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Coral reef Red Sea

Corals in unclear waters less affected by temperature stress

Persistent temperature stress is degrading coral reefs worldwide, but a new study by Florida Institute of Technology scientists has found that corals in naturally...
Oceanic whitetip shark at Elphinstone reef by Alexander Vasenin

Urgently needed protection granted to Oceanic Whitetip Shark

There was a vital conservation win for a critically endangered species of shark this week at the 13th Conference of the Parties (CoP) of...
Beach

Corona Virus Impacts Pacific Island Divers

Diving island destinations are imposing new regulations on travellers entering their countries who have visited anywhere else with incidents in the last fortnight.
Diving on mast of Shouna by Tim Nicholson of SCUBA Travel

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Clownfish

easyJet to resume flights to Sharm El-Sheikh this summer

Following the recent lifting of government restrictions on UK flights to Sharm el Sheikh, easyJet will offer two flights a week to the Red...
Kimon M wreck in the Egyptian Red Sea. On Shab Abu Nuhas Reef along with the Giannis D, the Carnatic and the Chrisoula K.

Best Wreck Diving Sites in 2020

1. The Yongala, Australia Claiming the title of the best wreck dive in the world, is the Yongala. Full of marine life you may see...
barracuda

Malaysia changes dates of Sipadan Closure

Rated one of the best diving areas in the world, Sipadan will be closed this year during November - a change from the previously...
Coral reef

Solomon Islands now requires divers to have Measles Vaccination Evidence

The diving in the Solomon Islands is excellent. Their remoteness means that the dive sites are unspoilt. WWII wrecks, caves, coral gardens and immense...
Red Sea coral reef

Divers welcome resumption of flights to Sharm El-Sheikh

British divers delighted that flights from the UK to Sharm El-Sheikh to restart February 2020 from Gatwick London, Birmingham and Manchester.
Coral reef

Malaysia to extend marine protected areas around Sabah

In the coral triangle, Sabah is home to some of the best diving in the world. The famous diving areas of Sipadan and Mabul islands are off the coast of eastern Sabah, with Layang Layang in the west. The MPAs will further increase the marine diversity in the area.