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Former Research Vessel to Be Purpose-Sunk for Alabama Dive Site

A 250-foot former research vessel, the Fairfield New Venture, will be sunk off Alabama in the Gulf of Mexico as a scuba diving site.

Act Now To Help Save Deep-Water Corals in the Gulf of Mexico

The public is asked to comment on a federal plan to protect newly discovered deep-water corals in the Gulf of Mexico.

10 Freediving Sites that take Underwater Photography to a Whole New Level

Freediving is the hot new sister sport to scuba diving, so we featured 11 world-renowned freedivers whose underwater photos and crazy dives blew us away!

Top 100 2015: Best Overall Diving

See if your favorite dive destinations made this year's Top 100 Readers Choice for Best Overall Diving — and check out some of our favorite dives.

Florida Gulf Coast

Florida Gulf Coast

Video: Swimming with Manatees

Backscatter shot this awesome footage of manatees here in Florida. Make sure you watch this amazing video.

FWC and Scuba Industry Explore State of Goliath Grouper in Florida

Looking for the latest news on the goliath grouper? Scuba Diving magazine attended the latest meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee, and we've got the scoop.

The Best Places to Go Shark Diving

Many of the world's hottest shark scuba diving spots also offer can't-miss topside thrills to keep your heart rate up between dives.

BLUE Ocean 2014 Film Festival

Have you always wanted to produce your own film? The Blue Ocean Film Festival can make that a reality.