What do Olympic swimmers, break-dancers, superheroes, and reality TV shows have to do with a Spanish Dancer Nudibranch? The Nudibranch is nicknamed “Nudi.” Pronounced as “Nudi-Brank,” Brank sounds like the word “bank” with an R. “Spanish Dancer” is a derivative of the undulating whirl of a Flamenco dancer’s red skirt. […]Read more ›
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For some, a nice relaxing warm-water dive just won’t cut it. Certain divers crave thrilling underwater action. If that sounds like you, then these 5 thrill seeking experiences might be right up your alley. 1. Tiger Beach, Bahamas A white sandy bottom at 6 metres / 20 feet deep doesn’t sound […]Read more ›
As a scuba diver, you get the opportunity to encounter all kinds of animals and marine life. Scuba diving underwater is akin to visiting another world, however what you’re able to see is largely dictated by factors such as visibility, time of year, geographic location and sometimes just plain luck. Although […]Read more ›
A member of the cephalopod family, the Nautilus is like a swimming snail with tentacles. This living fossil has changed very little in the past 500 million years. Slow to mature and slow to maneuver, the Nautilus can live to be 100 years old. Even with poor vision the Nautilus […]Read more ›
Have you ever wondered why we call a shark a “shark” or a turtle a “turtle?” While some animals seem to have a random name, the following 11 sea creatures were obviously named after their appearance. Read on to learn fun facts about these fascinating sea creatures: Jellyfish These soft-bodied […]Read more ›
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 marine creature that has captivated humans for […]Read more ›