Organizers of the Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest have just announced their winning photos for 2017. The winner Gabriel Barathieu beat entrants from 67 different countries with his portrait of an octopus in the lagoon of the island of Mayotte. Prizes and commendations were also handed out in a number of categories, including Wide Angle, Macro, Wrecks, Behavior, Up & Coming, and, in British waters, Wide Angle, Compact, and Macro shots. UPY has been kind enough to share some of this year’s honorees with us below. Captions written by the photographers. Read more
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Best Dive Practices
It is really important that you teach your customers about the importance of the marine environment as well as ensure that together you are taking all necessary precautions to not negatively impact it. The tips below are easily supported by using the icons poster which can be downloaded and used in your briefings. Read more
Guidance for Tourists – Scuba Divers
The following is information you must know before diving. By following these simple instructions you are helping to preserve the marine environment for future generations
Papua Explorers Dive Resort offering PADI Divemaster & Marine Ecology Internship – 2017
Want to spend up to 6 months in Raja Ampat? Join us for a Divemaster Internship like no other – improve your scuba diving and marine ecology skills, while contributing to conservation work in the heart of the Coral Triangle! Read more
Shark Swims Up To Diver For a Cuddle Every Time She Sees Him!
To visit his friend, Rick Anderson has to strap on a tank, put a regulator into his mouth and dive into the ocean off the coast of Nobbys Beach in New South Wales, Australia.
Unlike other materials, plastic never really goes away. We love plastic because it is durable, waterproof, and versatile, but the downside of these qualities is that it lasts forever.
Plastic does not biodegrade and it takes hundreds of years for it to break down through a process of photodegradation. Basically, plastic can only disintegrate if it is exposed to UV rays which break its structural bonds apart – and even when this happens, it never truly goes away, it just becomes tons of microscopic pieces of plastic. Read more
But a new video taken by an underwater robot shows that while life on the surface may be rare, a vibrant, colorful scene exists beneath Antarctic ice.
SOUTH AFRICA PREDATOR EXPEDITION with Cape Town Highlights
South Africa is considered the shark diving Mecca of the world with an impressive diversity of over 200 different species of shark (including rays and skates). This expedition starts in the warmer waters of the Kwa-Zulu Natal (perfect add on if you are doing the Sardine Run), and ends in the cooler water of Cape Town. Read more