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Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta caretta

Maldives Citizen Science aims to protect turtles

Of the seven species of marine turtles in the world, five species have been recorded in the Maldives. A new paper recommends stringent protection...
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...
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
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...
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.