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Lion's Mane Jellyfish by Tim Nicholson

Jellyfish stings: heat better than cold

Jellyfish stings are responsible for more deaths than shark attacks each year. Even “mild” stings can hurt for hours or sometimes days and leave lasting scars. According to some estimates, more than 150 million people are stung by jellyfish each year. New research shows that applying hot packs or immersing in hot water is much better for treating jellyfish stings than cold water which was previously widely recommended.
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?
Coral reef

Diving Komodo, one of the most biodiverse locations in the world

Komodo is one of the most biodiverse locations in Indonesia and offers world-class diving, plus the chance to see Komodo dragons. Komodo Island forms...
Diving on Shouna

UK Diving incidents lowest for 21 years

The number of UK diving incidents falls to lowest level in 21 years. Even so, there were 136 incidents in 2013, including 10 fatalities.
Flash liveaboard sale

50% Off the Siren Liveaboard Fleet – Only 50 Places left

Huge Flash Sale starts on June 14th at 11am GMT! The first 100 spaces for all valid departures in 2018 that are paid in full...
Potato Cod

Potato Cod is Creature of the Month

The mighty potato cod of Australia and the Pacific grows to 2 m long and can weigh 110 kg (242 lbs or over 17...
Lion fish at dawn, copyright Ocean Art Photo Competition

Underwater Photography Guide announces Photo Competition Winners

The Second Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has announced its winners for 2011. This year's Ocean Art...
Recycling cans

Australians urged to petition for National Plastic Bottle Deposit Scheme

Every year 7 billion drinks containers are littered or landfilled in Australia. Campaign group “Kicking the Can” are asking Australians to sign a petition...

BSAC Withdraws Travel 4 Scuba Travel Insurance Scheme

With effect from 5th October 2012, BSAC (British Sub-Aqua Club) member benefit and specialist diving travel insurance scheme, Travel 4 Scuba will cease. They...
Seal

Government must act on State of Nature Report

The UK's first State of Nature report, which has been launched by Sir David Attenborough, reveals that 60% of UK wildlife species are in...