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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, and saving money had led them t...
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SV Delos

Introducing Delos! A world cruising sailboat! (Part 1)

by SV Delos - 11th July 2016
Here I am.  50 Meters underwater.  In a dark black hallway. Swimming my way towards “The Lady”.  I’m following the bright yellow fins of a...
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Ben

Deep Cave Exploration in Thailand

by Ben - 26th January 2017
It took 8 years, and multiple expeditions, to reach the 200m mark in what might be one of the planet's biggest sinkholes. Located deep in the souther...
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Mares

Dive in to the Mares blog!

by Mares - 15th July 2016
Here at Mares we are very excited to announce the launch of our new BLOG! Check it out to keep informed and up-to-date with all the goings-on in the ...
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MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team

Inspired by experience – A new team of experts is born!

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 10th January 2017
 'Nothing is stronger than an idea whose time has come' - This quote from Victor Hugo could have been the spark for founding the MARES SSI rEvo...
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The MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team is ready to set off…

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 12th February 2017
Time flies... We all met just 3 weeks ago during BOOT Show to coordinate the final details for our Lake Baikal expedition. Everybody was eag...
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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 language and you ...
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Day 4 – Dive Sessions on Oltrek Island

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 17th February 2017
Finally we got under the ice today! The morning got off to a challenging start since the temperature dropped below -28°C. Everything started slo...
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Day 5 – Cracked ice and some troubles at Khoboy

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 18th February 2017
Today we headed north to the sharp tip of the Island of Olkhon. While the thermometer was showing a milder temperature of "just" -18°C, the way we ...
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Day 7 – rEvo Rebreather and recreational dive equipment under the Ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 20th February 2017
All team members are getting used to the schedule: 7:30am meeting and packing up the equipment – 8:00am breakfast – 8:30am loading the trucks ...
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Yme

My life as a scuba instructor

by Yme - 10th July 2016
I have just taken off my triathlon suite after a 1hr 20min swimming session in the crystal clear waters of Kampor Bay  on the Island of Rab, Croatia....
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Herbert

Visit Belgium’s revolutionary TODI

by Herbert - 16th March 2017
TODI: Swim with tropical fishes in indoor pool Indoor diving centres in Europe are becoming more popular during the cold season. These are p...
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Cat

To rEvo or not to rEvo, that is the question…..

by Cat - 12th August 2016
…..and in all honesty a question I really did not know the answer to!   If the scuba diving grapevine has worked well, you might ...
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Florent M. Locatelli

MT Haven (ex Amoco Milford Haven) – Ligurian Wrecks (Part II)

by Florent M. Locatelli - 12th January 2017
MT Haven, formerly Amoco Milford Haven, is a VLCC-class oil-tanker (Very Large Crude Carrier), in other words a super-tanker, built by Astilleros Es...
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Day 1 – Arrival at Irkutsk

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 14th February 2017
The first day on site was challenging for all team members. A 7,000km flight in Economy Class through 7 time zones had messed up everybody's mutual co...
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Gianluca

5 essential rules for freediving this summer!

by Gianluca - 28th July 2016
During the summer season in the Mediterranean there are always more and more freedivers who go out into the sea to perfect their technique or discov...
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Day 8 – The last walk under the ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 21st February 2017
This morning we woke up with a smile in our faces since we knew it would be a fantastic day, but also with some sadness and melancholy because we kn...
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Day 2 – First steps on the ice

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 15th February 2017
After being in a safe harbor with a comfy bed and a great intercontinental breakfast still in Irkutsk, we headed south to get in contact with some ice...
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Day 3 – Arrival in Khuzhir on Olchon Island

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 16th February 2017
Today we left our cozy, comfy hotel in Irkutsk. Lake Baikal was the final destination and the village Khuzhir on Olchon Island will be our home for t...
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Post-trip review 1 – Regulators

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 22nd March 2017
The Mares / SSI /rEvo Dive Expedition Team have had a few weeks to relax and now we’re back on the blog, here to give you the lowdown on some of t...
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Day 6 – Earthquake underwater?

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 19th February 2017
Do you remember? Yesterday’s dive spot was great. So nice that we decided to go to the north tip of Olkohn, Kohboy, again. Olkohn became conne...
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Yme

My rEvo Rebreather Course !

by Yme - 5th September 2016
I'm on the ferry gently sliding away from Bari’s dock at 10pm with a beer in hand and I feel happy and proud for the job done in Monopoli, a beaut...
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Florent M. Locatelli

The birth of the XR line

by Florent M. Locatelli - 13th September 2016
In 1949, Ludovico Mares designed and manufactured his first masks and spearguns with one dream and purpose in mind: to share his unbridled passion f...
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Gianluca

A goodbye to Enzo Maiorca from Gianluca Genoni

by Gianluca - 21st November 2016
Dear Enzo, As you well know, under certain circumstances I don’t particularly like to say anything, it’s too easy to fall in to rhetoric or the...
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Florent M. Locatelli

