April/May, 2014 Issue #141
The recently reported discovery in the Ha’apai Islands, Tonga, of the remains of the lost privateer Port au Prince, caused much interest in the world’s media; more so as the vessel is reported to have been carrying treasure. There was the announcement in 2009 by a local dive tour operator that he had discovered off Lifuka, an anchor he believed was from the privateer Port au Prince; he speculated the remains of the vessel would be
New exploration reaches 217m!
by Dave Moran
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It's our big Travel Issue!
this month's editorial - by dave moranby Dave Moran
Most divers are very active in ensuring their diving activities are safe and conduct their dives accordingly. The Government is actively involved in ensuring that businesses providing adventure activities such as scuba diving are maintaining high safety and procedural standards.
You may recall in my August/September 2013 issue 137 editorial I mentioned that the government had started a process in 2011 for businesses to tidy up their procedures etc that they conduct in their day to day operations providing adventure activities to paying customers. The Government released their Health and Safety in Employment (Adventure Activities) – HSE/AA Regulations. Businesses had to register by 31 December 2013 with a full audit to be completed by November 2014. READ MORE & HAVE YOUR SAY
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