January 20, 2021

Keldan announce World’s 1st Underwater Remote Control

Keldan is now shipping the RC1 wireless Remote Control. It is based on ultrasonic technology and available for Video 18XR lights and Video 24XR lights. Features The remote control has two brightness channels. Each Channel can address an unlimited number of lights and each Channel has a separate ID to avoid interference when multiple controllers are […]

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Philippines vital for endangered Whale Sharks

A new scientific publication from LAMAVE and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 5 (BFAR 5) reports the importance of Donsol and the Ticao-Burias Pass as a likely pupping ground and nursery area for the endangered whale shark. The study reports the discovery of a newly born whale shark found on March 15, 2020 as well as mating-like […]

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Nauticam Now Shipping NA-R6 Housing for Canon EOS R6

The Canon EOS R6 is attractive to underwater image makers for a variety of reasons.  It is a 20MP full frame mirrorless camera that shoots up to 20fps, utilizes Canon’s new RF lens mount, and also has next generation Dual Pixel autofocus.  The sensor is closely related the Canon’s flagship 1D X Mark III and […]

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Giant Manta listed as Endangered

The conservation status of the giant (or oceanic) manta ray (Mobula birostris) has been uplisted today to Endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. An endangered listing is reserved for species with grave conservation concerns. Today’s announcement serves to confirm what we have long suspected – this […]

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New Scottish MPAs to offer protection for iconic marine species

Minke whale, basking sharks and Risso’s dolphins will be among a wide range of biodiversity and geological features to be safeguarded following the designation of four new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). A further 12 sites have been given Special Protection Area status, providing additional protection to Scotland’s vulnerable marine birds including sea ducks, divers, grebes […]

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Photo Gallery: Dive Fest Barbados

In our Gallery feature, we let the photos tell the story… Each Gallery showcases a selection of outstanding images on a chosen theme, taken by our Underwater Photography Editor Nick and Deputy Editor Caroline of Frogfish Photography. This time they reflect on their visits to the Caribbean Island of Barbados for the annual Dive Fest […]

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Announcing the Winners of Scubaverse.com’s November 2020 Underwater Photo & Video Contests

Another great month for entries in both contests – your underwater photos and videos are just getting better and better! Thanks to all who entered. To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s November 2020 Underwater Photo Contest is, click here. To find out who the winner of Scubaverse.com’s November 2020 Underwater Video Contest is, click here. […]

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November 2020 Photo Contest Winner and Review

WINNER CHOSEN AND REVIEW BY SCUBAVERSE.COM’S UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR NICK ROBERTSON-BROWN WINNER: When judging any underwater photography competition, the first thing I do is ask of each image: Is it in focus? The main subject has to be pin sharp. Is it exposed correctly? I then look at lighting (photography is all about light) and […]

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Fit filters in washing machines and slow the tide of ocean plastic

The Marine Conservation Society’s Stop Ocean Threads campaign, which is calling for all new washing machines to be fitted with microfibre filters, by law, by 2024, aims to stop plastic pollution at source by filtering microscopic plastics from washing machine waste water. To date the charity’s petition has been signed by over 12,000 people. The petition calls on government to […]

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Reef Rescue Network launches new interactive map

The Reef Rescue Network (RRN) was established in 2017 by the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS) as a network of non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses committed to improving the condition of coral reefs by restoring populations of corals and other species that will build coral reef resilience. Since then the RRN has grown to […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Today Tristan da Cunha becomes the world’s biggest sanctuary for wildlife in the Atlantic

The waters around a remote British overseas territory in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean are to become one of the biggest marine sanctuaries in the world. Tristan da Cunha’s newly declared Marine Protection Zone encompasses almost 700,000 sq km of its waters as the largest no-take zone in the Atlantic. The new reserve will […]

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Could you be Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021?

The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2021 contest (UPY 2021) is now open for entries. It closes on 5th January 2021. The contest is widely regarded as the world’s leading underwater photography competition, attracting thousands of entries, with the winners showcased around the world in the mainstream media. The previous edition attracted entries from over […]

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DIVELIFE launch Snap and Win photo competition

Behold… The Biggest Scuba Photo Competition the UK Lockdown has seen! HOW TO PLAY? UK-based Scuba Store and Dive Centre DIVELIFE decided to spice it up a little and have themselves a photo competition with some awesome prizes! So, what are the rules? Simply submit your diving related photo, like their page on Facebook and […]

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