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Rowley Shoals
Dive Locations Liveaboards Travel

Diving Australia’s Hidden Gem: Rowley Shoals

The short dive season runs September through December in Western Australia’s Rowley Shoals, and it belongs on your bucket list for next year.

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Wolf Rock
Dive Locations Travel

Wolf Rock: Australia’s Newest Pelagic Dive Site

This new dive site off the Queensland coast is red-hot. But what makes Wolf Rock so special?

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Great Barrier Reef Heroes
Conservation

Great Barrier Reef Heroes

Like all the world’s coral reefs, the Great Barrier Reef is under threat. But the world’s largest living organism has some Great Barrier Reef heroes on its side.

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jellyfish of australia
Marine Species

Jellyfish of Australia

It’s not just the deadly box jelly when it comes to jellyfish of Australia — these waters are home to many amazing species. Watch out for both the deadly and delightful on your next dive Down Under.

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coral trees
Conservation

Coral Trees on the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is under constant threat from pressures of all sorts. But some passionate individuals are doing what they can by helping to grow more-resilient corals.

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Scuba Diving Christmas Island
Dive Locations Travel

Scuba Diving Christmas Island

Known as “Australia’s Galapagos Islands,” scuba diving Christmas Island means an experience rich in biodiversity.

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Muck Diving in Chowder Bay
Dive Locations In the Water

Muck Diving in Chowder Bay

The muck diving in Chowder Bay, in the Sydney suburb of Mosman, offers nudibranchs, seahorses, frogfish and more.

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Dive Locations In the Water Travel Wrecks

Diving the Wreck of the SS Yongala

The SS Yongala went down off Townsville, Australia in 1911, taking all its passengers with it. Now, the wreck is one of the most iconic dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef.

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weedy seadragon
Conservation Marine Species

The Weedy Seadragon Research Project

Each weedy seadragon, endemic to the southern shore of Australia, boasts a unique spot pattern on its belly. Divers in the area have the unique opportunity to help identify them.

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Name Your Own Coral Reef
Dive Locations In the Water

Name Your Own Coral Reef in Australia

It’s possible to “name a star,” usually as a gift, but now you can name your own coral reef as well, in Australia at Lord Howe Island.

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Great Barrier Reef
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Turtle Heaven on the Great Barrier Reef

A tiny dollop of sand measuring just 79 acres off the northeastern tip of Australia is home to one of the largest green turtle nesting sites in the world. Plan a visit with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions.

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Steve’s Bommie
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Dive Site: Steve’s Bommie, Great Barrier Reef

Some dive sites beg for extended bottom time. Steve’s Bommie, on the Great Barrier Reef, will leave you wishing you could stay underwater forever.

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Coral Sea
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Top Five Coral Sea Dive Sites

Australia’s Coral Sea boasts a staggering array of dive sites. Here are the top five Coral Sea dive sites, in no particular order.

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Shark Diving in the Coral Sea
Dive Locations In the Water Travel

Shark Diving in the Coral Sea

Off the northeastern coast of Australia lies the Coral Sea, a region of plunging depths and steep seamounts. Oh, and plenty of sharks.

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Giant Cuttlefish Gathering in Whyalla

Every year giant cuttlefish gather together to court and mate. And every year some lucky divers get to witness it!

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coral reefs

Trials, Recovery, and Vulnerability of our Coral Reefs

This short video, shot in Australia, shows how simultaneously vulnerable and resilient our coral reefs are in the face of bleaching.

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Great White

Snorkeler Checked Out by a Great White

A snorkeler gets more than he bargained for when a great white shows up to check him out. He ended up with some great footage, and an epic story to tell!

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spider crab migration
Marine Species

The Great Spider Crab Migration

Each winter, thousands of melon-sized crabs crawl across the sea floor in Port Philip Bay, Victoria. Here’s what you need to know to check it out.

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New stuff
ornate ghost pipefish

Marine Species: Ghost Pipefish

Within the pipefish family, ghost pipefish are something special, and always a treat to see on a dive. Here we’ll look at four well-known species.
by Hélène Reynaud
Ashkhabad

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: the Ashkhabad

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we’ll visit the Ashkhabad.
by Rebecca Strauss
Reef Rescue Network

The Reef Rescue Network

The Perry Institute for Marine Science is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting the oceans. To that end, they’ve created the Reef Rescue Network.
by Hayley-Jo Carr
Explorer Ventures

Explorer Ventures Adds New Red Sea Itinerary and New Maldives Yacht

Expanding into new waters, the Explorer Ventures Liveaboard Fleet adds an incredible itinerary in the Red Sea and a new yacht in the Maldives.
by Press Release