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If you would like to start with scuba diving in the next period of time, then this guide might give you some interesting insights into the fascinating world of scuba diving.

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Ocean Actions Making a Difference

Ocean Actions Making a Difference

In October 2012, five incredible ocean actions were kickstarted thanks to your vote. 12 months on these awesome conservation projects are almost coming to an end. We caught up with two of our 2012 ocean heroes to find out exactly how your donation is making a big difference to ocean protection in their local communities. Chris Pincetich from the Turtle Island Restoration Network has an ambitious goal: to create plastic free sea turtle habitats in Costa Rica. Building on a successful pilot program, Marine Debris Action teams are now in place in critical sea turtle nesting sites. "The Marine Debris Action Teams [...]

Featured-News - 05 Nov 2013

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It's a Dive Against Debris Record: 99 Cross-Country Debris Dives

It's a Dive Against Debris Record: 99 Cross-Country Debris Dives

Exactly 99 dives and approximately 2,915 lbs/1,322 kgs of trash later, Canadive’s amazing duo of divers, Charlotte and Isak Rydlund (and their Labrador retriever, Fenwick), completed their last Dive Against Debris as part of a coast to coast expedition this summer. Beginning off the coast of Cape Breton, Canada, on 8th June, World Ocean’s Day, and ending in Gabriola Island, British Columbia, the couple has spent four months traveling across the country from east to west, diving, removing and cataloging marine debris as part of Project AWARE’s Dive Against Debris program.Where did the idea come from to embark on the [...]

Featured-News - 16 Oct 2013

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The W’s of Decompression Sickness

Decompression sickness, or DCS, is probably not a term that most people are familiar with. In fact, unless you are a diver or an astronaut, you may not have any clue at all what this sickness is, who it affects, when it happens, or why it happens. If you want to learn the answers to these questions you should definitely keep on reading, as this article will help you learn a little more about DCS. What and Why? DCS is a condition that describes the process of gas bubbles coming out of the bloodstream and escaping the body as someone comes [...]

Scuba diving - 16 Apr 2013

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Review - Blowing Rock, Nicaragua

Review - Blowing Rock, Nicaragua

If you want a dive site in the Caribbean that is swarming with sharks and other large pelagic creatures then Blowing Rock is the dive site for you. It is considered by some to be one of the best dives in Central America. The site is an outstanding and rarely dived pinnacle near the Corn Islands, approximately 40 miles off the main land of Nicaragua. This site can be dived from either Little or Big Corn island but is a long boat ride from both of these locations and the Corn Islands themselves are also very remote. However the trip [...]

Reviews - Cental America - 10 Apr 2013

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Drysuit vs. Wetsuit

Drysuit vs. Wetsuit

Water conducts heat away from the body 20 to 25 times quicker than air so it is common in SCUBA diving for the diver to wear an exposure suit to protect them from losing too much heat too quickly. There are two main exposure suits that insulate the body while diving; drysuits and wetsuits. Drysuits work by sealing a layer of air around the body (thereby keeping the diver dry) whereas a wetsuit works by trapping water next to the body.  Drysuits will keep you warmer for longer and are necessary for cold water diving, however they lack the flexibility [...]

Scuba diving gear - 06 Mar 2013

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Polar Bears, Sharks on CITES' Menu

Polar Bears, Sharks on CITES' Menu

Increased trade protection for polar bears and sharks are on the agenda of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) next week in Bangkok, officials said Thursday. "We expect proposals on polar bears, sharks and manta rays will go to a vote," convention secretary general John Scanlon said.   The CITES meeting, which is to begin Sunday and run through to March 14, is drawing more than 2,000 delegates from 177 countries.   The delegates are to consider about 70 proposals on increased or decreased trade protection for endangered species by placing them on the convention's Appendix I, [...]

Featured-News - 05 Mar 2013

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25000 Fans on Facebook - Thank you!

25000 Fans on Facebook - Thank you!

This weekend we reached 25000 fans! Thank you all for liking us. We look forward to the next 25k! Visit us on Facebook!

News - 25 Feb 2013

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The use of nitrox in recreational diving

The use of nitrox in recreational diving

Nitrox has been referred positively as "safe air" or in a negative manner as "devil's gas". It’s usually being used for scuba diving for multiple reasons.  This article should provide a basic understanding of the use of nitrox. The most important thing about nitrox is to understand that there are a wide range of opinions in its use and that you must undergo adequate and official training before using it.    Nitrox is a special gas mixture made by reducing the percentage of nitrogen in the breathing mix and replacing it with oxygen. Substituting some of the nitrogen with oxygen greatly reduces the [...]

