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U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Diver In Bahamas

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After 64 hours of looking, the U.S. Coast Guard last Wednesday suspended its search for a man who went missing during a shark dive off the coast of the Bahamas earlier in the week. Sixty-four-year-old John E. Petty from Longview, Texas, went shark diving last Sunday night near West End, Bahamas with eight others but […]

Blue O Two To Conduct Liveaboard Galapagos Dive Trips In 2015

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With the Galapagos Islands growing in popularity as a top dive destination, liveaboard dive operator blue o two have announced they will begin offering new trips to the islands next year aboard the M/V Galapagos Master in collaboration with Worldwide Dive and Sail: As a UNESCO World Heritage site, an Ecuadorian National Park, and a […]

Maldives: ‘High Season’ In The Equatorial Far South

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Planning on diving in the Maldives this Summer? Head to the Maldives in the equatorial far south! The South West monsoon, which brings a wetter weather system to the Maldives from May to November, is moderated by the equatorial currents in the far south of the Maldives — so this is a perfect time to […]

Wakatobi Resort Plays Surrogate Parent To Sea Turtles

The primary caretaker for the turtle nursery is Sayafrin (above holding a baby green turtle). Sayafrin started out as a Wakatobi dive assistant 7 years ago and is now one of the resort's supply managers.  
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When Mother Nature needs a bit of help, Wakatobi‘s caring staff play surrogate parent to tiny sea turtles. Sea Turtles can live to be 100 years old, but most don’t survive their first few days. In the wild, the tiny hatchlings typically encounter a gauntlet of predators as they hatch and make their way from […]

Beyond the Bathtub – Sponges

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Sponges are much more than cleaning accessories; they are the ocean’s original reef builders. Barrel sponge with Glass fish | Photo: Steve Rosenberg Ever think about all the sponges we use to bathe our children, wash dishes or clean the car? Today a majority of these sponges are made through a synthetic process, but there […]

Fiji Resort To Offer DeepFlight Submersible Trips

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The Fijian private resort of  Laucala Island will be offering, from the 1st July, guests the opportunity to ride in the DeepFlight Super Falcon submersible. “We look forward to offering yet another exclusive and authentic experience to our guests with the new submersible,” said Laucala Island General Manager Andrew Thomson. “The guest experience at Laucala […]

Scubaverse.com Launches New Directory Website

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Scubaverse.com launched its directory website this week: “As with the Scubaverse Dive Centre and Resort Directory app, anyone that visits the Scubaverse Directory website can rate, review and recommend dive centres and resorts,” according to Dave Alexander, editor-in-chief and head of sales at Scubaverse. “The app and the website are fully integrated with each other, […]