Scuba Diving

How Entrepreneurs Can Turn Trash Into Profit (Literally)

Embracing the circular economy can bring business success and appeal to customers -- and maybe even save the world.<p>A few weeks ago, I spent days with my toes in the Pacific Ocean watching whales breach with their babies beside them. I have had a passion for the water since I could walk, or should I …

Circular Economy

Deeper down, are coral reefs holding up better?

Greater depth and colder temperatures could buffer the so-called mesophotic zone against climate change and other well-known threats facing …

Climate Change

Under The Sea! Blue Marble Titanic Expeditions

Let’s be real for a minute; we’re all captivated by the world of underwater exploration. Well, today we get a look at quite a unique experience for …

Travel

Diver pulls metal hook from shark's belly off Florida coast

Talk about a fearless diver.<p>Josh Eccles, a diver with Emerald Charter in Jupiter, Florida, was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday when one of …

Florida

The Great Barrier Reef comes to life on Brisbane's riverside

Researchers create mini marine ecosystem in Brisbane to inform and connect people to the Great Barrier Reef and the threat of climate change, as part …

Oceans

Breitbart's James Delingpole says reef bleaching is 'fake news', hits peak denial

A claim like this takes lashings of chutzpah, blinkers the size of Trump’s hairspray bill and more hubris than you can shake a branch of dead coral at<p>It takes a very special person to label the photographed, documented, filmed and studied phenomenon of mass coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef …

Oceans

Scuba Diving Italy's Underwater Museum MuMart

MuMart, Sardinia, Italy<p><i>Plan now for September 2017</i><p>If you’d rather stick needles in your eyes than visit an art gallery, the Maritime Museum of Art …

Italy

History of Bonaire's Hilma Hooker Shipwreck

Bonaire has more than 60 officially listed dive sites. The many offerings of this shore diver’s paradise are well-known, especially the infamous …

How the Diving Bell Opened the Ocean's Depths

The simple device ushered in a new age of exploration—and burst many ear drums in the process. An Object Lesson.<p>Imagine sitting on a narrow bench inside a dark room. Your feet are dangling into a floor of water. You’re vaguely aware of the room moving. Your ears start ringing. If you move too much, …

9 VR videos that dive deep into water issues

Inventor and systems theorist Buckminster Fuller said that “people perceived the Earth as flat and infinite, and that was the root of all their …

Virtual Reality

Gladius Ultra HD 4K Underwater Drone (video)

Gladius is a 4K Ultra HD underwater drone which is equipped with a camera capable of capturing 1080p 1080P/4K video and 16-megapixel photos up to a …

Drones

China Breaks Records in Mariana Trench

Chinese glider Hai Ya<p>Chinese scientists have broken two world records this year at the ocean's lowest depth - the Mariana Trench.<p>The trench is about …

China

Scuba Diving Costa Rica's Bajo del Diablo Aboard Okeanos Aggressor I

Caño Island is a small island off the southwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica that’s protected as a biological preserve. Combine national protection …

South America

NEW! Manta Special Cruise in Komodo

Join us for an 11 night Manta Special cruise in Komodo! We will have a marine biologist and manta expert from the Marine Megafauna Foundation onboard …

Travel

What Do You Really Know About Jacques Cousteau?

If you’re like me, you have a somewhat vague understanding of Jacques Cousteau: a French guy who started the watchman’s cap trend, narrated nature …

Indonesia survey shows massive coral death from cruise ship

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square meters of coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship that ran aground in the pristine waters of Raja Ampat in West Papua province earlier this month.<p>The extent of the damage, announced by the deputy maritime affairs minister this …

Indonesia

Top 5 Day Trips to Enjoy in Bora Bora While on Your Islands of Tahiti Vacation

When you travel to Bora Bora, in The Islands of Tahiti, you travel for leisure. You go to put your feet up on white-sand beaches, sip refreshing …

Travel

Best Scuba Gear for Low-Visibility Situations

Stay safe in low-visibility situations with these smart scuba gear choices.<p><b>READ MORE: How To Handle Low Viz While Scuba Diving</b><p>This compact powerhouse …

Nightmarish swarm of sea lions engulfs fisherman’s boat; video

The overabundance of sea lions in British Columbia has one commercial fisherman at wit’s end after nightmarish numbers of pinnipeds swarmed his boat …

Fishing

Exmouth fishers left massive tiger shark to slow death, locals allege

Mature tiger shark tied to a boat and allegedly left to die slowly outrages Exmouth ecotourism workers.

Fish

Journey through the Pacific with Voice of the Sea

Arc-eye Hawkfish photo by Jeff KuwabaraEvery Sunday night from the comfort of their living rooms audiences can hear the <i>Voice of the Sea</i>. Viewers of …

Oceans

Sailing the world to find exotic beaches in Maldives

SAILING THE WORLD TO FIND EXOTIC BEACHES – MALDIVES<p>Travelling and sailing are my hobbies just like many other. Exotic beaches are my favourite …

Maldives

You Can Scuba Dive, Swim, or Take a Paddle Board Yoga Class in This Geothermal Crater!

Most swimming holes are rarely holes in the literal sense, but Utah's natural wonder takes that description to new depths. A 10,000-year-old …

Yoga

World's 10 Toughest Inshore Game Fish

Power, speed and acrobatic prowess make these species sought-after inshore targets.<p>When it comes to inshore game fish, we all have our regional …

Fishing

PINKFISH Aquatic Outfitting Dives Deeper Into Ocean Conservation

Former NCAA swimmer and swim coach enhances her company’s line of eco-conscious swimwear with education, activism and donations for ocean …

Swimming

How Shipwrecked Champagne Is Changing Winemaking

Champagne houses and winemakers are aging their products in the deep sea.<p>This story appears in the April 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p>In 2010 Dominique Demarville, cellar master for the champagne house Veuve Clicquot, got what he thought was a joke call: 168 bottles of likely the …

Wine

VR Experience at LA Museum of Natural History

While natural history museums may have been known in the past as repositories of dusty dinosaur bones and unremarkable rock specimens, the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles is taking a leap into the future with its underwater virtual reality experience called “theBlu.” As Dr. Lori …

Virtual Reality

Sunken SKorean ferry raised from ocean

A South Korean ferry that sank nearly three years ago, killing 304 people, most of them children on a school trip, has been slowly raised from the …

Tour Company Offers (Very Expensive) Dives to 'Titanic' Wreckage

On April 14th 1912, some two hours after its fateful collision with an iceberg, the RMS <i>Titanic</i> sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. It has …

Titanic

Giant hammerhead shark surprises hundreds of smaller sharks – and videographer

Evan Parness recently flew a drone over a mass gathering of blacktip sharks off the beach in Palm Beach County, Fla. But it was a surprise appearance …

Sharks