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Nearly 70 countries sign the UN’s BBNJ agreement on the first day

by Mares - 22nd September 2023
On a momentous occasion, the United Nation's first-ever treaty on protecting international high seas opened for signature in the 20th September…
Mares

70 years of Mares!

by Mares - 21st January 2019
Mares is turning 70 this year! Who knows whether our founder Ludovico Mares could have ever dreamed that 70 years…
Kathryn

6 of the best shark diving experiences for new divers

by Kathryn - 1st February 2024
For many scuba divers, going diving with sharks is a bucket-list experience and it can easily turn into a lifelong…
Franco and Sabrina

Leatherback sea turtles

by Franco and Sabrina - 18th January 2024
A leatherback turtle swimming gracefully through the open ocean is arguably one of the most majestic sights in the natural…
Andi

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation Brings Hope for World’s Reefs

by Andi - 2nd January 2024
I will never forget seeing a healthy and thriving reef for the first time. I began my scuba diving career…
Franco and Sabrina

Baja California Sur Safari – 2023 season

by Franco and Sabrina - 28th November 2023
It’s easy to understand why we return to Mexico's Baja California Sur almost every year. The five destinations we visit…
Andi

From Battlefields to Coral Gardens: Vanuatu’s Secret Dive Sites

by Andi - 23rd October 2023
Before moving from New York to Perth, Western Australia, I had never heard of Vanuatu. It was not until I…
Ivana and Janez

The Crown of Thorns Starfish – To admire from a safe distance

by Ivana and Janez - 12th August 2023
Crown of Thorns Starfish, COTS for short, Acanthaster planci in Latin, are coral-eating starfish. One of the largest in the world, they can reach up…
Franco and Sabrina

The 8th Anilao Underwater Shootout

by Franco and Sabrina - 20th June 2023
As divers, we know how difficult it is to describe the beauty and colours of underwater critters to land-based people.…
Alex

Lembeh Blackwater

by Alex - 13th June 2023
The Lembeh Strait is famous for its critter-filled muck diving, but in recent years it has become increasing well known…
Ivana and Janez

Choosing the right equipment for a diving instructor

by Ivana and Janez - 6th June 2023
Hi, I’m Yaiza Sanchez, a Spanish diving instructor based in Koh Tao, Thailand, working for Koh Tao divers, an SSI diving…
Sara Banderby

Swedish mine diving – What’s the deal?

by Sara Banderby - 3rd April 2023
What comes to mind when you think of Sweden? Alexander Skarsgård? Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Or Ingmar Bergman and Alfred Nobel? But did…
Franco and Sabrina

Crystal River: a warm, sleepy refuge for manatees

by Franco and Sabrina - 13th March 2023
Manatees (Trichecus manatus latirostris) are large, gentle mammals that would be the bugbear of any dietitian. Lazy and sedentary, during the…
Sara Banderby

Trust your gut – My rebreather journey to rEvo

by Sara Banderby - 3rd January 2023
My rebreather journey started like most others, with rigorous research. I read all the tutorials I could find about what…
Franco and Sabrina

Cabo Pulmo and endless vortexes of fish (Chapter Five)

by Franco and Sabrina - 22nd November 2022
If your diving wish list includes finding yourself finning inside vortexes of different species of fish so dense as to darken…
Alex

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022: Bootlace Barcode

by Alex - 28th October 2022
It is fantastic to be awarded in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest again, the premier contest in nature…
Franco and Sabrina

Bahia Magdalena: Where giant travellers rest (Chapter Four)

by Franco and Sabrina - 12th September 2022
The Baja California peninsula is another world, another universe, and inside this bewitching world there is a stretch of Pacific…
Alex

Getting Wrecked

by Alex - 24th August 2022
I am always surprised by how many underwater photographers tell me they don’t like wrecks, not to photograph anyway. It…
Franco and Sabrina

Baja California Sur – Pacific Coast, Offshore Adventure (Chapter Three)

by Franco and Sabrina - 28th June 2022
In the southern part of Baja California Sur, on the Pacific Coast, the offshore high sea is a place of…
Ivana and Janez

The Crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps)

by Ivana and Janez - 16th June 2022
In Egypt, you can take wonderful boat rides on the Nile and admire the mighty crocodiles, but did you know…
Alex

Shining a light on UK diving

by Alex - 13th June 2022
The recently updated EOS LRZ line of torches sparked the plan. Our idea was to meet up at Capernwray in the…
Marjan Radovic

Diving at Brijuni National Park

by Marjan Radovic - 3rd June 2022
Along the west coast of the Istrian peninsula there are several groups of islands - the largest and most interesting being…
Kathryn

12 Great Places to go Diving in New Zealand

by Kathryn - 23rd May 2022
With more than 1,500 km of coastline and around 600 islands, hosting everything from subtropical islands to dramatic fiords, New…
Ivana and Janez

El Mina – From warship to tourist attraction

by Ivana and Janez - 4th May 2022
Egypt is a country where diving is one of the most popular tourist activities, and Hurghada is currently the most visited city…
Ivana and Janez

