Ocean Gardener 4 – 9 Tips to Help Protecting Sharks
save sharks

When people hear someone shouting “Shark!”, most of them will hurry up like roadrunner and are not seen again. Others imagine images from some scary and bloody old movies. Not divers though. We divers don’t fear sharks. Divers are different! Probably we are some of the few living being on the planet that instead of […]

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Ocean Gardener 3 – 11 Tips To Start Helping Coral Reefs Right Now
Coral Reefs

Corals are some of the most spectacular creatures that inhabit our planet. They are, partly animal, partly stone, partly plant. Some are so small that they measure only two millimetres, but all together they form the coral reefs, structures that can become visible, even from space. Today, continuing with our Become An Ocean Gardener Series, we […]

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Decision making: Diving when it rains
Scuba legends - Diving in the rain

  Is it OK to go diving when it rains?  How can rain affect to our dive? Obviously, the problem is not getting wet with the rain, because we will end up wet any way. But, even so, this is a very good question. Unfortunately, it is not a simple question that can be answered with […]

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Dive Center Reviews – Learn to Read Between Lines
Scuba Legends

THE STORY OF O JOHN SMITH John Smith is the manager of an insurance company . He discovered diving few years ago during a vacation in Cancun. While not a dive addict,  John usually makes a couple of dives during his vacations. John has been waiting all winter long for his well deserved vacation. He is willing to enjoy a relaxing time under […]

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17 Amazing Facts About Octopuses You Can’t Miss
Curious facts about the octopus

Octopus. A very strange creature. No bones and eight legs. For centuries the sailors have looked down at the deep seas with fear. Fear of meeting horrible creatures. Many stories were written about giant octopuses lurking in the depths and attacking unwary sailors and plunging their ships with only the strength of their legs. What […]

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Hollis and Oceanic Sold
Hollis Sold

This year is definitely the year of changes in the diving industry. First was the acquisition of Aqualung , and then the never-ending soap opera of the PADI sell. Now, Huish Outdoors, LLC  acquires Oceanic and Hollis brands from American Underwater Products (“AUP”). With this acquisition, Huish Outdoors makes up a powerful group. It will hold some […]

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The amazing parrot fish

A white sand beach merges with a turquoise sea on a dreamy sunset. Where does all this beautiful, soft, white sand come from? In tropical and subtropical areas one of the main suppliers of sand is neither Neptune nor a beached mermaid, but it is the amazing parrotfish. This incredible fish, often ignored by divers, contributes 80% […]

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Buoyancy Sesions 3: Introduction to trim

Previously (check our previous buoyancy sessions) you learnt how to be proper weighted and to perform a perfect descent . Once at the bottom, it is time to decide in which position will you swim. That “small” decision is more important that what may seem. Today we introduce you a new word: The Trim. Trim. An unknown word […]

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7 Tips to Remain Near the Fish
How to remain near the fish

Has it ever happened to you that when you approached a fish, this one has run away as if the devil was after it? I’m sure it did happen to you. The excitement of being close to the fantastic beings that inhabit the oceans can not be compared to any other sensation in life. We […]

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After 60 hours lost in a cave, they find him… Alive!

Saturday 15th of April. “Sa Piqueta”, Mallorca (Spain). One of the largest caves systems in Europe That Saturday, as usual, Francisco Gràcia,  was surveying the cave. Suddenly Francisco realised that he had not enough air to reach the exit. He decided to wait in one of the “domos” (an air cavity inside the cave) while the […]

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