Diving Blog

Nov 2019

The Sardine Run. An African Ocean Safari

Something stirs in the part of the southern African continental shelf known as the Agulhas Bank, where the warm Indian Ocean and the cold Atlantic meet. With a myriad of theories circulating about what exactly stirs, from the ideal temperature spread...

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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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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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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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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...

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Apr 2018

Become an Environmentally Aware Diver this Earth Day

On 22nd April, 1970, millions of people rallied together to try to do something about environmental destruction. That was the very first Earth Day, and now every April 22nd, more than 190 countries around the world celebrate the day by focussing on t...

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Mar 2018

Cryptic Critters – The Ghost Pipefish

For many marine inhabitants, the oceans are a very dangerous place. Threat of predation is high and a number of predators have evolved seemingly more and more elaborate ways to catch their dinner. To survive in an environment like this, you need to h...

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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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