SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011)

27 November 2018
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SCUBA News (ISSN 1476-8011) Archive

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Shark cage diving

SCUBA News 219
Cage Diving with Great White Sharks - Should you do it? Top diving in Malaysia, Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition, Who to Dive with In Sharm El-Sheikh, Unique Spawning Exhibition.

Manta ray

SCUBA News 218
Marine life heaven in the Sea of Cortez, Zanzibar calling, Best diving in September, where to dive with giant manta rays.


SCUBA News 217
Back in time to Nicuaragua, diving the Greek Islands, Seychelles scuba, mapping seagrass - citizen science.


SCUBA News 216
Sharks, French Polynesia, Whale and Wall dives, Golden dives of Dahab, Jeddah point tugboat, where to dive June.

Fan coral scene

SCUBA News 215
Madagascar, Where to dive in Antigua, Head for the Med: Diving Italy.

Coleman's Shrimp

SCUBA News 214
Creatures of the month in one place, Top 10 dives, Diving Australia, Carpet Flathead, Maldives liveaboard.


SCUBA News 213
Beneath Fijian seas, Dominica - unlike the rest of the Caribbean, Venomous Sea Creatures Keep Changing the Recipe.

Ancient diving suit

SCUBA News 212
Soma Bay - a special place to dive, here's why: Diving Madeira, Cambodia - macro and whale sharks, Top Ten diver New Year's Resolutions


SCUBA News 211
What to get a diver for Christmas, Dugongs in Mozambique, Opening-up - Timor Leste, Diving Bestsellers of 2017.


SCUBA News 210
Diving books reviewed, Which Honduras island is best for diving, Warm water diving in Europe, Oman Fish ID app.

Leafy sea dragon

SCUBA News 209
Creatures of the month in one place, Top 10 dives, Diving Australia, Carpet Flathead, Maldives liveaboard.

Cave Diving

SCUBA News 208
Review of The Darkness Beckons - history of cave diving, 50 Stunning underwater photos of the Azores, Thailand Diving Season opens, Who to dive with in Malaysia, livaboard sale.


SCUBA News 207
World class diving at Costa Rica's Cocos Islands, Abundant marine life in British waters, Diving the Philippines, Vibrant Jewel Anemone is creature of the month.

Deep Sea Beauty

SCUBA News 206
Is anywhere better for diving than the Galapagos? The Maldives - Which Atoll to Choose? Ningaloo - Australia's other Great Barrier Reef. Dominica - Perfect for Families and Kids. Fabulous animals discovered in the deep sea.

Clown fish

SCUBA News 205
Reasons for diving Mexico, Back in time to Papua New Guinea's unspoilt seas, Diving qualifications compared, Diving Placencia Belize - What you need to know before you go.


SCUBA News 204
Kenya's other safaris, Discover the diving of Indonesia, Caves and Creatures in Sardinia plus win an awesome map of the best diving in the World!

Zanzibar underwater

SCUBA News 203
Palau - Trip of a Lifetime, Spice Island Diving in Tanzania, Under Europe's Seas, Diving into Caribbean Yesteryear - Corn Islands Nicaragua.


SCUBA News 202
Opening Up - Diving in Vietnam, Diving Malta - Azure Window Falls, South Africa - Something for Everyone, Diving with sharks - good or bad?

Red Sea Coral

SCUBA News 201
Diving Baja California, Red Sea Diving Guide, Head for the Med: Greece and which sunscreens are safe for sealife?

Pearl granular crab

SCUBA News 200
Scuba Cuba, Sipadan, Croatia, Djibouti for whale sharks, Ocean Art Underwater Photography Winners 2016 Announced.

Diving the Browning Pass

SCUBA News 199
Window on diving Brazil, who to dive with in Malaysia, diving from Hurghada in the Red Sea, The weird and wonderful life of the Browning Pass in Canada.

Diving Thailand's Andaman Sea

SCUBA News 198
World Class Diving in Colombia, Diving Thailand's Andaman Sea, SCUBA best-selling books of 2016.

Diving Indonesia

SCUBA News 197
Diving Indonesia, Guide to Oman, where to stay in Dominica, which squid are ok to eat.

Dive India's remote islands

SCUBA News 196
Dive India's remote islands, Antigua, revealed - the top 100 dive sites, the extraordinary bull shark.

Dominican Republic

SCUBA News 195
Dive the Dominican Republic, the lionfish, where to dive in the Maldives, Interview with Kenneth Tuttle - author of Careers in Scuba Diving.

