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Cave Diving  |  

Who could imagine for a minute that Namibia is a diving destination?

The world in one country is an oft-used quote to describe South Africa and is not unwarranted. Along with dramatic...

Travel advisories issued by various countries' foreign offices vary and some travel agents have now begun offering...

Resort areas steer clear of unrest. Otherwise foreign citizens are warned to defer non-essential travel to Egypt at...

Africa  |  

A gray whale has been spotted off the coast of Namibia.

Fish  |  

French Marine biologist Laurent Ballesta embarks on a 40-day expedition to study the enigmatic coelacanth.

Red Sea  |  

As clownfish move around at night, they boost water flow over the anemone and increase its oxygen consumption.

Red Sea  |  

A Royal Navy survey ship has produced a series of stunning images of a Grand Canyon-style ocean floor hidden deep...

Primeiras & Segundas Archipelago is declared an Environmental Protected Area by the government of Mozambique.

Africa  |  

The Northern Mozambique Channel could be home to as many as 450 different species of coral.

Africa  |  

A team of international scientists have found that soil erosion, land degradation and climate change pose a mounting...

Royal Navy survey ship HMS Echo has discovered a previously uncharted underwater 'mountain' on the bed of the Red...

In December this year, Aqua-Firma Marine Scientist, Charlotte Caffrey, will be pioneering a new concept in diving in...

It is not a consolation but at least we now know what led most likely to the recent large-scale deaths of the tiger...

Locations  |  

It was 6:30 in the morning, and my dive buddy and I were hauling our gear back from the big zodiac speedboat after a...

Red Sea  |  

Forty-two miles off the Egyptian coast, the Brothers Islands rise up from the floor of the Red Sea 800 metres below...

Red Sea  |  

In spite of Egypt’s current turmoil, I feel this exceptional country is still a place of interest and worth while...

Africa  |  

Madagascar now has a roadmap for proposed one million hectare increase in marine protected areas to improve local...

Mention Africa to most divers and the Red Sea or South Africa usually springs to mind. To many travellers, let alone...

Red Sea  |  

Egypt’s coral reefs contribute roughly between a third and a quarter of the country’s total tourist revenues....

Pollution  |  

The use of Plastic bottles, containers and plastic bags comes with a dear price, something we kind of know, but not...

Adventure  |  

My guide and I saw the croc on the surface, basking in the sun, laying on the papyrus grass. It was a Nile crocodile...

Giant Manta Ray
Mozambique  |  

Andrea Marshall details the big steps made in 2011 in the on-going battle to ensure the survival of the giant manta...

Conservation  |  

The Red Sea Governor’s Decree 379/2011 has established the south western area of Fanous Reef as a “safe zone” where...

The northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea is full of new opportunities and fresh dive sites. "Find...

Red Sea  |  

On August 2011, the whole world performed as one huge underwater photo grand prix, hosting 226 amateur and...

Oceans Discovery team launches tours allowing visitors to meet local shark experts

To find seclusion, special locations need to be found. One of these is Nuweiba, up in the Northern Sinai Gulf of...

Sharks  |  

To understand why, let me share these images with you; they were all taken in 2008 when Aliwal Shoal was at its best...

Red Sea  |  

Four Russian tourists who went missing while diving off Egypt's Red Sea Coast made it to shore safely on Tuesday,

WW2  |  

As the Red Sea narrows at its northern extreme, a long thin arm of water stretches north towards the Mediterranean....

Profiles  |  

Nowadays, sharks are big business and many divers and scientists have made a name for themselves by making new...

I checked in at Gatwick Airport on Saturday, the third of December, with three very large dive bags containing all...

Jordan  |  

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is just soaked in this special ambience that dreams and adventures are made of—the...

Locations  |  

Carrying all we would need for the next five days, our expedition team travelled some 65 kilometres through shallow...

Mozambique  |  

Four hundred and fifty kilometres north of Maputo, Mozambique’s capital, and half an hour from the historic...

Tanzania  |  

Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti... boasting a wealth of natural beauty that reads like a lexicon of...

Zanzibar  |  

The spacious, purpose-built dhow slid through the calm Indian Ocean. We were briefed sitting under the shade area of...

Africa  |  

Since times long forgotten, the promise of treasures such as diamonds, gold and platinum has attracted adventurers...

There is something special about it, the Red Sea, that I have not found anywhere else on the planet. Granted every...

Covering an area of over 1,200,000 sq km, with nearly 3000km of rugged coastline, South Africa boasts some of the...

