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Ivana and Janez

It’s a job to save the Napoleon fish!

by Ivana and Janez - 16th August 2021
The Napoleon fish is a humphead species of wrasse living in the Indo-Pacific and Red Sea coral reefs, also called…
Ivana and Janez

Jackfish

by Ivana and Janez - 17th September 2019
Why so blue, Jack? Jackfish, also known as Bluefin trevally or blue jack, are one of the most common fish…
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

So which one is it? A stonefish or a scorpionfish?

by Ivana and Janez - 24th July 2018
I often get confused between stonefish and scorpionfish and need to remind myself what the differences between them are. Both…
b_rad

The “Biggest” Little Photo Workshop in the Diving Industry

by b_rad - 6th September 2017
The biggest in prizes that is. This summer some photographers are going to win almost $10,000 in Mares gear along…
Mares

The Myth of the Jellyfish

by Mares - 1st September 2017
When I asked my child what jellyfish were, she said they are half fish, half jelly… Well nothing could be…
Herbert

Haliphron atlanticus: Deep-sea octopus feeds on jellyfish

by Herbert - 30th March 2017
Octopus then uses tentacles of jellyfish to defend itself The open ocean is the largest habitat on Earth. Within this…
Mares

Love in the moonlight: The bumphead parrotfish mass aggregation at Palau’s Rock Islands

by Mares - 15th January 2016
The green humphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) is one of the diver's favourite fishes. A school of more than 50 of…
Herbert

Biology: Sunfish

by Herbert - 1st September 2015
Floating "Millstones" In The Ocean? At first glance, these curious-looking fish look like gigantic fish heads without a body. They…
Ivana and Janez

Hammerhead Sharks

by Ivana and Janez - 13th September 2021
Sharks have a bad reputation and are the most feared marine species, even though attacks on humans are rare, with…
Ivana and Janez

Groupers – The gentle giants of the oceans

by Ivana and Janez - 26th November 2019
Groupers belong to the Serranidae family, which they share with Sea basses, living in the warmer waters of most oceans.…
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…
Peter

The Privilege of Diving

by Peter - 17th August 2016
The Privilege of Diving What was your first window to the ocean like? Through mine everything was black and white, it could…
Mares

An interview with Katarina Linczenyiova, freediver

by Mares - 10th June 2016
A rising star Katarina Linczenyiova is a rising star in the world of freediving, although she is relatively unknown in…
Mares

Reef sharks prefer bite-sized meals

by Mares - 22nd April 2016
Many of us have the impression that sharks have a large appetite. However, a new study proves otherwise, indicating that…
Herbert

Seeing Bali From A New Perspective

by Herbert - 6th August 2015
Bali Close Up: A Very Special Underwater Video Many see Bali as the Land of the Gods, dominated by ricefields,…
Herbert

Yap: A South Pacific Paradise

by Herbert - 3rd August 2015
Getting Up Close And Personal With Residents Of The Reef If Paradise exists on Earth, it must be nestled right…
Mares

Maldives Underwater Initiative

by Mares - 4th October 2021
The Maldives is world famous for its picturesque turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and rainbow reefs. A vast underwater mountain…
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…
Franco and Sabrina

Crinoids – Flowers of the reef

by Franco and Sabrina - 14th June 2021
One of the things that struck me most during the first dives I made in Papua New Guinea, and especially the…
Ivana and Janez

The gentle giants

by Ivana and Janez - 2nd April 2021
Whale sharks are on many diver's bucket lists. I envy any diver that has been lucky enough to see one while diving.…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Most loved marine mammals

by Ivana and Janez - 15th January 2021
Everyone loves dolphins, and it is probably the dream of most divers to dive with dolphins, the most loved cetaceans.…
Dan

Dan’s Dive Destinations: Shark Diving

by Dan - 31st December 2020
Diving with sharks in Fiji In my opinion, every single person should experience a shark dive just once. It can…
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…
Thomas Van Puymbroeck

Feather star’s dinner

by Thomas Van Puymbroeck - 19th October 2020
Feather stars live in both shallow water and the depths of the ocean. Their scientific name, crinoid, comes from the Greek…
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…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Return of the Conger Eel

by Ivana and Janez - 21st August 2020
The Vis seabed is well known all over the world. The reason for this is that it is clear, but…
Dan

Dan’s Dive Destinations: Marlborough Sounds (NZ)

by Dan - 4th August 2020
Located at the north eastern point of the South Island and making up 150km or ⅕ of New Zealand's coastline,…
Ivana and Janez

Junkers 88 in the Adriatic Sea

by Ivana and Janez - 21st July 2020
On August 31, 2008, when a group of divers touched the sea bottom at a depth of 54 meters in…
Nik

Mircoadventures in Freediving

by Nik - 3rd July 2020
When I was young I spent time with my friends climbing on rocks, trees, exploring the neighborhood and catching and…
Mares

A Fantastic Voyage

by Mares - 14th April 2020
A message from Sergio Angelini, Chief Technology Officer at Mares... We all have fond memories of some trip or another.…
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.…
Nik

Freediving Sudan

by Nik - 17th March 2020
Recently I visited Sudan for the first time to go freediving. Although I have been to the Red Sea countless…
Imran

School’s Out

by Imran - 3rd February 2020
“Safety in numbers is the hypothesis that, by being part of a large physical group or mass, an individual is…
Semra

How to find the perfect Christmas gift and also support the environment!

by Semra - 3rd December 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my new blog! My last blog was about diving in Mexican cenotes - check it…
Semra

Diving in the Mexican Cenotes

by Semra - 19th November 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my new blog! My last blog was about 5 young Egyptian guys with the shared…
Ivana and Janez

Freshwater in salty water – Underwater springs

by Ivana and Janez - 15th October 2019
You have certainly, at some point, experienced an area where cold water rises up from the deep. It might be…
LiveAboard

Love Bull Sharks? Try These 5 Top Dive Destinations

by LiveAboard - 11th October 2019
Bull sharks might have a bad reputation as being aggressive but diving with these sharks is a truly magical experience.…
Ivana and Janez

Scuba diving attractions in Jordan – the Lockheed TriStar L-1011 and the Underwater Military Museum

by Ivana and Janez - 2nd October 2019
The intentional scuttling of diverse sailing objects has become a well-known practice in order to create artificial underwater reefs. Usually…
Gerald

Eye to eye with the Tiger Shark!

by Gerald - 2nd August 2019
Cocos Island is an island far off the Pacific coast of America. The island belongs to a trio of islands…
Semra

Frequently Asked Questions

by Semra - 24th July 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my new blog! In my last blog, I told you about my dive preparation routine.…
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!…
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…
Dan

Introducing Dan

by Dan - 16th May 2019
Kia ora! (Hello) My name is Dan and I am an underwater photographer and proud Mares Ambassador from Auckland, New…
Dan

The Islands Of Tahiti: A Whale’s Paradise

by Dan - 6th May 2019
When someone mentions Tahiti, incredible sunsets and sipping cocktails whilst relaxing on over water bungalows comes to mind. Located in…