Month: May 2021

Divers likely spreaders of coral blight

Transmission of a deadly hard-coral disease to isolated dive-sites in the Cayman Islands has led the Department of Environment (DoE) to suspect that scuba divers and boat operators have been unwittingly responsible.

Scubapro Nova 850 TEC

With 850 lumens output and a tight 8° beam, Scubapro reckons its latest addition to the Nova range is a winner.

California great white sharks boosted

Divers associate great white shark encounters with northern Mexico and southern California, but numbers of the sharks spotted in the north of the state have risen by more than a third over the past decade, according to a newly published study.

Rare ‘ghost’ shark surprises divers

Scuba divers have encountered what they believe is the first white-coloured grey nurse shark ever seen in Western Australia – and possibly the entire continent. 

Sea-Changers to hold virtual festival

In May 2011, two UK scuba divers set up a charity to raise funds for UK marine-conservation projects – and now Sea-Changers plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary by holding a “virtual festival”.

Scandi Noir

This is not IKEA’s cheerful “the wonderful everyday”.

Dive liveaboard savings with SSI training

Scuba divers around the world who enrol on SSI speciality courses are promised US $300 (around £211) in travel vouchers for a future Aggressor Adventures liveaboard holiday – if they book the training between 1 and 15 June this year.

Divers ID 17th-century Baltic wrecks

Two well-preserved 17th-century wrecks found 18 months ago at Vaxholm in Sweden’s Stockholm Archipelago have now been positively identified – and they are not the ships they were first thought to be.

Kind Lily is sixth Covid Diver Hero

The sixth of Emperor Divers’ Covid Diver Hero winners is not only the youngest but the first not to be a medical professional. For the community spirit she has shown during the coronavirus pandemic, 13-year-old scuba diver Lily Lancaster was nominated to win a free Red Sea liveaboard holiday by her uncle, Martin Lancaster.