We love macro life, but the ocean’s biggest animals are awfully charismatic as well. Here are our five favorite big animals that you might see in the ocean.
Let’s be honest—some of the animals in the ocean are pretty wacky looking. Here’s our list of the top 10 weirdest underwater animals.
With so many crab species inhabiting the ocean, it’s impossible to highlight all of them. Here are a few facts about five of our favorites.
The sea cucumber may not be the most glamorous animal, but for as common as they are underwater, most divers know little about them.
The enterprising kids who created the conservation organization Bye Bye Plastic Bags’ on Bali are at it again with One Island One Voice.
One of the easiest sharks to identify underwater — thanks to its huge tail—the thresher shark is on many a bucket list. But why is that tail so long anyway?
A conversation about influential early female divers is incomplete without mention of Dottie Frazier, one of the sport’s pioneers.
There are more than 800 known eel species, including both fresh- and saltwater species. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites.
A master of camouflage, there is much more to the scorpionfish than meets the eye.
It’s got one of the (arguably) weirdest faces in the ocean, and the hammerhead shark is on nearly every diver’s bucket list.
Most divers have probably stuffed trash into their BCD pocket on a dive. Consider the Project AWARE Dive Against Debris specialty course for more info.
With impressive teeth and vibrant colors, titan triggerfish are the biggest among the species. And although they’re beautiful, divers should beware of this territorial fish.
Octopus are one of the ocean’s most intelligent animals, and while it’s hard to pick favorites, here are the five species we most want to see on a dive.
If you’re interested in sharks, the PADI AWARE Shark Conservation specialty course might be a good fit.
Entire identification books are dedicated to the rainbow-colored nudibranch. Here are some quick facts about these diver favorites.
An all-time divers’ favorite, there are seven different species of sea turtles. Here’s what you need to know about each species.
One of the most popular dive sites in Padang Bai, Blue Lagoon offers incredible fish life and macro-hunting opportunities.
You would think that with its stained-glass coloration, it would be easy to spot mandarinfish. But you’d be wrong.