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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...
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.

WIN a 6-night Guadalupe Great White Shark cage diving safari

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Explore the world’s 14 best deep dives

Whether you’re a new or seasoned diver, there is something irresistible about the ocean’s deep dive sites. There you will find big...
Bahrain scuba park

Bahrain opens world’s largest underwater theme park for divers

Dive Bahrain have opened the world's largest underwater theme park spanning an area of 100,000 m2, complete with a sunken Boeing 747.The site, close...
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Top five places to dive with turtles

Turtles are amazing creatures, found around the world in tropical and subtropical waters. They play a vital role in marine ecosystem health and have been in the ocean for more than 100 million years.

New free guide to diving America’s marine sanctuaries

The NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program has developed a colourful new printed guide and Web page for scuba divers, about diving in America's 13...

Diving Placencia Belize – What you Need to Know before you Go

In the southern part of the friendly country of Belize lies a beach town with a knack for cheap happy hours, inexpensive good food...
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.