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Former Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Exec Brings more than Two Decades Conservation Experience The Florida Aquarium announced today that Dr. Debborah Luke, an internationally recognized leader with over 25 years of marine and environmental conservation leadership experience, has joined its executive team as Senior Vice President of Conservation. In this role, Debi will be expanding the Aquarium’s dedication to understanding and conserving aquatic species and ecosystems. “Dr. Luke’s passion for our Blue Planet, her deep technical and management expertise on marine and environmental conservation issues, and her experience as a leader make her a perfect fit,” said Andy…

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If you are looking to start rebreather diving, this is an opportunity to learn how to be a wise consumer and make the choice that is right for you. If you already own a rebreather and want a review of academics, new trends and the future of CCR diving, then this seminar will inform you about accident analysis, prevention and staying safe. Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the DC Dive Show with Jill Heinerth Learn more at: http://www.dcdiveshow.com

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What are you doing in August 2020? Why not join us for the “Best Wreck Diving in Europe” during the annual Tekdeep UK Trip to Malin Head, Ireland? About Malin Head Diving Malin Head is a “bucket list” for many divers from around the world. It is literally a wreck diving playground with Ocean Liners, Warships and Submarines. You will not find another place in Europe that allows you dive this level of variety, all in one week! Wreck Highlights HMS Audacious (64 metres)Built in 1913 the HMS Audacious is a King George V class Super-Dreadnought Battleship which grossed 23,00 tonnes and dimensions of 182…

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Are you looking to build up hours before the summer season 2020?Would you like lots of water time with experienced CCR and Open Circuit instructors onboard and on-hand to help and advise when needed? Would you like to dive without limitations of time and depth (subject to your qualification level)?Would you like to experience the only Red Sea liveaboard vessel of its kind with a Diver Lift? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, we have 2 great trips for you to choose from in February 2020. What’s more, they are back to back so you could even come for…

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The Journey Begins: A Promising Partnership to Protect and Restore Keys’ Reefs Coral Scientists at The Florida Aquarium continue to work tirelessly since successfully spawning threatened Atlantic pillar coral in August. These scientists were the first to reproduce Atlantic corals through lab-induced techniques. Their efforts have ignited hope for a new path to help vulnerable coral reefs. The Florida Aquarium is taking another step towards a brighter future to save our dying reefs by joining the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and local partners to announce the first high-level bold strategy to protect and restore seven coral reef sites in…

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Spend more time exploring two of the most popular itineraries with Emperor Explorer in the Maldives. 10 nights on board this fabulous liveaboard means more dives and flexibility. Emperor Explorer at a glance: High quality, newly constructed contemporary liveaboardSpa on main deckChoice of spacious dining and relaxation areasDive with manta, man-sized nurse sharks & whale sharksVisit a local island for a BBQ under the starsFree glass of wine with dinnerFree Nitrox4 dive guidesNo hidden extras with Emperor’s transparent pricing policy 12th – 22nd February 2020, South Central Depart & Return to Male Was €3,399 / £2,925 / $3,740 Now €2,949…

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The LiveAboard.com Black Friday sale is underway, offering up to 40% OFF select liveaboard diving destinations around the world. Take your pick from these top dive destinations and experiences: Australia’s remote Coral Sea dive expeditions, where you’ll find abundant sharks, schooling pelagics and vivid soft corals The Bahamas, for world-famous shark dives with tigers, hammerheads, oceanic whitetips and lemon sharks Dive Belize’s iconic 124m deep Blue Hole and drift along sheer walls covered in life Enjoy Thailand’s idyllic Surin Islands and Richelieu Rock’s whale shark season Discover Costa Rica’s abundant marine megafauna, including bull sharks, schooling hammerheads, whales, dolphins and mobula rays Indonesia’s unbeatable marine biodiversity and the world’s…

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Opening at CATALONIA COSTA MUJERES will be  on 1st of February, 2020 Pro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s most established PADI 5 Star Dive Resorts and recognized Career Development Centers, proudly announced the acquisition of their new dive facility in Mexico – at Catalonia Costa Mujeres, in Cancun.  Catalonia Costa Mujeres All Suites & Spa Resort is located in the beautiful Playa Mujeres, in the most exclusive area of Cancun. Beautiful white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters are only a few among other natural privileges of this place. An all-inclusive resort to enjoy the Caribbean to the full: spacious…

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As I pen these words, a beloved figure in the diving business is preparing her departure. Cathy Lesh is retiring from her longstanding ownership of the Dive Outpost of Live Oak, Florida, to the next generation. She leaves behind a tremendous legacy of sincere love and passion for one of the most technically challenging activities in the world today: cave diving. Cathy and her husband purchased Dive Outpost 24 years ago, and when her husband passed away in 2000, she was determined to continue what they both started. Her legacy is highlighted by a sign that hangs above the doorway…

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Car and coach mechanic Terry Cole, 58, from Northampton is looking forward to jetting off to The Bahamas for seven nights on board M/V Bahamas Master for just £10! Terry scooped the top prize in a lottery competition run by Blue O Two to support Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation. While more than 880 tickets were sold for a chance to secure the £6,500 trip of a lifetime to The Bahamas on a shark and dolphin safari, there could only be one winner. TV presenter and expedition leader, Monty Halls, revealed the winning ticket at DIVE 2019 at the NEC in Birmingham. Terry said,…

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