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Ivana and Janez

El Mina – From warship to tourist attraction

by Ivana and Janez - 4th May 2022
Egypt is a country where diving is one of the most popular tourist activities, and Hurghada is currently the most visited city…
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,…
Ivana and Janez

Ancient shipwreck near Cavtat

by Ivana and Janez - 22nd October 2020
Amphorae have always excited the imagination of divers. Close to the small island of Supetar, near Cavtat, lie the remains…
Ivana and Janez

Marine Guide to Long-term Relationships

by Ivana and Janez - 8th June 2020
Do you remember the term 'symbiosis' from your biology classes? To refresh your memory, these are interactions between organisms that…
Ivana and Janez

Elpida – More than a shipwreck

by Ivana and Janez - 30th January 2020
The Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism, together with the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research (DFMR), recognized the importance of…
Submaris

The forgotten shipwrecks of the Battle of Heligoland – 1914

by Submaris - 14th March 2019
On the 28th of August 1914, the first naval battle of the First World War was fought between ships from…
Ivana and Janez

A ship’s fate: The demise of Dague

by Ivana and Janez - 23rd May 2018
On the cold night of February 24th 1915, French destroyer Dague was anchored outside the port of Bar, assigned to…
Herbert

Florida: Shipwrecks as reef oases

by Herbert - 18th October 2017
Panama City Beach offers five historic wrecks along Panhandle Shipwreck Diving Trail Located in the northwest of Florida, Panama City…
Mares

Mares Confirms Partnership With Diving Group Portofino

by Mares - 19th April 2017
MARES HAS BECOME THE TECHNICAL PARTNER OF THE NEW CENTER, THE MOST IMPORTANT IN EUROPE FOR NUMBER OF CLIENTS AND…
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…
Mares

Tracing how the relationship between corals and algae began

by Mares - 26th November 2016
How corals met algae: Tracing how their symbiotic relationship startedThe symbiotic relationship between algae and modern corals began more than…
Herbert

Black Sea mapping expedition uncovers more than 40 shipwrecks

by Herbert - 18th October 2016
Largest expedition of this kind in Black SeaAn international expedition mapping the submerged ancient landscapes at the Bulgarian coast of…
Herbert

One hundred years after WWI ships’ sinking in port of Kea

by Herbert - 1st October 2016
Memorial service and conference commemorates 100th Anniversary The municipality of Kea and the Friends of Kea Society organised an international conference…
Mares

NABU Cruise Rankings 2016 : Cruise ships fall short in environmental protection

by Mares - 1st September 2016
People living in the Mediterranean will suffer as a result Based on the NABU Cruise Rankings 2016, all European cruise…
Mares

International shipping routes and invasive species: What’s next?

by Mares - 26th April 2016
Scientists from Oldenburg and Frankfurt have modelled how the global shipping routes leads to the spread of invasive plant and…
Mares

New study shows relationship between fisheries harvest and reef resilience

by Mares - 13th April 2016
To better protect the coral reefs of the Caribbean, tighter fishery regulations are needed to offset the mounting pressures they…
Mares

Cruise Ships Boycott Faroe Islands To Protest Annual Slaughter Of Pilot Whales

by Mares - 14th August 2015
Both AIDA Cruises and Hapag-Lloyd Cruises have suspended their trips to the Faroe Islands in response to the new law…
Andi

Blue Whales in the Balance – Mirissa, Sri Lanka

by Andi - 28th May 2024
Off the coast of Mirissa, Sri Lanka, it felt like we had the whole ocean to ourselves. It was barely…
Ivana and Janez

A mysterious fleet at the bottom of Lake Ohrid

by Ivana and Janez - 20th May 2024
In North Macedonia, at the bottom of Lake Ohrid, there is a mysterious sunken fleet. The ships sank during World…
Andi

Life on the Cambodian edge – Koh Ach Seh, Cambodia

by Andi - 30th April 2024
Following a grueling four-hour drive from Phnom Penh, we arrived in Kep, Cambodia. Though exhausted after our journey from Hanoi,…
Alex

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024

by Alex - 24th April 2024
One of the highlights of my year is chairing the judging panel and presenting the winners of the Underwater Photographer…
Andi

Shifting Baselines – Hong Kong, Sar

by Andi - 18th April 2024
The research team had warned us upfront about the perilous diving experience ahead. One not marked by surreal encounters with…
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…
Andi

Mares goes to the Edges of Earth to transform online discourse with ocean good news

by Andi - 14th March 2024
Love it or hate it, social media is here to stay. And unfortunately, its general discourse has become harder to…
Ivana and Janez

Lightweight Kit for Video and Photography

by Ivana and Janez - 23rd January 2024
Most lovers of the underwater world like to share what they experience while diving. Even as a professional photographer, I…
Alex

Coral Connections – Awarded in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year

by Alex - 20th December 2023
I am enjoying a great run of success in the most prestigious nature photography contest of them all – the…
Marjan Radovic

Finding an underwater archaeological site

by Marjan Radovic - 7th December 2023
Diving is not just a sport, but an adventure that opens up doors to an underwater world full of mysteries…
Ivana and Janez

Wreck Freediving

by Ivana and Janez - 9th November 2023
Freediving is exciting in itself, even more so on the wrecks of sunken ships. We recently had the opportunity to interview Nik…
Ivana and Janez

Diving the HTMS Sattakut wreck – Thailand

by Ivana and Janez - 17th October 2023
The Gulf of Thailand hides many interesting sites for divers beneath its surface. One of these world-class locations is the…
Alex

Photographing History

by Alex - 26th September 2023
Like many people, my highlight of a Red Sea trip is often diving on the wreck of SS Thistlegorm, with…
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…
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.…
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

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

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,…
Alex

Getting Wrecked

by Alex - 24th August 2022
I am always surprised by how many underwater photographers tell me they don’t like wrecks, not to photograph anyway. It…
Kathryn

12 Great Places to go Diving in New Zealand

by Kathryn - 23rd May 2022
With more than 1,500 km of coastline and around 600 islands, hosting everything from subtropical islands to dramatic fiords, New…
Alex

Classic Thrills In The Maldives

by Alex - 9th May 2022
It is not a secret that the diving around the Maldives’ central atolls, including North and South Male and Ari…
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

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…
Alex

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2022

by Alex - 16th February 2022
These are a few of the stunning winners from the latest edition of the prestigious Underwater Photographer of the Year…
Mares

Phoresis in the Mediterranean

by Mares - 19th January 2022
This fascinating video, captured by Mares Ambassador Pasquale Vassallo in the Mediterranean Sea, shows a Sand Crab hitching a ride on…
Ivana and Janez

Spanish Dancer

by Ivana and Janez - 29th November 2021
Hexabranchus sanguineus, commonly known as the Spanish dancer, is a colorful marine mollusc belonging to the Gastropoda (Snails and Slugs) class…
Ivana and Janez

Archeological Giants

by Ivana and Janez - 18th November 2021
When we talk about 'underwater archeology', most of us think, at first, of sunken ships and amphorae. This ancient form of packaging, which…
Nik

Freediving with Orcas in Norway

by Nik - 10th November 2021
If anyone had asked me some years ago which tour I would be most interested in doing, I would have…
Mares

Maldives Underwater Initiative

by Mares - 4th October 2021
The Maldives is world famous for its picturesque turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and rainbow reefs. A vast underwater mountain…