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Isle of Man Finally gets a Marine Nature Reserve

Ramsey Bay has been designated as the Isle of Man's first Marine Nature Reserve. The area will be protected from damaging activities, fisheries will be...

How Healthy are Mediterranean Rocky Reefs?

Intense exploitation over millennia has depleted Mediterranean Sea species from the large to the small. What would a ‘healthy’ Mediterranean rocky bottom look like? There are no pristine sites (i.e. undisturbed by humans) left in the Mediterranean against which to compare the health of current ecosystems. SCUBA divers surveyed the rocky reefs throughout the Med, from Morocco to Turkey.
Barracuda

Cost of Sipadan diving permit to rise by 250%

From 14 August 2018, the Sipadan permit conservation fee of MYR 40.00 will be rise to MYR 140.00 per person per day. Sipadan, in Malaysia, has been voted one of the best places in the world. to dive
Majestic Explorer liveaboard sinks Galapagos

Diving liveaboard sinks in the Galapagos – 26 rescued

The scuba diving liveaboard, Galapagos Majestic, has sank near the northern coast of Santiago island in the Galapagos. The 26 divers and crew safely...

World’s Most Robust Marine Reserve is at Baja California

A thriving undersea wildlife park tucked away near the southern tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has proven to be the most robust marine reserve...
Fiji coral reef

Best Diving in September

September can be a tricky time to dive, as many destinations are transitioning between seasons. However, there are some magical liveaboard destinations to visit...
White tip reef shark

Will Marine Reserve Protect Coral Sea Sharks?

Shark fishing needs to be banned at Osprey and Shark Reef in the Coral Sea for a Marine Reserve to work, concludes a study published yesterday. It is estimated that each year, live-aboard dive boats are directly responsible for generating at least AU$16 M worth of income. Of all the Coral Sea reef systems, Osprey Reef has the highest visitation rate by tourism operators, primarily to conduct shark dives. So, the depletion of reef sharks at Osprey Reef would have serious financial ramifications for the area. To put this into perspective, in the Maldives, the removal of only 20 grey reef sharks, with a market value of only AU$1 000, caused an estimated loss of AU$500 000 annually in diving revenue.

Thistlegorm open to Divers

Following an intense operation, conservation work to preserve the wreck of the Thistlegorm has been successful and finished on schedule. Diving boats and...
Arabian Aggressor scuba diving liveaboard

Save $1000 on new scuba liveaboard exploring Sudan and Djibouti

Arabian Aggressor is the newest addition to Aggressor's Fleet family in the Red Sea. Launching February next year, it visits Sudan up until October...

Win Red Sea Dive Guide and Log Book

SCUBA News are giving away two copies of the Hurghada Dive Guide and Log Book. To enter the competition e-mail name of the author...