Diving Blog

Oct 2017

Common Misconceptions of Technical Diving

You may have seen them before on a dive boat with enough equipment for at least 10 divers, despite only 3 people using it all, or maybe sat around a laptop planning a dive at your local dive club. To a new diver, technical divers do what might seem i...

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Sep 2017

Becoming a Divemaster

If you are dreaming of living on tropical beaches and spending your days in the sun and sea, or you are deeply interested in the natural world and want to spend your days passively observing nature then maybe you should become a Continue reading

Sep 2017

Choosing a Dive School

Traveling around the world is becoming more and more common, and quite often learning how to SCUBA dive is top of the list of things to do on the road. Many of the destinations on any travelers’ itinerary are around some of the world’s premier Continue reading

Jun 2017

Diving in British Columbia

Although there is technically just one ocean on this planet, it encompasses almost infinitely different ecosystems and abiotic conditions. It’s a big, crazy world out there, and not just over hard land. Different area...

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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

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 ...

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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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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...

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Nov 2016

Amazing Facts of the Mola Mola Ocean Sunfish

The Mola mola Fish, or Oceanic Sunfish as it is otherwise known, is one of the many prized-sights for divers exploring the waters around Bali. To be honest, I’ve never actually come face to face wit...

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Nov 2016

Diving Protea Banks, South Africa

For years I’ve been travelling the globe in search of the ultimate dive destination, only to find it in my backyard... A friend had recently come back from a dive trip in the KwaZulu- Natal region of South Africa. She claimed that she had offici...

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