Don’t forget – the OZTek2017 Underwater Photographic Competition closes on January 31st.
The other day, The Scuba News had a chance to chat briefly with author Simon Pridmore about his best-selling book Scuba Confidential – An Insider’s Guide to Becoming a Better Diver. What was the thinking behind Scuba Confidential? My main purpose in writing Scuba Confidential was to give all divers access to the sort of knowledge that top industry professionals acquire from years of experience and that extreme technical divers learn through intensive training. My thinking was that these insights would enable them to improve their skills and awareness and enable them to enjoy the sport more safely and with greater…
I would like all of our readers to join me in congratulating Kathryn, Managing Editor of The Scuba News New Zealand, who should have by now (not sure of the time difference with NZ), married her “man of the sea” Nicholas Curzon.
Palau has become the latest Pacific country to join a regional conservation initiative to protect shark and ray species in its waters. Other countries in the region who have backed the Pacific Shark Heritage Programme by the World Wildlife Fund included Fiji, Samoa and French Polynesia. Palau became the world’s first shark sanctuary in 2009 banning all shark fishing in its territorial waters, and is looking at banning all commercial fishing by 2018
Worldwide, interest in the commercial use of a broadening range of ocean resources is increasing. So too is public awareness and appreciation of the need for careful management, sustainable practices, adequate conservation and protection of wildlife in the sea. Further, indigenous values and rights in the marine environment are progressively being articulated and respected. Learn more at: http://nz.thescubanews.com/events/nzmssamsa-2016-sharing-ocean-resources-conference/
The Scuba News are extremely proud to announce the forthcoming launch of The Scuba News New Zealand With all the news, features and offers that you have always received from The Scuba News, The Scuba News New Zealand is one of the first of our brand new “Regional Editions”. The Scuba News New Zealand will be edited and curated by a small team of dedicated dive professionals who are living and working in New Zealand and will bring you everything from the world of scuba diving in New Zealand. You can access The Scuba News New Zealand directly at: http://nz.thescubanews.com and also follow our…