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Rich cold-water coral reef in the Whittard Canyon area by the Isis ROV

Scientists unveil first maps of deep sea corals

Proposed marine protected areas will cover just 30% of the UK’s deep sea coral reefs and 3% of the sponge fields, according to the first-ever set of maps detailing where vulnerable deep-sea habitats are likely to be found in the North East Atlantic.

Barge Damages Sipadan

A huge barge - carrying building materials, a bulldozer and a crane - has crashed into the reef at Sipadan. The accident is...
Coral reef

‘100 Years’ until Bleaching a Problem for Corals in Northern Red Sea

Warming seas around the world are threatening corals. But scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar-Ilan University have noticed that corals in...
Bleached coral on Great Barrier Reef, Australia by Brett Monroe Garner

Great Barrier Reef suffers extreme coral bleaching for the second year in a row

What we’re seeing is unprecedented - the reef is fighting for its life.
Flash liveaboard sale

50% Off the Siren Liveaboard Fleet – Only 50 Places left

Huge Flash Sale starts on June 14th at 11am GMT! The first 100 spaces for all valid departures in 2018 that are paid in full...
pygmy seahorse lembeh

Diving Indonesia’s Macro and Megafauna

Appreciating the little and large things in life is important and the same can be said for scuba diving. Whilst diving with manta rays...

Win a Red Sea Guide Pack

Win a dive guide to Safaga, on Egypt's Red Sea coast. To enter just tell us how many dives sites are included in the...
Helmut Jellyfish

Strange marine animals found around the Canary Islands

Marine conservation group Oceana finds amazing array of marine life in Canary Islands expedition, from shallows to down to 1000m. Using ROVs (remotely operated underwater vehicles) as well as scuba divers to shallow depths, they documented large colonies of deep-sea white coral, crystal aggregations of sponges, dense forests of black corals, oceanic puffers, giant foraminifera, carnivorous sponges and sharks, as well as many other biological communities and species in the south of the El Hierro Island.
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.
Truk Master liveaboard

Worldwide Dive & Sail Fleet flash liveaboard sale – Up to 50% OFF

Starting now, Worldwide Dive & Sail Fleet has announced a flash sale with very attractive deals on some of their Master and Siren liveaboards....