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In the southern part of the friendly country of Belize lies a beach town with a knack for cheap happy hours, inexpensive good food...
Several different vibrantly colored animals can bee seen in this image, taken at approximately 2240 meters (7350 ft), including an Anthomastus mushroom coral (center), precious pink coral (right), bamboo coral (left), and feather stars (Crinoids).

Okeanos Explorer completes latest expedition with fabulous photos and videos of extraordinary deep sea creatures.
Illustrated Map of the Best Dive Sites in the World

This superb hand-illustrated map showing the top 500 dive sites in the world can be yours if you enter the SCUBA News free prize draw.
Raja Ampat liveaboard

Diviac, the on-line liveaboard booking agency, are celebrating their 4th anniversary with an extra 12% off ALL new bookings. This offer even includes boats...
PADI Sold to Mandarinfish Holdings

Providence Equity Partners have agreed to sell PADI (Professional Association of diving Instructors) to a group of wealthy families for more than $700 million
Best Overall Underwater Photography Contest Rosenstiel School Beth Watson Mangroves and Orbicular Batfish (Platax orbicularis)

Each spring, the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science hosts an underwater photograph contest open to amateur photographers around the world.
Bleached coral on Great Barrier Reef, Australia by Brett Monroe Garner

What we’re seeing is unprecedented - the reef is fighting for its life.
Diver in bait ball by Lawrence Alex Wu

We first sent SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011) in the year 2000. It was before any social media, before Wikipedia. We still aim, though, to provide useful information for divers who like to travel the world and care about the marine environment.
Is it ok to eat squid?

Which squid can you eat with a clear conscience?

Enter the Ocean Art underwater photography competition to win one of $75000 of prizes.