Diving Blog

Jul 2016

What you didn’t know about Tuna

There’s a fish swimming around the oceans that almost every person (and cat) has heard of. Whether the word “tuna” brings back memories of lunch sandwiches, your favourite dive, or horrific customers at the restaurant where you used to work, th...

Continue reading
Jul 2016

How to Choose Sustainable Seafood

Scuba divers all over the world are noticing declining fish populations and diminishing fish sizes. It’s getting harder and harder to find dive sites with sharks or big fish and the trend is only going to continue without consumer intervention. Pes...

Continue reading
Jun 2016

Giant Squid

Deep, deep beneath the sea lives a mythical creature foretold by many a tale. A fish dressed like a Monk, described to the Danish King Christian III. A beautiful nymph turned monster living in the Straight of Messina. A deep sea monster that could en...

Continue reading
Jun 2016

A Brief History of Scuba Diving

For centuries, humanity has had an obsession with exploring. It seems as though every time an obstacle has come up, human ingenuity has been there to knock it down. Even today, we are pushing the boundaries of exploration, yet, even so, much of our p...

Continue reading
Jun 2016

What is El Niño?

In case Chris Farley failed to explain it adequately to you, let me talk you through what’s been happening since last fall. Historically, every 7-10 years, the Pacific Ocean would experience a climatic anomaly lasting about 9-12 months, sometime...

Continue reading
May 2016

New Discovery! The Amazon Reef

There’s a saying among marine scientists: that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do about Earth’s own ocean. That was proven true again this April when a team of oceanographers announced the presence of a gigantic reef system at ...

Continue reading
May 2016

Sea Star Wasting Syndrome

Some of you may have heard that the sea stars on the West Coast of North America are going through a mysterious disease. What you might not know is that this could be the largest die-off in the known history of the planet. Marine or terrestrial. It...

Continue reading
Apr 2016

How Ocean Pollution Affects Humans

The ocean takes up over 72% of the world’s surface and provides over 97% of our water supply as well as over 70% of the oxygen that we breathe. The ocean is vital to the existence of life on earth. With that said however, everyday the ocean is unde...

Continue reading
Feb 2016

Overcoming my Fear of the Ocean

I had never been in the ocean before I came travelling to Thailand. I took my first steps in the sea in Phuket and went snorkelling in Koh Phi Ph...

Continue reading
Nov 2015

50 Fascinating Ocean Facts

When we think about the ocean, we imagine how vast this watery desert is, however the majority of us do not understand the sheer scale of the world’s ‘Global Ocean’. Approximately 71% of the earth’s surface is covered in ocean, and with that ...

Continue reading
Aug 2015

Ocean Acidification

Pumping greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere does not only causing global warming and change the climate, it is also causing significant damage to our oceans too. The oceans absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, but since the dawn of the ...

Continue reading
Jul 2015

Shark Awareness

Today, 14th July is known as ‘Shark Awareness Day’. This is not a day to shout out to the world about the dangers of sharks, it is intended to inform people of these stunning creatures and their battle for survival against possibly the most savag...

Continue reading