Top Five Places to Dive with Grey Nurse Sharks in NSW Australia

There’s nothing better than a dive with grey nurse sharks and, in New South Wales, nothing safer. The local shark is the grey nurse shark (Carcharius taurus), also called a sand-tiger or ragged-tooth shark. Although they look fearsome, they pose no threat to divers. They grow to about 9 feet (3 m) and though it…

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The Ocean’s Fastest Animals

Like the cheetah on land, some marine mammals can reach impressive speeds underwater. And since water is 750 times denser than air, one might think that it’s impossible attain on-land velocity underwater. But don’t underestimate the sheer power of marine mammals, as they too are able to blast through the water like a Ferrari on…

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Stop Puffing Pufferfish

Pufferfish are some of the easiest fish for scuba divers to identify. They include porcupinefish, globefish, and any other fish within the family Tetraodontidae and Diodontidae that enlarge their bodies by puffing them up as a defense mechanism. Unfortunately, while puffing up can successfully discouraging predators, it also can be quite harmful for the pufferfish,…

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How to Spend the Night Underwater

Love the ocean so much you never want to leave? Check out this list of underwater hotel rooms. Dubai, UAE  The Palm’s Poseidon Underwater Suites include a floor-to-ceiling view of the Ambassador Lagoon.  If you can’t stand to miss any of the underwater goings-on, you can book a yoga […] The post How to…

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Crown-of-Thorns Starfish Devastating Great Barrier Reef

On the heels of news that the world’s coral reefs are unlikely to recover from frequent mass-bleaching events, now comes news that the Great Barrier Reef is suffering another setback from an outbreak of crown-of-thorns starfish. As reported by the New York Times, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) announced that the “crown-of-thorns…

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Leave Your Stresses at the Surface

With busy schedules, family commitments and constant parties to attend or plan, life can get stressful. When you’re organising your holidays and weekends, remember that you need to have some fun too! One of the best ways to relax and get away from the endless decisions and complications life throws […] The post Leave Your…

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The World’s Best Cold Water Scuba Diving

Thinking of cold water scuba diving might send a shiver down your spine, but if you’ve never tried it you’re missing out on shipwrecks, walls covered in coral and anemones, kelp forests and lots of fish. And with the right drysuit, it’s not hard to keep warm in cold or temperate waters. Here are five…

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Becoming a PADI Divemaster on the Other Side of 60

Written by Guest Blogger, Shelly Craig   My husband and I started diving in the 90’s. We took some advanced training back then as we wanted to dive together off of our 18’ Boston Whaler, “Kokolishi” in the waters of Bonaire, a small Dutch Island in the Caribbean. We got […] The post Becoming a…

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Proposed Ocean Corridor Would Protect Migrating Species

Scientists, marine conservationists, and government officials from countries in the Americas have proposed a protected ocean corridor between Ecuador and Costa Rica to protect endangered species from extinction. The proposed ocean corridor, or swim-way, would run along the Cocos Ridge. This 435-mile (700 km) underwater mountain range connects the Galapagos Islands Marine Reserve in Ecuador…

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How Do You Show Your Scuba Diver Pride?

When you become a scuba diver, it changes you in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. If you know the signs to look for, it’s easy to spot scuba divers in the wild. Some divers make it obvious, rocking a dive flag snap back, or I Breathe Underwater, What’s Your Superpower? T-shirt. […] The post How Do…

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