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China’s Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.
Read more… 24 July 2014


Walking the ocean floor in Borneo

With 22 million licensed divers in the world, the underwater tourism industry is big business. But you don’t have to be a diver – or even a swimmer – to get up close to marine life.
Read more… 30 June 2014


Swim between two tectonic plates

Iceland’s Silfra fissure is one of the only places where you can dive between two continents. In some cases the space is so narrow, you can touch North America and Europe at once.
Read more… 25 June 2014


Mexico’s underwater cathedrals

Submerged caves off the Yucatan Peninsula hide gems for divers and archaeologists alike – including cathedral-like caverns, a 10,000-year-old boy and Mayan skulls.
Read more… 23 May 2014


The world’s largest ocean treasure

New Caledonia has added a marine park triple the size of Germany to its already long list of natural wonders.
Read more… 17 May 2014


Where sea gypsies settle

Located 60km off the Thai coast, the tiny isolated Surin Islands are home to the Moken, a tribe of former nomads experiencing a shifting way of life.
19 April 2014


Spring cleaning in the Indian Ocean

Climate change and pollution are putting coral reefs – thought to provide habitats for one quarter of the world's marine life – at risk.
Read more… 14 April 2014


The wild side of Western Australia

Covering one-third of the continent, vast Western Australia teems with wildlife – and there’s rarely a soul in sight.
Read more… 22 February 2014


Underwater gardening in the Maldives

Below the Indian Ocean’s cyan waters are iridescent, rainbow-coloured coral reefs in desperate need of saving.
Read more… 13 January 2014


Swimming with sharks in Mexico

The volcanic islands of the Revillagigedo Archipelago offer divers a brush with danger.
Read more… 06 January 2014


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