Diving Blog

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 snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia on a family holiday. It was dusk, and this large shadow rushes past me. I remember looking up and seeing t...

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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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Dec 2018

10 Tips for Underwater Photography Etiquette

Underwater photography is becoming more and more popular among divers and snorkellers. What was once considered a pastime that only the wealthy and very experienced divers could take part in, is fast becoming available to everybody as camera syste...

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Aug 2018

The Terrifying Bobbit Worm

Do you remember the classic 1990 monster movie, Tremors, starring Kevin Bacon? If not, here is a very short recap. A town is being terrorised by enormous burrowing worms that drags them into the dirt and eats them, and Kevin Bacon, along with his on ...

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Jun 2018

The Oceans Most Venomous Animals

The ocean is home to some of the strangest animals on Earth, (excluding the Platypus) and many of them have evolved strange and powerful chemicals to aid their hunting or help them defend themselves from predation.

What is the Difference Between...

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May 2018

Underwater Photography Tips for Beginners

Underwater photography is a natural progression for most divers who want to show their friends and family all the amazing animals they saw on their dive vacation. Underwater photography can be extremely rewarding, however if you don’t know what ...

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May 2018

Essential Dolphin Facts

Although World Dolphin Day is not an official holiday (although it should be!), it is celebrated around the globe, and is used as platform for highlighting the threats that most dolphins are facing. Awareness meetings and rallies take place in many m...

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May 2018

The Life of a Pygmy Seahorse

What do you think is the most exciting aspect of scuba diving? For me, it is passively observing all the amazing marine life that you find underwater. I have a particular soft spot for macro life as I love to see the strange ways these animals have e...

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Apr 2018

Diving with Bull Sharks

Have you ever dreamt of swimming alongside one of nature’s top predators? While that might sound off putting for many non-divers, most scuba divers would seize the opportunity in a heartbeat. The ocean is a battlefield of species trying to compe...

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Mar 2018

The Voracious Frogfish

What do you think of if I told you to imagine one of the world’s most voracious predators? You might imagine a lone cheetah crouching in the tall grass, waiting to pounce on some unsuspecting gazelle. Maybe a pack of wolves spring to mind, working ...

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