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Hannah

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week finally features females

by Hannah - 21st July 2017
No doubt about it, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week gets a lot of attention with more than 2.5 million viewers in…
Herbert

Freshwater sources in the sea

by Herbert - 20th July 2017
The invisible water resource In the scientific journal Earth Science Reviews, geologists Nils Moosdorf and Till Oehler from the Leibniz…
Gianluca

Freediving in Swiss lakes with Gianluca Genoni

by Gianluca - 12th July 2017
Freediving often means exploring crystalline waters to see and discover the wonders of the ocean, but this is not always…
Herbert

Deep sea mining threatens unique marine habitats

by Herbert - 3rd July 2017
Open letter: Marine researchers warn of the consequences of deep sea mining In an open letter published in the Nature…
Gerald

Tasmania – Seadragon World

by Gerald - 28th June 2017
Kelp forests Not many divers from Europe know this part of the world. The flight from Europe passes over a…
Hannah

Diving World Record Attempt in Florida

by Hannah - 21st June 2017
The early morning sun was bright on Saturday, June 17th, casting glaring rays from the east atop the water to…
Mares

Adriatic Cuttlefish

by Mares - 16th June 2017
Cuttlefish or cuttles are marine animals of the order Sepiida. They belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid,…
Gianluca

French Connection – A freediving course with the Mares France team

by Gianluca - 15th June 2017
A super freediving course with the Mares France team. A week spent learning more about freediving but also sharing our…
Emir

La Goergette-René, a wreck in a cave !

by Emir - 7th June 2017
In Algeria you can find unusual things, like this boat from the 19th century discovered in the lake of Bir…
Herbert

Mandatory registration and dive restrictions – the new face of diving in Thailand?

by Herbert - 6th June 2017
Registration requirement for scuba divers Thailand is back in the limelight. This time, it is not because of its dream…
Hannah

Waiting with Ba(i)ted Breath

by Hannah - 2nd June 2017
We have all been waiting with ba(i)ted breath to see our first silky shark of the year here off the…
Herbert

Rabbitfish as trojan horses

by Herbert - 2nd June 2017
Researchers identify fish’s role in movement of invasive species. For some time, invasive species have been spreading from Indo-Pacific to…
Herbert

Diving the HMHS Britannic

by Herbert - 23rd May 2017
Titanic's tragic sister There aren't many wrecks that inspire the imagination. The HMHS Britannic is undoubtedly one of them. As…
Herbert

Taking the plunge underwater… and underground

by Herbert - 22nd May 2017
Diving into the flooded tunnels of Schieferbergwerk Nuttlar in Sauerland is not for the faint-hearted. After crossing the yellow container…
Franco and Sabrina

Vamonos à bucear

by Franco and Sabrina - 15th May 2017
The look of the Baja California Sur can appear tedious: cactus, desert, rocks, beaches and vice versa, but the underwater…
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…
Carlo

Teaching freediving: a passion for fun

by Carlo - 11th May 2017
Since I started teaching freediving courses in 2004 things have changed a lot on both the national and international freediving…
Herbert

Marvels of the Arctic

by Herbert - 9th May 2017
Undertaking a cool journey of discovery Water temperatures of minus 3°C. It is so cold here that using salt to…
Gerald

A Playground in the Indian Ocean

by Gerald - 8th May 2017
Asia has always been my favourite region for travelling and diving. My first visit to Thailand was to Phuket in 1989.…
Herbert

Papua New Guinea: Simply a dream destination

by Herbert - 6th May 2017
Incredible biodiversity in PNG holds incredible biodiversity North of Australia and south of the Equator lies the independent island state…
Herbert

Southern France: Best of Mediterranean diving

by Herbert - 1st May 2017
World-famous wrecks and a marine reserve When in the Mediterranean, be sure to visit Côte d'Azur in southern France, where…
Herbert

