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Italian rescuers dive into Highland subsea expertise

Italian air force search and rescuers travelled nearly 1,400 miles to the West Highlands for their essential subsea training. Beniamino Panduccio, David Padula and Massimiliano Lai spent three days at the Underwater Centre in Fort William. While there, they underwent advanced remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations training – mostly working with the facility’s Saab Seaeye Falcon observation class ROV.

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Couple marry in underwater centre

A couple have literally taken the plunge and showed the depth of their love at their wedding. For both bride and groom are professional divers and decided they would like to take their vows in a giant tank full of seawater, so had bubbles underwater and bubbly as they sipped champagne later. The bizarre wedding took place at the Underwater Centre in Fort William on Saturday. A crowd of around 100 attended to watch Dorota “Dot” Bankowska, 37, and James Abbott, 39, tie the knot at the world renowned centre’s onshore seawater tank.