Scuba diving - 24 Jan 2013

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Become an author on my-divespot.com

Become an author on my-divespot.com

Job opening: Author of dive site reviews In order to expand our database of dive site reviews on www.my-divespot.com, we are looking for divers who would like to write about their favorite dive sites and describe them in detail. A dive site review is nothing more than a detailed description of a single dive site with a few underwater pictures and a map attached.Ideally you enjoy writing about the things you like. Maybe you have a blog or your very own website where you like to post your latest underwater pictures and write about your diving adventures. As an author [...]

Featured-News - 21 Dec 2012

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Review - Moon Hole, Utila Island

Review - Moon Hole, Utila Island

Located just off the southeastern coast of the Honduran Island of Utila, Moon Hole is a great dive site suited especially for less experienced divers who have not yet fully perfected their buoyancy skills. Although Utila is a small island, it has a respectable number of great diving sites. It’s situated at the southwestern part of the Caribbean Sea and it’s one of the more popular scuba diving destinations in this corner of the Caribbean. Being a nice shallow site, Moon Hole is perfect for training dives such as for PADI open water and advanced training. The almost circular hole [...]

Reviews - Cental America - 04 Dec 2012

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Stronger Shark Finning Ban Endorsed by European Parliament

Stronger Shark Finning Ban Endorsed by European Parliament

Conservation groups are celebrating today’s European Parliament vote to close loopholes in the European Union ban on shark finning (slicing off a shark’s fins and discarding the body at sea), the culmination of six years of campaigning and debate. Members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of the European Commission’s proposal to impose the best practice for finning ban enforcement: a prohibition on removing shark fins at sea. The measure faced formidable opposition from representatives of Spain and Portugal, Europe’s leaders in catch of oceanic sharks.  “Parliament’s overwhelming support for strengthening the EU finning ban represents a significant victory for [...]

News - 26 Nov 2012

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Underwater Photography Basics

Underwater Photography Basics

For those who enjoy the thrill of discovery and love marine life, no hobby is better than underwater photography. Divers can capture the beauty of the underwater world, allowing them to share the amazing sights they see while scuba diving.   Fundamental Skills for Underwater Photographers  Underwater photographers will need strong photography and diving skills before taking up this hobby. The fundamental rules of photography still apply underwater: Proper framing, excellent timing and photographic vision are necessary to capture stunning images. Additionally, a diver must be patient and comfortable underwater.    Divers will also need an understanding of marine life that can only be gained [...]

Scuba diving - 23 Nov 2012

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Decompression sickness

Decompression sickness

Scuba diving is one of the most wonderful sports out there: discovering the fascinating underwater wildlife and getting to know one's limitations are two things, most divers agree to be their reasons for practicing this sport. However, scuba diving is also one of the most dangerous sports there are, especially for beginners who are prone to make mistakes and don't know enough about the dangers below the surface.  Surely everybody has heard about "decompression sickness". But what's that? And what possibilities are there for avoiding it?   General Also known as divers’ disease, decompression sickness occurs when dissolved gases come out of solution into [...]

Scuba diving - 15 Nov 2012

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Review - Black Hills, Utila Island

Review - Black Hills, Utila Island

The island of Utila is located off the Honduran coast in the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean. This small island is home to a great variety of diving sites suited for every level of experience. Possibly the best diving site in Utila’s waters is Black Hills. It’s a fascinating small seamount located about 1,5km southeast of Utila. Being the only rock formation on an otherwise featureless seabed, enabled corals to evolve unhindered, which in turn created a perfect habitat for a great variety of fish species. The marine life is healthy and abundant here, giving you the opportunity to [...]

Reviews - Cental America - 15 Nov 2012

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Coral Reefs Begin to Recover in the Maldives

Coral Reefs Begin to Recover in the Maldives

Scientists have witnessed a “promising” recovery in the coral reefs around the Maldives, a recent survey has revealed. The results show that some reefs now have more live coral cover than before the catastrophic El Niño bleaching event in 1998, which killed 95 percent of the country’s reefs – a key attraction for foreign tourists. The project was set up by international conservation non-profit organisation Biosphere Expeditions. Scientists from the UK-based Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and the Maldives Marine Research Centre (MRC) surveyed areas known to have suffered from heavy bleaching.  The reef check conducted in September showed that many badly damaged [...]

