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The Best Places to Dive with Dolphins

The Best Places to Dive with Dolphins

5 November, 2014 at 8:39 pm 0 comments

The oceans are a magical place. Most divers know that once you take the plunge, you are thrust into a completely different world. The rules of gravity change, colours take on a different look and the creatures are unlike anything seen on land. One creature that has captivated humans for […]

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Stonefish: The Most Venomous Fish in the World

Stonefish: The Most Venomous Fish in the World

7 October, 2014 at 4:03 pm 0 comments

In the underwater world, you don’t have to be the largest creature to be the biggest threat. The stonefish, which reaches an average length of 30 to 40 centimetres and up to 2 kg / 5 lbs in weight, is the most venomous fish in the world having venomous sacs on […]

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The protective mouth brooding fish

The protective mouth brooding fish

30 July, 2014 at 6:24 pm 0 comments

While many underwater creatures have strategies to protect themselves from harm, such as camouflage, not all have methods for protecting their young, too. Mouthbrooders, however, are well-known for their ability to care for and protect their offspring, largely due to a very unusual technique. Mouthbrooders protect their young by using […]

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Curious about Cuttlefish

Curious about Cuttlefish

3 July, 2014 at 4:41 pm 0 comments

Cuttlefish are pretty strange creatures. As a diver, you’re used to seeing unusual animals underwater, but cuttlefish have been around for over 500 million years and are unlike any other animal in the ocean. Cuttlefish are found in oceans all over the world, usually in shallow reefs and marine channels. […]

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PADI Critter Encounters Contest Finalists

PADI Critter Encounters Contest Finalists

25 June, 2014 at 8:53 pm 0 comments

Throughout the month of June, entries for our Critter Encounters Facebook contest were received from many of the worlds greatest diving locations from both amateur and experienced photographers. Some of the marine life photographed included Dugongs, Pygmy Seahorse, Clownfish, Hawksbill Turtles, Pufferfish and many more. Given the quality of photos received, picking only three winners […]

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5 reasons why Nudibranchs aren’t boring

5 reasons why Nudibranchs aren’t boring

9 May, 2014 at 8:20 am 0 comments

For some reason, Nudibranchs – also known as sea slugs – are often associated with being boring. Maybe that’s due to their land counterparts, the slug, but more than likely it’s because divers just don’t know enough about these incredible creatures. Here are just five reasons why nudibranchs deserve extra […]

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