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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

Fortunal – A beauty of a wreck dive!

by Ivana and Janez - 31st October 2018
When the fishing ship was given the name Fortunal, the owner had no idea it would be a bad omen.…
Herbert

Bluefin tuna return to North Sea

by Herbert - 2nd October 2017
Researchers tag fish with satellite trackers After an absence of more than 50 years, the endangered bluefin tuna has returned…
Ivana and Janez

Discover the Triggerfish!

by Ivana and Janez - 12th January 2023
Triggerfish or balistoids (from the family Balistidae) are mostly rhomboid shaped fish, almost circular, with eyes that can rotate independently…
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…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Flying gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans)

by Ivana and Janez - 1st November 2022
Flying gurnards roam the Atlantic and can be found along the coasts of Canada, the US and the Gulf of New…
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 Triton Snail

by Ivana and Janez - 7th October 2022
In Greek mythology, Triton, son of Poseidon and god of the sea, is often depicted blowing a horn/shell that looks…
Alex

The elusive Basking Shark

by Alex - 30th September 2022
Last summer I headed to the tiny island of Coll, out in the Atlantic, off the west coast of Scotland.…
Ivana and Janez

Eagle Rays (Myliobatidae)

by Ivana and Janez - 17th August 2022
Eagle rays are a group of cartilaginous fish (fish that have skeletons made out of cartilage instead of bones), closely…
Alex

Summer Lovin’

by Alex - 26th July 2022
It's easy to forget that the Red Sea is seasonal when you always visit it at the same time of…
Marjan Radovic

Diving at Brijuni National Park

by Marjan Radovic - 3rd June 2022
Along the west coast of the Istrian peninsula there are several groups of islands - the largest and most interesting being…
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…
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,…
Alex

Dolphins and a Dog!

by Alex - 5th January 2022
One of the big lures of the underwater world is that it is ripe for exploration and discovery. It is…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Ivana and Janez

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…
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…
Damir

8th Mares Underwater Photo Marathon 2020

by Damir - 3rd June 2020
Another very competitive Mares Underwater Photo Marathon has come to an end. We are proud to say that the 8th…
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

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…
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…
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.…
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…
Franco and Sabrina

Striped Marlins (Kajikia audax)

by Franco and Sabrina - 6th December 2019
I’ve always been fascinated by Striped Marlins and wanted to take on the challenge of documenting some of their unbelievable…
Semra

Diving in the Mexican Cenotes

by Semra - 19th November 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my new blog! My last blog was about 5 young Egyptian guys with the shared…
Mares

Mares Fins: The Channel Thrust System

by Mares - 1st November 2019
Originally, all fins were made from rubber, an excellent material; however, it had notable technical and technological limits that did…
Ivana and Janez

Freshwater in salty water – Underwater springs

by Ivana and Janez - 15th October 2019
You have certainly, at some point, experienced an area where cold water rises up from the deep. It might be…
Ivana and Janez

Jackfish

by Ivana and Janez - 17th September 2019
Why so blue, Jack? Jackfish, also known as Bluefin trevally or blue jack, are one of the most common fish…
Semra

The most beautiful dive site

by Semra - 20th August 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my new blog! In my last blog, I spoke about Frequently Asked Questions . Check…
Mares

Mares All Metal Technology

by Mares - 10th July 2019
Mares has always had models characterized by ‘All Metal Technology’ in its regulator line. These regulators have metal second stages…
Ivana and Janez

Stubborn submarine

by Ivana and Janez - 30th April 2019
Submarines are true jewels for every wreck diving enthusiast. That is, perhaps, because submarine wrecks are quite rare, but even…
Semra

What’s in my bag?

by Semra - 8th April 2019
Hello everybody and welcome to my new blog! In my last blog, I talked about my choice of diving equipment,…