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

DIVING NEWS

Injured manta seeks diver’s help

A female manta ray has been filmed approaching a diving instructor for help and allowing him to remove hooks embedded near her eye. The unique interaction occurred last month in Coral Bay on Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia. Read more...

Iconic Scapa Flow wrecks go cheap

They might have gone up for sale on eBay with a price tag of £810,000, but the four German WW1 warship wrecks in Orkney’s Scapa Flow have changed hands for little more than a tenth of the asking price. Read more...

How tiger sharks prey on songbirds

Tiger sharks have never been thought of as fussy eaters, but scientists in the USA have been surprised to discover that, for juveniles of the species, land-based birds such as sparrows, woodpeckers and doves have become a regular part of their diet. Read more...

Discover UK Diving at Wraysbury

It’s “Discover UK Diving Weekend” at inland site Wraysbury Lake in Middlesex on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June, with guest presentations, equipment demos and underwater try-outs plus expert advice all laid on alongside the usual scuba-diving opportunities. 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...