News - 13 Nov 2012

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Review - Jabang, Thailand

Review - Jabang, Thailand

Jabang is a shallow underwater pinnacle in the Butang Archipelago, which is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, located in the Andaman Sea in southwest Thailand. Almost all scuba diving done in the marine park is with one of the many dive centers on Koh Lipe.This dive site is truly a treat for photographers – the top of the pinnacle is covered in soft tree corals in eye-popping shades of red, pink, and purple. In addition to the stunning backdrop, this site is full of marine life both big and small, from nudibranchs to frogfish to turtles. Prepare to [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 09 Nov 2012

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Review - Sting Ray Point, Utila Island

Review - Sting Ray Point, Utila Island

Utila is a small Caribbean island, situated about 20km off the northern coast of Honduras. This wonderful island is home to a wide range of interesting diving sites with one of the more interesting ones being Sting Ray Point. It’s located at the eastern end of Utila, near a region called the keys. Sting Ray Point is a great dive site for observing small critters hidden in and on the wonderful coral formations that populate this area.It’s a site that starts in a sheltered spot in shallow waters and continues with a reef wall that gets higher as the depth [...]

Reviews - Cental America - 30 Oct 2012

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Review - Shark Shoals, Caribbean

Review - Shark Shoals, Caribbean

Saba is a small island located on the northeastern part of the Caribbean. Its neighboring islands are St. Martin to the north, St. Eustatius to the east and a little bit further away to the west lie the British Virgin Islands. This 5 square mile island is home to some of the best diving sites in the Caribbean. One of which would have to be Shark Shoals. It’s a small but very interesting diving site, located about 700m off the west coast of the island. It’s a difficult site to dive but it is definitely worth checking out as the [...]

Reviews - Caribbean - 24 Oct 2012

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Technical (Tec) Diving

Technical (Tec) Diving

In our previous articles we talked about scuba diving in general and after giving you a brief introduction to this wonderful recreational sport we went ahead and talked a bit about snorkeling as well. Now we would like to give you a better perspective about one special form of scuba diving – Tec Diving.  Although the term tec or technical diving is relatively new, divers were using technical aids to explore the depths of the seas long before we started calling it tec diving. Technical diving is an advanced form of scuba diving where divers use special equipment and complex gas mixtures [...]

Scuba diving - 23 Oct 2012

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Review - Koh Pung, Thailand

Review - Koh Pung, Thailand

One of the great things about scuba diving in this part of Thailand is the lack of divers! Being off the beaten track, hence not as well-known as other Thai diving destinations, Koh Lipe enjoys a dive scene that is refreshingly relaxed. This means you’ll see more fish and fewer fins on your dives. It’s not uncommon for your dive boat to be the only one at a dive site, and some of the sites are so big, you might not even see any other groups from your boat. Koh Pung is a small island situated in the channel between [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 19 Oct 2012

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Review - Blackish Point, Utila Island

Review - Blackish Point, Utila Island

Blackish Point is located on the north side of Utila, a Honduran Caribbean island. This part of the island is thought by most divers to have the best diving sites but due to its distance from the town most dive centers only go here about twice a week. Although most of the dive sites there are walls dropping vertically to over 100m, the topography of Blackish Point is different and quite unique. At a depth of 20m the site has an almost constant large overhang at the bottom of a 20m reef wall. This creates a shaded habitat that is [...]

Reviews - Cental America - 16 Oct 2012

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Photo of the month September

Photo of the month September

The best rated underwater photo of the month September is “Waking up” by Jerry Hill. Congratulations! Everyone with an account on my-divespot.com can submit his or her favorite underwater picture. The submitted pictures are going to be displayed in the underwater picture category of the current month. These can then be rated over the course a month. At the end of each month the best rated picture will receive the title "Photo of the month".

News - 12 Oct 2012

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Review - Halliburton Wreck, Utila Island

Review - Halliburton Wreck, Utila Island

Located just in front of the southeastern coastline of Utila, Halliburton is one of the best shipwrecks for scuba diving in Utila's waters. It's a 30m long artificial wreck lying at a depth of 30m in a perfectly upright position. It was intentionally sunk in 1998 in order to attract more divers to this beautiful Caribbean Island.It is an excellent dive for those completing their advanced course or for those taking the wreck specialty. Due to the good visibility this shipwreck is perfectly suited for underwater photography as usually you can see the bow and stern at the same time. [...]

