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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…
Semra

6 things a diver can do during ‘corona time’

by Semra - 15th May 2020
Wash your equipment Due to the coronavirus situation, many of us have a lot more free time. Time which we could…
Nik

Breath hold: Relaqua the idea of relaxation in the water

by Nik - 5th February 2020
There are people who dive hundreds of feet, deep and over ten minutes with just one breath. Nik Linder is…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Freshwater vs marine diving

by Ivana and Janez - 13th November 2018
For more information on Marine Ecology, check out our friends at SSI! Most of us dive in a marine environment…
Ivana and Janez

XR from the Diver’s Point of View

by Ivana and Janez - 2nd March 2018
When you look back in your logbook and see thousands of recorded dives, you may think to yourself ‘What more…
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…
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…
Gerald

Dive into the underwater world of Milford Sound

by Gerald - 22nd January 2018
We are now far at the south end of New Zealand. More specifically in the southwest, in the world of…
Gianluca

Freediving: How water conditions influence our performance

by Gianluca - 14th November 2017
As all freedivers with a minimum of experience know, water conditions greatly influence our performance, and a depth easily reached…
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

Taking the plunge underwater… and underground

by Herbert - 22nd May 2017
Diving into the flooded tunnels of Schieferbergwerk Nuttlar in Sauerland is not for the faint-hearted. After crossing the yellow container…
Cat

The Red Sea still drawing in the divers…..

by Cat - 11th July 2016
I am sat in my office trying to catch up on some paperwork in between packing my bags once again…
Cat

Understanding the scuba divers code….

by Cat - 30th June 2016
There is nothing more frustrating in life then when you are within a group of individuals who are speaking a foreign…
Mares

Diver sucked into the intake pipe of a nuclear plant

by Mares - 9th March 2016
A family outing took a bizarre turn for the worse when scuba diver Christopher Le Cun found himself sucked into…
Mares

Dive Munda Youth Training Program

by Mares - 18th October 2021
We would like to congratulate Dive Munda, an SSI/Mares dive center in the Solomon Islands, for their incredible dedication to…
Imran

Tiger Beach – Bahamas

by Imran - 21st June 2019
On our last photo adventure, we headed out to Tiger Beach, the Bahamas. A dive mask is one of the…
Ivana and Janez

Family Diving

by Ivana and Janez - 11th April 2019
When you start your marriage under the water, and also give birth underwater, it is rather logical that one day…
Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona

Diving at the Lighthouse, Portofino, Italy

by Underwater Tales by Stefano Sibona - 16th May 2018
"The lighthouse point in Portofino is one of the most suggestive sites of the promontory. A unique, spectacular environment and…
Dan

Easing back into scuba diving

by Dan - 12th October 2021
At last, I'm back! I'm sure it's the same for many of you, the lockdown has been incredibly tough. Days,…
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…
Ivana and Janez

The mystery of the sunken treasure of the SS Carnatic

by Ivana and Janez - 26th August 2021
When departing from Hurghada, heading towards Sinai, one must pass by the Sha’ab Abu Nuhas reef. Until the construction of…
Alex

Stamp of approval

by Alex - 23rd August 2021
As divers, we get to see part of the world that the majority of people don’t. And if you are…
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…
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

Inside ‘Monk Seals Cave’

by Ivana and Janez - 1st June 2021
Dalmatia is one of the most beautiful regions of the Adriatic. The islands of Hvar, Brač, Vis, Biševo and many…
Ivana and Janez

In Search of Ice

by Ivana and Janez - 22nd February 2021
"Legend says that it will be possible to dive under the ice in Serbia in January 2021 ..."  We decided…
Ivana and Janez

Totonno – the jewel of the southern Adriatic

by Ivana and Janez - 24th December 2020
The Italian steamer 'Totonno' was built in 1899 in the shipyard Rijekee & Co. in Rotterdam. During its working life,…
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…
Mares

Mares 28XR-HR Full SM Tek Set

by Mares - 16th September 2020
This Mares Extended Range complete set is for your most challenging dives, both Sidemount and Backmount. Let’s take a look…
Franco and Sabrina

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress

by Franco and Sabrina - 8th September 2020
The water surrounding the tiny island of Vis is the perfect guardian of many wrecks belonging to several historical eras. The aircraft…
Dan

Motivation For Winter Diving

by Dan - 24th August 2020
Winter. Is. Here. Any diver dreads these 3 words, especially if you live in a colder climate. New Zealand, although…
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,…
Damir

Albania – Wreck Diving

by Damir - 30th July 2020
Albania! Yes, Albania and wreck diving, that was our destination last year. Travelling via Belgrade and Tirana all the way…
Ivana and Janez

Dive into the Center of the Earth

by Ivana and Janez - 19th May 2020
I believe that Jules Verne would not be angry that I borrowed part of his title to begin the story…
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 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…
Ivana and Janez

Zenobia – An Enchanting Giant

by Ivana and Janez - 13th March 2020
There are a huge number of sunken ships in the seas and oceans. Each one of them has its own…
Semra

I became a Scuba Diving Instructor!

by Semra - 10th March 2020
This year started just right! Yes, I’m a scuba diving instructor now, and I’m going to tell you how 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

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…
Ivana and Janez

The Seal Skin – My New Dive Buddy

by Ivana and Janez - 10th January 2020
The theory: The Mares Seal Skin is a 6mm cold water wetsuit designed to keep you comfortable and warm in milder…
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

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…
Mares

Davide Lombroso ha vinto il 5° titolo italiano di fotosub!

by Mares - 16th October 2019
Continuano le esaltanti prestazioni dei fotografi subacquei del Team Mares. Davide Lombroso del CI CA SUB Seatram di Bogliasco –…
Ivana and Janez

A teenager tries scuba diving

by Ivana and Janez - 8th October 2019
This summer I had one of the greatest adventures of my life! I went to a SCUBA diving camp and…