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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Bahrain

Bahrain Announces New Underwater Theme Park

Bahrain recently announced that it will launch the world’s largest underwater theme park, which include a sunken, decommissioned Boeing 747. Bahrain is gearing up to open the biggest underwater theme park in the world this summer, complete with its own 70m fully submerged Boeing 747 aircraft. The attraction will span 100,000 square meters and include a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, artificial coral reefs and sculptures made from eco-friendly material. Approximately 20m deep, the park will be set in the waters [...]

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Saving Air

Secrets to Saving Air while Scuba Diving

Do you use up air faster than your dive buddy? We’ve got tips on Saving Air Do you consistently run through your gas supply faster than other divers on the boat? Do you frequently have to end the dive before the rest of the group? What’s going on? And what can you do about it? First, you can stop beating yourself up over it. People are different. Those with slower metabolisms will — other factors being equal — use less oxygen. [...]

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Dive Vacation

Dive Vacation Planning

Many divers find that the only time they really get a chance to dive is on vacation. Either they live in a location where diving is not available year round or other things get in the way of diving. So we spend our lunch hour at work surfing the net looking for an inspiration of where to go on a dive vacation. For many people trying to decide where to take a vacation is a huge task, divers can [...]

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Reef Diving

Reef Diving, the Real Aquarium

You have been looking forward to this reef dive. You take a giant step off the dive boat and find yourself in warm crystal clear tropical waters. Soon you start your descent. Around you there are beautiful tropical fish trying to figure out who is dropping in to see them. You are headed down to a splash of color that extends as far as you can see. You have seen fish like these before when you visited an aquarium, [...]

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ghost nets

This Is The Deadly Ocean Plastic Pollution You Never Hear About

It kills millions of marine animals each year. While cities and businesses across the country move to cut down on ocean pollution by banning plastic straws, there’s an even bigger plastic crisis  devastating marine ecosystems ― and most of us aren’t aware of it. Each year, millions of tons of plastics end up in the oceans. Drinking straws are thought to make up less than 1 percent of that debris. By comparison, commercial fishing fleets lose or abandon more than 700,000 tons of plastic nets, lines and traps ― an estimated 10 [...]

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Sail Rock Koh Samui

How to Prepare For a Successful Dive

Below are some things to keep in mind as a dive leader preparing for a dive. The below tips will depend on such things as the level of training of the divers and the type of dive you are leading. Pre-planning Look over all your gear the night before and make sure you have everything you need for the dive and that it is in good working condition. (Follow recommended and/or required inspections on items like regulators, BCs and tanks. You [...]

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green rock
Dive Boat

Dive Sites in the Koh Samui archipelago Part 4

Green Rock Green Rock is located just north of Koh Tao, the depth here is between 1  to 28 metres deep. This site consists of boulder formations that offer a array of safe short tunnels and swim throughs. These features make this dive site one of the most fascinating dive sites around Koh Tao. Green rock gives you a chance to see beautiful Parrot Fish feeding near the surface on the main pinnacle as well as White Eyed Morays, Blue [...]

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