Ocean Souvenirs

Ocean Souvenirs to Avoid

We’ve all been tempted to purchase keepsakes when a dive or vacation destination is particularly memorable. But these ocean souvenirs are best left off your shopping list. When visiting a tropical location, souvenirs such as coral jewellery and seashells are ubiquitous. And, as divers, we may be tempted to purchase one as a keepsake or reminder of a, particularly fantastic trip. Despite this, it’s best to leave these marine-derived items off your shopping list and avoid these common ocean souvenirs. Shark [...]

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Pirate City

Unexplored Sunken Pirate City

Unexplored Sunken Pirate City in the Caribbean Will Finally Be Revealed Seventeenth-century life in Port Royal, Jamaica, commonly referred to as “the wickedest city on earth”, conjures up images of marauding pirates, treasure hunters, naval conquests, looting, and the overindulgence of food, alcohol, gambling, and women.  But the extravagances of the wealthiest port in the West Indies came to a rapid end at precisely 11:43 on 7 th June 1692, when Port Royal was consumed by an earthquake and two-thirds [...]

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Open Water Course Special Offer

Now only 14025 Thai Baht If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. The PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular dive course in the world; it has introduced millions of people to the dive community. The PADI Open Water Diver certification is a [...]

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Whale Shark

Olympus Tough TG 5

After my mouths of debating to my I finally decided to buy the Olympus Tough TG 5 and I am not disappointed. Design The TG-5 retains a lot of the same design elements from the TG-4, and for good reason: They just work. For instance, the TG-5 uses the same dual-latch design on its two compartment doors  — one for the battery and memory card, and the other for the ports (micro HDMI and micro USB). Each ensures you don’t damage [...]

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Whale Shark

Whale Shark , Sail Rock

For the past week we have been bless with a Whale Shark at Sail Rock.  Here’s some facts about the Whale Shark. The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is a slow-moving, filter-feeding carpet shark and the largest known extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 18.8 m (62 ft) [8] The whale shark holds many records for size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living nonmammalian vertebrate. It is the sole member of the genus Rhincodon and the only extant member of the family Rhincodontidae, which belongs to the [...]

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Humpback Whales

15 Facts You Didn’t Know About Humpback Whales

1) The humpback whale makes the longest migration between seasonal feeding and breeding areas of any mammal. 2) Orcas and dusky sharks are among known predators of humpback whale calves. 3) One disputed estimate suggests that there were almost 250,000 humpbacks in the North Atlantic before whaling began. There are now 12,000. 4) Following the 1986 global moratorium on whale hunting, humpbacks have moved from Endangered to Vulnerable, and in 2008, to Least Concern, with an estimated population of more than 60,000 animals. 5) Male humpbacks are the Pavarottis of [...]

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Blue Whale

The Secret to Diving with Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

The Blue Whale is the largest animal on earth. Tobias Friedrich Sri Lanka is one of the only countries in which you can observe the largest land mammal, the elephant and the largest marine mammal, the blue whale. At the same time. On an area no bigger than Ireland, the island state stretches in the third largest ocean in the world. Less than one hundred kilometers south of India and described in travel guides as the “pearl of the Indian [...]

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Ghost Net

Safety Procedures and Best Practices for Ghost Net Removal

By Edgardo Ochoa Fishing gear Ghost Net has been lost, abandoned or otherwise discarded in all seas and oceans ever since fishing began. The extent and impacts of the problem have worsened significantly in recent years with the increasing levels of industrial fishing and also the increasing durability of fishing gear. Fishing activity has now extended to previously untouched offshore and deep-sea environments, which are often very sensitive to the impacts of abandoned fishing gear. The author takes a look at a [...]

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Sunfish

Hoodwinker Sunfish

CROWD-SOURCED SCIENCE REVEALS HOODWINKER A sunfish until recently thought to exist only in the Southern Hemisphere has been washed ashore in Santa Barbara, California. The hoodwinker (Mola tecta, from tectus or “hidden”) was first discovered in New Zealand five years ago, and later described by scientists as the first new species of sunfish in 130 years. The 2m fish was stranded on Sands Beach in the Coal Oil Point Reserve, where it was assumed to be an oceanic sunfish (Mola mola) [...]

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