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US ceases American group travel to Cuba

The Treasury Department published new regulations Tuesday ending group travel to Cuba for “people to people” educational purposes and prohibiting visits to the island via cruise ships, personal aircraft or personal boats.

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Largetooth Sawfish protected in the Caribbean

The largetooth sawfish (Pristis pristis) is found worldwide in tropical and subtropical coastal regions, but also enters freshwater.

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Jumbo jet to become artificial reef in Bahrain

Along with the jet aircraft, the underwater theme park will also feature a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant's house along with other artificial coral reefs and structures.

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Diving South Africa’s Sodwana Bay

Being just over 400km north of Durban on the eastern coast of South Africa, and off the beaten track, the area was left somewhat unexplored until the late 1940s.

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More and more fishing vessels cause catch sizes to shrink

A new study by researchers from University of Tasmania and CSIRO in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal shows how the global fishing fleet has doubled over the last 65 years, but the catch sizes (based on the amount

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British Diving Pioneer Peter Judge Dies

A number of stalwarts from the English south coast diving industry have said Peter was a founding figure, a long term fixture and a pioneering diver that helped build and shape our current sport.

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Peter Judge's Funeral

Peter Judge was married for nearly 65 years. He is survived by his wife Babs and his son Rob.

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Rembrandt Lighting

Master the light and you will master photography. Indeed, “drawing with light” is the meaning of the Greek origin of the word “photography.”

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Don't underestimate the little guys!

The next time you come across the tiny fish going about their business at a coral reef, take a moment to contemplate their important role in the reef ecosystem.

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How backyard songbirds end up in the tummies of baby tiger sharks

A paper recently published in the Ecology journal relates the intriguing phenomenon involving half-digested remains of birds found in the stomachs of baby tiger sharks.

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The Lone Wolf

On this particular trip, one of the divers, Brian, made it very clear that he did not like these policies. He would often swim some distance away from the group, complaining afterwards that their bubbles kept getting in his photographs.

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Lake Zurich: Deep Cold-Water Wreck Diving in Switzerland

May 2017, a dull day. We were on a mission to search for “something big” in Lake Zurich. A strange track on the lake bottom near a well-known dive spot piqued our curiosity. It was our lucky day!

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Plastic pollution indirectly impacts 10 percent of our oxygen

In the first study of its kind, researchers at Macquarie University studied how the chemicals leached during plastic pollution affect photosynthetic marine bacteria.

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Routine Matters

He raised a hand to stop the countdown and searched around to see if he might have inadvertently taken it off and put it down on the bench next to him, but he could not see it. He had left it back on the liveaboard.

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Viroit Cave: Cave Diving in Albania

Located near the old town of Gjirokaster, Viroit Cave has been on my list of special dive locations I have wanted to visit for a long time. Unfortunately, there was not a lot of information available on the Internet about diving in this country.

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Bikini Atoll

This was my third trip to Bikini but this didn’t lessen my enthusiasm to getting back there. Traveling to this Atoll, deep within the Marshal Island group, takes some doing.

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