News articles in Marine Life

(Dive Travel Business News.com - Dec 2, 2013) -- Kihei,Hawaii -- A visiting kayaker from Washington state died Monday morning after part of his right leg was bitten off by a shark about a half-mile off Little Beach in Makena, Hawaii state and county officials said.

Beaches from the Makena Landing to the Ahihi Kinau Natural Area Preserve were closed Monday; state and county officials were to make an assessment Tuesday morning to determine whether to reopen the shoreline Tuesdsay.

Dive Destination hits Frommer's Best List - but few Divers Go There.

(Dive Travel Business News.com - November 5, 2013) -- It's a mere 110 square k’s in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, has just six hotels and fewer restaurants, but it’s a scuba-divers and snorkelers Utopia, an unexpected goldmine for archaeology buffs – and has connections to the Pacific’s worst-ever rogue, buccaneer, swindler, confidence man and bigamist William Henry ‘Bully’ Hayes who met his end on  the tiny remote island.

DEMA teams up with VH1's "Band to Watch" Youngblood Hawke to Stop Shark Finning.

(Dive Travel Business News.com -- October 25, 2013) -- The Diving Equipment Marketing Association (DEMA) and Youngblood Hawke, a "VH1 You Oughta Know" band based in Los Angeles, teamed up to film a Public Service Announcement (PSA) aimed at boosting awareness of the devastating effect on global shark populations created by an increased demand for shark fins.

Behavior of Sharks Associated With Cage Dive Ecotourism

(Dive Travel Business News.com - October 14, 2013) -- Hawaii - Every time there is a shark cage diving operation near a populated tourist area, concerns arise about the dangers posed by these sharks coming into shallow waters where beachgoers play. 

First Humpback Whale of the Season Sighted Off Maui

(Dive Travel Business News - October 9, 2013) -- Maui, Hawaii - On October 5, 2013 an adult humpback whale did a "beautiful" fluke up dive in front of excited crew and passengers on Pacific Whale Foundation's vessel Ocean Voyager at 7:36 am. This is Pacific Whale Foundation's first verified humpback whale sighting of the season off Maui.

Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago Protected by Luxury Resort's Foundation

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 26, 2013) --  With coral reefs, mangrove forests and sea grass beds inhabited by sea turtles, whale sharks and seahorses, diving the the Koh Rong Archipelago is one of the most diverse and least known marine environments in Southeast Asia.  The Song Saa Foundation, a Cambodia-based organisation dedicated to protecting the land and waters of southern Cambodia’s Koh Rong Archipelago, was officially launched on September 21st.

The Return of  "Lilly" and "JoAnn" The Mako Sharks

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 23, 2013) -- Davie, FL -- Divers often carry the  explorer and pioneer archetypes (that will naturally magnetize your clients to learning about the ocean, diving new places and trying new things.) This article contributed by the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Guy Harvey Research Institute will be of interest to those who love marine science and the excitement of discovery. 

Coral Spawning: A Rare Natural Wonder that Fascinates and Draws Divers to the Ca

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 20, 2013) -- Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands -- In the Cayman Islands divers and underwater photographers are gearing up for a mysterious and elusive ocean event that happens once a year when conditions are just right – coral spawning.

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 19, 2013) -- DiveSocial.com -- By BJ Blackburn, Founder of DiveSocial.com

Divers are, by nature, an adventurous lot. The lure of exotic locations draws us to faraway locales like the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Africa, Antarctica, the list goes on. Being one of the United States, it's all too easy to forget how faraway and exotic the Hawaiian Islands truly are, and Hawai'i (frequently referred  to as the Big Island) has some amazing dive sites that should be on any diver's "bucket list."

Komodo Dive Operators, MantaWatch Pivotal in Establishing Shark, Manta Ray Sanct

(Dive Travel Business News - Sept 17, 2013) -- The Indonesian district of West Manggarai and Komodo has recently designated  its entire marine and coastal waters as a manta ray and shark sanctuary.  This region is home to some of the world’s richest marine biodiversity, including more than 10 shark species, and both oceanic (Manta birostris) and reef manta rays (Manta alfredi).<

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