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 ...Continue reading
Ahmed Gabr. A World Record Breaking Diver!
So, how do you become the Guinness World Record holder for deepest scuba dive? In Ahmed Gabr’s words: “I wanted to satisfy my curiosity of how deep the human body can go, I was researching in books and on the internet but still never had the abso...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading