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Aquanauts CDC participates in Project Aware’s – Month against Debris

Aquanauts CDC participates in Project Aware’s – Month against Debris

On the global Beach and Reef Cleanup day, September 15 2012, Aquanauts Instructors and Interns participated in the project Aware – Month Against Debris. and were even accompanied by the customers of that day! For this Aquanauts instructors Amy and Daniel (Snippy) selected ‘Shark Point’ as the place for their cleanup. Shark Point is the divesite on Koh Larn on the North Side,...

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22 Ways You Can Save the Oceans

22 Ways You Can Save the Oceans

This year's Project AWARE International Cleanup Day is already history, but divers shouldn't work to save the oceans just one day a year with a big media-grabbing activity. Here at Aquanauts, we work on every dive to restore Pattaya's undersea world, without the hoopla of photographers snapping an armada of boats hired just for the day. With that in mind, here's 22 things you can do every day on land or sea to preserve our oceans.

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Mass Marine Extinction Warned in New Study

Mass Marine Extinction Warned in New Study

The largest-ever study of fossil data concludes the Earth's oceans are facing a mass extinction larger than even the end of the dinosaur age. The study says the entire sea floor is undergoing a major shift, with an eradication so large, that it will overturn the balance of the current marine food chain.

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Pattaya Divers Revel in Rare Whale Shark Sighting

Pattaya Divers Revel in Rare Whale Shark Sighting

Pattaya’s local waters were graced Monday with the rare appearance of a 5 m. whale shark, which delighted local residents for 40 minutes before bowing out. Khun Nithat, a fisherman and part-time speedboat driver, told the Thai Rath Thai-language newspaper that while shuttling some passengers to Koh Larn, the largest and closest of Pattaya's Near Islands, he spotted a large, slowly-moving dark cloud below the surface.

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779 Turtles, 90 Sharks Released into Gulf Near Pattaya

779 Turtles, 90 Sharks Released into Gulf Near Pattaya

Continuing its work to replenish Thailand’s endangered sea turtle population, the Royal Thai Navy this week released 779 turtles and 90 small sharks into the wild in honor of HM Queen Sirikit’s 78th birthday. Among the endangered turtles released back into the wild were six female reproductive-age Green and Hawskbill turtles. A 10-year-old male Hawksbill, which will not reach reproductive age for another five years, and four 2-3-year-old female turtles were also released.

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Old Tanks Go Into Service as Artificial Reef in Thailand

Old Tanks Go Into Service as Artificial Reef in Thailand

Old Chinese-made Type 59 tanks used by the Royal Thai Army will take up a new battle for the country's marine environment when they are sunk in the southern part of the country to form an artificial reef.

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Pattaya Mail Covers Aquanauts Turtle Trip, Pattaya Dive Club

Pattaya Mail Covers Aquanauts Turtle Trip, Pattaya Dive Club

Scuba diving was much in the news in the Dec. 11 issue of the Pattaya Mail which carried stories on Aquanauts recent visit to the Thai Navy’s Sea Turtle Conservation Center and the formation of the Pattaya Dive Club. In the Travel & Tourism section, the lead story is Aquanauts Dive students help restore sea turtle population about the Nov. 25 outing to the Sattahip center where interns...

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Pattaya Cracks Down on Illegal Fishing in Dive Areas

Pattaya Cracks Down on Illegal Fishing in Dive Areas

Fishing boats illegally trawling the shallow waters of Pattaya Bay were netted by marine police for bulk fishing from protected areas popular with scuba divers.

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