American Samoa

American Samoa

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Samoa Creates Shark Sanctuary
Conservation News

Samoa Creates Shark Sanctuary in its Waters

In early March, the small South Pacific Nation designated its waters a shark sanctuary, protecting over 30 species of sharks and rays.

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Big Momma
Dive Locations Travel

Diving National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa’s Big Momma

The star attraction in the warm waters of the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa is a gigantic Porites coral named Big Momma.

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National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa
Conservation Dive Locations Travel

Exploring the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa

This year, Scuba Diver Life is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to bring you images and stories from each of the United States’ 11 dive-able marine sanctuaries. Our final installment will visit the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa

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New stuff
Shark Feeding Dives

The PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty

If you’re interested in sharks, the PADI AWARE Shark Conservation specialty course might be a good fit.
by Hélène Reynaud
meandering corals

Introduction to Meandering Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Meandering corals are often called brain corals because they form round colonies resembling brains. Learn how to tell them apart with our guide here.
by Nicole Helgason
Mexico scuba diving

The Best Scuba Diving in Mexico

We know it’s a broad category, with such a diverse range of animals and geography, but here are our picks for some of the best scuba diving in Mexico.
by Juanita Pienaar
manta bommie

Diving Manta Bommie in Brisbane

Mantas: the Maldives, Komodo, Bali, Raja Ampat…and Brisbane? That’s right, you can see mantas just offshore from Brisbane at a fantastic site called Manta Bommie.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith