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Caribbean coral reefs gone within 20 years

Most Caribbean coral reefs may disappear within 20 years, if something isn't done, a new report warns - but for once global warming is not to blame.
Oceano Profundo

Océano Profundo 2015: At The Bottom of the Caribbean

With measured precision remotely operated vehicles D2 and Seirios are lowered into the deep blue waters of the Caribbean. Ready for the unknown, they...

Sea of Cortez Threatened

Life in the Sea of Cortez is endangered by destructive new fishing methods.Ten years ago graduate students Octavio Aburto-Oropeza and Gustavo Paredes surveyed the...

Snorkeller killed by shark at St Johns, Egypt

A female French tourist was attacked and killed by a shark while snorkelling at the Saint John's reefs in the Red Sea. The first...

Win a Red Sea Diving Guide

SCUBA News is offering you the chance to win a logbook and guide to Northern Wrecks and Reefs of Egypt's Red Sea. To...

Diving the Marine World Heritage Sites

Forty-five World Heritage Sites - places of "outstanding cultural or natural value" - are located in marine areas. And many are also fabulous diving spots. The first marine Heritage Site to be listed was the Galapagos Islands, in 1978. Next listing was Australia's Great Barrier Reef. It contains the world's largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1500 species of fish and 4000 types of mollusc. Australia has the most Marine World Heritage sites of any country: five. Ningaloo Coast was inscribed most recently in June 2011. Ningaloo, in Western Australia, is famous for its whale sharks. Also on the West coast is Shark Bay. This has three exceptional natural features: its vast sea-grass beds, which are the largest and richest in the world; its dugong (sea cow) population; and its stromatolites. Stromatolites are rock like structures built by microbes, similarly to how corals build reefs. Shark's Bay stromatolites are 2000 to 3000 years old, but stromatolites have been being built for 3.5 billion years. Shark Bay is also home to five species of endangered mammals.

Flights to Kenya Cancelled until October

British travel companies Thomson and First Choice have cancelled all flights to Mombasa until October after the UK Foreign Office warned against all but...
Diving in the Red Sea

Sinai plane crash – how will it affect the Red Sea diving industry?

Yesterday I flew back from Egypt just hours before the Russian plane crash. My thoughts are with not only those who lost people who...

Most Fatal Diving Accidents Avoidable

Most fatal diving accidents could be avoided if adequate diving safety procedures are followed, a study suggests. Of 40 deaths studied, only 6 were caused by defective equipment.

Diving Placencia Belize – What you Need to Know before you Go

In the southern part of the friendly country of Belize lies a beach town with a knack for cheap happy hours, inexpensive good food...