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Turtle by Patrick Meier IUCN Oceans Photographer of the Year 2016

IUCN Oceans Photographer of the Year 2016 now Open

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has launched its 2016 Oceans Photography contest. Photographers are invited to submit up to three photos...

Scuba Challenge on This Weekend

This year's Scuba Challenge will be held on Saturday 25th February 5.30pm till 8pm at Woolston Leisure Centre, Warrington WA1 4PN. Experienced divers are...

SCUBA Travel release last quarter’s bestseller list

SCUBA Travel have just released their list of best selling diving books and DVDs of the last quarter. Yet again the Dive Atlas of...
A Ordinskaya wintery environment

The Darkness Beckons – Cave Diving Book Review

The definitive cave diving book since its first issue in 1980, author Martynn Farr has brought The Darkness Beckons bang up-to-date. He covers the...
Coral Reef

Which sunscreens are safe for sea life?

It's a minefield trying to buy a sunscreen which doesn't harm the sea life. Even those trumpeting their green credentials are not always free from harmful chemicals and components. You have to read the label very carefully. So what are the nasties to look out for?

Marine Invaders Threaten Galapagos

Increasing tourism and the spread of marine invasive non-native species is threatening the unique undersea life around the Galapagos Islands.
Best selling scuba books 2016

Revealed: The 10 Most Popular Scuba Diving Books and DVDs of 2016

SCUBA Travel are pleased to release the list of the best selling SCUBA books and DVDs for 2016. Here are the top ten: figures in...

Diving the Marine World Heritage Sites

Forty-five World Heritage Sites - places of "outstanding cultural or natural value" - are located in marine areas. And many are also fabulous diving spots. The first marine Heritage Site to be listed was the Galapagos Islands, in 1978. Next listing was Australia's Great Barrier Reef. It contains the world's largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1500 species of fish and 4000 types of mollusc. Australia has the most Marine World Heritage sites of any country: five. Ningaloo Coast was inscribed most recently in June 2011. Ningaloo, in Western Australia, is famous for its whale sharks. Also on the West coast is Shark Bay. This has three exceptional natural features: its vast sea-grass beds, which are the largest and richest in the world; its dugong (sea cow) population; and its stromatolites. Stromatolites are rock like structures built by microbes, similarly to how corals build reefs. Shark's Bay stromatolites are 2000 to 3000 years old, but stromatolites have been being built for 3.5 billion years. Shark Bay is also home to five species of endangered mammals.
recall aqualung

Aqua Lung Recalls Buoyancy Compensators

Aqua Lung are recalling their buoyancy compensators with SureLock II weight pocket handles. The rubber handles can detach as divers are trying to remove...

Divers asked to report ghost gear

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...