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IN DEEP: Interest soaring in dive lessons

AFTER years of a steady decline in the worldwide recreational diving industry, growth is now the trend.

At a recent conference in Italy, Scuba Schools International - one of the world's largest dive retail organisations - confirmed that for the first time in many years, learn-to-dive courses had increased.

In Australia, many retail dive businesses did not survive the global financial crisis and those that did were burdened at the same time by an unrelenting workplace health and safety crackdown across Australia.

Thankfully, those times have passed.

Retail dive businesses as well as dive charter operators are optimistic about their future.



ANZAC DAY: Services and marches for Ipswich and sourrounds

ANZAC DAY: Services and marches for Ipswich and sourrounds

Commemorate ANZAC Day at locations across the city

ANZAC DAY: Which Ipswich roads will be closed

ANZAC DAY: Which Ipswich roads will be closed

The following roads will be temporarily closed to traffic on Anzac Day

Neighbouring council on front foot of waste debate

Neighbouring council on front foot of waste debate

Here's how Ipswich's neighbour is managing waste

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