Adopt a Wreck Award 2010

Entries for the ‘Adopt a Wreck Award 2010’ are now invited from all participating groups. The Adopt a Wrech scheme is part of the ‘Dive with a Purpose’ initiative introduced in 2000 in the UK. The scheme aims to encourage a sense of ownership and stewardship for coastal and underwater cultural heritage by encouraging divers …

Northern Europe – Wreck Divers Paradise.

By Vikki Batten – PADI International Ltd Technical Consultant I know this title might surprise a few of you and it is of course an opinion, although not only mine, but Northern European divers have been wreck enthusiasts for decades. Whilst it is not a secret amongst local divers there are relatively few dive tourists. …

More UK Wrecks Protected in 2010

Effective 1st February 2010, the Ministry of Defence in the UK has designated 9 new wrecks (5 in British territorial waters, and 4 in international waters) as Protected Places under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986, which protects the wreckage of military aircraft and designated vessels from disturbance.  Military aircraft wrecks are automatically protected …