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Adreno’s Maurice Dives South West Rocks

Wow, wow and WOW is all I can say about my trip down to South West Rocks last week! Beautiful blue water at a warm 24 degrees and very little current made for perfect diving conditions at the world renowned Fish Rock Cave. I was very comfortable in my 5mm Waterproof brand wetsuit and most other divers were also in …

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Get on Board with Earth Hour and Support the GBR

Earth hour was found by World Wide Fund (WWF) in Sydney, 2007. Now embraced by 7001 cities and 152 nations across the globe, Earth Hour has a focus on raising awareness about the need to take action on climate change. In 2014 Earth Hour has a special focus on one of the world’s most iconic and threatened places, Australia’s Great …

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Diving in Sipadan – One of the World’s BEST Diving Locations!

Looking for the diving destination of your dreams? This might be it! Sipadan Island is a marine paradise renowned for its rich marine life, reef drop offs, pristine reefs and clear blue water. Considering all of these factors, it’s no wonder it is regularly ranked as one of the World’s best diving locations! Where is Sipadan? Sipadan is found in …

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Julian Rocks Scuba Diving at its Best!

Adreno staff member, Maurice, had a great dive down at Julian Rocks in Byron Bay on the weekend. Read on to find out more! What a weekend for diving at Julian Rocks! We had over 25 meters visibility, zero current, and a comfortable 25 degree water temp which made for exceptional conditions below the surface. The marine life was also …

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Manta Rays Protected as “they are worth more alive than dead”

Hooray!!! What an amazing result for Manta Rays, which are now protected in Indonesian waters! The announcement comes following research into the tourism dollars generated by divers wanting to have encounters with these charismatic ocean giants, and the efforts of organisations who have been working hard on a two year campaign for better protection of Manta Rays. Project Manta reported …

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Meet Taurus the Manta Ray

Meet Taurus, his data dates back the furthest for Project Manta and making him their oldest record. Taurus was first photographed in 1985 at Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort. Taurus is a melanistic (black underbelly) male. Since 1985 he has been sighted at Lady Elliot Island 15 times between 2007 and 2014 – with the latest sighting just a couple …

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Australia’s East Coast Manta Locations

While Manta Rays are found off both the western and eastern coasts of Australia, this time of the year is particularly good for scuba diving or freediving/snorkeling with Manta Rays off the east coast. Many popular dive and holiday locations are frequented by Manta Rays, so you can get an up close and personal experience with these charismatic ocean giants. …

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Project Manta – The Manta Rays of Eastern Australia

Our celebration of the Manta season continues this week with an introductory blog about Project Manta, who we hope to work with to promote the research and conservation of Manta Rays in Australia. Established in 2007, Project Manta is a multidisciplinary study of manta rays that aims to provide much needed biological and ecological information on the species in eastern …

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Ocean Film Festival Australia

The Ocean Film Festival is touring the country for the first time this March – we hope you can make it to one of the screenings! The inaugural Ocean Film Festival is designed to mesmerise and enthrall, showcasing more than  two hours of stunning footage taken above and below the water’s surface. The films document the beauty and power of …

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Divers Increase Pressure for Shark and Ray Trade Protections Under CITES

Our friends over at Project Aware recently teamed up with, dive business owners and dive supporters united as the voice of the dive community in Bangkok, Thailand at the sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CITES CoP16). On 1 March, before the meeting opened, we made our message loud and clear – healthy shark and ray …