The Indonesian district of West Manggarai and Komodo has recently designated a shark & manta ray sanctuary. The region which is located in the world famous coral triangle, has now prohibited fishing for a number of threatened species including manta rays and sharks. According to not-for-profit marine conservation company MantaWatch, Mr Sebastinus […]Read more ›
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The big creatures that ply the ocean’s waters often get an equally big share of the attention, but some of the most fascinating underwater denizens come in small packages. Seahorses, with their oddly equine looks and unusual lifestyle are worth getting to know a little bit better. Study up on […]Read more ›
A manta ray sighting is one of the most breathtaking experiences a diver can have. Watching such an enormous creature glide through the water with such grace and effortlessness, it’s easy to fall under the manta’s spell. Just don’t be surprised if, after you’ve seen your first one, you start […]Read more ›
Each year, the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society (OWUSS) awards three Rolex Scholarships to young people around the globe that are considering a career in an underwater-related discipline. The 2013 Australasian winner was PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Stefan Andrews who will spend a year working alongside current leaders in underwater fields. Below is […]Read more ›
An amazing video from PADI Instructor Joanna Hurford who lives on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia. The video shows the dedication of everyone involved in making a real difference. Over the space of around 10 beach clean ups, this rubbish was collected on Gili Trawangan which is a small island off north […]Read more ›
Google is bringing the beauty of the underwater world to its ‘Street View’ in Google Maps. Using the latest technology and working with the Catlin Seaview Survey, Google was able to map and survey the health of coral reefs in selected regions. The images were taken using a specifically designed underwater camera called […]Read more ›