Reviews - Cental America - 11 Oct 2012

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Review - Airport Reef, Utila Island

Review - Airport Reef, Utila Island

Airport reef is located on the southeastern coast of Utila, a small island in the western Caribbean Sea. Utila belongs to Honduras and it’s known for being a popular budget diving destination with some of the low priced dive courses in this part of the world. Utila also offers a wide range of great diving sites suited for both beginners and more experienced divers as well. Airport reef is one of the sites usually dived by beginners, however, by visiting some of the caves nearby, more experienced divers will enjoy this site as well. At Airport reef the site slopes [...]

Reviews - Cental America - 08 Oct 2012

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Review - Third Encounter, Caribbean

Review - Third Encounter, Caribbean

Saba is a small island in the northwestern part of the Caribbean. It belongs to the Netherlands Antilles and it’s the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. Despite its small size, 5 square miles, its home to 30 fascinating diving sites. Among these, four world class diving sites are located just half a mile to the west of Ladder Bay. They constitute Saba’s “Pinnacles” and are in fact the summits of seamounts rising from great depths to 30m below the surface. Although all the other dive sites around Saba are great, the Pinnacles gave Saba the reputation for being one [...]

Reviews - Caribbean - 02 Oct 2012

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Review - Koh Adang Long Beach, Thailand

Review - Koh Adang Long Beach, Thailand

Koh Adang is an island in the Butang Archipelago, which is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, located in the Andaman Sea in southwest Thailand. Almost all diving done in the marine park is with one of the many dive centers on Koh Lipe.  Being among the two largest islands in the archipelago (the other being Koh Rawi), Koh Adang has several dive sites, with many more yet to be discovered. One of the most frequently visited dive sites is Koh Adang Long Beach, on the island’s west coast. This is the classic tropical reef dive - a seemingly endless [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 28 Sep 2012

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Confusing Vote on EU Shark Finning Regulation

Confusing Vote on EU Shark Finning Regulation

"The European Parliament must set the EU back on course towards adopting measures against removing shark fins at sea, without any more exceptions, measures that will ensure sustainability of European shark populations over the long term” Suzanne Pleydell, Project AWARE DirectorToday, the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries backed the European ban on shark finning and confirmed that the Committee wants to see stricter controls but the vote on a report by Maria do Ceu Patrao Neves (EPP, Portugal) has led to confusion on the issue of whether or not special fishing permits that allow fishermen to remove shark fins on-board vessels [...]

Featured-News - 20 Sep 2012

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Review - Hot Springs, Caribbean

Review - Hot Springs, Caribbean

Located in the northeastern part of the Caribbean and belonging to the Netherlands Antilles, the island of Saba is the smallest special municipality of the Netherlands. The first scuba divers arrived on this island in 1981 and since the establishment of the Saba Marine Park in the late 80s, this fascinating small island became a respectable destination for scuba divers.As a result of it's volcanic origins, the underwater scenery around the island is very dramatic. Starting with shallow reefs, shear walls and breathtaking submerged pinnacles, the dive sites around Saba are something remarkable. The warmth from below earth’s crust and [...]

Reviews - Caribbean - 19 Sep 2012

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Sharks Rule at IUCN World Conservation Congress

Sharks Rule at IUCN World Conservation Congress

Time to celebrate! As the IUCN World Conservation Congress ended last week, the global conservation community voted in favor of critical shark conservation measures for threatened shark species including species-specific steps needed to protect mako and hammerhead sharks.The Congress, held from 6 to 15 September in Jeju, Korea drew more than 10,600 participants from 1,100 government and non-government groups, making it the largest Congress ever.  We joined leaders from over 180 countries who gathered to set the world’s conservation agenda.As a democratic union, the Congress is the only platform where non profits and governments are practically on an equal footing. [...]

Featured-News - 17 Sep 2012

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Review - Koh Adang Big Rocks, Thailand

Review - Koh Adang Big Rocks, Thailand

One of the great things about scuba diving in this part of Thailand is the lack of divers! Being off the beaten track, hence not as well-known as other Thai diving destinations, Koh Lipe enjoys a dive scene that is refreshingly relaxed. This means you’ll see more fish and fewer fins on your dives. It’s not uncommon for your dive boat to be the only one at a dive site, and some of the sites are so big, you might not even see any other groups from your boat. Koh Adang is an island in the Butang Archipelago, which is [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 07 Sep 2012

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Sharing your favorite underwater photos

Sharing your favorite underwater photos

You love underwater photography and you want to share your best pictures with other divers? Then maybe our Underwater Photography gallery is something you might be interested in. Here you can submit your favorite underwater picture, get rated by other divers and maybe earn the title “picture of the month”. How it all works: - Submit your favorite photo by sending us an email at contact [at] my-divespot.com. - Don’t forget to include a title for your photo and a short description. - We will pick the most promising ones and then post them in the category of the current month on www.my-divespot.com. - During a [...]

