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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks – Should you do it?

Updated 11 October 2019 Cage diving with sharks gives a chance to see these beautiful animals up close. However, it is controversial. There are concerns...

Wanted: Mary Rose Divers

The Mary Rose trust is organising a 25th anniversary reunion for divers who took part in raising the historic warship.The Mary Rose is the...
Manta Ray

Manta Ray is Creature of the Month

The Giant Manta Ray is the largest living ray and a very impressive sight underwater. Mantas migrate vast distances, crossing international boundaries, in search of food. Products from manta rays have a high value in international markets, and targeted fisheries hunt them for their valuable gill rakers used in traditional Chinese medicine. Monitoring and regulation of the exploitation and trade of manta rays is urgently needed, as well as protection of key habitats.
Gosei Maru Wreck. Photo courtesy of SS Thorfinn

Best Destinations for Wreck Diving

Wreck diving is fascinating and provides unique opportunities to delve into human history whilst enjoying exceptional marine life. There are shipwrecks in shallow and...
ice diving

Ice Diving – the Ultimate Adventure

Ice divers experience unique underwater environments and marine life that few people get to see. There is nothing quite like the peace of being under the ice, surrounded by bright blue water and ice formations.
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.

Survey Reveals Top 10 Dive Sites in Europe

Europe boasts some world class dive sites, with great visibility and masses of underwater life. In a recent poll of SCUBA Travel readers, these...
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...
Eagle Ray

Top 5 places to scuba dive with rays

July is busy with shark events around the world, including the ever-popular Shark Week and Shark Awareness Day. Let’s not forget to celebrate their fantastic flat cousins, rays and skates, and some of the top places to dive with them.
sharks

Shark Cage Diving: Is it as scary as you think?

Is shark cage diving scarier than rock climbing?