With UK divers having made the most of the improved weather this summer, why not add another dimension to your dives by helping scientists track species around the British coastline.
BSAC has co-created a free new app – Sealife Tracker – that will enable divers to help monitor the spread of invasive species in British seas.
Available to download now from iTunes, the the Sealife Tracker focuses on around a dozen non-native species of fish, invertebrates and plants which pose a potential threat to the indigenous marine life in our seas and the marine environment around our coastline.
With this easy-to-use tracker, divers and snorkellers can identify any of the species they may see on their dives and then upload details. Information uploaded via the Sealife Tracker – and it can also include photo which you can upload after a dive – will be goes towards essential research data which will be held on a central website.
The Sealife Tracker can be downloaded for free from the iTunes App Store and has been designed to work on all the main Android and iOS platforms – so where your phone goes, your Sealife Tracker goes too!
And, to help you identify any of the species while actually on a dive, there is a downloadable ‘species guide’ which can be printed off and laminated to take with you underwater.
The Sealife Tracker has been developed in conjunction with the University of Bristol, the Environment Agency, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and Scottish Natural Heritage.
For more information, go to http://www.bsac.com/page.asp?section=4439%A7ionTitle=Sealife+Tracker+app
SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Free Octopus with every purchase of a SCUBAPRO regulator system
Just in time for the festive season, divers can save money again with the FREE OCTOPUS winter promotion! Until December 31st SCUBAPRO offers one of the two new Octopus models S270 or R105 for free with every purchase of a regulator system!
The S270 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/D420 or MK19 EVO/D420, MK25 EVO/S620Ti or MK19 EVO/ S620Ti in INT or DIN versions. A R105 OCTOPUS is free with purchase of a MK25 EVO/S600 or MK17 EVO/S600, or MK25 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO/G260 or MK19 EVO BT or MK25 EVO BT/ G260 CARBON BT in INT or DIN versions.
SCUBAPRO offers a 30-year first owner warranty on all regulators, with a revision period of two years or 100 dives. All SCUBAPRO regulators are of course certified according to the new European test standard EN250-2014.
Available at participating SCUBAPRO dealers. Promotion may not be available in all regions.
Find an authorized SCUBAPRO Dealer at scubapro.com.
More information available here: SCUBAPRO Free Octopus Promotion 2023
Indo siren destroyed by fire
Indo Siren, a vessel from the Master Liveaboards Fleet, has been destroyed by a fire this morning. Thankfully, all guests and crew members are safe.
Master Liveaboards have released the following statement:
During our current cruise in Raja Ampat, on the morning of 30th November, a fire broke
out on Indo Siren. At the current time we are still assessing the events around the incident,
and will be working with authorities, so cannot currently comment further.
All guests and staff departed the boat, without further incident. They are now with our
ground crew who have organised accommodations while we assist with all their other
needs going forwards.
We are currently evaluating the issues created by the fire on upcoming trips. Guests who
are likely to be affected by enforced cancellations or changes will be contacted in due time
when plans are finalised.
We are incredibly grateful that this incident was not more serious and that everyone who
was onboard, both crew and guests, are safe and well.
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