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Ivana and Janez

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…
Alex

Classic Thrills In The Maldives

by Alex - 9th May 2022
It is not a secret that the diving around the Maldives’ central atolls, including North and South Male and Ari…
Ivana and Janez

Get to know the Batfish

by Ivana and Janez - 15th April 2022
True batfish belong to the order Platax, coming from the Greek word 'Platys', meaning 'flat', due to their distinct body…
Ivana and Janez

The orange colours of Ribnicko Lake

by Ivana and Janez - 8th April 2022
At the start of this year, Mares Ambassadors Ivana OK and Janez Kranjc embarked on an icy adventure on Zlatibor mountain in central Serbia... It has been about…
Nik

Freediving Under Ice

by Nik - 31st March 2022
Freediving under ice can be very demanding, but at the same time it is the perfect challenge in order to…
Mares

X-Wing Pro and Spyder mask – Now available in brown

by Mares - 29th March 2022
By popular demand, our X-Wing Pro fins and Spyder mask are now available in brown! Discover more on Mares.com! The…
Alex

Cayman Reunion

by Alex - 17th March 2022
After two years away, it was fabulous to return to the Cayman Islands this January. I have been running underwater…
Franco and Sabrina

Baja California Sur – The Sea of Cortez – A fascinating mystery (Chapter Two)

by Franco and Sabrina - 10th March 2022
Imagine swimming above thousands of small Munk’s Pigmy Devil rays (mobula munkiana) gliding slowly in warm water. You cannot see the…
Alex

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022

by Alex - 16th February 2022
These are a few of the stunning winners from the latest edition of the prestigious Underwater Photographer of the Year…
Alex

The Last of the Summer in the Red Sea

by Alex - 25th January 2022
The Red Sea is always sunny, but by the time I visited, as November gave way to December, the endless…
Mares

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…
Ivana and Janez

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,…
Franco and Sabrina

Baja California Sur- A general overview (Chapter One)

by Franco and Sabrina - 27th December 2021
Follow us on a real tour of the biggest Mexican peninsula, Baja California Sur, and its satellite islands. During the past…
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…
Dan

Time to mask up!

by Dan - 25th November 2021
Its time to mask up! No, not 'those' masks, I think we have heard enough about those lately...I'm talking about…
Ivana and Janez

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…
Dan

Why you should dive in a dry suit

by Dan - 15th November 2021
Diving in a dry suit Diving in a dry suit can be an intimidating prospect. Being dry underwater? That sounds…
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

STAXR Single Tank Adapter – Making Single to Double Tank Transitions Easy

by Mares - 1st November 2021
Technical diving is all about going further and staying down longer, and the Mares XR line of equipment spares no…
Alex

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

by Alex - 20th October 2021
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is regarded universally as the pinnacle of nature photography competitions. It is arguably the…
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…
Robert

Capturing the moment: Robert Wilpernig

by Robert - 7th October 2021
Mein Buddy Uwe und ich stoppten nach unserer Socorro Tour im November 2019 auf der Halbinsel Yucatan, um noch ein…
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…
Alex

Sardinia with family & friends

by Alex - 27th September 2021
This summer we were lucky to escape to Sardinia for a family holiday. Fortunately for me, my wife Eleonora is…
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

Hammerhead Sharks

by Ivana and Janez - 13th September 2021
Sharks have a bad reputation and are the most feared marine species, even though attacks on humans are rare, with…
Marjan Radovic

The sinking of the ‘Hawk’ military plane

by Marjan Radovic - 6th September 2021
Exciting wrecks are a favorite dive spot for many divers. Some are in good condition, whereas unfortunately others are in poor condition thanks…
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…
Dan

Whale Memories

by Dan - 19th August 2021
About this time every year, humpback whales travel from Antarctica to the warm waters of the Pacific to calve. Sadly,…
Ivana and Janez

It’s a job to save the Napoleon fish!

by Ivana and Janez - 16th August 2021
The Napoleon fish is a humphead species of wrasse living in the Indo-Pacific and Red Sea coral reefs, also called…
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,…
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…
Mares

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 -…
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…
Mares

Scuba Equipment Disinfection – Rely+On™ Virkon™

by Mares - 28th June 2021
[EN] During this period of emergency, we believed it was important to evaluate the disinfection protocol of a company which…
Franco and Sabrina

Crinoids – Flowers of the reef

by Franco and Sabrina - 14th June 2021
One of the things that struck me most during the first dives I made in Papua New Guinea, and especially the…
Ivana and Janez

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…
Mares

Mares Spyder vs. Spyder HD Mask – Visual Excellence in Freediving

by Mares - 30th April 2021
Mares' new Spyder and Spyder HD masks are redesigned masterpieces, fashioned after the popular Tana mask. Both versions of the…
Mares

XR-Rec Back-Shoulders Padding – Bringing Comfort to Tech

by Mares - 7th April 2021
Technical diving does not have to be synonymous with bulky, uncomfortable gear. Mares’ XR line is bringing comfort into the…
Franco and Sabrina

Lake Malawi : The Lake of Stars

by Franco and Sabrina - 9th March 2021
So here we are. Six divers and I, patrolling large rocks at a depth of 18m, struggling to photograph a…
Mares

Mares Ascent Dry Duffle Bag – Where Style Meets Functionality

by Mares - 25th February 2021
The Ascent Dry Duffle is the newest duffle bag design by Mares. With a total internal volume of 140 liters,…
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…
Dan

Dan’s Guide To The Perfect Underwater Selfie

by Dan - 15th February 2021
Social media has taken over many people's lives and, as a result, selfies or self portraits are part of our…
Nik

Tipps für Apnoetauchen im Kaltwasser

by Nik - 8th February 2021
Da es auch in der nahen Zukunft keine Aussicht darauf gibt, dass wir aufgrund der Corona Pandemie wieder reisen können,…
Ivana and Janez

Most loved marine mammals

by Ivana and Janez - 15th January 2021
Everyone loves dolphins, and it is probably the dream of most divers to dive with dolphins, the most loved cetaceans.…