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Aggressor Liveaboards launches new Cayman Aggressor V



Aggressor LiveaboardsTM has announced the official launch of their newest yacht, the Cayman Aggressor VTM. This new, state-of-the-art dive liveaboard replaces the flagship Cayman Aggressor IV. The Cayman Aggressor V will offer the same multi-island dive itinerary including the wreck of the M/V Kittiwake, Stingray City, and Little Cayman’s famous Bloody Bay Wall.

The Cayman Aggressor V is larger than her predecessor at 120 feet long and 25 feet wide, and roomy with a maximum capacity of only 20 guests and seven staff.  The increased size of the yacht allows for a separate, covered cocktail deck for relaxing between dives, a separate grand restaurant with seating for 24 people with floor to ceiling windows and a spacious lounge on the main deck.

The top deck maintains some favorite features like the covered bar, sun loungers, and hot tub. Each stateroom has a private, large en-suit bathroom and either two twin beds or a king-size bed; no bunk beds. The CAV was built with two precedent setting  balcony suites with sliding glass doors for unprecedented ocean views.

The much larger dive deck includes two camera tables, central drying racks for wetsuits, and two state-of-the-art water-cooled compressors with built-in O2 analyzer for safer Nitrox fill monitoring.  Post dive, for photo-editing and viewing, the lounge has a 65” big-screen TV monitor with computer hook-ups.

In keeping with Aggressor Liveaboards Green the FleetTM sustainability initiatives, the yacht has increased fuel efficiency via updated hull and engine designs and increased energy efficiency via all LED lighting including underwater and navigation lights. The yacht provides dedicated recycling receptacles and  limits single-use plastics, and provides Stream2Sea coral-safe sunscreen.

Aggressor Adventures CEO Wayne B. Brown says:

“This is the first yacht I’ve designed from bow to stern with attention to every deck and detail; she is the ultimate in a dive liveaboard – roomy, sleek, and comfortable! I know divers will really appreciate all her amenities because they are not only what our customers have been asking for but additional ones they never thought they could get on a liveaboard.”

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Midlands Diving Chamber donates £20k to Bite-Back



Hyperbaric and dive medical experts, Midlands Diving Chamber (MDC), has underpinned its long-term support of Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation with a one-off donation of £20,000, as the Rugby-based diving doctors wind down the charitable side of its operation.

The donation represents the single biggest financial contribution made to Bite-Back, delivering a huge boost to its campaigns to end the UK trade in shark products.

Spokesperson for Midlands Diving Chamber, Sally Cartwright, said: “For years we’ve admired and supported the ground-breaking work that Bite-Back is doing to save, protect and celebrate sharks. It’s a genuine pleasure to help ensure it stays at the forefront of shark conservation in the UK.”

Midland Diving Chamber first supported the charity at the inaugural Bite-Back at Cancer event in 2007 and then annually for the next six years. It even hosted its own James Bond-themed party on the Thames to fundraise for the marine NGO.

Campaign director for Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said: “We can’t thank MDC enough for its continued support and now for this massive contribution to our pioneering shark conservation campaigns. It makes us very proud that the country’s premier diving medical experts have chosen to back our campaigns that extend from parliament to primary schools. This financial windfall will allow us to continue to lead the shark conservation agenda in the UK and deliver measurable shark conservation breakthroughs to keep the oceans healthy.”

Bite-Back’s No Fin To Declare campaign to end the UK’s import and export of shark fins is now just months away from achieving Royal Ascent into law and, earlier this month it launched a free 56-page teaching resource for Key Stage 2 & 3 students on the importance of sharks and the threats they face.

Midlands Diving Chamber is based at St. Cross Hospital in Rugby and operates a hyperbaric decompression chamber offering NHS funded recompression to divers with Decompression Illness (DCI) together with other Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments. Any diver with medical concerns should contact MDC on either 01788 579 555 or 07931 472 602.

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Watch The Real Watergate from Live Ocean Foundation (Trailer)



Sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke established Live Ocean Foundation out of their deep concern for health of the ocean and the life in it. Through their sport they champion action for the ocean, taking this message to the world.

Many of the issues the ocean faces are out of sight, but the science is clear, the ocean is in crises from multiple stressors; climate change, pollution and over-fishing. We’re not moving fast enough, not even close.

Live Ocean Foundation supports exceptional marine scientists, innovators and communicators who play a vital role in the fight for a healthy future.

Thanks to generous core donors who cover their operating costs, 100% of public donations go directly towards the marine conservation projects they support.

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