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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...

Diving the Marine World Heritage Sites

Forty-five World Heritage Sites - places of "outstanding cultural or natural value" - are located in marine areas. And many are also fabulous diving spots. The first marine Heritage Site to be listed was the Galapagos Islands, in 1978. Next listing was Australia's Great Barrier Reef. It contains the world's largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1500 species of fish and 4000 types of mollusc. Australia has the most Marine World Heritage sites of any country: five. Ningaloo Coast was inscribed most recently in June 2011. Ningaloo, in Western Australia, is famous for its whale sharks. Also on the West coast is Shark Bay. This has three exceptional natural features: its vast sea-grass beds, which are the largest and richest in the world; its dugong (sea cow) population; and its stromatolites. Stromatolites are rock like structures built by microbes, similarly to how corals build reefs. Shark's Bay stromatolites are 2000 to 3000 years old, but stromatolites have been being built for 3.5 billion years. Shark Bay is also home to five species of endangered mammals.
Whale shark in the Sea of Cortez

Top Diving Destinations in August

Mexico is a top destination for August, as the great white shark season has begun at Guadalupe and the conditions are excellent in the...
Diving in the Red Sea

Sinai plane crash – how will it affect the Red Sea diving industry?

Yesterday I flew back from Egypt just hours before the Russian plane crash. My thoughts are with not only those who lost people who...

Escape the Diving Crowds: 6 Small Liveaboards for Intimate Scuba Safaris

There is something special about joining a small liveaboard for a more intimate dive safari. You can enjoy a more personalised service, smaller dive...
Diving with Sharks

Best Scuba Diving in February

February is particularly good for shark loving scuba divers and is a month with dive highlights around the globe.
Barracuda

47% More Diver Permits for Sipadan Island

Number of divers a day at Sipadan to increase from 120 to 176, but the total number of dives in a year to stay the same. Protecting the dive sites but allowing more people to visit.

Australia Creates World’s Largest Marine Park

Australia today announced the creation of the world's largest marine reserve, covering the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. Oil and gas exploration...
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...
Red Sea Coral Reef

Thailand closes Similans island to divers and other tourists

Thailand has closed Koh Tachai, an island north of the Similans, to tourists and divers indefinitely to help it recover from excess tourists. All 17 marine national parks in the Andaman Sea will be closed from next Monday to Saturday 15 Oct during the monsoon season – that’s over 60% of coral reefs. But even after the rest re-open, Koh Tachai will remain off-limits.