Unterseeboot U455 – Ligurian Wrecks (Part I)

by Florent M. Locatelli - 4th November 2016
Early in the morning, the 300 horsepower engine of the 8m superfast inflatable boat flies us over a mirror-like sea towards the wreck’s position. ...
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Russian Ice – Mares goes extreme

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 20th January 2017
From February 14th to February 22nd 2017, a team of seven intrepid divers will be heading to Siberia to experience the adventure of ice diving! Ever...
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Mares

XR expert Florent M. Locatelli on board with the Mares blog!

by Mares - 13th July 2016
Florent M. Locatelli joined Mares & SSI in 2014; he is the “daddy” of the new MARES│XR line and now International Training Director for X...
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Cat

UK Inland Diving Locations Case Study – Stoney Cove

by Cat - 27th July 2016
The fact that the United Kingdom is an island, should mean that costal diving locations are plentiful and varied enough to keep the bu...
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Herbert

Diving in Ireland

by Herbert - 5th January 2017
The Wild West of Europe Ireland has one of the world's greatest soccer fans, who most recently fervently expressed their strong support for their ...
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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 course of the day, t...
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MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team

Our first project – The objectives and why we are Proud to be Navy

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 18th January 2017
Dear friends and followers of the MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team blog, While in our last blog we told you where we were going to go with our...
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Gianluca

Freediving Philosophy

by Gianluca - 8th September 2016
Most people who have never experienced the emotion of freediving see this discipline as a test of bravery or a demonstration of strength. In reality i...
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Day 9 and 10 – Heavy to handle

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 23rd February 2017
The day started the same as usual, but just up to the point where we loaded up our 4x4’s, because the plan on day 9 was to head back to Irkutsk ...
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Gianluca

Blue Holes – the freediver’s paradise

by Gianluca - 25th October 2016
Blue holes are chasms which fall into deep abysses, some of which are very close to the coast, and they represent a true paradise for freedivers fro...
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Mares

An interview with Katarina Linczenyiova, freediver

by Mares - 10th June 2016
A rising star Katarina Linczenyiova is a rising star in the world of freediving, although she is relatively unknown in Western Europe. We met this...
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Franco and Sabrina

What happened on the 12th of September 1944 between the Italian and Balkan battlefronts?

by Franco and Sabrina - 2nd December 2016
A few weeks ago I reached a special expedition of professional divers and technicians with the aim of photographing and documenting the unbelievable...
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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 several decades developing produ...
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Gianluca

Freediving vs. Scuba diving

by Gianluca - 20th September 2016
Freediving and scuba diving, although having the same aim of exploring the depths, mean a completely different physical and mental approach. Here ar...
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D – Day

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 13th February 2017
Seven well prepared and highly motivated MARES/SSI/rEvo Dive Expedition Team Members, 18 pieces of checked-in luggage (lots of excess ...
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Mares

Meet Mares’ latest dive computer…the Quad!

by Mares - 5th July 2016
Mares is very excited to announce the Quad, our NEW dive computer!   Just some of its features:  - Two customizable fields for ancillary informat...
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Yme

When changes regenerate you

by Yme - 17th January 2017
It’s the first day of the year and I’m sitting in front of my computer summarizing 2016. There have been some incredible experiences and I do...
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Marcel

Red Bull Cliff Diving and Mares Freediving come together

by Marcel - 16th June 2016
Only very occasionally does a jump from the pool side look so graceful – I had the great pleasure of joining freediving world record holder Chr...
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Gianluca

5 reasons to start freediving!

by Gianluca - 13th September 2016
Why should you get in to freediving? Here are 5 great reasons to try out this wonderful discipline! 1.  Freediving is a sport in all senses of the ...
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Gerald

Soča – River Diving in Slovenia

by Gerald - 21st April 2017
As a child I went to Slovenia many times. My father was a passionate fly fisherman and Slovenia in the socialist period of Yugoslavia was an abso...
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Post-trip review 3 – BCDs and Torches

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 13th April 2017
Given the extreme nature of our dive expedition, our first choice of buoyancy device was the Donut Bladder Twin Tank from Mares’ XR range, with st...
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Mares

Announcement: MARES enters the world of rebreather diving!

by Mares - 8th July 2016
MARES is excited to announce that effective July 1st 2016 they have signed an agreement to acquire 100% of REVO BVBA Belgium, one of the world's lea...
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Post-trip review 2 – Dive wear

by MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team - 31st March 2017
On our expedition to Lake Baikal, the XR Kevlar Dry Suit was indispensable, and ours went through at least 10 dives each. This suit comes with a c...
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Yme

A Great Adventure in Lebanon

by Yme - 2nd August 2016
I wake up at 7.30am because of the wind that’s blowing like a storm. Outside it’s raining and the temperature is around 20°C. We’re in Croati...