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Sharks assemble in the Med

Appeared in DIVER June 2018
An entire Mediterranean country is a shark sanctuary and hardly anyone outside knows about it. Sharks and rays aren't kosher, so there is hardly any market for them in Israel, where catching them is illegal too. More often than ever before, divers get to see 3m requiem sharks regularly - close to shore. DANIEL BRINCKMANN visits Hadera


Appeared in DIVER March 2018
Grey nurse, raggedtooth, sand tiger - despite the range of names they're all the same much misunderstood shark, with a fearsome appearance that belies its non-aggressive nature. JAMIE WATTS and photographer MALCOLM NOBBS have been spending time with them


Appeared in DIVER December 2017
Thresher sharks are a treasured sight for divers, all the more so as their numbers worldwide have fallen, and are often associated with the Philippines. JAMIE WATTS looks further into this literally stunning shark, with photography by MALCOLM NOBBS

When hunter becomes prey

Appeared in DIVER November 2017
When great white shark corpses started turning up with their livers missing, it took a while to piece together the story - and now South Africa's cage-diving operators are living in fear that their golden days are numbered. RICHARD PEIRCE has this exclusive story

Rhapsody in blue

Appeared in DIVER November 2017
You could head for South Africa in the hopes of being in the right place at the right time on the Sardine Run - or you could take a chance off Cornwall, because you never know your luck. HENLEY SPIERS enjoys an auspicious start to his UK diving career

Sharkdance by night

Appeared in DIVER August 2017
Russian diver IRINA BRITANOVA lives her surreal dream, with photography by ANDREY NEKRASOV

HEART of the shark-gods' REALM

Appeared in DIVER July 2017
Why is that Fijians have no fear of sharks? It all comes down to an octopus god, say PETER DE MAAGT and THERESA GUISE - and the fact that the evidence from one of the world's great shark-dive site underlines that fear is not the appropriate emotion

In the BULL-SHARK Observatory

Appeared in DIVER May 2017
LISA COLLINS enjoys extraordinary close-up experiences with Mexico's bull sharks and argues for greater protection for these misunderstood predators

Shark Files

Appeared in DIVER April 2017
RICHARD ASPINALL finally gets to the Brothers and learns valuable lessons about how to behave with sharks. But first, it’s own-up time…

Close encounters in shark corridor

Appeared in DIVER February 2017
It has the reputation of being one of the greatest shark spectacles on Earth. Can it really be that good? TOM VIERUS has visited Fiji's Shark Reef to find out

Sharks by night

Appeared in DIVER September 2016
If you want guaranteed big-shark action, you can hardly do better than the Bahamas at the right time of year. FREDRIK AKERMAN may have fallen foul of the weather but his spectacular encounters under cover of darkness made his trip a gamble worth taking

My Great White Adventure

Appeared in DIVER August 2016
In sickness and in health -and not without a hint of coldness, boredom and nerves - LISA COLLINS battles through to savour one of her favourite diving experiences to date

Tiger Beach

Appeared in DIVER May 2016
Photographer DAMIEN MAURIC finds inspiration in the way that divemasters interact with sharks at Tiger Beach in the Bahamas. Words by JAMIE WATTS

White and Blue Open-ocean Wanderers

Appeared in DIVER February 2016
Divers relish sightings of oceanic whitetips in the Red Sea, or blues off the Azores or even Cornwall. JAMIE WATTS gets under the skin of these iconic sharks, with photos by MALCOLM NOBBS


Appeared in DIVER December 2015
WE’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER FEATURE! That was our rapid conclusion when we started asking well-known divers what effect the film Jaws, released in the UK 40 years ago this December, had on them when they first saw it.

Why I dived naked with sharks

Appeared in DIVER December 2015
LESLEY ROCHAT - 'The Shark Warrior' - is a passionate conservationist and prepared to go to any lengths to get her message over to the public. Her 'Ban Drumlines' campaign was not the first time she had stripped off to attract attention.

