During a preliminary dive briefing, somewhere off the legendary Pacific Island of Palau, Marc Povey, Captain of the Palau Aggressor II (PAII), says: “The current will gently push you down Ulong channel, which will give you the chance to photograph giant clams at your leisure before we pick you up on the opposite side.” Okay, […]

In celebration of the Third International Year of the Reef, Our Singapore Reefs is organising a two-day event, The Fun Odyssea, to bring a fun-filled, learning experience for everyone. The community-driven event is FREE for all, and is one of the largest gathering of Singapore’s blue groups. Together, these interest groups, agencies, marine conservationists, and research groups have curated […]

<<Press Release>> In an on-going effort to support marine conservation across the scuba diving community, the Sea of Change Foundation is launching a new fund to help support the immediate response to coral reef damage from anchor drops, vessel groundings, oil spills, and other localised, anthropogenic and acute impacts to coral reefs. The Sea of [...]

It was like nothing he had ever experienced before: vibrant, bursting with life, pristine and perfect in almost every way. On a personal quest to find a sheltered place, unspoiled by the progression of civilisation, Andy Miners, a seasoned dive guide from the UK, had chosen Indonesia as his base and had explored just about […]

Author: James Harvey, The Reef-World Foundation As you might have already seen in the first part of this series, the Reef-World Foundation, in partnership with online platform, Divebooker, has developed a unique and fresh approach to protecting coral reefs in some of the most pristine and attractive marine tourist spots. Since 2004, Reef-World has been [...]
In Asian Diver's issue "Wrecks of Asia", we took a look at some of the wrecks that have been turned to reefs around Asia. HTMS Kledkaeo In the Southern Andaman Sea, off the east coast of Thailand’s Koh Phi Phi Leh, 27 metres deep, lies the wreck of the HTMS Kledkaeo. After ending its service [...]