Author The Scuba News Press Team

The Scuba News Press Team are constantly on the hunt for great news articles from the world of scuba diving!

On April 29th, 2019, the Open University of the Netherlands will have the inaugural class of its newest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter. The course will be available in all UN languages, making a global issue available to a global audience. The course content is tailored to the different regions of our planet. “The previous Marine Litter MOOC (provided for free and available in English and Spanish) attracted thousands of participants. Ocean pollution is a global issue, therefore the Leadership track of the MOOC is being made available in all UN languages and Portuguese. ‘We realize that…

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Treat yourself to a liveaboard trip on South Moon – the lovely boat with the warmhearted crew, good food and last but not least – DIVING AT ITS FINEST. Diving Ras Mohamed is a special event in itself, as are the spectacular other sites, like the famous wreck of the Thistlegorm, the remote dive sites in the Gulf of Suez with their incredible abundance of corals, and the famous dives in the Straights of Tiran. During April few places are still available in the weeks 13. – 20.4.19, 20. – 27.4.19, and 27.4. – 4.5.19. The price per person starts…

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Everyone loves adventurous as it gives you the feeling of thrill along with the fun. Diving is one of the adventurous activities that connect you with a different sight of nature. Bali is known for its forested volcanic mountains, beaches, iconic rice paddies and coral reefs. Many people from all around the world visit Bali for spending their vacation and experiencing the sea life. Some of the major attraction of Bali is Tulamben diving, Amed scuba diving, Nusa Lembongan etc. This place is always ready to welcome tourists as the resorts, hotels, villas, restaurants are easily available here at pocket-friendly…

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Scuba opportunities abound in one of the world’s last undiscovered paradises Awei Pila, an exclusive resort set on a remote tropical island, has opened a SCUBA diving center in Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, offering Open Water courses and certification to first-time divers. The Awei Pila Dive Center will provide all levels of PADI diving courses from DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) to DM (Dive Master), which can either be tackled at home by Internet ahead of traveling to the Mergui Archipelago or learned over three to four days at the resort, which lies on a pristine beach just a stone’s throw from…

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Sir Hugo Swire KCMG (Conservative MP for East Devon) has been named the newest patron of The Seahorse Trust. He joins TV presenters Chris Packham, Kate Humble, Ellie Harrison and others as a patron of the marine charity. Sir Hugo has been actively engaged in raising public and parliamentary awareness of the Seahorse Trust and its work. In November 2018, he secured a Parliamentary debate on the illegal trade in seahorses, which highlighted that 150 million seahorses are illegally traded around the world every year for the curio and medicine trade. Sir Hugo also arranged a meeting between The Seahorse…

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Video content is something most consumers are familiar with but aren’t quite aware of just how important it is. A B2C study reported in Forbes found that 90% of internet users stay on websites that utilize video content, with those users clicking off of websites that don’t. Scuba companies, which must embrace technology to remain competitive in the industry, have put video software to good use. From bespoke video-making services to kit companies taking the opportunity to give live-action demonstrations, the uses of video tech in modern scuba businesses are varied and creative. Making continued use of innovative video content will be important for…

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Improve your wildlife and underwater photography skills during our winter live-aboard expeditions in the Norwegian fjords. We bring you close to an amazing wildlife phenomena of hunting Orca’s and feeding Humpbacks in one of the most beautiful winter landscapes in the world. You may get lucky to get in the water with these amazing animals and watch the baitballs of herring swirl underneath you. Expedition Highlights: Polar Snorkeling with Orcas and Whales Whale Watching Northern Lights & Star-gazing Zodiac Cruising in the winter Fjord Scenery Snow activities Excellent photography opportunities Educational Presentations If you choose not to snorkel, you can…

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As scuba diving begins to gain more popularity around the world, one of the biggest concerns novice divers seem to have is surrounding the safety of scuba diving. While a valid concern, recent studies show that diving is statistically safer than driving, having a kid, or even running a marathon. However, seeing as the human body is not naturally designed to breathe underwater, every time a scuba diver heads out for a dive they are completely dependent on their skills, training and equipment. Following research that seems to show the correlation between water safety and reduced risks, divers wishing to approach the…

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The eight-part Natural History series will launch globally on Netflix on 5 April 2019 World-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough will serve as the voice of upcoming Netflix original documentary series Our Planet, which will premiere on Netflix on 5 April 2019. The ambitious series has been created in collaboration with Silverback Films, whose director Alastair Fothergill was the creator of the critically acclaimed original Planet Earth and Blue Planet series, and WWF, the world’s leading conservation organisation. The ground-breaking, eight-part series will showcase the planet’s most precious species and fragile habitats, revealing amazing sights on Earth in ways they’ve never…

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The Earth is full of over 326 million trillion gallons of water. This provides a lot of ocean blue to explore, dive, and enjoy. For those of us who want to live with the fishes or explore the depths of the Earth, our waters are amazing places to start. So, if you’re looking for a new area to discover or a fascinating underwater realm, check out some of these magnificent dives. Soaring with Kona Mantas in Hawaii People travel far and wide to sit on the beaches of Hawaii and surf on the crushing blue waters. However, take a dive into…

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