Diving Blog

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

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...

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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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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: Updated 2020

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 sunbeds with some type of frozen drink near...

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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 Turtles – All You Need to Know

Relatively speaking, there aren't that many species of marine reptile you are likely to run into on a dive. However, their charisma, curiosity, majesty and of course love they elicit is enough to fill every single ocean on earth.  Similar to their t...

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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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