Category: Marine Species

Basic Fish ID
Marine Species In the Water

Basic Fish ID: Part I

With over 20,000 different species of fish it can be hard to know what you’re looking at when you dive. Here’s the first of a two-part series on basic fish ID for 10 different families of commonly seen aquatic life.

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Sexual Coral Reproduction
Marine Species Conservation In the Water

Coral Restoration Via Sexual Coral Reproduction

Is sexual coral reproduction — coral sex — the future for helping to restore the world’s coral reefs? Is it more effective than current coral restoration methods?

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Marine Species Photo & Video Travel In the Water

Amazing Humpback Encounter

The gentle-giant cliche is both apt and clearly evident in this amazing video.

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Barracuda Myths
Marine Species

Common Barracuda Myths

As divers, we get asked all sorts of questions about what we see underwater and whether or not it’s dangerous, including the infamous barracuda. What’s the fact and what’s the fiction when it comes to this much mythologized fish?

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New stuff
Vobster Quay

Virgin Start-Up Backed Company Creating Artificial Reef at Vobster Quay

A Virgin Start-Up-backed company, ARC Marine, is creating an artificial reef at premier U.K. dive site Vobster Quay in 2017.
by Kathryn Curzon
using a compass underwater

Using a Compass Underwater

Many divers stop learning about underwater navigation after their first open-water course. But using a compass underwater properly is a vital skill.
by Marcus Knight
Snorkel When Scuba Diving

Should You Wear a Snorkel When Scuba Diving?

We’re not going to solve the age-old argument of whether you should wear a snorkel when scuba diving, but will offer a list of pros and cons to help you decide.
by Hélène Reynaud

Best Dive Sites in Scapa Flow

In the Scottish Highlands, a remote, sheltered stretch of water around the Orkney Islands is home to Scapa Flow, with some of the best dive sites in Britain.
by Guest Author Chris Vyvyan-Robinson