08-07-12 Coral reefs face extinction, dive tourism primary cause of damage (11)

08-01-15 Japanese take Sea Shepherd activists hostage (10)

 

2007

07-12-23 Dolphin therapy a dangerous fad? (1)

 

07-10-25 Race to save coral reefs from scuba divers (2)

07-09-20 Ecuador: Sharks and other politicians (1)

07-06-19 Makah Indians 'proud' they illegally shot, killed whale (2)

07-06-19 Carbon credits scam: Plan to seed ocean with iron dust all wet (1)

07-01-24 Flying with the filthy rich: The world's top 10 eco sinners (3)

 

2006

06-05-16 More trouble in Sipadan: Huge barge wipes out coral reef (9)

01-03-21 NRDC blasts US proposal allowing deployment of LFA sonar (6)

CDNN Editorials

02-02-28 Paradise Screwed: Spiegel Grove and the Florida Keys (1)

01-11-15 Saving Seas or Feathering his Nest: Jean-Michel Cousteau (19)

00-09-30 Shark Feeding: Dive Industry vs Environmentalists (165)

98-01-11 We Have Seen the Enemy: The Enemy is Us (14)

General Comments

2009

09-02-11 Discovery Cove does not have live coral where people swim... (1)

 

2008

08-09-02 What happened to the San Diego lobster poachers? (1)

08-08-14 Re: Plastic ocean: the great pacific garbage patch... (1)

08-06-28 Proof of dolphins' intelligence... (1)

08-04-03 Japanese dolphin slaughter — what you can do... (2)

08-03-11 I had no idea — thanks for the info on the wildlife trade... (1)

 

08-02-26 Why not ban harvesting redlisted and endangered species? (1)

08-02-23 Confiscate poachers' boats to put them out of business... (1)

08-02-18 Tourism-generated algae killing Costa Rica's coral reefs... (1)

08-02-11 Why do Japanese still buy whale meat? (1)

08-01-09 HELP! Need stats about eco tourism and whale sharks... (1)

WRECK DIVING

CDNN News Reports

2008

08-05-05 TV guy Richie Kohler accused of looting war wrecks (5)

 

2007

07-10-18 The $6 million man-made reef - General Hoyt S Vandenberg (5)

07-08-18 Found (again) and lost (again): HMAS Sydney (1)

07-07-18 Race to find $20m Nazi gold stash (1)

 

2002

02-08-09 Divers find B-29 bomber in Lake Mead, Nevada (1)

General Comments

2008

08-08-15 I heard divers recently reached the Portland steamship... (1)

08-04-28 Protecting the Moonlight (and other shipwrecks) from looters... (2)

08-03-18 Diving the Rondo shipwreck... (1)

 

2007

07-12-16 Obstacles to sinking HMCS Terra Nova... (1)

07-11-04 Congrats to the HMNZS Canterbury team... (1)

LIVEABOARDS & DIVE BOATS

General Comments

08-02-11 Dive boat thieves: Lock them up, then hang them... (1)

SCUBA EQUIPMENT

General Comments

08-06-23 Can I scuba dive wearing prescription glasses? (2)

07-11-08 PowerSwim: old technology... (2)

07-07-20 Shark Shield--does it really work? (6)

SCUBA EDUCATION

General Comments

07-01-31 Best choice for Open Water training dives in Florida? (4)

 

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