Diving Blog

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...

Continue reading

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 ...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
Jan 2017

Marine Protected Areas

Protecting wildlife is a complicated, difficult task for any ecosystem. For marine wildlife, it is especially convoluted and full of unknowns. With terrestrial ecosystems, we humans have a decent chance to see a rough estimate of how many rhinos are ...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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...

Continue reading
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 ...

Continue reading