This will hopefully become a community site for local and visiting divers to Northern Ireland and act as a resource fro everyone. If any interest is shown I may allow other people to post!

UPDATE: It has been a few months since this site launched. unfortunately there has not been much interest, and therefore there are no additional contributors, no-one has added any favourite dive-sites, so for now it will just have some of my own diving exploits. Hopefully it will still provide useful resources for other divers and of course if the interest increases so to will the info and resources and contributions.

Please feel free to leave comments or request to be added as a contributor. Eventually we may be able to forge a wee community together.

26 Responses to “About”

  1. Dave May 13, 2006 at 1:04 am #

    Don’t forget you can add a comment at the bottom of every post. Just click on he word comment.!

  2. Steve Mehan August 30, 2006 at 1:48 am #

    The Imaging Foundation has a great opportunity that a group like this might be interested in. “IF” is a nonprofit organization focused on diving and teaching about the underwater world.

    I am a new diver, and I just joined one of their expeditions. I learned a lot, had a great time and I really feel I gave something back. I will join them again as soon as I can:)

    As Art Director of “Alert Diver” magazine, I have seen a lot of dive trips and adventures described in the pages of our publication, but I do not think anyone is doing what these guys do. Professional photographers and videographers lead groups of volunteers on location and gather materials that are later used to help teachers, students and other nonprofits. Volunteers are often able to deduct the cost of their trip. This systems works very similar to the Earthwatch model that has been existence for years.

    Check out their website for more information at: http://www.imagingfoundation.org

    There is an upcoming trip to Sulawesi and I think there are still several spots available. This trip is aboard the Aggressor September 23 -30 — so jump on this right away and sign up before the boat is full!

    Steve Mehan
    Art Director
    Alert Diver magazine
    (The opinions stated herein are mine, all mine, and do not reflect or represent the opinions of the organization for whom I work in any way, shape or fashion, nor do my opinions represent any sort of endorsement by the organization for whom I work, etc, etc).

  3. northantrimdiving August 30, 2006 at 1:27 pm #

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention Steve. It sounds fantastic and is definately somethng I would be interested in. Unfortunately the Sulawesi expedition would not give me time to organise and fund. However I will mention it to other photographers I dive with. In the meantime feel free to browse through my flickr.com, youtube.com and blip.tv sites for underwater photos and video. just go to sites and search for waveneyavenue (my online identity) or just google “waveneyavenue”

    Clear waters! 😉

  4. northantrimdiving August 30, 2006 at 11:23 pm #

    Steve, can I ask you where or how you came across this site? thanks Dave

  5. Thomas Manell October 25, 2006 at 1:13 am #

    Just checking Manells and found your site. My brother Charles and I are both scuba divers. I live in Massachusetts & he in New York. Dive safe & good talking to you. TM

  6. northantrimdiving October 26, 2006 at 9:03 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by Thomas. Any good dive sites on East Coast?

  7. Nataly Ungureanu January 10, 2007 at 10:01 am #

    Dear Madam or Sir,

    My name is Nataly Ungureanu. I am a media buyer for InfoHub, Inc, an online marketing and media buying firm based in Fremont, California. InfoHub specializes in the tourism market. We do lead generation for over 4000 specialty vacation suppliers and run their advertising campaigns.

    I am interested in finding out more information regarding advertising on your site’s blog. We currently represent a number of clients who are interested in advertising their vacation packages on your site. Please contact me at your earliest convenience so that we may discuss these potential opportunities that may be mutually beneficial.

    Best Regards,

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  8. zizo June 17, 2007 at 1:29 pm #

    hi i am Egyptian MSDT i just moved from Red Sea to Antrim . i did 2 dive in Rathlin for first time in my life i dive in inrish sea it was really wow now i want to open dive center in Rathlin please Steve if u can call me or text me i need ur help please 07756699880

  9. northantrimdiving June 18, 2007 at 10:11 am #

    Hi Zizo

    Glad you enjoyed the diving on Saturday. This is Dave, I was on the boat with you (The DM). Not sure Steve checkes this site too often and even if he did not sure he can help you open a dive centre in Rathlin, he lives in America and probably has no influence in this country, but I suppose if you really want to contact him you could try the http://www.imagingfoundation.org website.