My shark week

Appeared in DIVER August 2015
The Bahamas is one of best places in the world for wild shark encounters. But as LISA COLLINS discovers when she dives with four different outfits, shark encounters can come in many forms – and some are wilder than others

Project Oceanic Whitetip

Appeared in DIVER March 2015
TONY EVERITT reckons his educated encounters with oceanic whitetips on a Red Sea liveaboard made it the trip of a lifetime

PJ probe: sharks social networks

Appeared in DIVER March 2015
New tagging technology is helping researchers reveal the mysteries of shark society in Australia, says JUSTIN GILLIGAN

Angels vanish

Appeared in DIVER March 2015
Like many species of shark today, squatiniformes are becoming harder to find - but fortunate encounters in Lanzarote bring happy memories for LISA COLLINS

Biting the hand that feeds

Appeared in DIVER March 2015
They might wear chain-mail suits, gloves and helmets, but shark-feeders in the Bahamas can still get hurt, says JOHN BANTIN

Sharkbite that shaped my life

Appeared in DIVER December 2013
Fifty years ago, RODNEY FOX survived a horrifying great white shark attack. Today he is recognised as one of the worlds leading shark conservationists. His story encapsulates a half-centu...

Tiger Tiger

Appeared in DIVER June 2013
JOHN BANTIN is back in the Bahamas, this time interacting with the tiger and lemon sharks. If only the BBC hadnt got there first, getting them all over-excited!

The next big thing

Appeared in DIVER April 2013
Its set to be the latest world hotspot, as great hammerhead sharks stop off in shallow waters of the Bahamas in the early part of each year. How often do you find such sharks hanging arou...

Merciful release

Appeared in DIVER March 2013
Sometimes it seems impossible to right the wrongs humans do to ocean-dwellers, but occasionally divers are able to lend a helping hand, as divemaster DAVID VALENCIA reports

This summers big experience

Appeared in DIVER March 2013
As spring arrives, some of the biggest, most mysterious giants of the marine world flock to Britains west coast. Want to get in the water with them this year Let PAUL OLDING explain how, ...

Shark interactions: top 20 hotspots

Appeared in DIVER February 2013
Shark interactions: top 20 hotspots

My shark dive collection

Appeared in DIVER February 2013
Ever hungry for new underwater experiences, LISA COLLINS has been lucky enough to make acquaintance with Caribbean reef, tiger, bull and great white sharks among others. Read on – ...

Not heaven, not freedom

Appeared in DIVER November 2012
Diving with oceanic whitetips in the southern Egyptian Red Sea, JOHN BANTIN saw something he would rather not have seen. So whatever happened to the dive industry protecting its precious ...

Wonders of life -Neptunes big fish

Appeared in DIVER June 2012
Professor Brian Cox, the smiling face of science on TV, has been getting among the denizens of the deep for his latest series. Would he still be smiling as the great white sharks closed i...

Bleeding nuisance!

Appeared in DIVER April 2012
It all started with a taxi and a sneeze. Cocos is one of the worlds great dive destinations, but as the sharks gathered, WILL CLARKs trip to the eastern Pacific was set to be a study in f...

Hanging with the Sevengills

Appeared in DIVER March 2012
We think of great whites, tigers, raggies and many other sharks in connection with South Africa, but Sevengills are something else. LISA COLLINS was lucky enough to encounter this prehist...

The raggies are coming

Appeared in DIVER October 2011
Where else can you enjoy world-class shark-diving one moment, and indulge yourself in a coffee shop the next GAVIN PARSONS gets among the tiger and ragged-tooth sharks, and busts some myt...

Tigers & lemons

Appeared in DIVER July 2011
Not everyone approves of this sort of baited diving, but Paul Woodburn was up for some shark-diving thrills on a liveaboard out of Florida

Shark bait

Appeared in DIVER April 2011
Non-divers, they just dont understand – after all the negative publicity about sharks in the Red Sea, Mark Davies sets out to the Brothers to redress the balance. Photography by Ti...

Scions of the deep blue

Appeared in DIVER February 2011
Want to dive with blue sharks - and perhaps makos too Only the Azores can offer a high chance of success, says marine biologist Justin Hart. Images by Jan Reyniers

Uncaged minds

Appeared in DIVER November 2010
Off the southern tip of South Africa, great white sharks converge with an expanding human population. Most of the encounters are by choice, as visitors from around the globe immerse thems...

Basking sharks are go!

Appeared in DIVER September 2010
It may just be a soup-eater, but when youre propelled at the worlds second-biggest shark from a yellow kayak, it does give you pause for thought, says Stuart Philpott

Dining out with the sacred cows

Appeared in DIVER June 2010
Hes not a shark expert, hasnt studied shark behaviour and belongs to no shark conservation groups, though he was once hit by a shark that wasnt looking where it was going. Good job HE Saw...


Appeared in DIVER May 2010
Hello, my name is Magnus. I have been a sharkoholic for almost 15 years. I have not been diving with sharks since I was in the Bahamas 89 days and 14 hours ago. I have lied to family and ...