The Royal Navy’s explosive ordnance clearance divers have said farewell to their commanding officer as he departs to an operational tour in the Middle East. Lieutenant Commander Al Nekrews has handed over command of Plymouth-based Southern Diving Unit 1 and Portsmouth Southern Diving Unit 2, (together the Southern Diving Group - SDG). Al, from the North West of England, … [Read more...] about Royal Navy Bomb Disposal Experts have a new Commanding Officer
A long-serving civilian worker for Royal Navy divers who has helped dispose of the biggest wartime bombs remaining in Plymouth has retired. Ed Baxendale, 65, has retired after 22 years service with the Southern Diving Unit in HM Naval Base, Devonport. He will now spend more time in managing woodland, bee-keeping, and spending time riding and renovating motorcycles. The … [Read more...] about Ed Baxendale Retires from Southern Diving Unit
Yacht Haven Quay’s (YHQ) Dry stack marina in Plymouth is usually charged with the secure undercover storage of hundreds of boats. It is now the permanent home to a different kind of treasure, a Dive Museum, which houses a Davy Jones’ locker packed full of amazing artefacts and curios which have been thrown into the sea and shepherded back onto land over the last 50 years by … [Read more...] about Ray Ives. Dive into one man’s life spent on the bottom of the sea.