Category: Marine Species

mandarinfish
Marine Species

Marine Species: Mandarinfish

You would think that with its stained-glass coloration, it would be easy to spot mandarinfish. But you’d be wrong.

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black coral
Marine Species

Marine Species: Black Coral

Despite its name, black coral is rarely black. The moniker refers instead to the corals’ skeleton. Here are a few fun facts about this rare find.

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billfish
Conservation Marine Species

Marine Species: Billfish

It’s rare to see a billfish on a dive, although you can snorkel with them seasonally off the Yucatan Peninsula. Here are some quick facts about billfish.

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ornate ghost pipefish
Marine Species

Marine Species: Ghost Pipefish

Within the pipefish family, ghost pipefish are something special, and always a treat to see on a dive. Here we’ll look at four well-known species.

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best shore dives in Sydney

Best Shore Dives in Sydney

While it’s famous for topside attractions, there are worthwhile stops beneath the water in Sydney as well. Here are our picks for the best shore dives in Sydney.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith
Dive into the Pink

Dive Into the Pink Announces Winners of Third Annual Photo Competition

Nonprofit organization Dive into the Pink is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Think Pink underwater imaging competition.
by Rebecca Strauss
dangerous dive sites

Training Fundamentals: Dangerous Dive Sites

Scuba accidents are thankfully relatively rare. However, some places have reputations as dangerous dive sites. Why? Should we be diving them?
by Marcus Knight
U-85

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: U-85

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we visit the U-85.
by Guest Author