News - 30 Aug 2012

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Review - Sail Rock, Koh Dong

Review - Sail Rock, Koh Dong

Sail Rock (also known as Hin Bai) is named after the shape of the exposed rock surface which marks the start of the dive site and is one of the more popular dive sites in the Far Islands. These islands form the western part of the Butang Archipelago, which is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, located in the Andaman Sea in southwest Thailand. Almost all scuba diving done in the marine park is with one of the many dive centers on Koh Lipe. Sail Rock is known for its interesting topography, wide variety of marine life, and a [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 27 Aug 2012

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Review - 8 Mile Rock, Thailand

Review - 8 Mile Rock, Thailand

One of the great things about scuba diving in this part of Thailand is the lack of divers! Being off the beaten track, hence not as well-known as other Thai diving destinations, Koh Lipe enjoys a dive scene that is refreshingly relaxed. This means you’ll see more fish and fewer fins on your dives. It’s not uncommon for your dive boat to be the only one at a dive site, and some of the sites are so big, you might not even see any other groups from your boat. 8 Mile Rock, one of the more famous dive sites in the [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 22 Aug 2012

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Make the Final Push to Protect Europe's Sharks

Make the Final Push to Protect Europe's Sharks

This is it! In just a few weeks, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will vote on amending the European Shark Finning regulation. We are calling on the diving community to join us in demonstrating tremendous support across Europe as well as globally for the "fins naturally attached with no exceptions" policy - the best, most efficient and enforceable method to prevent shark finning. After years of sustained pressure to close loopholes in the European Shark Finning ban, Project AWARE together with all our Shark Alliance partners are making the final PUSH to Protect Europe's Sharks. And WE NEED YOU to [...]

Featured-News - 17 Aug 2012

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Review - Koh Yang East, Thailand

Review - Koh Yang East, Thailand

Koh Yang is an island in the Butang Archipelago, which is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, located in the Andaman Sea in southwest Thailand. Almost all scuba diving done in the marine park is with one of the many dive centers on Koh Lipe. Being one of the larger islands in the archipelago, Koh Yang has several dive sites. The most popular is Koh Yang East, which is a coral lover’s paradise! Here you can see an incredible variety of both hard and soft corals in nearly every color of the rainbow. This site is also great for [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 08 Aug 2012

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Project AWARE Foundation

Project AWARE Foundation

Project AWARE Foundation is a global movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet - one dive at a time. Focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, Project AWARE empowers thousands of divers in more than 180 countries to work together for a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet. Project AWARE Foundation is the only non-profit organization tackling ocean protection from beneath the surface.The Foundation and its dedicated volunteers are committed to conservation initiatives such as:•    Organizing Dive Against Debris actions•    Campaigning to protect the world’s most threatened shark species•    Mobilizing divers worldwide to collect [...]

News - 03 Aug 2012

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Review - Koh Taru, Thailand

Review - Koh Taru, Thailand

Koh Taru (also known as Koh Talu), is a tiny island in the northeastern part of the Butang Archipelago, which is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, located in the Andaman Sea in southwest Thailand. Almost all diving done in the marine park is with one of the many dive centers on Koh Lipe. Koh Taru is known for its stunning hard coral reef, which encircles the entire island. Here you can swim through massive schools of snappers, look for catsharks in rocky crevices, watch hawksbill turtles as they feed on bubble coral and even spot a leopard shark. [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 02 Aug 2012

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Worldwide Call for Plastic Bag Free Games

Worldwide Call for Plastic Bag Free Games

It's one of the greatest shows on earth: the Olympic Games 2012. 10,500 athletes from around the world descend on London for the next 19 days of competitions, tears and triumphs as they go for gold. Let the games begin.  But as well as the athletes, London also plays host to the hundreds of thousands of spectators, Olympic organisers, media, businesses, politicians, caterers - the list goes on. London will be a hive of action, pumping and buzzing with energy and adrenaline.  Yet with all this excitement comes a darker side. If you put lots of people together what do they [...]