Project REEFCALENDAR 2017

by Herbert - 30th April 2017
World record attempt for our reefs and oceans Nothing in the universe is as versatile and beautiful, complex and sensitive…
Herbert

Gozo: Azure Window – Azure Boulders

by Herbert - 29th April 2017
New dive spot: Azure BouldersBig news from a small island: Even in the United States and Australia, it was reported…
Hannah

Surviving Murphy’s Law to study sharks

by Hannah - 24th April 2017
Have you ever had one of those days when just about everything goes wrong? Mine started out breaking one of…
Emir

Mares supports the immersion of the first artificial reefs in Algeria

by Emir - 12th April 2017
A year ago the Probiom, an Algerian network for the protection of marine biodiversity, started an ambitious program - the…
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…
Carlo

The Gianluca Genoni Trophy: not just performance!

by Carlo - 11th April 2017
On Sunday the 9th of April 2017, the Gianluca Genoni Trophy was held in Mortara Swimming Pool, valid also for…
Herbert

Gulf of Thailand: The Burma Maru Expedition

by Herbert - 6th April 2017
Wreck Discovery in the Gulf of Thailand There was little to forewarn the fate that would strike the lone cargo…
Herbert

First cave fish in Europe discovered

by Herbert - 5th April 2017
Fish is also world's most northerly cave fishFew species are as well hidden as those that live underground. In Europe,…
Franco and Sabrina

The massive and solitary Sphyrna Mokarran

by Franco and Sabrina - 4th April 2017
A few weeks ago I was leading a micro-group of passionate divers and UW photographers to Bimini Island, a lovely sandy…
Gerald

Freediving in the Mediterranean

by Gerald - 24th March 2017
A few days of vacation in Rab. Time to relax and dive with my good old buddy Andi Kron is planned. …
MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team

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…
Herbert

Yap: Manta Mania in its third year

by Herbert - 2nd March 2017
Science and fascination within one's reachEvery year, during the mating season of the manta rays in Yap, scientists and interested…
Morgan

Hello MARES Community

by Morgan - 28th February 2017
Hello MARES community, My name is Morgan Bourc'his, and I am a professional freediver (competitor, instructor, lecturer and brand ambassador).…
Herbert

Biorock project Curacao

by Herbert - 27th February 2017
Artifical reefs help to preserve valuable ecosystemsCuracao's intact coral reefs belong to the most popular attraction for divers and snorkelers.…
MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team

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…
Herbert

The crab with the candy cane legs

by Herbert - 13th February 2017
While on a night dive in the Caribbean, underwater photographer Ellen Muller took a photo of a “flaming reef lobster”.…
Mares

Coral reefs enchant when one dives in fluorescence

by Mares - 10th February 2017
Adventures in fluo-diving in Abu Dabab No, it wasn't the Pink Panther, but a pink flathead that was the highlight…
Mares

Catching fish too expensive to eat

by Mares - 9th February 2017
WWF report: Improving fishing management imperative for global food security By 2050, millions of people in the global South (in…
MARES / SSI / rEvo Dive Expedition Team

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…
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…
Herbert

Coral restoration in Bonaire

by Herbert - 13th January 2017
Engaging the diver to protect and restore reefs For several years, scientists have observed more and more instances of coral…
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…
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…
Herbert

Diving in Ireland

by Herbert - 5th January 2017
The Wild West of EuropeIreland has one of the world's greatest soccer fans, who most recently fervently expressed their strong…
Franco and Sabrina

Baikal Lake, the blue pearl of Siberia

by Franco and Sabrina - 4th January 2017
Last summer I went to the Baikal Lake in Russia and lead a group of passionate cold-water divers and amateur…
Herbert

Rare ghost shark filmed for the first time

by Herbert - 3rd January 2017
The ghost shark is a unique species In 2009, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) exploring the seabed at the Gulf…
Herbert

Taking the plunge at Christmas Island

by Herbert - 30th December 2016
Meeting whale sharks instead of Santa ClausOnce upon a time, there was an island, remote and distant from the rest…