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

NEWS

Ancient wrecks found in Lebanon and Croatia

A Lebanese dive-team is reported to have discovered what appear to be 11 Greek shipwrecks, dating back more than 2300 years. They believe that the vessels were involved in the historic Siege of Tyre, the campaign of Alexander the Great to occupy the island city in 322 BC. Read more...

Cave-rescuer trapped for 28 hours

British cave-diver Josh Bratchley, who was made an MBE following his role in last year’s Tham Luang cave-rescue in Thailand, has himself had to be rescued after being trapped in a US cave for 28 hours. Read more...

Dive pros offered free eco-course

A free online course is being offered by UK-registered charity the Reef-World Foundation to help diving professionals to conduct environmentally friendlier dives, manage their guests better and prevent them damaging coral reefs. Read more...

Kremlin orders whale release

Russia's government is reported to have ordered that nearly 87 beluga whales and 11 killer whales confined in cramped pens should be released - a decision that coincided with a recent visit to their enclosures by US oceanographer and diver Jean-Michel Cousteau. Read more...

Big blue dates

Freediving with blue whales, the world’s largest animal, is reckoned to be a tough act to follow. Amos Nachoum’s Big Animals operation is running trips off San Diego in California this summer, locating the whales using a scout plane, then meeting them from the 12m dive-boat Humboldt. Read more...

Beachcomber dive packages

If you’re looking for a diving holiday in Mauritius, Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa is set on a white-sand beach on the sheltered west coast between the capital Port Louis and Grand Baie, with all rooms ocean-facing. Read more...

Women’s Dive Day set for 20 July

PADI has announced the date for what it describes as the largest single day of organised diving, the fifth PADI Women’s Dive Day 2019. On Saturday, 20 July, the training agency reckons that its dive-centres and resorts around the world are set to host thousands of divers. Read more...

Now that’s an over-under shot!

This photograph, Papuan Sunset by Grant Thomas, has topped the Over-Under category and been named overall winner of the 2019 DEEP Indonesia contest, organised by photo websites Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide for underwater photographers from around the world. Read more...

Explorer Ventures expands into Red Sea

The Explorer Ventures liveaboard fleet has added a new vessel, and it’s operating in the Red Sea. The 41m Grand Sea Explorer joined the fleet in January and offers a 7-night itinerary through the Brothers Islands, Daedelus Reef and Elphinstone Reef marine park sites from US $1895pp. Read more...

Signalling P for Plastic

A new international hand-signal for scuba divers, indicating the presence under water of plastic waste, has been proposed by the Netherlands-based Plastic Soup Foundation. Read more...

Inspired by Blue Planet Live?

For those inspired by BBC One’s current Blue Planet Live broadcasts, Dive Worldwide is offering divers trips to the Bahamas and Australia to see  some of the underwater attractions featured in the programmes. Read more...