Featured-News - 27 Jul 2012

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Review - Jemeluk, Amed - Bali

Review - Jemeluk, Amed - Bali

Situated on the east coast of Bali, Amed is a small fishing village with access to some of Bali’s most spectacular diving spots. Amed Reef, Lipah Bay, Gili Selang are only three of the seven dive spots on this part of the island. Although every one of them is unique and definitely worth checking out, Jemeluk stands out for being one of the best dive sites on Bali. Mild currents and easy access from the beach make Jemeluk a fantastic dive spot suitable for divers regardless of their level of expertise.  Although badly affected by the coral bleaching event of [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 23 Jul 2012

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Review - Koh Sawang, Thailand

Review - Koh Sawang, Thailand

Koh Sawang (also known as Koh Sarang) is the southernmost island in a chain of islands commonly referred to as the Far Islands. These islands form the western part of the Butang Archipelago, which is part of the Tarutao National Marine Park, located in the Andaman Sea in southwest Thailand. Almost all scuba diving done in the marine park is with one of the many dive centers on Ko Lipe. Of all the Far Islands, Koh Sawang has the most dramatic underwater scenery and concentration of beautiful soft corals, which the archipelago is known for. Besides the beauty of the [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 13 Jul 2012

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Seabirds Study Shows Plastic Pollution Reaching Surprising Levels off Coast of Pacific Northwest

Seabirds Study Shows Plastic Pollution Reaching Surprising Levels off Coast of Pacific Northwest

Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of British Columbia.  The study, published online in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin, examined stomach contents of beached northern fulmars on the coasts of British Columbia, Canada, and the states of Washington and Oregon, U.S.A.  "Like the canary in the coal mine, northern fulmars are sentinels of plastic pollution in our oceans," says Stephanie Avery-Gomm, the study's lead author and a graduate student in UBC's Department of Zoology. "Their stomach content [...]

News - 10 Jul 2012

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Review - Stonehenge, Thailand

Review - Stonehenge, Thailand

Stonehenge, so named because of the mysterious rock formations that make up the site, is one of the most popular dive sites in the Tarutao National Marine Park, located in the Andaman Sea in southwest Thailand. Scuba diving in the marine park is almost always done with a dive center on the only island with developed tourist infrastructure, Koh Lipe. If you are planning a trip to Thailand especially to the Tarutao National Marine Park, you should not miss the opportunity to dive at this amazing dive site.

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 06 Jul 2012

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Bonaire Dive and Adventure to present annual Fish ID Challenge in July

 Bonaire Dive and Adventure to present annual Fish ID Challenge in July

(DiverWire) Bonaire Dive & Adventure has actively supported education and conservation programs designed to contribute to the preservation of Bonaire’s magnificent underwater Marine Park. Join them for their latest endeavor, the Fifth Annual Fish ID Challenge Program. Scheduled for July 28 through August 4, the program is being presented in conjunction with Fish ID experts Scott & Patti Chandler of ReefNet Inc.Well know for their work in marine life identification and documentation, the Chandlers have spent the last 21 years documenting fish species, behaviors and creatures for future study and identification. During the program, Scott and Patti along with [...]

News - 03 Jul 2012

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Review - USAT Liberty Shipwreck - Bali

Review - USAT Liberty Shipwreck - Bali

The Tulamben diving site on the east coast of Bali is one of the most sought after destinations for scuba diving. The huge marine diversity that can be experienced here is breathtaking. Combine this with another amazing feature of this region, the black sand, and you get yourself a mecca for underwater photography. And all this is easy accessible straight from the beach.With the Liberty shipwreck, Paradise Reef and the Drop Off, Tulamben has not just one, but three adjacent diving spots waiting to be explored. Probably the most famous of them all is the wreck of the USAT Liberty. [...]

Reviews - Southeast Asia - 29 Jun 2012

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Maldives to Create World's Biggest Marine Reserve

Maldives to Create World's Biggest Marine Reserve

"The Maldives will become the single largest marine reserve in the world. This policy will allow only sustainable and eco-friendly fishing. It will exclude deep-sea, purse-seining and other destructive (trawling) techniques” Mohamed Waheed, Maldivian PresidentThe Indian Ocean archipelago of the Maldives announced at the Rio+20 summit it would create the world's biggest marine reserve to protect its fisheries and biodiversity."I would like to announce today Maldives will become the first country to become a marine reserve," President Mohamed Waheed said in a speech."It will become the single largest marine reserve in the world. This policy will allow only sustainable and [...]

News - 28 Jun 2012

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