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Ghostpipe fish in the Philippines

Foreign Office Advises Against Travel to Southern Philippines

After the bomb attacks at on Palawan yesterday , the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office reviewed and reissued its advice on travelling to the...

Thistlegorm open to Divers

Following an intense operation, conservation work to preserve the wreck of the Thistlegorm has been successful and finished on schedule. Diving boats and...
Manta Rays and Margarita by Karen Begelfer

Manta Rays and Margaritas – Book Review

"My theory on choosing dive companies via the internet is simple: if the pictures of divers have happy expressions and there is at least one photo of an ocean-loving dog on the site, the dive shop has to be good" writes Karen Begelfer in her book Manta Rays and Margaritas.

Egypt Stops Reef Fish Exports

Egypt have cancelled a decree which allowed companies to collect reef fish and export them to Europe and other markets . According to the...

Spectacular Diving at Kadmat Island, India

Kadmat is one of the larger islands of Lakshadweep, 400 km off the west coast of India. It is 8 km long and 500...

How Healthy are Mediterranean Rocky Reefs?

Intense exploitation over millennia has depleted Mediterranean Sea species from the large to the small. What would a ‘healthy’ Mediterranean rocky bottom look like? There are no pristine sites (i.e. undisturbed by humans) left in the Mediterranean against which to compare the health of current ecosystems. SCUBA divers surveyed the rocky reefs throughout the Med, from Morocco to Turkey.
Red Sea coral reef

Divers welcome resumption of flights to Sharm El-Sheikh

British divers delighted that flights from the UK to Sharm El-Sheikh to restart February 2020 from Gatwick London, Birmingham and Manchester.

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...
Diving the Browning Pass by Rick Rogers

Diving the Weird and Wonderful Browning Pass

Colourful plunging walls, pinnacles, thrilling drift dives, abundant life, orcas, whales and encounters with weird and wonderful animals. Every dive begins with all of the thrill of a treasure hunt.
Barracuda

47% More Diver Permits for Sipadan Island

Number of divers a day at Sipadan to increase from 120 to 176, but the total number of dives in a year to stay the same. Protecting the dive sites but allowing more people to visit.