On June 1, the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord, a voluntary agreement outlining potentially significant criteria for participation and compliance with the 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read more
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RAJA AMPAT, INDONESIA
Manta Sandy is a well-known cleaning station in the Dampier Strait region. Known for its regular sightings of mantas during the season, it has become a ‘must see’ dive site for all operators, and a location suitable for scientists and film-makers to observe these stunning creatures. Read more
Vancouver, BC – April 10, 2017
This year marks a significant milestone for Fly & Sea Dive Adventures – one of North America’s leading dive travel companies. For 20 years, their customers have enjoyed exceptional, well-organized dive adventures all around the world. Read more
By Shaz Kozak Mar 15, 2017
Honiara, Solomon Islands – Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions along with our sister-company Dive Munda, is hosting the largest photography contest in Solomon Islands history. With over $22,000USD ($1.7 million SBD) in prizes, we expect to draw submissions from around the world. Read more
Adidas Swimwear made with Recycled Ocean Plastics
Now Adidas and Parley have unveiled a swimwear collection made of Econyl a fibre with the same characteristics of traditional nylon and polyester, but produced from recovered plastic fishing nets. Read more
Underwater photographer stumbled upon the tiny creature previously unknown to scientists
Source: Brandie Weikle, CBC News
An underwater photographer has stumbled upon a new species of hermit crab with legs and pincers striped like candy canes.
Ellen Muller captured photos and video of the tiny creature at dive sites in the National Marine Park off the southern Caribbean island of Bonaire. Just a few millimetres wide, the animal is the subject of a new report in the journal ZooKeys. Read more
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
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