Diving Blog

Jul 2020

Goodbye Smooth Handfish

How destructive fishing practices and loss of habitat led to the demise of the smooth handfish, the first marine fish do disappear from our planet in modern times. If there is one thing that we divers know, is the privilege of seeing first-hand t...

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Jun 2020

Top 10 Diving Websites for Divers and Ocean Lovers

The ocean is captivating in many ways. Here at Dive Compare, we love everything about it, from scuba diving to freediving, as well as the many destinations you can visit and the marine life you can discover! While we pride ourselves in providing you ...

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Apr 2020

COVID-19 and Scuba Diving

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world to a virtual standstill and affected industries across the board. Its impact, in the long run, remains to be seen but we hope and pray that humankind can fight this outbreak together, with strength and soli...

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Jan 2020

The Most Amazing Relationships in the Ocean

From the Ocean to the human body, nature is full of symbiotic relationships. Derived from the Greek ‘sym’ and ‘bios’ translated as together and life, biologists and ecologists have researched how species interact whilst intimately living and ...

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Dec 2019

White Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Many of us have been conditioned to fear the Great White Shark (Carcharadon Carcharias), by a repetition of two musical notes and a series of ba...

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Dec 2019

Great White Shark: Everything You Need to Know!

Tell somebody you’re a diver, and you’re guaranteed to be asked whether you’re scared of sharks or if you’ve ever seen one. It’s part of the collective consciousness to associate the deep blue with threats and lurking predators, and the mos...

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Nov 2019

A Complete Guide to Wreck Diving

Wreck diving is one of the most fascinating underwater activities you can do. The sites and locations are always shrouded with mystery, tragedy and there are fascinating tales behind each wreckage. Continue reading

Nov 2019

The Top Sea Dragon Facts You Must Know!

A macro dream for many divers, the elusive and spectacular Sea Dragon is a must-see for many keen underwater photographers and Scuba enthusiasts. These unusual looking underwater critters have a very specific geographical location, making them a must...

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Aug 2019

Essential Manta Ray Facts

When asking fellow divers what animals make the top five of their marine encounters bucket list, you can almost guarantee that the manta ray is on there, and with good reason. These gentle giants are easily one of the most beautiful fish on the pl...

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Apr 2019

Diving with Blacktip Reef Sharks

Everybody remembers their first shark sighting. Mine was before I was a diver, while I was snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia on a family holiday. It was dusk, and this large shadow rush...

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Mar 2019

Docile but Deadly – The Blue Ringed Octopus

Recently, we created a blog post about some of the most venomous animals in the ocean, which included some unlikely contenders, such as the textile cone snails an...

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Jan 2019

How to Spot Macro Critters While Diving

For me, the most exciting aspect of scuba diving if finding the incredible animals that live below the oceans surface, and as a macro freak, the smaller and more unusual the critter, the more excited I am! When I was just starting out as a divemas...

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