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New book sheds light on more than 300 undiscovered wrecks

Nigel Pickford, bestselling author of Atlas of Shipwreck and Treasure, has just had his new book published by Chatham Publishing.Lost Treasure Ships of the...

Splendid Toadfish – Creature of the Month

Toadfish are found on the sand and mud bottoms of coastal waters worldwide. They usually have broad heads and drab colours, and look...

Pristine dive sites in North Sulawesi spared

North Sulawesi, including areas of outstanding natural beauty above and below sea level such as Bunaken National Park, Lembeh Strait and Bangka Island, has...

New Act Protects More Wrecks

From November 1st a new act protects designated wrecks and sites from divers in United Kingdom waters and, in some cases, from UK divers...

Madagascar Coral Reef Massively Damaged

A new survey of reefs along Madagascar's southwestern coast found massive damage from coral bleaching, including some reefs that lost up to 99 percent...

Sipadan Development Scaled Back

The contract for the controversial RM4.5 million (£650 000, US$1.2 million) clubhouse project on Sipadan, Malaysia, has been terminated. However, a smaller, "environmental-friendly"...

1.5 Million for Sipadan Kidnap Victims

A French court has ordered a total of 1.489 million US dollars to be paid to three of the 21 people who were kidnapped...

Barge Damages Sipadan

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

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...

Top 100 Dives of the World

The list of the world's top 100 dive sites, as voted for by SCUBA Travel readers, is now updated. The Yongala (a wreck in...