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Win great prizes in the Go Diving ticket prize draw

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You’ve read all about the multitude of activities, exhibits and challenges at the GO Diving Show, and now you can win some awesome dive kit just for buying a ticket!

In case you have somehow managed to miss out on the news, the GO Diving Show is a brand-new interactive and immersive dive show taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry from 22-24 February 2019. With six stages, just shy of 60 speakers, a 30-metre cave experience, virtual reality dives with sharks courtesy of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, a navigation challenge, a timed S-drill competition, trim machine to get your positioning spot-on, underwater photography masterclasses, two 100sqm trydive pools, over 80 exhibitors and a display of the finalists of the prestigious Underwater Photographer of the Year competition (and the announcement of the winners), there is plenty to keep you occupied over the weekend, whatever your level of experience.

What’s more, if you buy your ticket now, you’ll also be SAVING £8 on the door price! To get your tickets, head to: www.godivingshow.com

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Ticket must be purchased before 31 December 2018. Tickets already purchased will be included in the prize draw. Prize draw only valid on full-price tickets for either Saturday or Sunday. Prizes will be drawn at random. Prizes, including a Suunto EON Steel dive computerdive luggage from Fourth ElementIkelite torches courtesy of Cameras Underwaterapres-dive apparel from Scuba Diver – and more are due to be added to the list of goodies up for grabs. Rork Media Ltd takes no responsibility for prizes that are supplied by a third party. No cash alternative. The prize draw maybe changed or withdrawn at anytime without prior notice. The publishers decision is final.

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Breaking News: Captain charged in Conception boat fire tragedy

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According to reports in the international press today, it has been announced that the Captain of the dive boat Conception, which was completely destroyed by fire last year, resulting in the tragic loss of 34 passengers and crew, has been charged with 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. 

The Captain Jerry Nehl Boylan was among five crew members to escape the blaze on board Conception, a dive boat operated by Truth Aquatics, which took place in the early hours of 2 September 2019 whilst the boat was moored offshore, close to Santa Cruz Island off the coast of California.

The BBC reports that Mr Boylan has not publicly commented on the charges, and is expected to surrender to the authorities at a later date. According to the BBC, each charge of seaman’s manslaughter carries up to 10 years in federal prison.

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Crossover to NAUI for FREE!

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As a boost to help the diving industry, NAUI are still offering a FREE Instructor cross-over course together with five free certifications to all Instructors. This can include Open Water, Advance, Rescue, Nitrox and various other specialities and can be mixed and matched so all five do not necessarily need to be for the same certification.

NAUI have also frozen the membership fees for 2021 for instructors crossing over or restarting.

NAUI’s Southern UK Rep Simon Lodge says: “Throughout this year, the diving industry has severely suffered so as a result, to help kickstart the diving industry NAUI will not be charging membership fees 2020/2021 to any new instructors.” 

Founded in 1960, NAUI Worldwide is one of the scuba industry’s largest not-for-profit agencies whose purpose is to enable people to enjoy underwater activities as safely as possible by providing the highest quality practical education, and to actively promote the preservation and protection of the world’s underwater environments. As a pioneer in diving education, NAUI has developed many of the programs and concepts accepted throughout the diving industry. NAUI: A Higher Standard!

For more details please contact Simon Lodge (Southern UK Rep) on simon@europe.naui.org or Craig Warner (Northern UK Rep) on cwarner@europe.naui.org.

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