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On February 4th 2019, the vessel “Solomon Trader” from Hong Kong ran aground in Rennell Province in the Solomon Islands during Cyclone Oma. The ship was carrying 800 tonnes of fuel, and it is feared that up to 100 tonnes has spilled into the sea and onto the surrounding reef. Given the potential for escalating damage, the Solomon Islands Government has requested assistance from Australia; teams of equipment, vessels and experts have now been sent.

Rennell Island is 250km south of Honiara, Guadalcanal. The proximity of the incident from our liveaboard operations therefore means that...

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The new NOVA 850 series replaces the previous 720 series and are characterized by even more lumens and outstanding brightness.

In addition, the range is complemented by the new compact but strong NOVA 250.

All models impress with simple but safe handling, an exceptional light output and above average safety features.

The Nova 850 delivers intense illumination, ideal for lighting up the dark spaces and bringing out the vibrant color on night dives as well as day dives. It is machined from heavy-duty aluminium so is...

SCUBAPRO is extremely proud to have won, yet again, a bronze Dolphin and would like to thank all the divers who voted for SCUBAPRO and made this success possible!

Every autumn TAUCHEN diving magazine asks its readers about the best products and services out there. Who performed well enough to deserve a prestigious TAUCHEN award? The entire industry eagerly awaits the nominations and after a tense few weeks the winners are finally revealed.

The 24th January was the all-important evening. The Düsseldorf club ‘Nachtresidenz’ offered the perfect setting for the entertaining...

Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority will launch a smart phone application specialized for divers.

With the Diving Aqaba Application, you can now create your personal dive plans for Aqaba’s dive sites. This groundbreaking feature helps you easily brief fellow divers or lets you share information about a dive with everyone to increase overall dive safety. Diving Aqaba Application offers the first interactive 3D underwater maps, based on high resolution sonar, satellite and video data.

  • Interactive 3D maps
  • 20+ dive sites
  • virtual Dive-...
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Angelshark History Roadshow, starting 25 January 2019, 10:00 – 17:00, Llŷn Maritime museum, Nefyn

The people of Wales are being invited to share stories, memories and photographs of the Critically Endangered Angelshark at international conservation charity ZSL’s (Zoological Society of London) and NRW’s (Natural Resources Wales) – first-ever ‘Angelshark History Roadshow’.

Travelling across Wales, the unique roadshow will not only highlight the importance of the charismatic...

 

More than 40.000 corals have already been grown, the success rate of the prosperous settlement at the reef is 89 %.

Five marine biologists from Bohol Island State University received dive training for the programme from Amun ini Dive and since then are accompanying it continuously.

Dive centre owner Bigs Eggert did not develop the programme because the reefs at her front door are in a desolate state. Rather there were huge, empty sand areas and broken off pieces of corals have been found now and then after storms. “We are sort of running the initial forestation...

…. and finally. After many months of hard work – some of it spent underwater in the Caribbean – the team at Caribbean Fun Travel have launched their new website, www.caribbeanfuntravel.co.uk. The new look is not just to announce the addition of new destinations, it is indicative of our commitment to the Caribbean as the best place in the word to go scuba diving. Caribbean Fun travel have always specialised in Caribbean islands that offer the best diving.

“Several fact-finding visits to the...

For over 50 years, SCUBAPRO has been committed to the sport of diving and to the protection of the world’s oceans that provide us all with so much of our enjoyment, exploration and adventure.

From our environmentally-responsible products, materials, packaging and manufacturing techniques to sponsoring the conservation efforts of numerous organizations and our Deep Elite Ambassadors work, no dive company does more to protect the environments we all love to explore.

What does that mean exactly?...

We are delighted to announce, that finally, our new website is live. After 30+ years, we are fortunate to have so much media to include, that this website re-launch took MUCH longer to assimilate than anticipated; BUT that’s a good problem, and we have you to thank for your generous contributions. It may need a few tweaks and it will evolve, but we hope you enjoy it at www.dive-and-sea-the-hebrides.co.uk.

The pages are jam packed with colour and inspiring images, many provided by you, so grab...

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