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Hurricanes, Cyclones & Typhoons

The tropics: the latitudes we associate with paradise. The term conjures up visions of holidays of yore. With those cerulean waters punctuated with occasional forest green land, bikini-clad tanned bodies on sun beds with some type of frozen drink nearby. These are the areas you find hard coral reefs and charismatic megafauna, where liveaboards, snowbirds, […]

Categories: Science The Ocean

Sea Turtle Business

Relatively speaking, there aren’t that many species of marine reptile you are likely to run into on a dive. However, the charisma and love they elicit are enough to fill the ocean. Perhaps none are more beloved than all 7 species of sea turtles. Similar to their terrestrial cousins, they are evolutionary dinosaurs, changing very […]


Common Misconceptions of Technical Diving

You may have seen them before on a dive boat with enough equipment for at least 10 divers, despite only 3 people using it all, or maybe sat around a laptop planning a dive at your local dive club. To a new diver, technical divers do what might seem impossible, and many professional divers know […]


Becoming a Divemaster

If you are dreaming of living on tropical beaches and spending your days in the sun and sea, or you are deeply interested in the natural world and want to spend your days passively observing nature then maybe you should become a Divemaster. Becoming a Divemaster is actually much easier than most people think, just […]


Choosing a Dive School

Traveling around the world is becoming more and more common, and quite often learning how to SCUBA dive is top of the list of things to do on the road. Many of the destinations on any travelers’ itinerary are around some of the world’s premier diving destinations and it would be a shame to not […]


Diving in British Columbia

Although there is technically just one ocean on this planet, it encompasses almost infinitely different ecosystems and abiotic conditions. It’s a big, crazy world out there, and not just over hard land. Different areas of the ocean have different histories, different “cultures” composed of different characters, and different factors to deal with in everyday life. […]


Freshwater Dolphins

It’s on almost every diver’s bucket list: diving with dolphins. You may have pictures from that trip to South East Asia or Mexico where a pod of dolphins was playing in the dive boat’s wake. Every face in the background is lit up by the sheer magic of cetaceans; no one is immune. So, I […]


Fish ID for Beginners

There are over 28,000 species of fish in waters around the world. Almost 27,000 of these are bony fish – the fish commonly associated with the group. Sharks, skates and rays, or cartilaginous fishes, comprise over 900 species, and jawless fish such as hagfish and lampreys have about 100 species. So, how can you be […]


The Surprising Little Boxfish

I think it’s safe to say that we can all think of examples of fashion or designs coming from nature. But what about a car being inspired by a fish? Which fish species would you guess was the muse? While you go through visions of streamlined tuna, sharks, marlin, and other torpedo shaped fish in […]

Categories: Marine Life Science