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The Solmar V is a 112' luxury live-aboard dive vessel based in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico since 1992. We are the only luxury live-aboard dive vessel departing from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico-well within range of the most exciting diving in the Sea of Cortez and Soccoro Islands. During the weeks of our great white shark season at Guadalupe Island we depart from Ensenada, Mexico. The Solmar V travels with a crew of 10 and a maximum of 22 divers.
Sharks & Rays

Hundreds of juvenile whale sharks gathering on coral reefs near Al-Lith on the central coast of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea.

New report suggests kite surfers may be at risk

A finned shark waits for death

Great white shark numbers soaring due to successful conservation efforts.

Warming water temperatures attracting sharks in increasing numbers

New listing protects Atlantic and Pacific populations in US waters

Philippine Airlines joins a number of other Asia-Pacific carriers in taking a stand for marine conservation.

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Batoidea - Sharks & Rays

New listing protects Atlantic and Pacific populations in US waters

A great white shark is being tracked by marine researchers has so far made its way from Massachusetts' Cape Cod to the northeast Gulf of Mexico.

The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 has dropped by 35% says WWF. Exports of processed shark fins out of Hong Kong has also decreased dramatically

Over the next five years NOAA will study potential disturbances to white sharks due to research and tourism in Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

New legislation gives full protection to manta rays in all Indonesian waters effectively creating the world’s largest protected area for these migratory animals

Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, and environment minister, Greg Hunt, have come under fire in recent weeks for their apparent lack of concern for the environment and have faced calls for a...

A new study has found that one-quarter of all known species of sharks and rays are threatened with extinction.

Scientists analyzed the radiocarbon from the vertebrae of four female and four male great white sharks that were captured in the Atlantic Ocean from 1967 to 2010.

The decision to ban shark finning has been hailed as "a great victory" by the Green Party.

An Australian government report has found aerial surveys of the NSW coastline are an inefficient and expensive way to protect swimmers from sharks

Female lemon sharks that were born in Bimini returned 15 years later to give birth to their own young, DNA analysis shows.

Philippines tourist town reports rise in shark numbers

Interpol released a purple alert Wednesday to warn countries of a gruesome shark-finning technique that could bypass some countries’ anti-finning laws.

With social media allowing Chinese youth to express themselves more freely, the shark fin campaign almost became part of pop culture, conservationists say

Landmark decision hailed by conservation groups after decade-long campaign

Government disallows plans to create artificial marine enclosure stocked with wild-caught whale sharks

Portrait of a Tiger
Great White Shark Bitten

Conservation International's Mark Erdmann captures some amazing footage of a new species of shark, which seems to be walking on its fins.

While the rest of the world is increasingly appreciative of sharks and the magnificence of diving with them, Discovery Network continues to pedal its false portrayal of sharks as monsters.


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