May 1, 2012

Disgraceful: Freediver Fred Sessa or his student Sitting on Corals and Apnea Magazine publishes it

I really don’t know what to say?! Most people related to underwater sports know that it is important to protect the fragile underwater ecosystem and especially the corals. Freediver Fred Sessa or his student has nothing better to do then sitting … Continue reading

July 16, 2011

Help needed: Try to save some Dive Sites in Dahab

The community of Dahab is calling for help from everybody. This petition is to the the governor of Sinai know that both locals and internationals alike are not happy that building is being allowed that will deny divers beach access … Continue reading

June 14, 2011

Shark fishing banned in Mexican waters

The National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca) decided to ban the fishing of all shark species in federal waters on both coasts in order to contribute to the conservation of the resource. The ban will be extended during the … Continue reading

May 28, 2011

Emapsite Middle East launches at Gulf Environment Forum

Press release from enn.com: One of the UK’s leading providers of professional mapping solutions is expanding into the Middle East market by launching a Saudi company specialising in GIS and environmental monitoring. Emapsite Middle East has opened an office in … Continue reading

May 21, 2011

CDWS salutes annulment of decree that allowed fishing in national park

A meeting, hosted at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village by owner Umbarak, was held last night (19 May) and attended by  representatives of the Bedouin fisherman, Hesham Gabr (chairman, CDWS), SEDO (Sharm el Sheikh Environmental and Development Organisation) and Dr … Continue reading

May 17, 2011

Fishing in Ras Mohammed National park allowed: The South Sinai Governor, Again!

In 1983 Ras Mohammed became the first Egyptian national park, due to the area being so manifestly rich and abundant in life. Ras Mohammed’s splendour has wooed millions of visitors and imprinted unforgettable reminiscences into their memory, these vibrant reefs … Continue reading

May 9, 2011

A floating golf course off shore of the Maledives?

Destroying the reef for some super rich persons? To be absolutely honest – this is really – I mean really – f***ed up and should not be allowed. From Oceanic Defense: Dutch developers are giving a new meaning to the … Continue reading

May 2, 2011

Dive Sites Closed in Thailand.

Thailand’s National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has decided to close down 18 dive sites to give the areas a chance to recover. While Authorities at other major diving destinations around the world twiddle their thumbs and hope the … Continue reading

April 30, 2011

Biodiversity Expedition Begins in the Philippines

From the 26th April until the 10th June The California Academy of Sciences are conducting there biggest expedition to date. The 2011 Philippines Biodiversity Expedition will see groups of scientists scour everything from the deepest oceans to the highest mountains … Continue reading

April 28, 2011

Pollution Threats from Shipwrecks to be Investigated

When people think of major oils spills the first thing that springs to mind is disasters like the Exxon Valdez or more recently the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, however many of the wrecks we dive are … Continue reading