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Jewel Anenome

Jewels of the Sea grab animals with their 100 ball-tipped tentacles then paralyse them

A myriad of colour patches cover the rock when jewel anemones make it their home. These flower-like animals, up to 2.5 cm (1") across, catch...
World Scuba Diving Map

SCUBA News announces winners of World Dive Map contest

SCUBA News are pleased to announce the winners of our contest to win a map of the best dive sites in the world. Divers...
Great white shark grabs diver's air

Great white shark grabs diver’s air hose

I am often told how adventurous, crazy or "brave" I am, and that I take big risks. I don't take crazy risks, but I...

Diving Placencia Belize – What you Need to Know before you Go

In the southern part of the friendly country of Belize lies a beach town with a knack for cheap happy hours, inexpensive good food...
Disabled Diving Course

Researchers need info from disabled divers and their instructors

Are you a disabled diver? Do you instruct or dive with disabled divers? Researchers want to hear from you and are offering diving gear prizes in return.
Illustrated Map of the Best Dive Sites in the World

Win an awesome map of the best diving 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.
PADI Sold to Mandarinfish Holdings

PADI sold for $700 million to consortium of wealthy families

Providence Equity Partners have agreed to sell PADI (Professional Association of diving Instructors) to a group of wealthy families for more than $700 million
Florida sharks worth more alive than dead, says study

Florida sharks worth much more alive than dead, says study

Shark-related dives in Florida alone generates more than 200 times that of the shark fin trade in the whole of the USA.
Grey reef sharks

Diving with Sharks – Good or Bad?

Does diving with sharks and rays affect their behaviour? How can divers and dive operators ensure that they dive with sharks responsibly?
Best Overall Underwater Photography Contest Rosenstiel School Beth Watson Mangroves and Orbicular Batfish (Platax orbicularis)

Entries now open for Global Underwater Photograph Contest

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.