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Wonder Reef, Gold Coast’s New Dive Attraction

Australia’s new dive attraction is set to open to the public on Wednesday, June 8. The huge artificial reef is found just ten minutes by boat from the Gold Coast Seaway and is expected to attract more than 16,000 divers each year. The $5 million attraction was funded equally by the Gold Coast City Council and the state government and has been secured in a 50-year seabed lease.

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Pristine Rose-Shaped Coral Reef Discovered Off Tahiti

One of the largest coral reefs growing in the mesophotic zone has recently been discovered off the coast of Tahiti. The reef, which lies at depths of between 30 meters and 65 meters, seems to be untouched by climate change. Its depth could explain why it has remained protected from the effects of the warming ocean.

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10 Best Winter Scuba Diving Destinations

For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is settling in with its cold temperatures and windy, snowy days. While some would be contempt with spending their free time all wrapped up in a blanket next to a cup of tea, we know there are still plenty of adventure-seekers out there. If you’re looking for a sunny break or just a place where you can still find good diving conditions, check out the best winter scuba diving destinations for the holidays or the beginning of a new exciting year.

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Drinking And Diving: Why It’s Best Not To

Diving is a fun, exciting activity, and divers themselves are generally cheerful individuals who love to have fun in any shape or form. For some, having a drink or two around the time of the dive with their buddies is one of those social interactions that aren’t given too much thought. However, there is a potentially serious risk involved in drinking and diving.

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Gallipoli Historic Underwater Park

The Gallipoli Historic Underwater Park Open to Public

As of October 2021, scuba divers fascinated by historical wrecks can enjoy exploring several ships resting beneath the waters of the Gallipoli peninsula in the Çanakkale province of Turkey. The area was the battleground of the First World War Gallipoli campaign, an Anglo-French military campaign against Turkey.

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Exceptionally Large 400-year-old Coral Discovered in the Great Barrier Reef

A team of Australian scientists recently discovered the widest coral in the Great Barrier Reef. The specimen, which belongs to the genus Porites, is also one of the largest and oldest coral in the reef system, measuring 34 feet (10.4 meters) in width and 17.4 feet (5.3 m) in height and thought to be between 421 and 438 years old.

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Museum of Underwater Sculpture of Ayia Napa

Cyprus Opened a Unique Underwater Museum off Ayia Napa

A newly created Marine Protected Area has opened its doors waters to divers, offering a collection of 93 beautifully sculpted artworks representing humans, trees, and other elements of nature. The underwater museum is known as MUSAN (short for the Museum of Underwater Sculpture of Ayia Napa) and is located just off Pernera Beach in Ayia Napa.

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40 Shipwrecks Discovered off the Coast of Lampedusa, Sicily

No less than 40 shipwrecks dating back to World War II were discovered off the small island of Lampedusa, Sicily. The wrecks are located 20 to 100 nautical miles off the coast and lie on the sea bottom at 30 to 140 meters and have sunk during the “Battle of the Mediterranean.” Most of these ships are merchant vessels that used to carry cargoes of war supplies, including cannons, bombs, and tanks.

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