Diving Blog

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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May 2019

Why does Scuba Diving make you want to Pee?

Anyone who has spent a bit of time on a dive boat will know that they often smell like a dark corner near your local pub – or in other words, they smell like urine. Most divers are too ashamed to say it, but the vast majority of us feel the over...

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Nov 2017

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 nea...

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Oct 2017

Manta Matcher – Citizen Science Conservation

Did you know you can directly contribute to Manta ray conservation just by taking a photo of a manta ray during your dive? Yup, its true! No profe...

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Oct 2017

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 Continue reading

Jun 2017

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 back...

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Jun 2017

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 jawle...

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May 2017

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 strea...

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Jan 2017

Intro to Reef Restoration

It should come as no surprise that coral reefs are in peril. Healthy reefs are disappearing from the planet at an alarming rate. A surprisingly large percentage of food, medi...

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Dec 2016

Clarity on Chordates

You know those squishy-seeming, Mickey-Mouse-shaped, sort of sponge-looking things you see quite often on reefs? Or those grape-shaped clear balls you sometimes see in the water column, usually stuck together in a chain? They are called ascidians, an...

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Oct 2016

Ocean Deoxygenation

The oceans are changing, and more rapidly than we ever expected. Historically, changes in ecosystems have majorly been slow processes, occurring over hundreds of thousands of years. This would give ample time for the organisms living to adapt to the ...

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Sep 2016

Essential Octopus Facts

What has 3 hearts, moves through jet propulsion, can morph into a new shape, change colour in less than a second, and is regarded as one of the most intelligent creatures out there? If you’re guessing some sort of super hero, I would argue that you...

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