NEWS

Giant clamshells seized in Palawan raid

Some 136 tonnes of giant clamshells worth an estimated £18 million have been seized in scuba diving destination Palawan in the western Philippines, in what the authorities describe as one of their biggest-ever raids on marine poachers. Read more...

Giant trevally wanderlust revealed

The Seychelles giant trevally drew public attention when televised attacking seabirds in Blue Planet II but as a keystone species in the marine ecosystem now needs protection, says the Save Our Seas Foundation. SOSF has just produced a study revealing that the fish has a wider range than previously realised. Read more...

Hero diver combats Covid on two fronts

The fourth of Emperor Divers’ eight Covid Diver Heroes has been named, marking the halfway point in the liveaboard operator’s campaign to recognise and reward outstanding pandemic achievements among members of the global diving community. Read more...

FREE May DIVER Magazine out now!

TO ENSURE prompt delivery of DIVER Magazine during the continuing period of coronavirus disruption a special FREE digital version of the MAY issue has been produced to replace the normal paper copy. Read more...

PADI launches new Dive Guides

With its latest set of PADI Dive Guides, the training agency says that a new feature makes it easier for divers to discover, explore and plan their next adventure, whether it's far away or local. Read more...

‘Two good mates’ dive to deepest point

Limiting Factor, the world’s only private submersible certified to dive to any ocean depth, has continued its series of record-breaking Pacific dives - though this time the pilot was not owner Victor Vescovo, nor was it a world record that was claimed.  Read more...

Big BRUVS keep watch under water

An underwater-camera network described as “the world's largest ocean wildlife monitoring system” is being set up by the UK government in the majority of its Overseas Territories (UKOTs), which cover vast areas of the Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. Read more...

Free rides on seahorse course

UK-based charity the Seahorse Trust has launched an online version of its established seahorse biology, ecology and conservation course, and says that 10 free places are up for grabs. Read more...

First humans dive into Emden Deep

Emden Deep in the Philippines Trench, which is the worlds’ third-deepest point after Challenger Deep (Mariana Trench) and Horizon Deep (Tonga Trench), has been explored by a manned submersible for the first time. Read more...

Musical diver is latest Covid hero

Scuba diver and musician Megumi Gotada has become Emperor Divers’ third Covid Diver Hero, and wins a free Red Sea liveaboard trip. The dive operator's initiative has been designed to recognise and reward eight individuals nominated for stepping up during the pandemic. Read more...

Return to diving in the UK

Scuba diving is permitted again in England from today (29 March), and guidance on a safe return to the water has been issued by the sport’s governing body, the British Sub-Aqua Club, as the latest phase of the UK government’s road-map comes into force. Read more...

Greece offers scuba divers 91 wrecks

Scuba divers might be forgiven for thinking that Greece had already lifted restrictions on wreck-diving several times over, but the country’s Ministry of Culture & Sports has now announced the official opening to recreational divers of 91 listed ship and aircraft wrecks – and says that more are on the way. Read more...

Ice-breakers: freediving records topple

Russian freediver Alexey Molchanov has claimed a world under-ice depth record following an 80m plunge in Siberia’s Lake Baikal - while French freediver Arthur Guerin-Boeri has staked his claim to a new under-ice distance record of 120m in Finland’s Lake Sonnanen. Read more...