Environment

Batty about Batfish

Batty about Batfish

26 October, 2016 at 4:38 am Comments are Disabled

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve dived, the chances are you’ve heard of batfish – but did you know there’s actually several different species which share this spooky-sounding name? Batfish #1: Chaetodipterus faber Belonging to the Ephippidae family, this batfish is more commonly known as the Atlantic Spadefish. […]

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Heal the Reefs

Heal the Reefs

24 October, 2016 at 7:45 am Comments are Disabled

Topside, the earth-friendly community adopts streets and parks, so it only made sense for divers to adopt the same principles to some of their favorite dive sites. These four dive shops have proven that cleaning up your little area of the ocean, can make a big difference whether you are creating […]

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The Power of Scuba Divers to Heal the Planet

The Power of Scuba Divers to Heal the Planet

13 October, 2016 at 10:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Scuba divers love the ocean and of course we want to protect it, but at this point, we need to do more than protect it – we need to help it heal. Here are some great ideas about activities and projects that you can get involved in to start making […]

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Four PADI Specialty Courses to Improve Your Shark and Ray Encounters

Four PADI Specialty Courses to Improve Your Shark and Ray Encounters

9 October, 2016 at 12:30 am Comments are Disabled

We’ve been celebrating the recent success at CITES CoP17, where proposals to list all 13 species of sharks and rays (silky sharks, thresher sharks and devil rays) were accepted. With this good news and the resulting buzz across the scuba diving world, there’s no better time to make the most […]

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Success for Sharks and Rays at CITES CoP17

Success for Sharks and Rays at CITES CoP17

6 October, 2016 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Success! Silky sharks, Thresher sharks and Devil rays added to CITES Appendix II Johannesburg, October 4, 2016 – Conservationists are delighted that CITES* Parties have officially listed devil rays, thresher sharks, and the silky shark under CITES Appendix II. The listing proposals were supported by more than the two-thirds majority […]

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UK Marine Conservation – How To Make A Difference

UK Marine Conservation – How To Make A Difference

30 September, 2016 at 5:06 am Comments are Disabled

The ocean is in trouble – from coral bleaching to creature entanglements – and for most people, the damage lies hidden beneath the surface.  Fortunately as divers, we have the ability to make a difference by taking part in conservation activities and spreading the word to non-divers. While marine conservation […]

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