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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…
Mares

Sharks and rays under threat from overfishing and poor fisheries management

by Mares - 3rd March 2016
A high demand for shark fins from Asian countries has been considered to be a major cause of the overfishing…
Mares

WWF Calls For Reforms For The German Fishing Industry

by Mares - 27th August 2015
Increasing fish imports leads to a need for more responsible fishing The annual meeting of the German fishing industry is…
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…
Hannah

Diving World Record Attempt in Florida

by Hannah - 21st June 2017
The early morning sun was bright on Saturday, June 17th, casting glaring rays from the east atop the water to…
Mares

Manta ray performs acrobatic display of thanks for divers

by Mares - 3rd September 2015
Animal had fishing lines wrapped around its body In May 2015, dive instructor Paul Slater was on a group dive…
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!…
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…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Fortunal – A beauty of a wreck dive!

by Ivana and Janez - 31st October 2018
When the fishing ship was given the name Fortunal, the owner had no idea it would be a bad omen.…
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

The best known wrecks of Jordan

by Ivana and Janez - 16th July 2018
It is in the northernmost part of the Red Sea, at the very tip of the Gulf of Aqaba, that…
Ivana and Janez

The Wrecks of Karaburun

by Ivana and Janez - 15th June 2018
The small town of Karaburun is located in northwest Turkey, 650km away from Istanbul. What used to be a fishing…
Ivana and Janez

“Caution, sea urchins!”

by Ivana and Janez - 9th May 2018
"Caution, sea urchins!" Does this sound familiar? The name ‘sea urchin’ resounds on almost every dive boat. We are always…
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…
Herbert

Cuttlefish: underestimated players in the ocean

by Herbert - 9th January 2018
Squids play an important role in the food web and in the carbon cycle Squid are marine creatures with fascinating…
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…
Franco and Sabrina

An island in the current of an endless ocean

by Franco and Sabrina - 5th January 2018
Nine islands of lava, each one different from the other; some with high coasts and fjords, inlets that seem to…
Hannah

Sea Something, Say Something: Coral Reef Citizen Science

by Hannah - 11th December 2017
We have had a hectic hurricane season here in the Florida and Caribbean region, which can have a big effect…
Herbert

Researchers puzzle over possible causes for disappearance of sea snakes

by Herbert - 11th December 2017
Western Australia: High genetic diversity in sea snakes found Scientists have studied the genetic diversity of sea snakes in different…
Alejandro Andrés

Freediving Patagonia

by Alejandro Andrés - 27th November 2017
Have you ever thought about what freediving in Patagonia is like? I'm a competitive Freediver and run Freediving Patagonia, my…
Herbert

Thousands of dolphins die as countries ignore EU regulations

by Herbert - 23rd November 2017
Whales and dolphins continue to perish as bycatch in fishing nets The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Organization (WDC) has examined…
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…
Mares

The living dinosaurs of the sea

by Mares - 4th August 2017
Out of the seven species of sea turtles, six have made it onto the International Union for Conservation of Nature's…
Herbert

Future opportunities for coral reefs

by Herbert - 8th June 2017
In spite of global warming, reefs could change but remain the same Although the world’s coral reefs are under threat,…
Mares

How are whales and dolphins doing in Europe?

by Mares - 24th May 2017
New population estimates released Ten EU Member States have carried out a survey of the distribution and abundance of whales…
Franco and Sabrina

Vamonos à bucear

by Franco and Sabrina - 15th May 2017
The look of the Baja California Sur can appear tedious: cactus, desert, rocks, beaches and vice versa, but the underwater…
Mares

Compass jellyfish in Boka Bay, Montenegro

by Mares - 13th May 2017
Jellyfish...so graceful and elegant, yet at the same time found in so many different colors and shapes. Their movements remind…
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…
Herbert

Southern France: Best of Mediterranean diving

by Herbert - 1st May 2017
World-famous wrecks and a marine reserve When in the Mediterranean, be sure to visit Côte d'Azur in southern France, where…
Hannah

Survey needs divers to speak up for value of Florida’s reefs

by Hannah - 28th April 2017
Beautiful coral reefs are priceless to divers and snorkelers. The intrinsic value of dipping below the waves, leaving the stress…
Hannah

Surviving Murphy’s Law to study sharks

by Hannah - 24th April 2017
Have you ever had one of those days when just about everything goes wrong? Mine started out breaking one of…
Herbert

YO-44 aka Kodiak Queen: Richard Branson to sink WWII ship that survived Pearl Harbor attack

by Herbert - 12th April 2017
Ship targetted to become artificial reef These days, weather permitting, a ship is scheduled to sink. Nothing special? In the…
Franco and Sabrina

The massive and solitary Sphyrna Mokarran

by Franco and Sabrina - 4th April 2017
A few weeks ago I was leading a micro-group of passionate divers and UW photographers to Bimini Island, a lovely sandy…
Herbert

Litter in the sea: New portal offers comprehensive coverage

by Herbert - 29th March 2017
New online portal LITTERBASE compiles all data in one location Where is litter at sea and which species and habitats…
Mares

Catching fish too expensive to eat

by Mares - 9th February 2017
WWF report: Improving fishing management imperative for global food security By 2050, millions of people in the global South (in…
Herbert

Diving in Ireland

by Herbert - 5th January 2017
The Wild West of EuropeIreland has one of the world's greatest soccer fans, who most recently fervently expressed their strong…
Herbert

Clam shells used to compile 1,000 yr record of ocean climate

by Herbert - 19th December 2016
As a postdoctoral researcher at Bangor University in Wales from 2007 to 2009, Alan Wanamaker started the compilation of a…
Gianluca

A goodbye to Enzo Maiorca from Gianluca Genoni

by Gianluca - 21st November 2016
Dear Enzo, As you well know, under certain circumstances I don’t particularly like to say anything, it’s too easy to…
Mares

Irrawaddy dolphins “functionally extinct” in Laos

by Mares - 1st November 2016
No hope left for the remaining dolphinsThe Irrawaddy dolphin has lost the battle for survival in Laos. The WWF declared…
Franco and Sabrina

Good News from the CITES

by Franco and Sabrina - 5th October 2016
CITES voted yesterday (4th October) on proposals to list silky sharks, all three species of thresher sharks and all nine…
Mares

Ocean acidification puts cod larvae in Atlantic under threat

by Mares - 27th August 2016
Population of cod has come into increasing pressure The increased acidification of the ocean may lead to twice as many…
Mares

Three fishermen on trial for killing dolphins for shark bait

by Mares - 18th August 2016
Evidence against them obtained in secret Three Peruvian fishermen were tried in court on August 16th for killing dolphins and…
Mares

Fishes find sanctuary

by Mares - 4th August 2016
Larger MPA established based on the movement of fishermen's favoured fish species Beneath the waves of Palikir Pass (or P-Pass)…
Herbert

Offspring for rare Mekong dolphins in Cambodia

by Herbert - 7th July 2016
New hope for Mekong River's dolphinsNewly born calf spotted with mother: Break out the cigars and champagne: A young dolphin…
Marcel

Great White Shark Tagging

by Marcel - 5th July 2016
Finning, bycatch in commercial fishing, over fishing, sport fishing, contamination, pollution and targeted killing let the shark populations rapidly sink…
Mares

Reintroduction of European flat oysters in German North Sea

by Mares - 30th June 2016
Three-year trial will set up foundation for restoration of species For the first time, the German Federal Agency for Nature…
Mares

Fresh hope for coral reefs

by Mares - 23rd June 2016
Global study uncovers “bright spots” where coral reefs thrive Researchers have discovered certain places where coral reefs have managed to…
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