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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…
Alex

Underwater Scholar

by Alex - 2nd March 2022
The Our World Underwater Scholarship Society is a unique and fascinating organisation in our community. Founded in 1974 and supported by…
Mares

Mares Prism Skin – The Ultimate in Stretch and Warmth

by Mares - 16th March 2021
The Prism Skin two-piece exposure suit by Mares brings a new level of neoprene flexibility to the world of freediving.…
Nik

Freediving in cold waters

by Nik - 8th February 2021
Due to covid, the opportunities to travel have been limited, and there is no hope of this changing much in…
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…
Herbert

Underwater landslides may be caused by distant earthquakes

by Herbert - 5th July 2017
Researchers have discovered that large earthquakes can trigger underwater landslides thousands of miles away weeks or months after the occurrence…
Mares

Kelp along Southern California coastline resisted warmer temperatures

by Mares - 16th December 2016
In early 2014, when a large-scale heat wave in the Pacific Ocean produced temperature anomalies greater than anything seen since…
Mares

Scientists find thousands of red crabs “swarming like insects”

by Mares - 14th April 2016
Off the Pacific coast of Panama, researchers studying biodiversity at the Hannibal Bank Seamount got more than they bargained for.…
Ivana and Janez

Gobies – Small, cute and sneaky

by Ivana and Janez - 15th April 2024
There are more than 2000 species of gobies in one of the largest bony fish family, Gobiidae.  They can be found…
Kathryn

Diving in the Pacific: 7 Idyllic Islands for Scuba Divers

by Kathryn - 27th March 2024
Diving in the Pacific Islands is a bucket list vacation for many scuba divers and unsurprisingly so. Idyllic islands surrounded…
Nik

Apnea Under Ice – The Ultimate Challenge

by Nik - 29th February 2024
Diving under ice is a huge challenge both for the diver and their equipment. This is the third time I have organized…
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

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

Tubbataha Dreams

by Alex - 4th August 2023
When I think of diving in the Philippines, I tend to think of amazing reef critters: frogfish, nudibranchs, ghost pipefish…
Alex

Magic Muck

by Alex - 30th May 2023
Lembeh, in Indonesia, is one of the world’s most celebrated dive destinations. This 10 mile long sliver of sea is…
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,…
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…
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…
Mares

The Switch – Mares’ Revolutionary Concept of Two Suits in One!

by Mares - 26th April 2022
As a pioneer in wetsuit technology, Mares is never satisfied with the status quo, always looking for ways to improve comfort…
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

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…
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…
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

The gentle giants

by Ivana and Janez - 2nd April 2021
Whale sharks are on many diver's bucket lists. I envy any diver that has been lucky enough to see one while diving.…
Semra

How to clean your equipment

by Semra - 9th November 2020
In my last blog post I spoke about 6 things a diver can do during `corona time’. As promised, I will continue…
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

A Windy Day in Paradise

by Dan - 22nd May 2020
Here's the worst case scenario. You've planned a brilliant dive holiday to the dive destination of your dreams. You have…
LiveAboard

9 Great Liveaboard Destinations for New Divers

by LiveAboard - 27th January 2020
You’ve got your dive certification and the underwater world awaits you, but where do you dive first? Whether you want…
LiveAboard

14 Marine Protected Areas to Dive in 2020

by LiveAboard - 22nd November 2019
Looking for a new dive destination for 2020? We’ve got you covered with 14 of the best marine protected areas…
Ivana and Janez

An Interview with Freediver Nik Linder

by Ivana and Janez - 15th November 2019
Nik Linder: My name is Nikolay ‘Nik’ Linder. I live in the very south of Germany, close to France and…
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…
Boaz

Swimming with Crocodiles

by Boaz - 4th March 2019
I can still remember the first time I went in the water with a crocodile. Feelings were intense as I…
Robert

Breathtaking Moments – The Great White Sharks of Guadalupe, August 2018

by Robert - 29th August 2018
MARES - WIRODIVE - NAUTILUS LIVEABOARDS See photos from the experience here. At DEMA 2017 I met up with Mike…
Ivana and Janez

Octopuses – They have it all!

by Ivana and Janez - 22nd June 2018
Who doesn’t like octopuses? They have it all: beautiful, smart and unique. These molluscs are part of the ‘Octopoda’ (eight…
Florent M. Locatelli

Grotta Giusti – Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Florent M. Locatelli - 3rd April 2018
“Grotta Giusti can be found in the spa resort of Monsummano Terme, originally the 19th century country home of Tuscan…
Cat

The experienced “inexperienced” diver

by Cat - 22nd March 2018
There are so many things about the diving industry that on a daily basis remind me that my career choice…
Cat

The need for “back-ups”

by Cat - 5th March 2018
After returning from a recent scuba training event in the Red Sea it reminded me that each year literally millions…
Damir

Wild Papua – Looking for history

by Damir - 29th January 2018
Raja Ampat, best known for its diversity of marine life, can best be described as a coral reef on steroids:…
Franco and Sabrina

The treasures of the submerged archaeological park of Baia

by Franco and Sabrina - 10th November 2017
Can you believe that is possible to freedive and scuba dive side by side with a grouper or an octopus,…
Mares

Master of the coral reef – The Giant Moray Eel

by Mares - 12th May 2017
Sometimes ugly, sometimes frightening, and of imposing size, the Giant Moray Eel is the master of the coral reefs of…
Herbert

Florida manatee population likely to withstand for 100 years

by Herbert - 20th April 2017
Manatee population to slowly grow and shift northward Florida's manatee population is likely to endure for the next century, provided…
MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team

Our first project – Extreme cold is the name of the game!

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 11th January 2017
What works best if you want to see how your products perform when being used? EXTREME CONDITIONS! Mares has spent…
Peter

Luggage for Paradise

by Peter - 7th October 2016
The funny thing about paradise is, it is always somewhere far, but not where you are at the moment and…
SV Delos

Introducing Delos! A world cruising sailboat! (Part 2)

by SV Delos - 12th July 2016
(Read part 1 here) For Brian and his partner, the moment of reality came in 2008.  The research on boats, planning,…
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

Severe coral bleaching hits Great Barrier Reef

by Mares - 30th March 2016
Some recent surveys have shown how the rising temperature of the seawater has led to severe coral bleaching at Australia's…
Alex

Diving with Dragons

by Alex - 15th February 2024
The northern islands of Wolf and Darwin are the most famous dive spots in Galapagos, but the highlight of my…