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Ivana and Janez

Deepspot – The deepest pool in Europe

by Ivana and Janez - 8th February 2024
They say Warsaw is the most beautiful in December, when the Christmas and New Year atmosphere engulfs it. We had the…
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…
Kathryn

Love manatees and dugongs? Here’s where you can swim with them

by Kathryn - 21st November 2023
The gentle giants of the sea, manatees and dugongs have captured the hearts of many with their endearing presence and…
Kathryn

Dive fitness: Easy ways to get fit for your next dive vacation

by Kathryn - 31st October 2023
Scuba diving is a captivating sport and there’s nothing better than going on a dive vacation and exploring new destinations…
Andi

Diving into Darkness: The Adventure of Cave Exploration in South Australia

by Andi - 10th October 2023
When you start your scuba diving journey, you’re excited to just have the chance to breathe underwater. You fumble around…
Mares

Diving Talks – An unmissable diving event in Lisbon from the 6th-8th October!

by Mares - 18th September 2023
Diving Talks - Portugal 2023 International Diving Show is a highly anticipated event of immense importance for the global diving…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Colourful Forests of the Seas

by Ivana and Janez - 28th July 2023
Gorgonias are my favourite soft corals. In my opinion, they are magical; they look like mini trees or bonsais under…
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…
Mares

Night diving in the jungle of Colombia

by Mares - 17th February 2023
During the JBL research expedition to Colombia in November 2022 to learn more about the habitats and habits of aquarium…
Ivana and Janez

Discover the Triggerfish!

by Ivana and Janez - 12th January 2023
Triggerfish or balistoids (from the family Balistidae) are mostly rhomboid shaped fish, almost circular, with eyes that can rotate independently…
Alex

Canada: Cold and Golden

by Alex - 7th November 2022
Sitting in Europe and dreaming of Pacific diving destinations, Canada won’t instantly be at the top of most people’s lists, but…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Vasa – The ship and museum

by Ivana and Janez - 12th January 2022
History tells us of many grand endeavours that ended ingloriously. The story of the fate of the royal ship 'Vasa' is well-known,…
Dan

Time to mask up!

by Dan - 25th November 2021
Its time to mask up! No, not 'those' masks, I think we have heard enough about those lately...I'm talking about…
Dan

Why you should dive in a dry suit

by Dan - 15th November 2021
Diving in a dry suit Diving in a dry suit can be an intimidating prospect. Being dry underwater? That sounds…
Ivana and Janez

Inside ‘Monk Seals Cave’

by Ivana and Janez - 1st June 2021
Dalmatia is one of the most beautiful regions of the Adriatic. The islands of Hvar, Brač, Vis, Biševo and many…
Franco and Sabrina

Lake Malawi : The Lake of Stars

by Franco and Sabrina - 9th March 2021
So here we are. Six divers and I, patrolling large rocks at a depth of 18m, struggling to photograph a…
Dan

Dan’s Dive Destinations: Beqa Lagoon (Fiji)

by Dan - 12th October 2020
With a population of around 900,000, the stunning tropical islands of Fiji (all 332 of them) are home to the most…
Ivana and Janez

Dive into the Center of the Earth

by Ivana and Janez - 19th May 2020
I believe that Jules Verne would not be angry that I borrowed part of his title to begin the story…
Franco and Sabrina

A Beautiful Beast

by Franco and Sabrina - 10th April 2020
Being based in Switzerland, when I’m not travelling abroad, I like to discover what lives in the freshwaters of Europe.…
LiveAboard

9 Great Liveaboard Destinations for New Divers

by LiveAboard - 27th January 2020
You’ve got your dive certification and the underwater world awaits you, but where do you dive first? Whether you want…
Florent M. Locatelli

A unique diving experience in Tuscany

by Florent M. Locatelli - 15th January 2020
Tuscany, in central Italy, is definitely one of my favorite regions. Breathtaking landscapes, thousands of years of history, an artistic…
Dan

Clowning around in Tahiti

by Dan - 13th December 2019
Tahiti is an incredible place famous for its sharks, whales and great diving. One of my goals for this trip…
Ivana and Janez