Get to know the Batfish

by Ivana and Janez - 15th April 2022
True batfish belong to the order Platax, coming from the Greek word 'Platys', meaning 'flat', due to their distinct body…
Ivana and Janez

The orange colours of Ribnicko Lake

by Ivana and Janez - 8th April 2022
At the start of this year, Mares Ambassadors Ivana OK and Janez Kranjc embarked on an icy adventure on Zlatibor mountain in central Serbia... It has been about…
Franco and Sabrina

Baja California Sur – The Sea of Cortez – A fascinating mystery (Chapter Two)

by Franco and Sabrina - 10th March 2022
Imagine swimming above thousands of small Munk’s Pigmy Devil rays (mobula munkiana) gliding slowly in warm water. You cannot see the…
Alex

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022

by Alex - 16th February 2022
These are a few of the stunning winners from the latest edition of the prestigious Underwater Photographer of the Year…
Franco and Sabrina

Baja California Sur- A general overview (Chapter One)

by Franco and Sabrina - 27th December 2021
Follow us on a real tour of the biggest Mexican peninsula, Baja California Sur, and its satellite islands. During the past…
Alex

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

by Alex - 20th October 2021
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is regarded universally as the pinnacle of nature photography competitions. It is arguably the…
Franco and Sabrina

Aldabra: An enchanted and enchanting lagoon

by Franco and Sabrina - 20th September 2021
Compared to many millions of people, especially in this difficult time, Franco and I are lucky to live an independent…
Alex

Diving Cornwall, England

by Alex - 9th August 2021
Like many people right now, my options for international travel are limited, but that is not stopping me diving. While…
Gerald

‘Baitball’ watching in the open sea

by Gerald - 12th July 2021
"May the god of the sea spoil you with happiness and let a mighty school of fish slide over your…
Mares

The 10 most-read Mares blogs of 2020

by Mares - 28th December 2020
It's almost the end of 2020, and Mares would like to re-propose some of the most-read articles of the year from our blog...…
Franco and Sabrina

The largest animals ever to have lived on Earth!

by Franco and Sabrina - 17th December 2020
The southern coast of Sri Lanka may turn out to be one of the best international hotspots for seeing blue…
Nik

Schutz der Loggerhead Schildkröten

by Nik - 5th October 2020
Thomas Kromer war im normalen Leben IT Project und Produktmanager. Seine Faszination für die Unterwasserwelt führte ihn vor zwei Jahren…
Damir

The Islands of Socorro

by Damir - 28th September 2020
I believe that most divers have a list of destinations they would like to visit and dive at. Socorro is…
Franco and Sabrina

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress

by Franco and Sabrina - 8th September 2020
The water surrounding the tiny island of Vis is the perfect guardian of many wrecks belonging to several historical eras. The aircraft…
Dan

Dan’s Dive Destinations: Niue

by Dan - 14th August 2020
2400km northeast of New Zealand lies a large coral atoll, only 65 kilometres in circumference and with its highest point…
Damir

8th Mares Underwater Photo Marathon 2020

by Damir - 3rd June 2020
Another very competitive Mares Underwater Photo Marathon has come to an end. We are proud to say that the 8th…
Mares

Sea Vu Dry + masks converted for CPAP ventilator use during Covid-19

by Mares - 2nd April 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic means we are currently living in challenging times, including the challenges faced daily by our medical services. With this in…
Dan

Becoming a freedive instructor

by Dan - 1st April 2020
Freediving is an amazing feeling, some say that it's as close as you can get to flying, some liken it…
Nik

Freediving under the Ice

by Nik - 5th March 2020
I remember the first time I was under the ice of a lake. It was in 2008, in the Swiss…
LiveAboard

Revisiting a Classic: Thailand’s 8 Best Dives

by LiveAboard - 20th December 2019
For budget-friendly tropical liveaboard diving and encounters with everything from ocean giants to tiny macro treasures, you can’t beat Thailand.…
Semra

The most beautiful dive site

by Semra - 20th August 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my new blog! In my last blog, I spoke about Frequently Asked Questions . Check…
Carlo

Campi estivi in Apnea con Mares – Dal 22 luglio al 2 agosto 2019!

by Carlo - 30th July 2019
Si terranno presso l’Ostello Emiliani, una meravigliosa location fronte mare a Nervi (Liguria), i Campi Estivi in Apnea per ragazzi…
Mares

Tales from the History of Pula – Part 1

by Mares - 19th July 2019
PULA-BORN LUDOVICO MARES BUILT THE FIRST SCUBA DIVING MASK FROM A CAR INNER TUBE AND GLASS ON THE PORTARATA SQUARE!…
Mares

‘All Metal Technology’ – Tecnologia Tutto Metallo

by Mares - 11th July 2019
La Mares, da sempre, ha, nella sua linea di erogatori, dei modelli caratterizzati dalla “All Metal Technology”, ovvero “Tecnologia Tutto…