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Franco and Sabrina

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Environmental Photography Award 2023

by Franco and Sabrina - 9th June 2023
Occasionally I enter prestigious international photo contests. The selected pictures have the power to leave a mark, spread knowledge, foster…
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…
Mares

Different coral communities differ in their ability to adapt to new environments

by Mares - 17th November 2016
For the first time, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have observed separate populations of corals diverging in…
Mares

Environmental factors, not just climate change, can also affect isotopic composition of corals

by Mares - 28th September 2016
Important details found in calcium carbonate skeletons of corals The calcium carbonate skeletons of corals retain important details about their…
Mares

NABU Cruise Rankings 2016 : Cruise ships fall short in environmental protection

by Mares - 1st September 2016
People living in the Mediterranean will suffer as a result Based on the NABU Cruise Rankings 2016, all European cruise…
Mares

Environment groups call for more effective marine protection

by Mares - 18th March 2016
German environmental organisations have called for a more effective level of marine protection in the North and Baltic Sea by…
Mares

New European satellite to monitor the oceans and environment

by Mares - 19th February 2016
Carrying four Earth-observation instruments on board, a satellite lifted off on Tuesday on its mission to bring us a more…
Andi

Blue Whales in the Balance – Mirissa, Sri Lanka

by Andi - 28th May 2024
Off the coast of Mirissa, Sri Lanka, it felt like we had the whole ocean to ourselves. It was barely…
Kathryn

5 great reasons to go diving in Japan

by Kathryn - 9th May 2024
With its rich culture, stunning landscapes, and diverse underwater ecosystems, Japan offers an unparalleled diving experience that beckons adventurers from…
Andi

Life on the Cambodian edge – Koh Ach Seh, Cambodia

by Andi - 30th April 2024
Following a grueling four-hour drive from Phnom Penh, we arrived in Kep, Cambodia. Though exhausted after our journey from Hanoi,…
Andi

Shifting Baselines – Hong Kong, Sar

by Andi - 18th April 2024
The research team had warned us upfront about the perilous diving experience ahead. One not marked by surreal encounters with…
Ivana and Janez

Gobies – Small, cute and sneaky

by Ivana and Janez - 15th April 2024
There are more than 2000 species of gobies in one of the largest bony fish family, Gobiidae.  They can be found…
Andi

The Ripple Effect – Negros Oriental, Philippines

by Andi - 2nd April 2024
Another day, another mission. Waking to the sound of a gong made from old kitchenware, a diverse community of dedicated…
Andi

Our Encounter with the Ocean Tigers – Fiji

by Andi - 21st March 2024
As we descended into the dark and murky waters off the Fijian coast, the weight of anticipation settled in. Immediately…
Ivana and Janez

The master of camouflage – The prickly leather-jacket fish

by Ivana and Janez - 18th March 2024
When we saw the pictures that our photographer Janez Kranjc had taken, we joked that he had found a "hairy fish".…
Andi

Mares goes to the Edges of Earth to transform online discourse with ocean good news

by Andi - 14th March 2024
Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay. And unfortunately, its general discourse has become harder to…
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…
Alex

Coral Connections – Awarded in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year

by Alex - 20th December 2023
I am enjoying a great run of success in the most prestigious nature photography contest of them all – the…
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…
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…
Ivana and Janez

The submerged church of Saint Archangel Michael – Lake Rovni, Serbia

by Ivana and Janez - 17th November 2023
Not far from Valjevo, on the river Jablanica, near the villages of Stubo and Rovni, a dam was built for…
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…
Mares

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

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…
Mares

Discover the advantages of logging your dives with the Mares app!

by Mares - 14th September 2023
Discover the benefits of logging your dives with the Mares app! Available now on Google Play and App Store. Convenience…
Kathryn

Liveaboard diving 101: Everything you need to know before you go

by Kathryn - 11th September 2023
Imagine waking up to the gentle rocking of a boat, the sun rising over crystal-clear waters, and the promise of…
Alex

Red Sea Heat

by Alex - 30th August 2023
We tend to think of coral seas as being close to the equator and therefore changing little through the year.…
Mares

Mares Dive Torch Maintenance

by Mares - 17th August 2023
Keep your Mares torch in great shape with our torch maintenance tips! · Rinse with freshwater: After each dive, rinse…
Ivana and Janez

Barracuda

by Ivana and Janez - 17th August 2023
Barracuda are extremely attractive, impressive fish. They are carnivores with long lifespans and can live longer than 14 years. The…
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

Sun Boat – An artificial reef in its full glory

by Ivana and Janez - 18th April 2023
It is a well-known fact that deliberately sunk vessels become an integral part of the seabed over time. When we…
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…
Alex

Simply the best?

by Alex - 20th March 2023
It would be a great conversation topic over dinner with diving friends: What is the world’s best diving resort? I…
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…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Looking at life from a Cassiopea’s perspective – Upside down

by Ivana and Janez - 20th December 2022
Upside-Down Jellyfish live resting on the sea floor, making them look like they are upside-down. They are found in coastal waters,…
Ivan and Predrag

The Mares Horizon SCR in the underwater museum, Croatia

by Ivan and Predrag - 25th October 2022
Out of this world dive destinations are truly recognizable, and people often plan their trips to them months in advance.…
Mares

Mares Horizon 0.5 – The most innovative, all-in-one freediving wetsuit!

by Mares - 19th September 2022
The Horizon 0.5 is Mares’ latest freediving wetsuit and clearly exhibits our commitment to excellence in freediving equipment! The 0.5mm suit has…
Ivana and Janez

Planting Corals

by Ivana and Janez - 1st September 2022
The importance of corals and coral reefs for life on our planet is well-known, that's why it's not surprising that the…
Ivana and Janez

Ragged-tooth shark (Carcharias taurus)

by Ivana and Janez - 18th July 2022
The Ragged Tooth Shark lives in oceans and seas around the world, and has different names in different regions. Around…
Ivana and Janez

Pinnipeds – Marine Acrobats

by Ivana and Janez - 13th July 2022
Pinnipeds, commonly known as seals, are a group of semi-aquatic carnivorous mammals of 34 species living across the world’s oceans.…
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…
Kathryn

7 easy ways to be an eco-friendly diver

by Kathryn - 6th June 2022
Whether you are diving close to home or venturing overseas, there are many easy ways you can become a more…
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

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…
Mares

X-Wing Pro and Spyder mask – Now available in brown

by Mares - 29th March 2022
By popular demand, our X-Wing Pro fins and Spyder mask are now available in brown! Discover more on Mares.com! The…
Mares

The Atlas Adj 62X – Our new, all-metal, dependable regulator

by Mares - 23rd March 2022
Our customers asked, and we answered. After many requests for an all-metal version of the tried-and-true Abyss second stage regulator,…