Tony Liddicoat

Tony Liddicoat has been diving for over 44 years, and has recently published a book of his career entitled “Five Bells” Job Done.  One of the book’s typists commented, “I don’t know how you’re still alive.”

Tony pursued commercial, military, and recreational diving and his diving career has taken him all over the world. In 1981 he was named British “Diver of the Year”. The pictures below cover his time diving as a wreck excavator in Kenya, his military assignments in Germany and the Falkland Islands, as an Army diving instructor in Belize, and his commercial and recreational diving throughout Europe.

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High Dive Into Dover Harbour

Tony dressed in standard helmet equipment during his supervisors course at Marchwood

Tony dressed for recreational dive in self-made neoprene suit

Two divers tended by lifelines, begin their dive - in the Baltic sea in North Germany

Tony with twin x38.5 cu ft cylinders and the Heinke Mk 5 twin hose demand valve

The Sea King helicopter lifted and secured to the bow of the recovery vessel 'Kinbrace'

Detonation of main charges

Wreck Excavation in Mombasa, Kenya in 1977

Two divers carrying out trilateration survey of wreck in Mombasa, Kenya

Reactor storage ponds - Tony's dives were never in clearer water, it was like diving in 'Gin'

Tony and Jacque Cousteau

Diving in the Red Sea


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