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BSAC Withdraws Travel 4 Scuba Travel Insurance Scheme

With effect from 5th October 2012, BSAC (British Sub-Aqua Club) member benefit and specialist diving travel insurance scheme, Travel 4 Scuba will cease. They...
Nurse sharks

Best places to scuba dive in March

March is a great month for shark diving, both in the northern and southern hemisphere. The Ningaloo Reef UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Western...
tiger shark Bahamas

Best liveaboard destinations for every diver

Where are the best liveaboard destinations for different types of scuba diver - new, intermediate and experienced?

EU launches shark protection plan

The European Commission has launched a Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. The aim is to rebuild shark stocks and...

Tiny Nation Creates World’s Third-Largest Marine Reserve

The tiny Republic of Kiribati, in the Pacific, has created the world's third-largest marine reserve. The Phoenix Islands Protected Area bans commercial fishing...
Divers on boat

Goodbye to sunburn

Sunburn can ruin a scuba diving holiday, but you could soon tell when to cover up thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed...

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

It’s Shark Week and we have the ultimate competition for shark fans! Subscribe to the LiveAboard.com newsletter and be in to WIN a 6-night Guadalupe...

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...
Galapagos shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis

Scientists urge Brazil to take a stand on protecting marine life

Brazil fisheries have no bag or size limits for any species of fish and even the most basic fisheries statistics, such as the numbers and weights of fish being caught, are a blank space. The newly published Red List of Brazilian species at risk from extinction, identifies 83 types of marine animal aslo commercially exploited by fisheries. The Galapagos shark is an example of a keystone species thought to have been fished to regional extinction due to decades of nonexistent fisheries regulations. This species is one of many that could have greatly benefited from management plans that help reduce by-catch and prevent the overexploitation of fishing stocks.

Creature of the Month: Plumose Anemone

Plumose anemones (Metridium senile) occur in large numbers in good diving areas in temperate waters. They comprise a tall, smooth column topped with a...