The banded Sea Krait, Laticauda colubrina, is a species of sea snake that inhabits coral reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
Diving provides a magical escape into the fascinating world of sea creatures.
The yellowline arrow crab, Stenorhynchus seticornis, is a strange looking crab that has a striking resemblance to a “daddy long legs.”
Did You Know: Slipper lobsters have two sets of antennae. The two massive, flattened plates sticking out of their face are actually one set of their antennae!
As an experienced dive instructor, Mexican resident and partner in a dive operation I believe that seeing bull sharks underwater is one of the greatest sights and thrills you can experience.
Flying gurnards, comprising the family Dactylopteridae, are so named because they have very large, rounded pectoral fins that allow them to glide through the water, giving the illusion that they are able to “fly.”
The clever coconut octopus uses discarded shells for shelter. Find it in the tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean.
Throughout the night I had tossed and turned, having dreams about seeing manatees, and nightmares about not seeing manatees.
Galápagos penguins, Spheniscus mendiculus, are the only known species of penguin able to successfully live so close to the equator.
The splendid toadfish (Sanopus splendidus) has to be my favorite critter in Cozumel.
The curious-looking chambered nautilus, Nautilus pompilius, is a mollusk and a member of the cephalopod family, closely related to other cephalopods such as the squid, cuttlefish, and octopus.
The Blue-Ringed Octopus, Hapalochlaena maculos
The Galapagos red-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) is a garish creature with an affinity for using entirely too much bright red lipstick, probably in an attempt to over-compensate from its odd appearance.
“Willow the white whale has been causing a splash – after being spotted swimming in a pod of whales. Dan…
To get a good shot, it’s all about approach and angle, so first off, before doing anything, I set about calming my mind and breathing , also thinking what angle would be best to make my approach.
Popularly known as ‘leafies’ the leafy seadragon is part of the Syngnathidae family, which also includes seahorses and pipefish.
Frogfish are found in nearly all tropical and subtropical oceans over the world.
We quickly descended to 90 feet. The current was strong as always at the Cantarel Wall, and since we had to make sure we didn’t move an inch away from this spot during the whole dive, everybody took their time to assume the most comfortable and well-protected position at the bottom.