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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.
Raja Ampat liveaboard

12% or more off all Scuba Liveaboards

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

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.
Bleached coral on Great Barrier Reef, Australia by Brett Monroe Garner

Great Barrier Reef suffers extreme coral bleaching for the second year in a row

What we’re seeing is unprecedented - the reef is fighting for its life.
Azure Window, Gozo

Azure Window Falls

The Azure Window - marking one of Malta's iconic dive sites - collapsed into the sea this morning. Divers shocked by news.
Diver in bait ball by Lawrence Alex Wu

SCUBA Travel publish 200th issue of SCUBA News!

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.