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The Terrifying Bobbit Worm

Do you remember the classic 1990 monster movie, Tremors, starring Kevin Bacon? If not, here is a very short recap. A town is being terrorised by enormous burrowing worms that drags them into the dirt and eats them, and Kevin Bacon, along with his on screen buddies, must find a way to stop them and […]

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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 Venomous and Poisonous? I remember watching a BBC documentary about Indonesia where the narrator […]

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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 you are doing, it can be equally infuriating. Many new photographers will get discouraged quickly if […]

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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 major cities throughout the world, placing a heavy emphasis on the annual dolphin dives […]

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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 see the strange ways these animals have evolved to survive. As a keen underwater photographer, […]

Categories: Marine Life The Ocean
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Diving with Bull Sharks

Have you ever dreamt of swimming alongside one of nature’s top predators? While that might sound off putting for many non-divers, most scuba divers would seize the opportunity in a heartbeat. The ocean is a battlefield of species trying to compete for survival and food. At the bottom of the food chain, animals need to […]

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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 tackling important environmental issues. Although Earth Day is only one day per year, […]

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The Voracious Frogfish

What do you think of if I told you to imagine one of the world’s most voracious predators? You might imagine a lone cheetah crouching in the tall grass, waiting to pounce on some unsuspecting gazelle. Maybe a pack of wolves spring to mind, working together to split the weakest of the heard. What you […]

Categories: Marine Life
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What to Expect when you Learn to Dive

You have just signed up to an entry level scuba diving course. Congratulations! If you are thinking about doing it, you really should. Like most people, you will probably love it, and if you don’t, you are still learning a new skill and expanding your horizons. Everyone expectations of what diving will be like are […]

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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 have an ‘evolve or die’ attitude, which has resulted in animals more […]

Categories: Marine Life