Shrimp in Papua New Guinea

SCUBA News 194
Revealed - the remote diving of Papua New Guinea, Lanzarote - warm and full of life, choose a dive operator in Bali, what can the octopus do?

El Mina wreck

SCUBA News 193
Great Barrier Reef - go now whilst you still can, Red Sea Wreck - El Mina, inside information on diving in Italy and what you need to know before diving off Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Coral reef

SCUBA News 192
$75 off diving, discover the Galapagos, when to go to Madagascar, highlights of Bali diving,


SCUBA News 191
World's best wreck dives, the clear waters of Malta and Gozo, Tioman island: lovely diving in Malaysia plus latest research reveals what to do about jellyfish stings.

Orange peel nudibranch

SCUBA News 190
Diving Portugal, orange peel nudibranch, crossing over diving agencies, where is the best diving in Honduras?

Diving with Crocodiles in Botswana

SCUBA News 189
Europe's top ten dive sites; diving the Philippines, Albania, Tanzania; diving with dyslexia.

Diving with Crocodiles in Botswana

SCUBA News 188
Diving with nile crocodiles in Botswana, Costa Rica, Sardinia; award-winning underwater photos and diving and marine news from around the world.

Diving the Thistlegorm

SCUBA News 187
100 best dives in the world; diving Mozambique, Canary Islands; what the diving in Saudi Arabia was like in 1977.

Chokka Squid

SCUBA News 186
SCUBA bestsellers of 2015; diving Malaysia, South Africa, Ustica, Egypt; why fat helps corals cope with climate change.


SCUBA News 185
Discount code for diving Bali, diving Croatia, Malta and Gozo. Green turtles and the fast and deadly great barracuda.


SCUBA News 184
Diving Thailand, Cuba, the UK and Bulgaria; the tiger shark that swam over 44000 km - further than any other fish; and the underwater news from around the world.


SCUBA News 183
Underwater photography contest, book your dives online, diving Palau (Pacific) and Italy, SCUBA challenge and the underwater news from around the world.


SCUBA News 182
The beautiful but deadly lionfish, diving the Maldives, Hurghada, Bali, Thailand and the diving and marine environment news from around the world.

Diving Sharm El Sheikh

SCUBA News 181
Diving the Philippines, Jordan, Gibralta, Letters, Close encounter with a great white shark

Diving Sharm El Sheikh

SCUBA News 180
Diving Indonesia, Thailand, Sharm El-Sheikh, Letters, NAUI or PADI, Clear sunscreen bad for marine life.

Diving Australia

SCUBA News 179
Diving Dahab, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Crete, Australia photo gallery, Letters, Dottyback reef fish and the diving news from around the world.

Diving Philippines

SCUBA News 178
Diving Canary Island, Saudi Arabia, Letters, Divers asked to report Ghost Fishing Gear and the diving news from around the world.


SCUBA News 177
Diving Tanzania, Mexico, Egypt, Letters, Medicine from the Sea and the diving news from around the world.

Diving Belize

SCUBA News 176
Diving Malaysia, Philippines, Tobago, Cuba, Letters, Underwater Photo Winners.

Diving Belize

SCUBA News 175
Diving Belize, Interviews and Book Reviews, Letters, Creature of the Month: The Scarlet Lady Nudibranch.

Indonesia diving

SCUBA News 174
Diving Indonesia and Baja California, Top 10 diving books of 2014, Like Sharks? Volunteer with Great White Shark Project.

Whale shark

SCUBA News 173
Diving Madagascar and Jordan, Meet the author: Beth Tierney, Strange animals found in the Canaries.

Clown fish

SCUBA News 172
Diving Thailand and South Africa, Red Sea Clownfish, deep sea diving record broken.

Tiger Shark

SCUBA News 171
World's top 100 dives, shark fin sales in China drop by over 50% and SCUBA challenge to raise money for Disability Day.

Ghiannis D

SCUBA News 170
Travel insurance for divers, win a Red Sea holiday, diving Greece, the Philippines, Ghiannis D photos and the diving news from around the world.

Chrisoula K

SCUBA News 169
Diving Palau; underwater photos of the wreck of the Chrisoula K; stamping out over-fishing; diving news from around the world.

Diving Cuba, copyright Avalon Divers

SCUBA News 168
Diving Cyprus; diving Cuba; underwater Photos of St Kilda; Freckled Hawkfish; diving news from around the world.

