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Top Five Most Playful Marine Animal Encounters

While most animals simply pass by or hover at a distance, some are interested in interacting with divers, even being playful. Here are a few of the more playful of the bunch.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Seabirds

Here are a few of the world’s most easily distinguishable seabird families, presented with the hope that this may spark in the avid divers who read it a new passion for the ocean’s magnificent avian residents.

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Cousteau’s Top 10 Dive Sites
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Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s Top 10 Dive Sites

Many of the places Jacques Cousteau loved most have since become famous, ranking high on many a bucket list. Without further ado, here’s a list of Cousteau’s Top 10 dive sites.

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Top 10s Top 10 Wrecks Travel

The Wrecks of Coron

The result of US Navy bombardment in the Philippines during WWII, the wreck diving sites in Coron are among the best in the world.

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New stuff

More Than 2,000 Sharks Die in San Francisco Bay

Scientists are trying to explain a massive die-off of leopard sharks, Pacific angel sharks, and brown smooth-hound sharks in the San Francisco Bay.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Spanish Dancer

Marine Species: Spanish Dancer

On a night dive in the tropical Pacific, you see what appears to be an animated vermillion dinner napkin convulsing wildly. Congratulations, you’ve spotted a Spanish dancer.
by Guest Author Christina Koukkos
Scuba Diving

Top Five Things Movies Get Wrong About Scuba Diving

Hollywood has long been fascinated with scuba diving, but rarely nails the portrayal of our sport. Here are the top five things movies get wrong about scuba diving.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Trimix Diving

Introduction to Trimix Diving

In the third installment of our series on technical diving, we’re moving away from beginner-level courses and into the world of trimix diving.       
by Guest Author Yvonne Press