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Malta to regulate wreck diving with new laws aimed at protecting underwater heritage

Besides protecting such sites, the new system is expected to offer local diving schools the opportunity to register with Heritage Malta, against a fee, in order to be able to take divers down to the listed zones.

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Choosing a BCD: Solutions for the Slight

The chief health and safety inspector who conducted the investigation into the death was quoted as saying: "… the ill-fitted equipment compromised the victim's ability to try and breathe when her air supply ran out.

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Komodo Island may close for one year because people keep stealing the dragons

According to Indonesia's Tempo newspaper, the government will temporarily close the popular tourist attraction in January 2020. The news comes after police busted a ring of lizard smugglers last month that were going to sell 41 Komodo Dragons.

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Galápagos home to as many as 53 invasive species

Until now, scientists believed that there were just five invasive species living on Galápagos Islands. However, a study published in the Aquatic Invasions journal has now upped the number to 53.

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Freediver Ant Williams breaks world record for deepest dive under ice

Now Williams has conducted a successful dive to 70mt / 229.6ft in a remote location in northern Norway. Williams confirmed that the Guinness World Records observed the dive and that he found it tough.

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Mares Product Recall

The inflator is made by Ferplast and the recall only relates to products that have been fitted with the new type of Ferplast inflator.

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#PforPlastic

The hand signal is being used to alert a buddy that you have spotted some rubbish and wish to pick it up.

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Warmer waters in Ontario lakes messes with lake trout's diet

According to a new study, climate change is giving rise to changes in the diets of fishes in Ontario lakes, thereby altering the food webs there.

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Wreck of WWII aircraft carrier USS Wasp found

On 14 January 2019, the wreck of USS Wasp was located by the research vessel Petrel. The carrier sits upright in 4,345 meters (14,255 feet) of water, though parts of the hull appear to have split.

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Diving recommences at the Egyptian Brother Islands

The ban came about after a couple of non-fatal shark biting incidents were reported within a short period of time.

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  • It is not allowed to stay overnight in Brother Islands. The implementation of diving activities will be only from 06.00 till 16.00 after which all boats should leave.
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Scapa Flow: Centenary of the Scuttle of the Imperial German High Seas Fleet

The 74 German warships had not been surrendered—they had been interned at Scapa Flow under British guard seven months earlier as a condition of the Armistice, which had halted the hostilities of the Great War in November 1918.

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Heinerth launches autobiography

She didn't just enjoy diving. She, like some of us, was almost overwhelmed by her passion for our sport, and made the key decision to utterly devote herself to diving.

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Two ocean advocates lost in Ethiopian Airlines aircrash

A number of heartfelt tributes from the likes of the Ashmolean Museum, AP Diving, British School at Rome, Fourth Element, GGGI Initiative, GUE, IKUWA7, Project AWARE, World Animal Protection UK were made on social media, confirming that two highly

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Scientists on the trail of a new species of orca

Killer whales are the largest extant members of the dolphin family.

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Shark Fishing Cannot Be Sustainable—a new study

The Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act of 2017 was attacked by shark fisheries advocates in a political opinion paper entitled, “A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries.” A new study, by shark ethologist Il

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