I was on a deco stop in the cold waters of the national dive centre in the UK when my thoughts turned to diving the...

Red Sea  |  

The majority of areas in Sharm el Sheikh will be open to diving activities for CDWS members and their clients...

South Africa  |  

It has come to our attention that there is a cedit card scam involving booking hotel rooms for the show.

Red Sea  |  

Following the annulment yesterday of the decree that allowed fishing boats to fish in the protected waters of Egypt'...

Red Sea  |  

Cleopatra's palace sank long ago into the Mediterranean in the harbour of Alexandria, Egypt, but visitors may...

The Chamber of Diving and Watersports (CDWS) of Egypt has so far black listed 23 dive operations in their...

South Africa  |  

Great Whites have created job opportunities and wealth creation beyond what Gansbaai could ever hope to aspire...

Red Sea  |  

14 new moorings were installed at five different dive sites at and around the Tobia Islands.

Conservation  |  

Three and a half years ago, when it became evident that reckless commercial fishermen were killing tiger sharks in...

South Africa  |  

Water currents of South Africa could stabilize climate in Europe

Conservation  |  

On Thursday, the 17th of March, HEPCA organized a Crown of Thorns survey and cleanup at Carless Reef.

Dead Rays & Fishermen
Conservation  |  

Dr Andrea Marshall of the Marine Mega Foundation is interviewed by the Naked Scientist about Manta Ray Eco-tourism...

Tiger Shark by Wolfgang Leander

and, finally, a new chapter in the Shark Dive Operation manuals throughout South Africa - and beyond.

Red Sea  |  

Two Spanish tourists were missing in the Red Sea on Thursday after their dive boat sank off Ras Muhammad near the...

The four boats MY Typhoon, MY VIP One, MY Hyatt and Sweet Dream was in dry dock at Suez when the fire started, said...

Egypt’s Chamber of Diving and Watersports (CDWS) is appealing for visitors to help stamp out illegal fishing in the...

Red Sea  |  

Egypt's Chamber of Diving and Watersports are close too complete an evaluation, to raise the quality of diving...

Africa  |  

Chinese archaeologists will search for the remains of a Chinese ship believed to have sunk off the Kenyan coast 600...

Red Sea  |  

Egyptian experts have begun to explore the depths of Lake Qarun south of Cairo using remote sensing radars in search...

Three holiday resorts in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique - which mainly cater to the diving community - were razed by fire...

Rebreathers  |  

Brigitte Lenoir died Friday in Dahab, Red Sea during a training dive aiming at breaking the female's world record...

Sharks  |  

Divers out of water to cross most land-locked point in the world!

South Africa  |  

Dutch photographer Peter Verhoog was taking pictures of a large tiger shark, who then went on to try and and take...

Turtles  |  

SOS Seaturtles of Switzerland and Turtle Foundation in Liechtenstein, join forces in the protection of loggerhead...

Red Sea  |  
Cap Verde  |  

Edi and Robi Frommenwiler (the owners of the MV Pindito) are helping to support „OPERATION LOGGERHEAD“, a joint...

Africa  |  

Developing countries which often suffer from the lack of control institutions contribute to overexploitation of fish...

South Africa  |  

South African Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, will gazette a proposal to...

Sharks  |  

HEPCA - Most of you are aware of the death of the snorkeler at St. Johns by an Oceanic WhiteTip Shark earlier this...

Red Sea  |  

Night dive on the Marsa Nakari house reef, Marsa Alam, Egyptian Red Sea. A dolphin came by....._8-)

Sharks  |  

This is a promo from the documentary Sharks in Deep Trouble by film maker and shark conservationist Lesley Rochat,...

Indonesia  |  

Five species of pygmy seahorse have recently been discovered on coral reefs in the Red Sea and Indonesia.

Deep Wrecks  |  

6,December 2007, Dmitry Podolsky and Gennady Fursov have achivied 202 meters to examine Legendary Wreck Yolanda.

The treasure-laden 16th-century Portuguese vessel that ran aground off Namibia’s Atlantic coast and was unearthed...

Red Sea  |  

HEPCA (Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association) is working with HE General Magdi Kubeissi,...

Red Sea  |  

An Egyptian medical official says two Polish scuba divers were killed when they were hit by a speedboat in the Red...

Sharks  |  

A man has been charged in connection with catching and killing three tiger sharks within the Aliwal Shoal Marine...

Sharks  |  

At least three big tiger sharks, possibly as many as eight sharks, from the school well known to the diving...

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