Diving News2018-07-24T22:16:05+01:00

DIVING NEWS

Dragonfish secrets of dental invisibility

Its name might mean “shiny loosejaw”, but its prey don’t see the danger until it’s too late. The unusually crystalline nanostructure of deep-sea dragonfish teeth is unique, rendering them virtually invisible, according to US researchers who have been analysing these teeth for the first time. Read more...

Diver hit by dhoni prop

A German scuba diver is reported to have been seriously injured after being struck in the leg by the propeller of a dhoni near Paradise Island Resort at Lankanfinolhu in the Maldives. Read more...

Deptherapy shows it can be trusted

Scuba diving rehabilitation charity Deptherapy says it has become the first volunteer-managed and run charity ever to receive the “Trusted Charity Mark” from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO). Read more...

Maldives manta returns from the dead

A male manta ray called Babaganoush, well-known to Maldives marine biologists and divers, has reappeared in Baa Atoll’s Hanifaru Bay six months after sustaining what were believed to be fatal injuries from a speedboat strike. Read more...

Cave-diver gets his day in court

A judge has overturned an appeal and set a trial date of 22 October for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, who accused British diver Vernon Unsworth of being a paedophile during the Tham Luang cave-rescue operation in Thailand last year. Read more...

Double jeopardy for sea creatures

The news that a million animal and plant species face extinction as a result of climate change and pollution, revealed in a UN biodiversity report, has made international headlines. But a study led by Rutgers University in the USA and released at the same time, has indicated that it is sea creatures that are being hardest hit by global warming. Read more...

What scares off great whites?

More evidence has emerged that it’s the killer whale, not the great white shark, that is the ocean’s apex predator. It seems that when orcas put in an appearance, white sharks have learnt to beat a discreet retreat. Read more...

Bali island could be manta nursery

The sheer numbers of juvenile manta rays in the waters of Nusa Penida, a small Indonesian island off Bali’s south-eastern coast, suggest that the area could be a nursery for the threatened species.   Read more...

AP Diving sets divers three challenges

With the UK diving season now under way in the year that AP Diving celebrates 50 years in business, the Cornwall-based dive-gear manufacturer would like to remind scuba divers about the three “AP 50th Challenges” it is running. Read more...

Canada: MPAs to mean what they say

You might assume that if a part of the seabed is designated as a marine protected area, or MPA, damaging activities such as oil and gas exploration, mining, dumping, dredging and seabed trawling would be banned there. However, that is not necessarily the case in many parts of the world. Read more...

Diver shows sand tigers have favourite wrecks

Scuba divers have long enjoyed diving the many wrecks along North Carolina’s Atlantic coast, especially because itinerant sand tiger sharks are frequently seen on them. But since a well-known underwater photographer posted two images of one of the sharks online, scientists have been taking a closer interest. Read more...