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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…
Herbert

Florida manatee population likely to withstand for 100 years

by Herbert - 20th April 2017
Manatee population to slowly grow and shift northward Florida's manatee population is likely to endure for the next century, provided…
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…
Robert

Operation Hailstone – Truk Lagoon

by Robert - 29th March 2018
On February 17, 1944, more than 60 Japanese warships and over 400 fighter jets await their deployment. No one suspects…
Mares

Mares Confirms Partnership With Diving Group Portofino

by Mares - 19th April 2017
MARES HAS BECOME THE TECHNICAL PARTNER OF THE NEW CENTER, THE MOST IMPORTANT IN EUROPE FOR NUMBER OF CLIENTS AND…
Florent M. Locatelli

The birth of the XR line

by Florent M. Locatelli - 13th September 2016
In 1949, Ludovico Mares designed and manufactured his first masks and spearguns with one dream and purpose in mind: to…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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

Mares All Metal Technology

by Mares - 10th July 2019
Mares has always had models characterized by ‘All Metal Technology’ in its regulator line. These regulators have metal second stages…
Ivana and Janez

How a conger eel brought the Serbian and Irish together

by Ivana and Janez - 3rd June 2019
Almost six years ago, on the 9th of June 2013, an Irish diver had a near-death experience whilst diving off…
Ivana and Janez

Using the Cruise Carpet

by Ivana and Janez - 23rd May 2019
The prime focus of most scuba diving equipment manufacturers is usually basic parts of equipment; to make the best neoprene…
Ivana and Janez

Stubborn submarine

by Ivana and Janez - 30th April 2019
Submarines are true jewels for every wreck diving enthusiast. That is, perhaps, because submarine wrecks are quite rare, but even…
Ivana and Janez

The Story of Satil

by Ivana and Janez - 4th April 2019
It is often said that ships, just like people, have their destinies. The story of the sunken ship Satil (also…
Ivana and Janez

Cruisers vs Boka Kotorska Bay

by Ivana and Janez - 10th October 2018
An interview with Dr. Vesna Macic, Marine Biologist Sailing on big cruisers is becoming very popular as a means of…
Ivana and Janez

Corals are the perfect models

by Ivana and Janez - 4th October 2018
Looking at wonderful, colourful, tropical coral reefs, many people believe that the organisms responsible for these structures are plant based.…
Ivana and Janez

Blowfish, balloonfish, pufferfish, puffers, blowies, toadfish…so which one is it?

by Ivana and Janez - 15th August 2018
The name of a fish order - Tetraodontiformes - does not sound familiar to many, but when we look into…
Ivana and Janez

Hermit crabs against plastic!

by Ivana and Janez - 31st July 2018
Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans which, like other members of this order, have segmented bodies and very well developed eyes,…
Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona

Diving at the Lighthouse, Portofino, Italy

by Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona - 16th May 2018
"The lighthouse point in Portofino is one of the most suggestive sites of the promontory. A unique, spectacular environment and…
Ivana and Janez

Clownfish

by Ivana and Janez - 3rd May 2018
What’s the world’s most famous fish? Well, I think Clark’s anemonefish is. What’s that you say? Remember Nemo? Well, Nemo…
Ivana and Janez

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

by Ivana and Janez - 20th February 2018
As a Mares Ambassador, I had the honour of being a part of an extraordinary expedition, organised by the Ocean…
Predrag

The Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine and MaresLAB in Belgrade

by Predrag - 13th February 2018
The idea of founding the Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine came in 1994 from the company HOLYWELL NEOPREN. The idea was…
Ivana and Janez

Mantas – the gentle giants of the seas

by Ivana and Janez - 7th February 2018
Manta rays – the diver's dream. Belonging to the family Mobulidae, there are two species of Manta Ray often seen…
Gerald

Dive into the underwater world of Milford Sound

by Gerald - 22nd January 2018
We are now far at the south end of New Zealand. More specifically in the southwest, in the world of…
Herbert

115 previously unknown species discovered in the Mekong

by Herbert - 8th January 2018
Something new in the East! A crocodile lizard, a snail-eating turtle, and a bat that looks like a character from…
Herbert

Alec Blalock and his “sunken tree treasures”

by Herbert - 20th December 2017
Rough shell, hard core How do you describe a man who is so multi-faceted and so full of stories that…