Diving Blog

Jul 2016

What you didn’t know about Tuna

There’s a fish swimming around the oceans that almost every person (and cat) has heard of. Whether the word “tuna” brings back memories of lunch sandwiches, your favourite dive, or horrific customers at the restaurant where you used to work, th...

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Jul 2016

How to Choose Sustainable Seafood

Scuba divers all over the world are noticing declining fish populations and diminishing fish sizes. It’s getting harder and harder to find dive sites with sharks or big fish and the trend is only going to continue without consumer intervention. Pes...

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Jun 2016

Huge School of Mobula Rays

Check out this huge school of Mobula Rays filmed off the coast of Baja, Mexico by National Geographic. Mobula Rays are also referred to as 'devil rays' or 'flying ...

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Jun 2016

Giant Squid

Deep, deep beneath the sea lives a mythical creature foretold by many a tale. A fish dressed like a Monk, described to the Danish King Christian III. A beautiful nymph turned monster living in the Straight of Messina. A deep sea monster that could en...

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May 2016

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Some of you may have heard that the sea stars on the West Coast of North America are going through a mysterious disease. What you might not know is that this could be the largest die-off in the known history of the planet. Marine or terrestrial. It...

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Sep 2015

Komodo: Dragons and Mantas

The dive options in the Republic of Indonesia are endless. The country consists of 17,500 islands, harbouring awe inspiring tropical beauty and endless biodiversity above and underwater. With such a wealth of dive options, I found myself overwhelmed ...

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Aug 2015

The Strange World of Muck Diving

Sometimes more experienced divers begin to get a little bored of the pretty corals and the colourful reef fish, and start looking at the smaller, stranger things that inhabit our oceans. If this sounds like you, then you really need to head out and t...

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Jul 2015

Mimicry and Camouflage

Living on the reef must be tough! There is nowhere else on Earth where life is found in such an abundance and diversity as it is on a coral reef. Thousands of different species are competing against each other for food and space, and in a constant st...

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Jul 2015

Shark Awareness

Today, 14th July is known as ‘Shark Awareness Day’. This is not a day to shout out to the world about the dangers of sharks, it is intended to inform people of these stunning creatures and their battle for survival against possibly the most savag...

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May 2015

Is it Safe to Dive with Sharks?

Sharks as a species produce a wide variety of feelings in different people. As divers, snorkelers or free divers we usually cherish every moment we get to witness these top predators in their natural environment, whereas some people are too afraid of...

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May 2015

Citizen Science. Helping Protect our Planet!

As scuba divers, free divers or snorkelers we are privileged to enjoy the beautiful marine environment, however we are also at the front line witnessing changes to it as the years go by. As the population continues to surge the impact on all of Earth...

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Apr 2015

6 Tips to Help Protect the Reef

No matter how hard we try, divers generally have a negative impact on the coral reef ecosystem. Although there are significantly worse threats such as pollution, over fishing...

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