Komodo Island; Orcas of Valdes in Patagonia; Madeira oceanic archipelago; Bali's Liberty wreck; Why switch to rebreathers, with Mark Powell; Cavern training, with Alan Purcell; It's raining sharks in French Polynesia, with Andy Murch; Shipwrecks 2012 report; Island Biogeography; Night photography, with Lawson Wood; Andorra: At high altitude in the Pyrenees; Plus news and discoveries, equipment and training news, books and media, underwater photo and video equipment, turtle news, shark tales, whale tales and much more..
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The oceanic archipelago of Madeira lies approximately 1,000km southwest of Lisbon, right in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Located between latitude 30° and 33°N, quite close to the Strait of Gibraltar almost the same as Casablanca (Morocco).
Geographically, located in a subtropical region and conditioned by the southerly branches of the Gulf Stream, the archipelago has moderate climate all year round, with no great yearly thermal amplitudes.