Scuba Diving

Great white shark ripped diver’s fin off with its jaws as a ‘taste test’

<b>A free diver almost lost his leg during a terrifying close encounter with a great white shark.</b><p>Luckily, the man only lost his fin in the face off with …

Oceans

Mystery of Blackbeard's pirate ship solved

Three hundred years after the infamous pirate Blackbeard ran his ship aground on the North Carolina coast, archaeologists have solved an onboard …

Archaeology

Great White Shark Rips Freediver's Fin Off Australia's East Coast

A 28-year-old freediver narrowly escaped a great white shark attack over the weekend off Australia east coast. The 9.8-foot shark ripped the man's …

World News

5 reasons why you should take your teenager on a dive vacation

It doesn’t take long before your little bundle of joy grows into a lanky and impressionable teenager who may think that their parents are from Mars …

Andaman and Nicobar

Guide to Taveuni - Fiji's Garden Island

Regarded as one of the most pristine and beautiful islands in Fiji, Taveuni is often known as the world’s soft coral capital or Fiji’s Garden Island. …

Asia Travel

Scientists Are Taking Extreme Steps to Help Corals Survive

I'm standing on a beach in Australia, toes digging into the sand, zipping up my wet suit before I dive down to the Great Barrier Reef. As I stare out …

Science

Spindrift 2 dismasts on way to start of Jules Verne Trophy

by Spindrift racing 15 Jan 18:33 GMT 15 January 2018<p>Spindrift racing (Maxi Spindrift 2) skippered by Yann Guichard from France, training for the …

Sailing

Ocean swimmers gear up for Mandurah’s 2018 Australia Day Swim

Hundreds hit the water for last year's Mandurah Masters Swimming Club Australia Day Swim. Photo: Jess Cockerill.<p>Hundreds hit the water for last …

Mandurah, Australia

20 Reasons to Dive Indonesia

<i>These 17,000-plus islands are the stuff of dreams for divers of all levels.</i><p>Indonesia is a perennial Readers Choice favorite, and it’s not hard to see …

Melanesia

I’ve dived in hundreds of underwater caves hunting for new forms of life

My primary focus is searching for new forms of life—mostly white, eyeless crustaceans.<p>Maybe when you picture a university professor doing research it involves test tubes and beakers, or perhaps poring over musty manuscripts in a dimly lit library, or maybe going out into the field to examine new …

Belize Protects Barrier Reef with Offshore Oil Ban

In what the UNESCO World Heritage Centre is calling a “major milestone,” the Government of Belize has put into effect a full stop on all offshore oil …

Oceans

Belize bans oil activity to protect its barrier reef

Decision hailed as huge step forward that will safeguard both the marine environment and the country’s lucrative dive tourism industry<p>Some good news for the new year: in what has been called a huge step forward in protecting oceans and marine life, the Belize government has announced bold …

American Philosophy

What It’s Like to Dive With Fighting Sharks

Two dozen sharks swirl in as the crew lowers a ball of frozen fish chunks. Yap’s warm waters blur its edges, triggering flares of blood, which look …

Biting

12 heart-pounding photos of people diving off of cliffs around the world

This is Hell's Gate, Texas, where observers will have to take boats, kayaks, or paddle boards to see the event. A large lake sits surrounded by …

Europe

Pre-Order the February Issue of Swimming World Magazine: All About Diving - Swimming World News

The February issue of <i>Swimming World Magazine</i> features one of diving’s top stars and debuts the first diving cover since 1993. Swimming World’s cover …

How to Safely Scuba Dive from Shore

<i>Rule No. 1 when you dive from shore: Be prepared.</i><p>Eric Douglas and his dive buddy had dived Laguna Beach’s Shaw Cove dozens of times, entering and …

‘47 Meters Down’ On Netflix: The Mandy Moore Shark Movie Is Better Than Anyone Is Telling You

There are people who have probably told you that <i>47 Meters Down</i>, also known as The Mandy Moore Shark Movie, is not great. I am here to tell you that …

Mandy Moore

How I Conquered My Fears Through Travel

Oftentimes I find myself painted in a light where people think I'm fearless, but really I just want to fear <i>less</i>.<p>A lot of things scare me, but the …

List-Worthy

Facing Danger for a Delicacy

In late December, a freezing cold front gripped the beaches of Guanglu Island, a rural part of the northeastern city of Dalian.<p>Ning Hai, a …

News (China)

OceanGate and 2G Robotics to Laser Scan the Wreck of the Titanic

OceanGate Inc., a provider of manned submersible services and 2G Robotics, a global leader in underwater laser scanners, have formed a strategic …

Titanic

A net cover to prevent fish jumping by Red Sea

One of the innovations that really caught our attention at <b>CIPS 2017</b> was the new customizable <b>net cover</b> by <b>Red Sea</b>. One problem that affects almost all …

Reef Aquariums

Four-metre shark spotted in the Mandurah Estuary

A four-metre shark has been sighted in the Mandurah Estuary near Stingray Point.

Mandurah, Australia

The Wreck That Almost Got Away

<i>During an attack on a Royal navy ship, crew tried, and failed, to escape on a small boat. After 78 years, the vessel has been found.</i><p>In the early days …

Archaeology

Fragments of book recovered from wreck of Blackbeard's ship

Remains of notorious pirate’s ship in North Carolina yield evidence that it was carrying a copy of Edward Cooke’s Voyage to the South Sea<p>The notorious 18th-century pirate Blackbeard may have whiled away the hours between raids by curling up with a good book, according to a new …

Archaeology

World's Best Dives: Top 10 Advanced Dive Sites

Like skydivers, mountain climbers and surfers, scuba divers often crave a challenge. It’s a beautiful thing about the sport — you can keep it tame, …

5 Reasons to Go Scuba Diving

It must come as a surprise that two-thirds of Americans fear deep waters. Beneath the waters lies the most alluring and mesmerizing sites in the …

Oceans

Chasing Whales in Tonga

The spinnaker is up, the sun is out and the temperature is even a bit chilly — it is, after all, winter in the South Pacific. Instead of napping or …

Sailing

Cage Diving with Great White Sharks in Neptune Islands, Australia

This heart pounding footage was captured by Becky Schott in the Neptune Islands — a group of islands in South Australia. The footage shows a unique …

Oceans

Trip of the Week: Dive Grenada - True Blue Bay Boutique Resort

You don’t have to be a veteran scuba diver to find the notion of swimming through crystal-clear tropical waters and among the ribs of the skeleton of …

Grenada

FREE Extra Boat dives on Bonaire

Are you looking for a getaway before the start of the summer? Book your Drive & Dive 6-boat dive package and receive 3 extra 1-tank afternoon boat …

Boats