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Minke Whale Hunted

Minke Whale Slaughter

Hundreds of Minke Whales are expected to be slaughtered over the coming months as Norway resumes its annual whaling season. The 1st April marks the start of the whaling season in Norway and as...
Port Noarlunga jetty

New Port Noarlunga Jetty Stairs Installed

Divers across the greater Adelaide region are celebrating the installation of new stairs at the end of the Port Noarlunga jetty. Sixteen months ago (69 weeks or 484 days, but who’s counting?) a particularly...
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Coronavirus Pandemic and the ramifications for the dive industry

With the world in lockdown over the Coronavirus Pandemic the dive industry is facing a challenging time ahead, with huge ramifications from the small local dive shop to the huge globe manufacturer everyone has...
The Green House at John Brewer Reef

Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA)

On the 1st of April 2020 the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) will be officially opened. The Museum will be spread across several locations on the Great Barrier Reef and while this is not...
Soft Corals & Diver at Soft Coral Wall, Osprey Reef

Spirit of Freedom, Great Barrier Reef 7 day itinerary, Part Two, Continued

Day Six The first three dives of the day would all be conducted from North Horn Wall located at the Northern point of the reef, this dive area is perhaps the highlight of the trip....
Sea Fan & Diver, Osprey Reef

Spirit of Freedom, Great Barrier Reef 7 day itinerary, Part Two

The second part of our 7 day itinerary on the Spirit of Freedom would take us out to the Coral Sea and in particular Osprey Reef. First was a stop at the picturesque Lizard...
Eurythenes Plasticus, New species

Scientists discover a New Species in the Mariana Trench

A new Species of Amphipod has been discovered by a team of scientists from the University of Newcastle in the Mariana Trench. Unfortunately the initial excitement over the discovery of this creature has been...
Giant Frog Fish on coral, Steve's Bommie

Spirit of Freedom, Great Barrier Reef 7 day itinerary

With Coronavirus sweeping the globe where better to self isolate than on board the Spirit of Freedom on their 7 day Great Barrier Reef ternary, this particular itinerary come in two parts, part one...
HMS Erebus wreck & Divers platform

HMS Erebus: Over 350 artefacts recovered from the ill fated Vessel

Divers from the Parks Canada's underwater archeology team have recovered over 350 artefacts from the wreck of the HMS Erebus.  The wreck itself was discovered in 2014 but the harsh weather conditions have only...
Turtle Eating plastic bag

NSW joins the rest of Australia in Banning Single Use Plastic Bags.

In 2016 it was estimated that of the 5 billion plastic bags used annually by Australians, 150 million ended up as litter. So it is good news for the Oceans that NSW has joined...

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Mike Ball Dive Expeditions – Five decades of diving

1969. It was the year man first set foot on the moon, thousands of rock ‘n’ roll fans descended on Woodstock, and the first...
The 6 Best Dive Sites of the South Pacific

The 6 Best Dive Sites of the South Pacific

The 6 Best Dive Sites of the South Pacific The South Pacific is HUGE! It covers 11 million square miles stretching from the top of...
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12 Small Treasures That Make Wakatobi Critter Heaven

Wakatobi's reefs are alive with thousands of small and unique marine life treasures, and you don’t have to go far or search for long...
Islands of the Bahamas

Islands of the Bahamas are a diving paradise

The islands of the Bahamas are a diving paradise, offering a plethora of colourful reefs, dramatic walls, stunning shipwrecks and in-your-face pelagic action. Mark...

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Emperor Maldives

Emperor Maldives and the luxury of more time (10 nights) on Emperor Explorer

Spend more time exploring two of the most popular itineraries with Emperor Explorer in the Maldives. 10 nights on board this fabulous liveaboard means...
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12 Small Treasures That Make Wakatobi Critter Heaven

Wakatobi's reefs are alive with thousands of small and unique marine life treasures, and you don’t have to go far or search for long...

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