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Independence Day for British Charter Boat Diving!

The DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) guidance included a section relating to “skippered day-boat hire and skippered day charter hire” and stated “operators should not allow skippered day boat hire or skippered d

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IATA proposes quarantine alternatives

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged governments to avoid quarantine measures when re-opening their economies.

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Tourism restrictions steadily lifting

Travel restrictions implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are being eased in a growing number of destinations, allowing tourism to restart.

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EU considers barring Americans from travel list

EU ambassadors are continuing talks to reopen external borders on 1 July, but US travellers could be among those not allowed in. With the virus spreading in parts of the US, it is likely Americans would be barred.

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The 'Medical Statement' form has been updated

The 'Medical Statement' form' is currently used by the majority of divers undertaking training. It was first published in 1989.

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Doing a beach clean? Sign up to 'BeachClean.org'

It makes it safer for our wild and marine life, and a more pleasant place to visit.

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BeachClean.org was soft launched last year, and the site has already been used by organisers in Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, the Netherlands and Tanzania.

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A beach clean in Zanzibar

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Beneath The Sea Show now March 2021

The amended date is Friday 12 to Sunday 14 March 2021 inclusive at the Meadowlands Exhibiton Center. It has been confirmed that all existing exhibitor show contracts will apply to the March 2021 dates

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Body found off the Dorset Coast

The body has not yet been formally identified, but it is probable that it is the missing teenage snorkeller Oscar Montgomery. The Police have advised his family has been informed.

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IATA tracks border closures with interactive map

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has introduced an online interactive world map to provide travellers with the latest COVID-19 entry regulations by country.

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Lion Air flights suspended after passengers unable to follow COVID-19 regulations

Only weeks after restarting domestic flights, Indonesian carrier Lion Air has re-cancelled them, citing issues with passengers not following COVID-19 procedures.

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'Dolphin Way' is now available as an audio book

It was a sultry summer night, and a handpicked audience gathered at the Embankment based dive shop to hear Mark speak about the intelligence and culture of dolphins, and how this led to him writing the novel.

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Get your hands on a limited edition whilst raising funds for the Explorers Club

The second Saturday in June is World Gin Day. It is a day where lovers of the spirit around the globe celebrate all things gin.

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Greece opens ancient shipwrecks to divers

Greece has lifted diving restrictions eliminating depth limits and allowing diving at archaeological sites and sunken ships without an escort.

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DEFRA shuts down charter boat diving in England

DEFRA has published "guidance on inland and coastal boating and protecting yourself and others from coronavirus". The guidance includes the section "Skippered day-boat hire and skippered day charter hire."

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Fact File

The British Diving Safety Group (BDSG) was formed in 2002 to promote safe diving practices amongst the British sport diving community.

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DEMA Show postponed to Viva Las Vegas 2021

Ingram confirmed that the DEMA Board of Directors had taken the difficult decision to postpone this years show "for the safety and financial well-being of DEMA attendees and exhibitors."

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