200 years is the estimated age of the record-breaking shortraker rockfish caught by Henry Liebman off the coast of Sitka, Alaska. The 40-pound behemoth, which beats the former oldest fish by 25 years, is being tested by local Department of Fish and Game officials who will count the number of growth rings around the fish’s ear bone to determine its age.The record-breaking shortraker was taken from a depth of 900 feet. These fish generally live at depths between 900 and 1,300 feet.
Wounded Warriors competed in the third annual Weeki Wachee Warrior Challenge, benefiting a nonprofit organization that assists rehabilitation of veterans. Check out this heartwarming video of the Warrior Race!
Researchers are trying to uncover the last secrets of Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge.
The Lulu was scuttled in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Top 100 Gold List of operators, resorts, live-aboards, underwater experiences (i.e., best wall, shore and wreck sites), dive bars and more was determined on a “popularity contest” basis. Rankings are based on the total number of responses, regardless of category.
The results are in. Based on the opinions of thousands of divers from across the globe, our annual Top 100 Readers Choice Awards showcase the best scuba diving in the world.
Many divers think they need a plane ticket and passport to have a truly dramatic underwater experience like swimming with manta rays, encountering a whale shark or finning across a coral reef in a wild open ocean. That’s probably because they haven’t heard about the remote gems in our Gulf of Mexico about 100 miles off the Texas/Louisiana coastline.
Our globe-trotting field reporter spent a day diving with the Scuba Diver Girls
Scuba Diving's 19th annual Top 100 survey, from Best Destination Overall to the top destinations for wrecks, walls, shore diving and more.
Over the next several days, we'll post the results of our 19th annual Top 100 Readers' Choice Awards. Today, Best Destination for Diving in the Caribbean & Atlantic, Pacific & Indian Oceans, and North America.
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