An Interview with Freediver Nik Linder

by Ivana and Janez - 15th November 2019
Nik Linder: My name is Nikolay ‘Nik’ Linder. I live in the very south of Germany, close to France and…
Ivana and Janez

In the heart of Dalmatia

by Ivana and Janez - 24th September 2019
The region of Dalmatia is located on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, stretching from Rab in the north…
Imran

Tiger Beach – Bahamas

by Imran - 21st June 2019
On our last photo adventure, we headed out to Tiger Beach, the Bahamas. A dive mask is one of the…
Carlo

Freediving Expedition with Carlo Boscia

by Carlo - 28th May 2019
The “Freediving Expedition” continues, this time taking me to the crystalline waters of Gozo, a little island to the north…
Pierre Eric

Dive in to a place of legend

by Pierre Eric - 20th May 2019
For one year now, I have been working on an incredible dive project which is not just a simple spring,…
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…
Pierre Eric

Cave diving – My way of life

by Pierre Eric - 12th February 2019
For my first blog, I want to talk about cave diving. In fact, I think for my next blog I'll…
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…
Florent M. Locatelli

UJ-2208 – German navy submarine chaser – Ligurian Wrecks (Part III)

by Florent M. Locatelli - 19th September 2018
UJ-2208 (ex-Alfred) - German Navy (Kriegsmarine) submarine chaser (ex-patrol boat) (ex-trawler). Built in 1926 by the Ateliers et Chantiers de…
Florent M. Locatelli

The making of…an XR product !

by Florent M. Locatelli - 9th July 2018
The making of an XR product ! Brainstorm and define the project. Experience is key here. Identify exhaustively what exists…
Cat

Master Liveaboards turn to Mares XR

by Cat - 4th June 2018
When only the best equipment will do - Mares XR, now available in Micronesia In order for a business to…
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…
Cat

A New Cave Diver is Born!

by Cat - 16th April 2018
Cave diving... If you had asked me only last week about cave diving, my answer would have been very clear,…
Submaris

Open Ocean Research

by Submaris - 10th April 2018
The Big Blue! Finally! After three days of travelling via plane, a short delay of one day due to carnival,…
Cat

The need for “back-ups”

by Cat - 5th March 2018
After returning from a recent scuba training event in the Red Sea it reminded me that each year literally millions…
Ivana and Janez

The Lions of the Ocean

by Ivana and Janez - 1st December 2017
Lionfish (Pterois spp) are represented by 12 very closely related species. These majestic and amazing looking fish are among underwater…
Herbert

Seawater cools upper layers of earth’s crust

by Herbert - 29th November 2017
Seawater penetrates much deeper than expected How deep can seawater penetrate through cracks and fissures into the seafloor? Using a…
Herbert

Marine Snowfall at Equator

by Herbert - 13th October 2017
Detailed picture of biological particle flow to deep sea along the equator Animal excrement and parts of dead organisms constantly…
Ivana and Janez

Diving in the Drina River

by Ivana and Janez - 12th October 2017
The Drina River, formed by the confluence of the Tara and Piva rivers near the village of Scepan Polje, represents…
Herbert

Malta’s Wartime Legacy

by Herbert - 9th October 2017
Strategically located, Malta saw some of the fiercest aerial and sea battles of World War Two, leaving a legacy of…
Herbert

Researchers measure unusually high oxygen uptake in the Labrador Sea

by Herbert - 13th September 2017
Ocean taking a deep breath? Stormy, rough and very cold: these characteristics of the Labrador Sea may initially seem uncomfortable,…
Mares

Macro World

by Mares - 9th August 2017
When we become divers we go through different stages in our diving adventure. We start off scared/excited (nervous-cited) of what…
Gianluca

French Connection – A freediving course with the Mares France team

by Gianluca - 15th June 2017
A super freediving course with the Mares France team. A week spent learning more about freediving but also sharing our…
Carlo

Teaching freediving: a passion for fun

by Carlo - 11th May 2017
Since I started teaching freediving courses in 2004 things have changed a lot on both the national and international freediving…