Divers visit the Lagoa Misteriosa

24 07 2016

Lagoa Misteriosa received a group of divers from Scuba Point on July 5th.

Besides scuba diving, they also went snorkeling in the attraction, located in Jardim (MS).

The trip was set by Ricardo Lalo Meurer, an experienced scuba diver. He visited with his wife and kids. Check out what he said about the Lagoa Misteriosa:

“I have visited the region for over 20 years and I’ve been scuba diving at the Lagoa Misteriosa for a while. We decided to come back, this time with my family. My oldest son has been here before, but this was the first time for my youngest, Lucas. The structure of this attraction is incredible and we had a blast!”

Scuba Divers set up bedroom at the bottom of the sea

24 07 2016

Two scuba divers decided to set up a bedroom on the seabed.They took pillows, bedcovers, lampshades, clocks and even cuddly toys down to the seabed in the coast of Turkey.

“We humans are only visitors here, but for many animals this is their home. I wanted to underline that we should treat this with respect and do more to protect the sea”, says Serap Metinturk, a professional diver.

His pal, Mehmet Bat, an outdoor sports guide joined him and lay down and watched the fish passing by.

Serap and Bat went to bed together with the fishes, while a third diver recorded them with an underwater camera.

Info: The Mirror UK

Divers find 45 wrecks on a Greek archipelago

24 07 2016

A dive-team found 45 lost shipwrecks on a small Greek archipelago called Fourni, located between the islands of Samos and Ikaria in the eastern Aegean Sea.

The 2016 Fourni Underwater Survey, which took place between 8 June and 2 July, was a collaboration between Greece’s Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, which provided eight scuba-divers led by Dr George Koutsouflakis, and US organisation RPM Nautical Foundation, with a team led by archaeologist Peter Campbell.

The group found 23 shipwrecks range from Antiquity to the early 19th century, but many are from a flourishing period of trade between the 3rd and 7th centuries AD. Fourni has now been declared the richest wreck location in Greece and one of the richest in the Mediterranean.

They also found pottery and anchors – two ancient examples proving to be the largest of their kind yet found in the Aegean.

Project aims to ocean conservation

24 07 2016

The Sea Change project has a new campaign to encourage the conservation of the oceans.

The Our Ocean, Our Health aims at raising awareness of the interconnections between humans and the ocean.

The project is an EU-funded research and innovation programme to protect the ocean, “which provides oxygen, regulates climate and produces more than 140 million tons of food a year”.

The project is being coordinated by the Marine Biological Association.

Click here and check out more info about the project.