More Sad News as Scuba Diver dies in Orkney Incident

//More Sad News as Scuba Diver dies in Orkney Incident

More Sad News as Scuba Diver dies in Orkney Incident

A 58-year-old male scuba diver died in a boat-diving incident in the Orkney Islands yesterday (27 October). Police and paramedics were called out at around 10.35am as the man and another diver, thought to be his buddy, were being brought into Houton Pier on Mainland by their dive-boat. The first diver was declared dead at the scene and the other was rushed to hospital to be treated for suspected decompression illness. Police Scotland said that the fatality was being treated as unexplained, and that it was investigating the incident to compile a report for the Procurator Fiscal. The man’s family had been informed. The incident occurred only two days after another Orkney diving fatality had been named, as reported on Divernet. Paul Smith, 70, from Greater Manchester, had gone missing from a dive on the Scapa Flow wreck SMS Markgraf in unexplained circumstances a month ago (28 September), and his body was found near the island of Cava in mid-October.

By |2023-10-31T11:55:37+00:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Scuba Diving|Tags: , |0 Comments

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Jeff was born in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset and during a holiday to Turkey in 2001 he opted to try diving, he became hooked and enrolled into his PADI open water diver course. He soon completed other dive courses, The PADI Advanced Open Water diver course and then PADI Rescue Diver course. In 2005 he became a PADI Divemaster, diving both in the UK and abroad. Working in such countries as Oman & U.A.E Jeff became a PADI Instructor in 2007 teaching in Thailand & Gran Canaria. Jeff is now teaching diving in the UK and wants to teach you “the way the world learns to dive”.