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News and articles on scuba diving, marine biology, oceanography and marine conservation.

  • Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects
    Fish fences so large they can be seen from space are causing habitat destruction

  • Lionfish Challenge underway in Florida
    Designed to raise awareness about the invasive species.

  • Some of the best diving in the world at the Galapagos
    Home to the largest shark biomass on the planet.

  • New artificial reef technology aims to restore marine environments
    New system for building artificial reefs is ideal for restoring complex marine environments - helping protect vulnerable fish stocks and other marine species whose habitats are at risk.

  • Marine Skin tagging system dives deeper
    A pioneering tagging system that monitors the movement and local environment of sea animals now reaches deeper depths.The new version of Marine Skin showed improved performance, flexibility and durability when attached to different fish, including stingrays.

  • Scuba diving the Isle of Man
    The Isle of Man, with its marvellous marine life, offers excellent diving. The waters are clear and nurture teeming communities of plants and animals.

  • Squid skin inspires creation of next-generation space blanket
    The researchers took design cues from various species of squids, octopuses and cuttlefish that use their adaptive, dynamic skin to thrive in aquatic environments

  • Best places to scuba dive in May
    The seasons are beginning to change around the world in May and bring favourable dive conditions for some of the best destinations in the world.

  • 15 whales already killed In the first month of Norway's 2019 whaling season
    Norway's whaling season usually takes off in April and lasts until the end of August.

  • The Unexpected Winners from Sea Star Wasting Disease
    The devastating outbreak cleared space in the ecosystem for previously uncompetitive sea stars to flourish.

  • My Journey into Sidemount Rebreathers - Review of the Liberty
    Jill Heinerth is a hard-core tech diver who can break down and repair a rebreather to the component level, a speaker on environmental issues and an accomplished artist.

  • Jellyfish inspire self-healing electronic skin
    Just like a jellyfish, the electronic skin is transparent, stretchable, touch-sensitive and self-healing in aquatic environments. It can be used in everything from water-resistant touchscreens to aquatic soft robots. This has the potential to reduce waste. from the millions of tonnes of electronic waste from devices like broken mobile phones which are generated globally every year.

  • Four top tech destinations for liveaboard diving
    Tech diving allows you to explore areas other divers simply can't reach; enjoying untouched dive sites and the peaceful depths of the ocean. It is hugely rewarding and becoming popular at liveaboard destinations around the world.

  • Equatorial coral reefs less affected by global warming
    Ocean warming is threatening coral reefs globally. Whenever sea temperatures rise in an area, coral reefs degrade. However, a new study has found that corals at or near the equator are less affected than corals elsewhere.

  • Kenya's amazing aquatic world - scuba
    Five marine parks protect Kenya's fringing coral reef. Whale sharks and manta rays visit between November and February, and humpback whales appear from July to October.

  • Divers Guide to the Canary Islands
    Together with their adjacent seamounts, the Canary Islands hold the most diverse community of sharks and rays of the whole European Union, with 79 species identified.

  • Why dive in Greece?
    Clear water, caves, wrecks, warm seas - what's not to like?

  • Scuba diving Malapascua - sea snakes and sharks
    Malapascua Island, off the Northeastern Coast of Cebu has Thresher Sharks and Manta Rays that regularly visit the cleaning stations on Monad Shoal in the early morning. Further out, there are several wrecks, including a Japanese warship that lies upright with the shallowest portion at about 40 meters and the Dona Marilyn, a passenger liner that went down in a typhoon over 20 years ago and is conceivably the most beautiful wreck in the Visayas due to the profusion of dendronephtya and black coral bushes that cover most of the ship. Gato Island meanwhile, is a marine Sanctuary. There is an 80 meter long tunnel that cuts through the Northern tip and divers will find the walls covered with yellow sponges and all kinds of shells. The immediate surroundings contain huge boulders and ledges where nurse, white tip and bamboo sharks congregate for a midday nap.

  • Dominica Diving
    It is a beautiful island - lush and green with rainforests in the hills. It has hot springs, including a "Boiling Lake" which is said to be the second largest in the world. There are also dive sites where hot water bubbles up from the sea floor.

  • Where is the best diving in Thailand?
    Discover the top five dive sites in Thailand


 
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