It is official! Certainly not least due to the massive worldwide protest of conservation organizations like Sharkproject, us divers and the change.org petition, the Maldivian government has changed its mind. Yesterday it was announced that they will refrain from considerations to allow shark fishing in Maldivian territorial waters again.
It's official! Certainly not least due to the massive worldwide protest of conservation organizations, us scuba divers and of course the change.org petition, the Maldivian government has changed its mind. Yesterday it was announced that they will not consider allowing shark fishing in Maldivian territorial waters again. But can you travel to the Maldives at this time? You can! The negative PCR test makes it possible. Of course, one should follow the usual hygiene rules in the tropical island state, just as in the rest of the world. We visited some atolls...
Recommendations on resuming activities involving exposure to a hyperbaric environment in subjects who have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The following recommendations reflect the position of the Belgian Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (SBMHS-BVOOG) and are currently being evaluated by the EUBS, ECHM and DAN Europe.
Tourists are to be welcomed back to Malta from June. A financial package for the tourism sector worth about 20 million euros should help. New Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo spoke about Malta's recovery plan at a press conference yesterday. A plan that envisages vaccinated tourists being able to travel Malta unhindered with a digital green passport as proof of vaccination. Non-vaccinated tourists will then be able to present a negative PCR test for entry, just as before.
Open letter of the ocean and marine conservation organization Sharkproject to the President of the Maldives. With an open letter the internationally active ocean and marine conservation organization Sharkproject addresses the president and all members of the government of the Republic of Maldives.
Maldives Fisheries Minister Zaha Waheed recently stated that there are intensive talks to end the ban on shark fishing. Minister Zaha stated this in response to a question from a member of the People's Majlis (houses of Parliament, Maldives) Economic Committee. According to Minister Zaha, there are only a very small number of countries that protect sharks. So there is no reasonable reason not to do this in the Maldives.
If you use optical fibres on your underwater housing to use the flash signal of your camera as signal to the external underwater flash, you probably know a problem that needs to be solved. The underwater flash triggers, but the image on the camera is dark. Desperation is the order of the day!
Schwerin is not only the capital of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, but also the oldest city in the northern state, which was first mentioned in 1018. Today, in addition to the most famous landmark, Schwerin Castle, there are also 12 lakes in the city area. The largest of them is Lake Schwerin, which is divided into the so-called inner and outer lake.
In the middle of the bright blue Mediterranean Sea, just south of Sicily, lie the islands of Malta, Gozo and Comino. They are characterized by their mild climate, beautiful landscapes and diverse cultural heritage. The Mediterranean islands are especially popular with divers. Whether you are looking for coastal dives or are more into boat dives, the choice of dive sites is as diverse as the life underwater.
A few years ago, we already presented the automated floating trash bin developed by surfers Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski. Garbage, oil, fuels and detergents are to be collected or vacuumed in this way.