Most corals are colonial animals with hundreds to thousands of tiny polyps, but solitary corals of the Indo-Pacific are a single-polyp species that lives freely on the ocean floor.
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.
Meandering corals are often called brain corals because they form round colonies resembling brains. Learn how to tell them apart with our guide here.
Entire identification books are dedicated to the rainbow-colored nudibranch. Here are some quick facts about these diver favorites.
With their flowing texture and bright colors, it’s easy to mistake large polyp corals of the Indo-Pacific for soft corals. Here’s how to identify them.
An all-time divers’ favorite, there are seven different species of sea turtles. Here’s what you need to know about each species.
I Love Lucy: Check out this cool film by the Beacons Collective, shot in Guadalupe, Mexico in 2018 and featuring some enormous (one in particular) great white sharks.
Biologist and veterinarian Dr. Claire Petros is on a mission to save the Maldives’ sea turtles and explains why we need hospitals, not hatcheries.
The sardine run along the South African coast is one of the largest marine-life migrations on earth. Here’s all you need to know about this extraordinary event.
Bearing a strong resemblance to rays thanks to their flat bodies and broad pectoral fins, angelsharks are easily spotted on dives in the Canary Islands.
Every year between May and July, giant Australian cuttlefish aggregate by the thousands in South Australia. It’s one giant orgy — and a spectacular sight to see.
The basking shark is the second-largest shark species in the world, and also one of the most unique. What makes it so cool?
Properly identifying coral can add another dimension to any reef dive. Today we’ll introduce encrusting corals of the Indo-Pacific and offer tips for identification.
You would think that with its stained-glass coloration, it would be easy to spot mandarinfish. But you’d be wrong.
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.
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.
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.
The stunning glaucus Atlanticus, commonly called the blue dragon or blue sea slug is one of the most stunning nudibranchs in the ocean. What makes it special?