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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…
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…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Deepspot – The deepest pool in Europe

by Ivana and Janez - 8th February 2024
They say Warsaw is the most beautiful in December, when the Christmas and New Year atmosphere engulfs it. We had the…
Alex

Galapagos – Diving Turned Up To 11

by Alex - 5th February 2024
Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands are an archipelago consisting of 13 main islands (five of which are inhabited), seven minor islands and…
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…
Andi

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation Brings Hope for World’s Reefs

by Andi - 2nd January 2024
I will never forget seeing a healthy and thriving reef for the first time. I began my scuba diving career…
Alex

Coral Connections – Awarded in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year

by Alex - 20th December 2023
I am enjoying a great run of success in the most prestigious nature photography contest of them all – the…
Marjan Radovic

Finding an underwater archaeological site

by Marjan Radovic - 7th December 2023
Diving is not just a sport, but an adventure that opens up doors to an underwater world full of mysteries…
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…
Kathryn

Love manatees and dugongs? Here’s where you can swim with them

by Kathryn - 21st November 2023
The gentle giants of the sea, manatees and dugongs have captured the hearts of many with their endearing presence and…
Ivana and Janez

The submerged church of Saint Archangel Michael – Lake Rovni, Serbia

by Ivana and Janez - 17th November 2023
Not far from Valjevo, on the river Jablanica, near the villages of Stubo and Rovni, a dam was built for…
Andi

From Battlefields to Coral Gardens: Vanuatu’s Secret Dive Sites

by Andi - 23rd October 2023
Before moving from New York to Perth, Western Australia, I had never heard of Vanuatu. It was not until I…
Alex

Little Cayman – A special diving adventure!

by Alex - 13th October 2023
As I’ve written before, Grand Cayman is one of my favourite places to teach underwater photography. The conditions are inviting…
Andi

Diving into Darkness: The Adventure of Cave Exploration in South Australia

by Andi - 10th October 2023
When you start your scuba diving journey, you’re excited to just have the chance to breathe underwater. You fumble around…
Franco and Sabrina

Hanifaru Bay: In a flying vortex

by Franco and Sabrina - 10th October 2023
Are you looking to be enveloped in a flying vortex of Mantas? Get ready, it doesn't happen often. Have you ever…
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…
Alex

Photographing History

by Alex - 26th September 2023
Like many people, my highlight of a Red Sea trip is often diving on the wreck of SS Thistlegorm, with…
Mares

Nearly 70 countries sign the UN’s BBNJ agreement on the first day

by Mares - 22nd September 2023
On a momentous occasion, the United Nation's first-ever treaty on protecting international high seas opened for signature in the 20th September…
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…
Mares

Liveaboard must-haves!

by Mares - 7th September 2023
Have you ever been on a liveaboard dive trip? Check out our top-tips for liveaboard holiday must-haves! Lightweight travel items…
Alex

Red Sea Heat

by Alex - 30th August 2023
We tend to think of coral seas as being close to the equator and therefore changing little through the year.…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Barracuda

by Ivana and Janez - 17th August 2023
Barracuda are extremely attractive, impressive fish. They are carnivores with long lifespans and can live longer than 14 years. The…
Mares

Dive mask dos and don’ts

by Mares - 16th August 2023
Discover our top tips for dive mask maintenance! DO: Be patient and use dedicated antifog gels - it will be…
Ivana and Janez

The Crown of Thorns Starfish – To admire from a safe distance

by Ivana and Janez - 12th August 2023
Crown of Thorns Starfish, COTS for short, Acanthaster planci in Latin, are coral-eating starfish. One of the largest in the world, they can reach up…
Ivana and Janez

Colourful Forests of the Seas

by Ivana and Janez - 28th July 2023
Gorgonias are my favourite soft corals. In my opinion, they are magical; they look like mini trees or bonsais under…
Alex

Land of Ice and Fire

by Alex - 6th July 2023
I've been to Iceland 5 times before, but it was almost 15 years since my last visit, and in a…
Franco and Sabrina

The 8th Anilao Underwater Shootout

by Franco and Sabrina - 20th June 2023
As divers, we know how difficult it is to describe the beauty and colours of underwater critters to land-based people.…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Choosing the right equipment for a diving instructor

by Ivana and Janez - 6th June 2023
Hi, I’m Yaiza Sanchez, a Spanish diving instructor based in Koh Tao, Thailand, working for Koh Tao divers, an SSI diving…
Franco and Sabrina

Are you looking for a mermaid?

by Franco and Sabrina - 26th May 2023
Okay then, get ready and hurry up before it's too late. Mermaids? Are you sure? All right, well, let's look…
Mares

Freediving: Exploring Schieferbergwerk Nuttlar (Germany)

by Mares - 17th May 2023
Freediver Doris Hovermann recently took a trip to the Nuttlar mine in Germany for a special photoshoot. It was the…
Dan

Get close and then get closer! Underwater photography tips with Dan

by Dan - 9th May 2023
Wide angle photography is difficult to master. Small details make all the difference, it can take years of practise, some…
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…
Alex

Caymaniac

by Alex - 14th April 2023
I head to Grand Cayman most years because it serves up such classic underwater delights: reliably excellent visibility, warm water,…
Alex

Dances with Stingrays

by Alex - 7th April 2023
Crystal clear turquoise water crammed with circling stingrays - there can be few more iconic images of the Cayman Islands.…
Sara Banderby

Swedish mine diving – What’s the deal?

by Sara Banderby - 3rd April 2023
What comes to mind when you think of Sweden? Alexander Skarsgård? Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Or Ingmar Bergman and Alfred Nobel? But did…
Alex

Simply the best?

by Alex - 20th March 2023
It would be a great conversation topic over dinner with diving friends: What is the world’s best diving resort? I…
Franco and Sabrina

Crystal River: a warm, sleepy refuge for manatees

by Franco and Sabrina - 13th March 2023
Manatees (Trichecus manatus latirostris) are large, gentle mammals that would be the bugbear of any dietitian. Lazy and sedentary, during the…
Damir

A forest dive at Ponikve – “the peek-a-boo lake”

by Damir - 8th March 2023
A few of the members of RK Roniti se mora dived recently at an interesting, temporary location: Ponikve. The small…
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…
Alex

5000 & Counting

by Alex - 16th January 2023
Earlier this month I logged my 5000th scuba dive with a camera, choosing an amazing location to pass the milestone,…
Sara Banderby

Trust your gut – My rebreather journey to rEvo

by Sara Banderby - 3rd January 2023
My rebreather journey started like most others, with rigorous research. I read all the tutorials I could find about what…
Alex

Arctic Aur-Orca

by Alex - 26th December 2022
It is definitely the best snorkelling experience in Europe, and it is probably the best underwater experience too. Each winter,…
Ivana and Janez

Looking at life from a Cassiopea’s perspective – Upside down

by Ivana and Janez - 20th December 2022
Upside-Down Jellyfish live resting on the sea floor, making them look like they are upside-down. They are found in coastal waters,…
Alex

Canada: Bursting with Life

by Alex - 16th December 2022
For my final blog post on my visit to Canada, I want to turn my attention fully to the attraction…