All the latest from DIVE Magazine this week
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!
The DIVE Travel Awards 2019 have begun – for the next two months, readers are invited to nominate up to three of their favourite scuba diving destinations, resorts or dive centres, and liveaboards. The Top 25 nominees in each category will go through to the final vote, which will run from 1 July to 31 October. Winners to be announced at this year’s DEMA Show in Orlando, Florida.
NON-CONTACT MARINE ULTRASOUND
Researchers from the Manta Trust and Cambridge University Veterinary School have succeeded in scanning manta rays with a compact, lightweight ultrasound scanner from IMV imaging.
CARIBBEAN SHARK CONSERVATION
The island of Curaçao is well established in its dedication to marine conservation, and as part of this year’s Dive Festival, Curaçao is set to host Project AWARE and ICCAT to launch a new initative for shark conservation in the Caribbean.
SAY NO TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC STRAWS…
…and get yourself a set of our fantastic, food-grade stainless-steel straws instead! Get them for free when you subscribe to our magnificent print issue in the UK, or buy them directly from Amazon priced at £6.99.
KEEPING IT DRY
Fantasea has announced the launch of its latest underwater housing, the FA6400, designed for the Sony a6400 mirrorless camera, with a new and innovative moisture prevention and detection system.
Oceanic releases the new and improved ProPlus 4.0 air integrated dive computer – wider screen, larger display, and bluetooth smart device connectivity.
THE DOLPHINS OF WAR
Following the discovery and release of a beluga whale wearing a Russian harness and GoPro camera, read more about the nefarious history of world powers using cetaceans as unwilling secret agents.
DIVE INTO SPRING
In our Spring 2019 Print Issue, Jason Isely brings us a special report from the Kei Islands on the plight of leatherback turtles, Douglas David Seifert explores the final scuba diving frontier of French Polynesia, Josef Litt indulges in some Cuban delights (and some diving!) and Mark ‘Crowley’ Russell peers through his spectacles at options for underwater opticals. Plus: More ice diving from Jerzy Kowalczuk, mindfulness and diving from Ghaida Ramadan, Francesca Page‘s new column, Penelope Granycome reports on VR diving as an anaesthetic, and the inspirational young Scuba Sisters diving ahead for the next generation. Click to subscribe… and get a FREE gift!