    Anyway good luck, finding a job or opening your dive centre. Hope you find this website useful as a resource. Cheers Dave

  10. Claire Goodwin July 9, 2007 at 2:49 pm #

    Great site, particularly the marine life footage.
    Just wondered if any of your visitors might be interested in our project – Seasearch. It’s a national uk project which trains volunteer divers to record marine life and habitats. You don’t need any experience to take part as all training is provided. We are running a marine life identification course in Portrush on the 1/2nd September. For more info people can contact me on claire.goodwin@gmail.com. Would really appreciate if you could advertise it – we have difficulty reaching independent divers.
    Best wishes,

  11. Laura July 31, 2007 at 5:10 pm #

    My name is Laura Hippensteel, and I work with MyOutdoorTv.com. If you haven’t heard, MyOutdoorTV is the #1 website for outdoor TV shows. We recently added a blog section to our site. We love your blog, and we added it as a link. Thanks for providing such great content, and let us know if there’s any content we can provide you with. Also, if you wouldn’t mind sending us your address, we would love to send you a free hat. Thanks again and keep blogging!
    All the best,

  12. Katie September 21, 2007 at 5:02 pm #

    I really love the look of the site – great fotos. If you guys do get more interest and are looking for contributors – please shoot me an email! Best wishes – Katie

  13. northantrimdiving September 27, 2007 at 2:48 pm #


    Thanks for your interest. At present the interest levels don’t really warrent any contributors, but I will keep you in mind, should that change.

    You do realise we are based in North Antrim. I am a little curious how you will be able to contribute, living in Canada, although you are most welcome. Perhaps I could change our coverage to include Canada !! 😉


  14. blueforest February 21, 2008 at 7:53 am #

    very interesting blog with nice images.

  15. Andy June 25, 2008 at 2:00 pm #

    Just googled “Rathlin Northwall” and found your site and videos have just spent the last 1/2 watching them Great Shots.

    Hoping to get down the wall this weekend for the fisrt of what i hope to be many dives of it as well as the other great sites rathlin adn the north coast have to offer.

    Keep the videos comming


  16. The Scuba Site November 5, 2008 at 5:20 pm #

    Absolutely brilliant diving photos and I love the thin design, keep it it! 🙂

  17. naturallynice January 4, 2009 at 1:50 pm #

    Excellent blog! Thanks for taking the time to make your experiences available! Will visit again to have a good look at the videos.
    Keep up the good work,


  18. Rik Beitel January 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    Beautiful photography & great website! I work with waterplayusa.com and we offer a free directory of lessons, charters or rentals for diving (& many other watersports) throughout the U.S. Please let your readers know of our service. All service providers are listed free as well.

    Thanks & keep up the great work!

    Rik Beitel

  19. Sarah January 13, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    Great posts – you back anytime soon?

  20. northantrimdiving January 13, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    Hey Sarah, thanks for the comment. On a bit of a hiatus as my daughter was born in September and have been through a few other changes in relation to work. Hope to get back at the diving and photography/videography soon though. Have we dived together before Sarah?

  21. Rutger September 2, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    Hi Dave,

    My name is Rutger and I am the founder of bookyourdive.com at this time we have a blog running with a lot of scuba related content. I was wondering if you are open for publishing any content which is scuba related and which could be of added value for your readers.

    I’ll be more then happy to share some or our blogposts. i.e We could share environmental posts or posts about (online) marketing for scuba business. We have a guestblogger who is blogging about his internship to become a padi pro.

    I think their should be enough possibilities to join forces and so serve the scuba community.

    We have a 10K facebook page to which we could use. And we could publish some of your posts and pictures on our blog or FB page

    Hope to hear from you soon.

  22. Chocolate October 2, 2012 at 6:32 am #


    I am MBA student from Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand. Now I am doing my MBA reasearch regarding a study of factors influencing the decision making to dive and snorkel in Thailand.

    I created an online questionaire to survery and collect the information from divers, then I would like to ask for your favor to spend a few minutes to complete my online questionaire and share the link of it.


    I apologise if this message disturb you.

    Thank you very much.

  23. Adventure Diving Magazine November 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm #


    I would like to feature you in our next issue of Adventure Diving Magazine. Please email if you are interested.


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