News2018-07-24T22:16:59+01:00

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One-stop cenotes diving with Maya Blue

Maya Blue, a PADI 5* diving and freediving centre, has been set up in the small town of Xpu-Ha, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum in Mexico's Yucatan, to help scuba divers at all levels as well as freedivers and snorkellers to explore the "Mayan Underworld". Read more...

UK seas “a service station” for humpbacks

The UK provides migrating humpback whales with a welcome break, according to the findings of a new citizen-science project. It has matched for the first time a humpback spotted in home waters with one photographed in the Arctic – thanks to whale-watchers sharing photos on social media. Read more...

Robot sheds light on basking sharks

An underwater robot has swum into action for the first time in the UK to observe the enigmatic behaviour of basking sharks in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides. It has long been suspected that the species might breed there, and the hope is that the REMUS SharkCam might capture such an event on film. Read more...

Only women need apply

UK-based Luna, which describes itself as a "dive trip organiser and community creator", has been set up by divers Lucy Alfred and Ellie D'Silva for women "seeking a new adventure  in an inclusive, female-focused group". Read more...

Buddying up in Bonaire

With its absence of strong currents, Bonaire in the southern Caribbean is ideal for learning to dive, says Diverse Travel, while experienced divers and underwater photographer will be glad of typically 30m visibility and extended bottom-times. Read more...

Ballard out to solve Earhart puzzle

Deep-sea explorer Dr Robert Ballard, the man who found the wreck of the Titanic, is mounting a scientific expedition to the central Pacific this month in a bid to solve the mysterious disappearance of 1930s aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. Read more...

Nirvana in Tubbataha

Remote Tubbataha Reefs National Park in the Philippines contains 11 shark and 13 dolphin and whale species, and is a nesting ground for hawksbill and green turtles (not to mention its 600-plus fish and 360 coral species). Read more...

Divers half-clear Bell wreck explosives

A week-long operation to make the famed WW2 ore-carrier wrecks off Bell Island in Newfoundland safer for recreational divers has been hit by poor weather and underwater access problems - but Royal Canadian Navy divers have succeeded in clearing unexploded ordnance from two of the four wrecks. Read more...

Meet the glow-in-the-dark shark

It was discovered nine years ago in the USA’s Gulf of Mexico, one of the only two “pocket sharks” ever found, but now the “glow-in-the-dark” shark has been officially classified as a new species, Mollisquama mississippiensis.  Read more...