Environment

Equipment Spotlight: Knifes and Cutting Devices

Equipment Spotlight: Knifes and Cutting Devices

20 December, 2014 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Have you ever had to fend off a school of angry sharks? No? We haven’t either, and as divers, we already know how precious the underwater ecosystem is we’d never want to harm the sea creatures we encounter. Dive knives and cutting devices are not meant to be used as […]

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Weedy Sea Dragon – Master of Disguise

Weedy Sea Dragon – Master of Disguise

20 December, 2014 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

A long, not-so-lost relative of the leafy sea dragon, the weedy sea dragon is a sight you won’t want to miss – if you can spot one, that is! These masters of camouflage know how to blend right in with their environment so they are not spotted by predators. Their leaf-like appendages grow […]

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7 Shore Dives for PADI Open Water Divers

7 Shore Dives for PADI Open Water Divers

18 December, 2014 at 1:55 pm Comments are Disabled

If you like the idea of stepping into the ocean at your own pace, then shore diving is a great place to start. There’s no dive boat required, no need to follow the schedule of a large group of divers and no need to find your sea legs. Shore diving […]

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Underwater Critters That Go By More Than One Name

Underwater Critters That Go By More Than One Name

16 December, 2014 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Just like the age-old “You say ‘tomato,’ I say ‘tomahto’” debate, there are many ways to say the same thing. Whether it is a dialect or accent that makes a word sound different or it really is a completely different word, the meaning doesn’t change. It isn’t just fruits that […]

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It’s Electric! Shocking Underwater Critters

It’s Electric! Shocking Underwater Critters

8 December, 2014 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Some creatures simply detect electric fields and use electricity to navigate, while others create their own electricity. All muscles have the potential to generate some amount of electricity. In these aquatic creatures, however, certain muscle cells have evolved into cells called electrocytes, and these generate much higher voltages than ordinary muscle […]

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10 More Fascinating Facts about the Majestic Sea Turtle

10 More Fascinating Facts about the Majestic Sea Turtle

4 December, 2014 at 3:10 am Comments are Disabled

Oceans and lakes are home to many amazing animals, but few underwater creatures are as majestic or awe-inspiring as the ancient turtle. Not surprisingly, turtles are pretty popular among scuba divers, who often seek out dive sites where they’ll be likely to encounter one. So, we’ve compiled a list of […]

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