SCUBA diving

SCUBA diving

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...
Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis

Brazil fisheries have no bag or size limits for any species of fish and even the most basic fisheries statistics, such as the numbers and weights of fish being caught, are a blank space. The newly published Red List of Brazilian species at risk from extinction, identifies 83 types of marine animal aslo commercially exploited by fisheries. The Galapagos shark is an example of a keystone species thought to have been fished to regional extinction due to decades of nonexistent fisheries regulations. This species is one of many that could have greatly benefited from management plans that help reduce by-catch and prevent the overexploitation of fishing stocks.

World Animal Protection are asking divers to report "ghost" fishing gear. They say that an estimated 640,000 tonnes of fishing gear is lost or abandoned...
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest now Open

For 50 years the Natural History Museum in London has run the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition - harnessing the power of photography...
coral reflected in bubbles

Winner of prestigious underwater photography contest was announced today as Ray Collins, with his shot through the arc of a wave on a Gold Coast Beach. More fabulous photos feature in 12 categories. The judges awarded prizes to 60 photographers from entries from 50 countries.
Great white shark

The 1974 film "Jaws" immortalized the Great White but also did more damage to the image of the Great White Shark than they could...
Diver on wreck

The British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) has published its Annual Diving Incident Report for 2014. The 2014 report records a total of 216 incidents. BSAC have...
SCUBA Fish Count

SCUBA divers underestimate the amount of life in heavily-fished areas, a study suggests. Scientists from Australia compared fish counts by SCUBA divers—who produce noisy...
World Record Dive

Ahmed Gabr has made the deepest ever scuba dive—to 332.35 meters—in Dahab in Egypt. The dive was projected to take 14 hours to complete, with...
Disabled Diving Course

The British Sub-Aqua Club has launched Diving for All, a new instructor course designed to provide qualified Instructors with the skills and mindset to...