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Ivana and Janez

Blackwater Night Dive

by Ivana and Janez - 24th January 2018
To most divers, a night dive is their favourite kind of dive. Everything becomes pacified at night. The lamps we…
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…
Andi

Against all odds: Fulfilling a dream to become an SSI Divemaster

by Andi - 19th August 2023
Starting something new, especially later in life, can feel like an extreme challenge. There’s a lot of fear that surrounds…
Dan

Dan’s Dive Destinations – Sydney

by Dan - 1st March 2023
Sydney, Australia, is better known for its fantastic food, nightlife and surfy vibe, but not many people know that it…
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…
Alex

Visitors In The Night

by Alex - 16th May 2022
Fourth dive of the day done, the liveaboard is at anchor and we’re all tucking into dinner and Lightroom! Surely…
Alex

Coral Spawning and Hope in the Maldives

by Alex - 22nd November 2021
I normally plan my travel meticulously, paying special attention to the season and the lunar tidal cycle. I find this…
Dan

Dan’s Dive Destinations: Niue

by Dan - 14th August 2020
2400km northeast of New Zealand lies a large coral atoll, only 65 kilometres in circumference and with its highest point…
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,…
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

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…
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…
LiveAboard

Revisiting a Classic: Thailand’s 8 Best Dives

by LiveAboard - 20th December 2019
For budget-friendly tropical liveaboard diving and encounters with everything from ocean giants to tiny macro treasures, you can’t beat Thailand.…
LiveAboard

14 Marine Protected Areas to Dive in 2020

by LiveAboard - 22nd November 2019
Looking for a new dive destination for 2020? We’ve got you covered with 14 of the best marine protected areas…
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.…
Cat

The experienced “inexperienced” diver

by Cat - 22nd March 2018
There are so many things about the diving industry that on a daily basis remind me that my career choice…
Mares

Celebes Divers, Siladen Island – Onong Resort & Kuda Laut Boutique Dive Resort

by Mares - 23rd February 2018
We're back with Celebes Divers Manado once again to find out what their other dive centers have to offer. At…
Mares

Celebes Divers, Manado – Mapia Resort and Spa

by Mares - 16th February 2018
We recently caught up with our friends at Celebes Divers Manado, located on the island of North Sulawesi, Indonesia. At…
Gerald

Diving at the Poor Knights Islands

by Gerald - 3rd January 2018
Even as a teenager, I dreamed of the islands off the New Zealand North Island and always wanted to go…
MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team

Day 7 – rEvo Rebreather and recreational dive equipment under the Ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 20th February 2017
All team members are getting used to the schedule: 7:30am meeting and packing up the equipment – 8:00am breakfast – 8:30am loading the…
Mares

Coral reefs enchant when one dives in fluorescence

by Mares - 10th February 2017
Adventures in fluo-diving in Abu Dabab No, it wasn't the Pink Panther, but a pink flathead that was the highlight…
Herbert

Sport diver finds possible Fat Boy bomb in waters off British Columbia

by Herbert - 8th November 2016
Broken Arrow near British Columbia coast? A ship of the Royal Canadian Navy will leave on a special mission. The…
Herbert

Palau: Dive Right Into The Darkness

by Herbert - 18th August 2015
Blackwater Diving – Diving Into The Pitch Black If you're feeling bored by the usual dives and are looking for…
Alex

Blackwater in Anilao

by Alex - 26th December 2023
Anilao is a great muck diving destination, particularly famed for nudibranchs, frogfish, octopus and many more A-list critters. It is also…
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…
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…
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…
Alex

Glow in the Dark

by Alex - 20th December 2021
Trying to search for any positive in the travel restrictions of the last few years is tough, but at the…
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…
Semra

About my work in Soma Bay

by Semra - 26th November 2018
Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog post. In my last blog, I told you about how I got…
Mares

Testing the new EOS Strobe diving light!

by Mares - 17th April 2018
Aldo Ferrucci and his team used the Mares EOS Strobe recently for a series of deep dives (from 95m -…
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,…
Ivana and Janez

Raja Ampat, Indonesia

by Ivana and Janez - 20th February 2018
As a Mares Ambassador, I had the honour of being a part of an extraordinary expedition, organised by the Ocean…
BGfU

‘Expect the unexpected’ – Underwater archaeological research around the island of Mozia, Sicily

by BGfU - 22nd August 2017
In July 2017, scientific divers of the Bavarian Society for Underwaterarchaeology (BGfU) and the Philipps University Marburg were invited by…
Herbert

The crab with the candy cane legs

by Herbert - 13th February 2017
While on a night dive in the Caribbean, underwater photographer Ellen Muller took a photo of a “flaming reef lobster”.…
Herbert

Welcome to the brave new (underwater) world of fluo diving

by Herbert - 10th September 2015
Seeing the underwater world in a different light Apart from tropical rainforests, the coral reef is a rich habitat teeming…
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

Travel to a Different World

by Alex - 11th January 2024
November 2023 saw me heading off on a real adventure, destined for one of the most amazing countries to visit…
Alex

Summer Holidays

by Alex - 6th October 2023
In August, I travelled to Grand Cayman. I was down to head there to run a photography workshop at Ocean…
Ivana and Janez

Komba Island – Diving under an active volcano

by Ivana and Janez - 3rd October 2023
Due to a storm and strong winds that hit the Banda Sea, we missed out on some really attractive locations…
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…
Ivana and Janez

The Leopards of the Seas

by Ivana and Janez - 24th April 2023
Leopard sharks are one of the most common sharks in the Eastern North Pacific. Their scientific name, Triakis semifasciata, means “half…
Ivana and Janez

The Scribbled Leatherjacket (Aluterus scriptus)

by Ivana and Janez - 6th February 2023
Scribbled leatherjackets can be found in the lagoons and reefs of subtropical seas all over the world. Even though some…
Ivana and Janez

The unfortunate fate of the Salem Express

by Ivana and Janez - 31st January 2023
In the early nineties, the tame waters of Safaga became the stage for one of the biggest maritime tragedies in…
Ivana and Janez

The white-spotted octopus (Callistoctopus macropus)

by Ivana and Janez - 1st December 2022
The white-spotted octopus lives predominantly in the shallow waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, but can sometimes be found…
Franco and Sabrina

Cabo Pulmo and endless vortexes of fish (Chapter Five)

by Franco and Sabrina - 22nd November 2022
If your diving wish list includes finding yourself finning inside vortexes of different species of fish so dense as to darken…
Alex

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022: Bootlace Barcode

by Alex - 28th October 2022
It is fantastic to be awarded in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest again, the premier contest in nature…
Ivana and Janez

The Mediterranean lobster

by Ivana and Janez - 13th October 2022
The Mediterranean lobster, Palinurus elephas, was named after the Roman seaport of Palinurus, known today as Palinuro, in southwestern Italy,…