Marine conservation group Oceana finds amazing array of marine life in Canary Islands expedition, from shallows to down to 1000m. Using ROVs (remotely operated underwater vehicles) as well as scuba divers to shallow depths, they documented large colonies of deep-sea white coral, crystal aggregations of sponges, dense forests of black corals, oceanic puffers, giant foraminifera, carnivorous sponges and sharks, as well as many other biological communities and species in the south of the El Hierro Island.
Win a 7 night diving holiday in the Red Sea courtesy of Monarch. Monarch have teamed up with Emperor Divers to offer a 7-night stay in either El Gouna or Marsa Alam for two. The prize comes with a 3-day diving course. We enquired whether there was an alternative for qualified divers and were told […]
Most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear within 20 years, if something isn’t done, a new report warns – but for once global warming is not to blame.
This year an array of sensors are watching for harmful red tides in the Gulf of Maine. Red tides are toxic and can cause paralytic shellfish poisoning.
British travel companies Thomson and First Choice have cancelled all flights to Mombasa until October after the UK Foreign Office warned against all but essential travel to Mombasa island, Kiwayu, coastal areas north of Pate Island and other areas of Kenya, citing a high threat from terrorism and kidnapping. The Diani beach resort and Moi […]
Divers visiting Thailand can now re-enter the county as often as they like. The Thai government has relaxed the rules which limited tourists to staying a maximum of 90 days in a six-month period. Visitors entering Thailand via border posts at Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia without securing a prior visa will now be granted […]
With the help of the Catlin Seaview Survey, Google has added more underwater locations to its “Street View“. Google put the first marine images up in September 2012, with dives in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. Now it covers 16 more countries, including the Galapagos, Monaco, Bermuda and Mexico. It really is a fantastic way […]
“My theory on choosing dive companies via the internet is simple: if the pictures of divers have happy expressions and there is at least one photo of an ocean-loving dog on the site, the dive shop has to be good” writes Karen Begelfer in her book Manta Rays and Margaritas.
SCUBA Travel release bestselling diving books of 2013 list. Published annually this top ten showcases the most popular scuba literature and guidebooks.
Warming seas around the world are threatening corals. But scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have noticed that corals in Eilat, at the North of the Red Sea, remain healthy even when exposed to higher temperatures. They suggest that the area could be a unique refuge for coral reefs in the […]