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Vasa – The ship and museum

by Ivana and Janez - 12th January 2022
History tells us of many grand endeavours that ended ingloriously. The story of the fate of the royal ship 'Vasa' is well-known,…
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Ancient shipwreck near Cavtat

by Ivana and Janez - 22nd October 2020
Amphorae have always excited the imagination of divers. Close to the small island of Supetar, near Cavtat, lie the remains…
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Marine Guide to Long-term Relationships

by Ivana and Janez - 8th June 2020
Do you remember the term 'symbiosis' from your biology classes? To refresh your memory, these are interactions between organisms that…
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Elpida – More than a shipwreck

by Ivana and Janez - 30th January 2020
The Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism, together with the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR), recognized the importance of…
Submaris

The forgotten shipwrecks of the Battle of Heligoland – 1914

by Submaris - 14th March 2019
On the 28th of August 1914, the first naval battle of the First World War was fought between ships from…
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A ship’s fate: The demise of Dague

by Ivana and Janez - 23rd May 2018
On the cold night of February 24th 1915, French destroyer Dague was anchored outside the port of Bar, assigned to…
Herbert

Florida: Shipwrecks as reef oases

by Herbert - 18th October 2017
Panama City Beach offers five historic wrecks along Panhandle Shipwreck Diving Trail Located in the northwest of Florida, Panama City…
Mares

Mares Confirms Partnership With Diving Group Portofino

by Mares - 19th April 2017
MARES HAS BECOME THE TECHNICAL PARTNER OF THE NEW CENTER, THE MOST IMPORTANT IN EUROPE FOR NUMBER OF CLIENTS AND…
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…
Mares

Tracing how the relationship between corals and algae began

by Mares - 26th November 2016
How corals met algae: Tracing how their symbiotic relationship startedThe symbiotic relationship between algae and modern corals began more than…
Herbert

Black Sea mapping expedition uncovers more than 40 shipwrecks

by Herbert - 18th October 2016
Largest expedition of this kind in Black SeaAn international expedition mapping the submerged ancient landscapes at the Bulgarian coast of…
Herbert

One hundred years after WWI ships’ sinking in port of Kea

by Herbert - 1st October 2016
Memorial service and conference commemorates 100th Anniversary The municipality of Kea and the Friends of Kea Society organised an international conference…
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…
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International shipping routes and invasive species: What’s next?

by Mares - 26th April 2016
Scientists from Oldenburg and Frankfurt have modelled how the global shipping routes leads to the spread of invasive plant and…
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New study shows relationship between fisheries harvest and reef resilience

by Mares - 13th April 2016
To better protect the coral reefs of the Caribbean, tighter fishery regulations are needed to offset the mounting pressures they…
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Cruise Ships Boycott Faroe Islands To Protest Annual Slaughter Of Pilot Whales

by Mares - 14th August 2015
Both AIDA Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises have suspended their trips to the Faroe Islands in response to the new law…
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Phoresis in the Mediterranean

by Mares - 19th January 2022
This fascinating video, captured by Mares Ambassador Pasquale Vassallo in the Mediterranean Sea, shows a Sand Crab hitching a ride on…
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Spanish Dancer

by Ivana and Janez - 29th November 2021
Hexabranchus sanguineus, commonly known as the Spanish dancer, is a colorful marine mollusc belonging to the Gastropoda (Snails and Slugs) class…
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Archeological Giants

by Ivana and Janez - 18th November 2021
When we talk about 'underwater archeology', most of us think, at first, of sunken ships and amphorae. This ancient form of packaging, which…
Nik

Freediving with Orcas in Norway

by Nik - 10th November 2021
If anyone had asked me some years ago which tour I would be most interested in doing, I would have…
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…
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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

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…
Damir

Think Green – Island of Vis

by Damir - 19th July 2021
The diving club Roniti se mora, together with their project partners MARES, C.I.O.S. group, Fund for environmental protection and energy efficiency and National Geographic Croatia,…
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Capturing the moment: Predrag Vuckovic

by Mares - 7th July 2021
This image was captured in one of my favorite scuba diving destinations and one of the coolest underwater photography locations ever -…
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The locomotives of the Thistlegorm

by Ivana and Janez - 27th May 2021
The Thistlegorm is undoubtedly one of the most famous wrecks in the world. Many books and newspaper articles have been…
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Saving the Turtle

by Ivana and Janez - 7th May 2021
Once again it has been proven that every dive is unique! On a recently ended liveaboard cruise on the Red Sea's north route, we…
Dan

Dan’s Dive Destinations: Shark Diving

by Dan - 31st December 2020
Diving with sharks in Fiji In my opinion, every single person should experience a shark dive just once. It can…
Mares

The 10 most-read Mares blogs of 2020

by Mares - 28th December 2020
It's almost the end of 2020, and Mares would like to re-propose some of the most-read articles of the year from our blog...…
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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,…
Franco and Sabrina

The largest animals ever to have lived on Earth!

by Franco and Sabrina - 17th December 2020
The southern coast of Sri Lanka may turn out to be one of the best international hotspots for seeing blue…
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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…
Dan

Dan’s Dive Destinations: Beqa Lagoon (Fiji)

by Dan - 12th October 2020
With a population of around 900,000, the stunning tropical islands of Fiji (all 332 of them) are home to the most…
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…
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…
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Return of the Conger Eel

by Ivana and Janez - 21st August 2020
The Vis seabed is well known all over the world. The reason for this is that it is clear, but…
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…
Damir

Be A Hero – Think Green

by Damir - 14th July 2020
Think Green is an environmental diving project launched by the 'Roniti se mora' Diving Club immediately after it was founded…
Submaris

A Riddle in the Dark – Finally Solved: The Mysterious Sinking of the German U-Boat UC 71 of Heligoland in 1919

by Submaris - 26th May 2020
Up until the end of World War I, UC 71 carried out a total of 19 enemy patrols under five…
Ivana and Janez

Sea Anemones

by Ivana and Janez - 4th May 2020
Sea anemones are a group of marine animals that are predatory in nature and are closely related to jellyfish and…
Mares

A big thanks from Mares

by Mares - 23rd April 2020
Dear all, If you have been following Mares’ recent activity, you will have most likely seen our effort to convert…
Mares

A Fantastic Voyage

by Mares - 14th April 2020
A message from Sergio Angelini, Chief Technology Officer at Mares... We all have fond memories of some trip or another.…
Mares

Sea Vu Dry + masks converted for CPAP ventilator use during Covid-19

by Mares - 2nd April 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic means we are currently living in challenging times, including the challenges faced daily by our medical services. With this in…
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…
Gerald

Nestled in the seventh continent – Iceberg diving in the Antarctic

by Gerald - 17th December 2019
Being in the Antarctic has always been my dream. In an unforeseen way, it has now come true. As a…
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…