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Mares Fins: The Channel Thrust System

by Mares - 1st November 2019
Originally, all fins were made from rubber, an excellent material; however, it had notable technical and technological limits that did…
Ivana and Janez

New Equipment Testing: Jupiter mask and Excite fins

by Ivana and Janez - 11th June 2018
My name is Barış Şendemir and I have been working in the diving industry since 2006 (TSSF 2 STAR instructor…
Alex

The elusive Basking Shark

by Alex - 30th September 2022
Last summer I headed to the tiny island of Coll, out in the Atlantic, off the west coast of Scotland.…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Eagle Rays (Myliobatidae)

by Ivana and Janez - 17th August 2022
Eagle rays are a group of cartilaginous fish (fish that have skeletons made out of cartilage instead of bones), closely…
Alex

Summer Lovin’

by Alex - 26th July 2022
It's easy to forget that the Red Sea is seasonal when you always visit it at the same time of…
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.…
Alex

Marvellous Mexican Mantas

by Alex - 4th July 2022
There isn’t a more wonderful ocean creature to spend time with than the manta. Despite their huge size, these graceful…
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…
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…
Nik

Freediving Under Ice

by Nik - 31st March 2022
Freediving under ice can be very demanding, but at the same time it is the perfect challenge in order to…
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…
Alex

Cayman Reunion

by Alex - 17th March 2022
After two years away, it was fabulous to return to the Cayman Islands this January. I have been running underwater…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Shark Behaviour on the Alimatha Reef – Capturing the photo

by Ivana and Janez - 10th February 2022
Nature’s behaviour surprises us every day... Alimatha reef, which is famous for the large number of sharks that live in…
Alex

Dolphins and a Dog!

by Alex - 5th January 2022
One of the big lures of the underwater world is that it is ripe for exploration and discovery. It is…
Ivana and Janez

Tiger Sharks

by Ivana and Janez - 15th December 2021
Tiger Sharks are one of the largest predatory sharks, shadowed only by the Great White. Female Tiger Sharks are larger…
Alex

Loving Life in Laamu

by Alex - 9th December 2021
Laamu atoll is in the south of the Maldives, and with only one resort on the island (the beautiful and…
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…
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…
Alex

Scottish Freediving Photography

by Alex - 30th August 2021
The chilly waters of Scotland do not attract many visiting divers but they should. Scotland’s geologically splintered coastline means that…
Mares

Mares Events this September in Poland! (EN/PL)

by Mares - 5th August 2021
Test the Horizon SCR Come and test Mares’ Horizon SCR at Deepspot, one of the deepest dive pools in the world,…
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

Capturing the moment: Alex Dawson

by Mares - 7th July 2021
I was lucky enough to get this incredible shot on one of my first dives in Tasiilaq, Greenland. We had…
Mares

Capturing the moment: Franco Banfi

by Mares - 7th July 2021
I’m extremely grateful to call the vast blue expanse off Dominica Island, in the Caribbean Sea, home. Its unfathomable sapphire…
Ivana and Janez

Guitar sharks, anyone?

by Ivana and Janez - 22nd March 2021
I love many things about diving, but what I love the most is the fact that it means constant learning. There…
Mares

Mares Ascent Dry Duffle Bag – Where Style Meets Functionality

by Mares - 25th February 2021
The Ascent Dry Duffle is the newest duffle bag design by Mares. With a total internal volume of 140 liters,…
Thomas Van Puymbroeck

Diving in Belgium

by Thomas Van Puymbroeck - 12th January 2021
2020 has been an exceptional year with lockdowns, travel bans and corona. Most Belgians like to travel to tropical destinations…
Ivana and Janez

How Cara Lost Her Color

by Ivana and Janez - 10th December 2020
Ivana OK: What are you by profession?  I’m a marine naturalist. In a complete leap of faith, I moved to…
Ivana and Janez

Coral and Reef on coral reefs

by Ivana and Janez - 20th November 2020
Coral Man's model - Women's model Different water temperatures require different wetsuits. Of course, most of us feel comfortable when diving in…
Semra

How to clean your equipment

by Semra - 9th November 2020
In my last blog post I spoke about 6 things a diver can do during `corona time’. As promised, I will continue…
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…
Mares

Mares & SSI Team Up for a Special Offer!

by Mares - 15th October 2020
SAFER THAN HOME - GO DIVING. PROTECT YOURSELF. OWN YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT. Purchase Mares gear and get a free 'Equipment…
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…
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…
Dan

My Knight in Silver Armour

by Dan - 19th June 2020
Coming from a freediving background, my peers were always disapproving of my fascination with scuba diving. When I suggested they…
Dan

A Windy Day in Paradise

by Dan - 22nd May 2020
Here's the worst case scenario. You've planned a brilliant dive holiday to the dive destination of your dreams. You have…
Dan

Night Time On The Reef

by Dan - 12th May 2020
Lagoon comes from the Italian word 'laguna' meaning pond or lake. Like the name suggests, a lagoon is generally a…
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…
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…
Imran

Wonderland

by Imran - 23rd January 2020
Some of the most magical time spent photographing underwater is when you capture images which people least expect to look…
Imran

Spicy as always

by Imran - 8th January 2020
Banda Neira is one of ten volcanic islands in the Banda Archipelago, in the Maluku province, eastern Indonesia. On our…
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…
Thomas Van Puymbroeck

Kalanggaman Island

by Thomas Van Puymbroeck - 10th December 2019
Kalanggaman Island  is a small island paradise located in Palampon, Leyte. It is famous for its crystal clear waters, lush…
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…
LiveAboard

Love to swim with orcas? 12 reasons to go Arctic liveaboard diving now!

by LiveAboard - 5th November 2019
The Arctic has long been known for its outstanding wildlife watching and dramatic landscapes. It offers numerous diving opportunities, but…
Ivana and Janez

Nurse Sharks: Docile or Dangerous?

by Ivana and Janez - 29th October 2019
There are various theories as to why the nurse shark is called so; one being that the sound they make…