Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Scuba Diving On The Great Barrier Reef

Over 2,300 kilometres long, and covering an area of almost 1 million square kilometres, the Great Barrier Reef is arguably one of the worlds best scuba diving destinations.

Located off the north west coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef contains over 2,000 species of fish, and over 400 species of coral making it one of the most diverse eco-systems in the world, and providing scuba divers with a utopia of scuba diving opportunities.

In our Scubaworld blog, we will cover a wide range of the incredible dive sites of the Great Barrier Reef, providing you with a detailed overview of all the scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

If you are interested in scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, then it is certainly worth getting in contact with a number of dive operators in Cairns, who will offer the trips out to the reef itself.

Monday, 24 September 2007

Scuba diving in Moalboal

Scuba diving in Moalboal has increased dramatically over the past ten years as the reputation of this secluded part of Cebu in the Philippines has increased amongst scuba divers.

The majority of the scuba diving in Moalboal is done on the large walls which can be found here, many of which can be found only metres from the beach, and yet which drop down hundreds of metres to the depths below. Here, a wide range of marine life can be found, including a wide selection of lionfish, wrasse and other more common reef life.

The scuba diving in Moalboal is available throughout the year, although it is best to try and get here around the dry season, which runs from November through until May. At this time of year, the visibility in the area is at its best, and can often exceed 30 metres in some areas. You can also find out more about scuba diving holidays and the scuba diving in the Philippines at the Scubaworld web site.

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Cedar Pride Dive Site - Scuba Diving In Aqaba

The Cedar Pride is one of only a few wreck dives located in the waters off the coast of Aqaba in Jordan.

The ship itself was originally a Lebanese freighter, which suffered extensive damage during a fire in the Port of Aqaba in 1982. Following a request by King Hussein of Jordan, the ship was sunk in 1985 for the purpose of becoming an artificial reef for scuba diving. The 80 metre long freighter now lies on its port side, in water ranging from 10 metres down to around 28 metres at it's deepest point.

The Cedar Pride is best dived on the seeward side, where divers are able to view the decks of the freighter, although the high point of diving the Cedar Pride is undoubtedly the Crows Nest, which has gradually become encrusted with a range of hard and soft corals over time.

For more information on the Cedar Pride dive site, or for more information on scuba diving in Aqaba, feel free to visit the Scubaworld.tv web site.

Prince Abdallah Reef - Scuba Diving In Aqaba

Prince Abdallah Reef Dive Site:

This exceptional dive site is in fact a shallow reef in the waters just off the coast of Aqaba in Jordan. Noted for its exceptional array and variety of both hard and soft corals, the Prince Abdallah Reef dive site is a real must for people looking to scuba dive in Aqaba.

Starting with a shore entry, a gradual slope gives way to a series of small ravines which form the entrance to the main part of the reef. Their is a good amount of marine life on Prince Abdallah reef, and large numbers of morays, lionfish, scorpionfish, wrasse and groupers can be seen here.

Visit Scubaworld.tv for more information on scuba diving in Aqaba or scuba diving on Prince Abdallah reef.

Friday, 14 September 2007

Worlds Best Dive Sites - Protea Banks

Located on the Kwazulu Natal coast in South Africa, the Protea Banks offer some of the best scuba diving in South Africa, and arguably the worlds finest shark diving location. Here, on the large reef located approximately 8 kilometres off the shore at Margate, this impressive reef is home to a wide selection of sharks and other marine life such as Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays and a large number of Moray eels.

The diving at the Protea Banks is split into the Northern and Southern Pinnacles, and tends to follow a seasonal cycle around the movement of the famous ragged tooth sharks or "raggies." During the cooler winter months, the majority of the diving on the Protea Banks tends to on the Northern Pinnacles, where you are likely to encounter huge numbers of these ragged tooth sharks as they visit the Banks as a part of their breeding cycle.

For the rest of the year, the diving on the Protea Banks tends to be located on the Southern Pinnacles, where it is possible to encounter a huge variety of sharks including Bull sharks (Zambesi sharks), Tiger sharks, Mako sharks, Thresher sharks and even the occasional Great White shark passing through.

During the months of June and July, the Protea Banks is also a part of one of natures greatest annual spectacles, the Sardine Run. Every year, huge shoals of millions of Sardines pass through this part of the South African coastline, bringing with them large numbers of sharks, dolphins and even whales who all come to feast on the sardines.

The Protea Banks genuinely deserve to be mentioned amongst the worlds best dive sites, and for fans of sharks and shark diving, the dives will certainly live up to their almost legendary status amongst scuba divers.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

New Destination Of The Month Feature

We have recently launched a new feature on the Scubaworld.tv web site called Destination of the Month, and this first issue covers all the various opportunities for scuba diving in Aqaba in Jordan.

Each month, we will cover a new destination, flagging all the various dive sites and dive resorts, as well as the very best destinations within that country to dive at.

This first issue on Aqaba covers this little known jewel, which offers some of the finest examples of coral to be found anywhere. Having escaped the larger numbers of scuba divers who regularly visit the other Red Sea diving resorts such as Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, Aqaba offers scuba diving in absolutely pristine conditions.

We'll be sure to keep you posted on any new launches on the site in the coming months, and as usual, please feel free to let us know your thoughts on the new channels and new site design.

Destination Of The Month - Aqaba

We have in the past few days launched a new channel on the site called 'destination of the month, ' which this month covers all the various opportunities for scuba diving in Aqaba.

Each month, we will cover a particular destination in detail, looking at the regions best dive sites, as well as other factors such as the accomodation in the region and any trips or tourist attractions that may be worth visiting whilst you are there.

New Dive Operator Partnership Program

Calling All Dive Operators!!!!

As we have mentioned previously on the blog we will shortly be launching the redesigned Scubaworld site, and an integral part of this is our new partnership program for dive operators.

In the new site, dive operators from all over the world will be able to have their very own mini-site within the Scubaworld site, allowing users to read information on a specific destination or region, and then surf through the various dive operators that operate across that region or destination.

We would really like to hear from dive operators who currently specialise in offering scuba diving courses from any of the major scuba diving accreditation agencies with courses such as the PADI Open Water Courses.

So if you are a dive operator, please feel free to contact our Business Development Team on admin@scubaworld.tv to discuss how we can work with you on our new site.

We look forward to hearing from you!