Gozo's Azure Window

SCUBA News 167
Diving Malta and Gozo; photo gallery of the wreck of the Kingston; disabled diving; HSE / Police Diver to PADI; Hooded Cuttlefish; diving news from around the world.

One of the best dives in Europe

SCUBA News 166
Diving Iceland; top ten dives in Europe; how to crossover qualifications; creature of the month is Green Turtle; diving news from around the world.

Soft coral

SCUBA News 165
101 Best Dive Sites; Diving Indonesia; Diving Croatia; Diving the Dominican Rebublic; Great White Shark lives to over 70; diving news from around the world.

Ocean Art Contest Winner

SCUBA News 164
Diving Madagascar; Interviews with diving authors; SCUBA bestsellers of 2013; Underwater photography competition highlights; diving news from around the world.

Diving Marsa Alarm

SCUBA News 163
Maximum Diving Depths for Different Scuba Agencies; Book Review -Manta Rays and Margaritas; Diving in Marsa Alam, Red Sea; diving news from around the world.

British Diving

SCUBA News 162
Where are the Best Dive Sites in Thailand?; Diving in the UK; Meet the author: Richard Field; Creature of the Month: Conger Eel, Conger conger; diving news from around the world.

Clownfish in Dahab, Red Sea

SCUBA News 161
Diving Dahab in the Red Sea; the Philippines; Greece; Killer robots slash jellyfish; diving news from around the world.

Which dive centre is the most highly rated in the world?

SCUBA News 160
Most highly rated dive operator is...; Baja California; Bulgaria; Book Review: Reef Fishes of Oman; diving news from around the world.

A is for ABLJ

SCUBA News 159
Scuba diving glossary; Sierra Leone; Ustica, Italy; Creature of the Month: Soft Coral, Dendronephthya hemprichi; Ocean Art underwater photo competition; diving and underwater news.


SCUBA News 158
Oldest living thing on Earth: Posidonia oceanica seagrass; Red Sea fish guide; Ningaloo Reef dive centres; Greece; diving news from around the world.


SCUBA News 157
Brazil, top 10 wrecks, where to dive with manta rays, travel insurance Galapagos, diving Marsa Alam, diving and underwater news.


SCUBA News 156
Sharm El-Sheikh, diving qualifications, Lions Mane Jellyfish, Poor Knights, 60% of Species in Decline, diving and underwater news.


SCUBA News 155
Google+, Tioman Island, Costa Rica, Zanzibar, creature of the month is Pulsating Coral, diving and underwater news.


SCUBA News 154
Dive: Enjoy not Destroy article, creature of the month is the Harlequin Shrimp, plus the diving and underwater news from around the world.


SCUBA News 153
Dive: Enjoy not Destroy article, creature of the month is the Harlequin Shrimp, plus the diving and underwater news from around the world.


SCUBA News 152
2013 SCUBA bestseller list published, creature of the month, plus the diving and underwater news from around the world.


SCUBA News 151
2012 SCUBA bestseller list published, creature of the month, plus the diving and underwater news from around the world.

Red Sea Lionfish

SCUBA News 150
Book of the year is Ocean of Life, diving Honduras, Red Sea Life Guide, plus the diving and underwater news from around the world.

Grouper on Yongala

SCUBA News 149
Yongala knocked off top of top ten dives, diving Belize, free Bali diving e-book; plus the diving and underwater news from around the world.

Diving the Cenotes, Mexico

SCUBA News 148
Diving the Cenotes, Mexico; Jeddha, Saudi Arabia; Portugal; plus the diving and underwater news from around the world.

Lionfish in Thailand

SCUBA News 147
Top 10 Wreck Dives; diving Thailand and the Maldives; plus the diving and underwater news from around the world.


SCUBA News 146
Diving Malta and Gozo, Raja Ampat; SCUBA diving glossary; plus the diving and underwater news from around the world.


SCUBA News 145
Diving the Galapagos; Vietnam; Djibouti underwater photo gallery; World's largest marine heritage sites; Creature of the Month is the Stromatolite Builder.

Philippines sharks

SCUBA News 144
Diving the Marine World Heritage sites; wreck diving in the Red Sea; Madagascar; Cyprus; photo search; Creature of the Month is the Potato Cod.

Philippines sharks

SCUBA News 143
Top 10 dives in the world; Creature of the Month is the Midnight Snapper; Diving the Philippines, Oman and Greece.

whale shark in Djibouti

SCUBA News 142
Diving with Whale Sharks in Djibouti; Baja California (Mexico); Italy; Marsa Alam (Egypt); Survey results.

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