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…
Mares

Discover Mares gas integrated computers!

by Mares - 7th August 2023
Discover the key benefits of our gas integrated dive computers: the Quad Air, Genius and Sirius... Real-time gas monitoring for up-to-date…
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…
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…
ivan

Travel tips with a rEvo rebreather or Horizon SCR

by ivan - 17th July 2023
Traveling with diving equipment has always been a calling for divers. With airlines tightening luggage restrictions, packing for a dive…
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…
Mares

The Shark Trust Great Shark Snapshot is back!

by Mares - 28th June 2023
For last week of July, the Shark Trust’s citizen science initiative invites divers and snorkellers around the world to record the…
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…
Franco and Sabrina

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Environmental Photography Award 2023

by Franco and Sabrina - 9th June 2023
Occasionally I enter prestigious international photo contests. The selected pictures have the power to leave a mark, spread knowledge, foster…
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…
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…
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

Goldfish of the Red Sea

by Ivana and Janez - 2nd May 2023
Every diver who's been to the Red Sea must have a picture with the Pseudanthias squamipinnis – Sea goldies. A very common…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Sun Boat – An artificial reef in its full glory

by Ivana and Janez - 18th April 2023
It is a well-known fact that deliberately sunk vessels become an integral part of the seabed over time. When we…
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

Eilat, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea – A winter adventure in Israel

by Ivana and Janez - 11th April 2023
This year's first diving expedition took us to the Israeli resort of Eilat, on the coast of the Red Sea.…
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…
Ivana and Janez

Pro’s like a Pro Therm

by Ivana and Janez - 28th March 2023
Since scuba diving is my profession, the right choice of equipment while being in my underwater office is very important.…
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…
Dan

Dan’s Dive Destinations – Sydney

by Dan - 1st March 2023
Sydney, Australia, is better known for its fantastic food, nightlife and surfy vibe, but not many people know that it…
Alex

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2023

by Alex - 24th February 2023
The winners have been announced for the 2023 edition of the Underwater Photographer of the Year contest, a competition that…
Mares

Night diving in the jungle of Colombia

by Mares - 17th February 2023
During the JBL research expedition to Colombia in November 2022 to learn more about the habitats and habits of aquarium…
Ivana and Janez

The Scribbled Leatherjacket (Aluterus scriptus)

by Ivana and Janez - 6th February 2023
Scribbled leatherjackets can be found in the lagoons and reefs of subtropical seas all over the world. Even though some…
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…
Mares

Presenting the Sirius – The latest dive computer from Mares

by Mares - 25th January 2023
We're very excited to announce the SIRIUS, our latest watch-style dive computer that perfectly combines technology and elegance in a…
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,…
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…
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…
Alex

Canada: Time & Tide

by Alex - 7th December 2022
It is good for humans to take a break from their busy lives and have a reminder that there are bigger…
Ivana and Janez

The white-spotted octopus (Callistoctopus macropus)

by Ivana and Janez - 1st December 2022
The white-spotted octopus lives predominantly in the shallow waters of the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas, but can sometimes be found…
Franco and Sabrina

Cabo Pulmo and endless vortexes of fish (Chapter Five)

by Franco and Sabrina - 22nd November 2022
If your diving wish list includes finding yourself finning inside vortexes of different species of fish so dense as to darken…
Alex

Canada: Cold and Golden

by Alex - 7th November 2022
Sitting in Europe and dreaming of Pacific diving destinations, Canada won’t instantly be at the top of most people’s lists, but…
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…
Nik

Umrundung des Bodensees

by Nik - 26th October 2022
Es schien eine gute Idee zu sein, den Bodensee schwimmend zu umrunden. Bislang hat das niemand gemacht und da ich…
Ivan and Predrag

The Mares Horizon SCR in the underwater museum, Croatia

by Ivan and Predrag - 25th October 2022
Out of this world dive destinations are truly recognizable, and people often plan their trips to them months in advance.…
Ivana and Janez

The Mediterranean lobster

by Ivana and Janez - 13th October 2022
The Mediterranean lobster, Palinurus elephas, was named after the Roman seaport of Palinurus, known today as Palinuro, in southwestern Italy,…
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…