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New to Regaldive: Liveaboards in Truk Lagoon – the Wreck Diving Capital of the World



Truk Lagoon

regaldive_logo_rgbUK-based tour operator Regaldive has announced that it has recently expanded its liveaboard programme with the introduction of Truk Lagoon, a destination renowned for its superb wrecks and wonderful reef diving.

Truk Lagoon is enclosed by a 225 kilometre barrier reef and is home to an entire Japanese WWII fleet, sunk in 1944. The lagoon is the final resting place for more than 100 ships, planes and submarines. Frozen in time, complete with submarine, jeeps, tanks and fighter planes still waiting in the hangars, all encrusted with coral, the area has been declared an underwater museum.

Truk Lagoon

Nowhere else in the world are there so many wrecks tightly packed into a coral reef lagoon with many situated in shallow clear water. Incredible corals in a kaleidoscope of colours and shapes attract divers of all levels. Schooling tropical fish smother the ships, with grey reef sharks, common octopus, spotted eagle rays, Pacific blue-fin tuna and black-tip reef sharks.

Truk LagoonThere are numerous channels that cut through the reef which are hunting grounds for reef sharks and schooling pelagics, which add to the wonder of diving in Truk. Best explored by liveaboard, Truk Lagoon offers a unique dive destination, with, quite simply, some of the finest wreck diving in the world.

Introducing the Truk Master liveaboard:

  • With a steel hull and welcoming aboard 16 guests, Truk Master is the newest liveaboard to cruise the waters of Truk Lagoon. The vessel was completely refitted in April 2016 and the four decks provide ample space for relaxation, dive equipment and camera preparation.
  • Truk Master’s 7 and 10 night itineraries allow divers to explore not only many of the famous wrecks, but also to experience some superb reef diving.
  • 7 night Truk Lagoon trips aboard Truk Master start from £2,049 per person including twin share accommodation in a standard cabin, up to 4 guided dives per day, 3 meals daily, snacks and soft drinks. 12 or 15 litre tanks are free of charge with air. Flights are excluded but can be arranged through Regaldive.

For further information or to book, visit or call +44 (0)1353 659999.

Underwater photos: Super Jolly


Midlands Diving Chamber donates £20k to Bite-Back



Hyperbaric and dive medical experts, Midlands Diving Chamber (MDC), has underpinned its long-term support of Bite-Back Shark & Marine Conservation with a one-off donation of £20,000, as the Rugby-based diving doctors wind down the charitable side of its operation.

The donation represents the single biggest financial contribution made to Bite-Back, delivering a huge boost to its campaigns to end the UK trade in shark products.

Spokesperson for Midlands Diving Chamber, Sally Cartwright, said: “For years we’ve admired and supported the ground-breaking work that Bite-Back is doing to save, protect and celebrate sharks. It’s a genuine pleasure to help ensure it stays at the forefront of shark conservation in the UK.”

Midland Diving Chamber first supported the charity at the inaugural Bite-Back at Cancer event in 2007 and then annually for the next six years. It even hosted its own James Bond-themed party on the Thames to fundraise for the marine NGO.

Campaign director for Bite-Back, Graham Buckingham, said: “We can’t thank MDC enough for its continued support and now for this massive contribution to our pioneering shark conservation campaigns. It makes us very proud that the country’s premier diving medical experts have chosen to back our campaigns that extend from parliament to primary schools. This financial windfall will allow us to continue to lead the shark conservation agenda in the UK and deliver measurable shark conservation breakthroughs to keep the oceans healthy.”

Bite-Back’s No Fin To Declare campaign to end the UK’s import and export of shark fins is now just months away from achieving Royal Ascent into law and, earlier this month it launched a free 56-page teaching resource for Key Stage 2 & 3 students on the importance of sharks and the threats they face.

Midlands Diving Chamber is based at St. Cross Hospital in Rugby and operates a hyperbaric decompression chamber offering NHS funded recompression to divers with Decompression Illness (DCI) together with other Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) treatments. Any diver with medical concerns should contact MDC on either 01788 579 555 or 07931 472 602.

Find out more about Bite-Back at

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Watch The Real Watergate from Live Ocean Foundation (Trailer)



Sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke established Live Ocean Foundation out of their deep concern for health of the ocean and the life in it. Through their sport they champion action for the ocean, taking this message to the world.

Many of the issues the ocean faces are out of sight, but the science is clear, the ocean is in crises from multiple stressors; climate change, pollution and over-fishing. We’re not moving fast enough, not even close.

Live Ocean Foundation supports exceptional marine scientists, innovators and communicators who play a vital role in the fight for a healthy future.

Thanks to generous core donors who cover their operating costs, 100% of public donations go directly towards the marine conservation projects they support.

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