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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...
World Scuba Diving Map

SCUBA News announces winners of World Dive Map contest

SCUBA News are pleased to announce the winners of our contest to win a map of the best dive sites in the world. Divers...

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...
Grey shark

More fish in Indonesia shark sanctuary but fishermen turning to crime

Good news for Indonesia's shark sanctuary: sharks and other fish are more abundant within zones with fishing restrictions according to a new study. Bad...
Whale shark by Tim Nicholson

Ningaloo Reef On World Heritage List

UNESCO adds Ningaloo reef in Western Australia to its World Heritage List. One of the longest near-shore reefs in the world, Ningaloo Reef hosts annual whale shark gatherings and is home to numerous marine species including a wealth of turtles.
Coral Sea Safari

Best Places to Dive in July

July is a great month for liveaboard adventures to dive with ocean giants; be that with numerous sharks and rays at Cocos Island or...

Where to dive in May

The seasons are beginning to change around the world in May and bring favourable dive conditions for some of the best destinations in the...
A blacktip reef shark, Carcharhinus melanopterus, swimming above a school of fish with sunbeams slanting through the blue water background. Uepi, Solomon Islands. Solomon Sea, Pacific Ocean

Best Scuba Diving Liveaboards for Single Travellers

Travelling on your own is a great way to meet other divers and there are a number of liveaboards with single cabins just perfect...
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...
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.