Diving Blog

Sep 2016

Essential Octopus Facts

What has 3 hearts, moves through jet propulsion, can morph into a new shape, change colour in less than a second, and is regarded as one of the most intelligent creatures out there? If you’re guessing some sort of super hero, I would argue that you...

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Sep 2016

Seagrass – Part 2

Seagrasses work in conjunction with all tropical ecosystems in a sort of ecosystem symbiosis, contributing to the health of all. Coral reefs exist in an oligotrophic (low nutrient) environment. Too many nutrients can smother and suffocate the corals....

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Sep 2016

Seagrass – Part 1

What’s your favourite marine habitat? Mangroves are wonderfully cool. And nothing compares to a good dive with great visibility on a healthy coral reef. What about playing on the sandy shore, bathing in the sun? What if I were to tell you that so m...

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Aug 2016

Anchor Damage

As a dive school, our top priority always seems to be to get people into the water and bring them back happy and safe. But, as a reef ecologist, and really just as any aquatic life enthusiast, there’s also a greater responsibility we don’t always...

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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...

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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...

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Jun 2016

Huge School of Mobula Rays

Check out this huge school of Mobula Rays filmed off the coast of Baja, Mexico by National Geographic. Mobula Rays are also referred to as 'devil rays' or 'flying ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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