Great Article from Ikelite on HOW TO SHOOT SPLIT SHOTS (HALF-IN, HALF-OUT OF THE WATER)
Some of the most iconic underwater images are taken right at the surface.
Split shots (also called half-in, half-out or over-under) are universally loved for bringing life above and below water together. Think an island of palm trees with fish schooling beneath the surface. Or a swimmer diving in the water to cool off. Split shots offer a cool perspective that can inject that wow factor into an otherwise standard vacation scene.
Wreckage from the USS Lexington, a US aircraft carrier which sank during World War II.
The wreckage was found on Sunday, March 4, 2018 by the team’s research vessel, the R/V Petrel, some 3,000 meters (two miles) below the surface more than 500 miles (800 kilometers) off the eastern coast of Australia, a search team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced on Mar 5, 2018.
Remarkably preserved aircraft could be seen on the seabed bearing the five-pointed star insignia of the US Army Air Forces on their wings and fuselage.
Scientists uncover how colorful pygmy seahorses camouflage themselves.
Pygmy seahorses are fragile and tiny, they could have been included in our list of animals tiny enough to sit on your finger.
Yet their smallness becomes an advantage when combined with their amazing ability to disguise themselves as bits of coral. They’re found on bright orange or purple corals, blending in and avoiding the notice of predators.
But how did the seahorses come to be the right color? Biologists at the California Academy of Sciences set out to answer this question:
KBR is a photographers paradise located in the “critter capitol of the world”.
WINNING IS EASY! In fact you might already be entered to win.
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As divers who travel to great exotic destinations one of the biggest benefits is the ability to eat wonderful food. “There is no love sincerer than the love of food,” George Bernard Shaw said. Judging by the number of amazing dishes out there, he was right. But which are the tastiest? Which are the best foods? And what are destinations that serve them? CNN has scoured the planet for what we think are 50 of the most delicious foods ever created. Including soem of our faves like the Filipino Natinal Dish, Lechon, roasted pork. For now, feast your eyes and control your drooling, as we reveal some of the world’s best foods that can help make your travel even better.
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Whale sharks, many Mantas Ray, Dolphins, and more. Filmed with a gopro4silver in Maldives by Chiqui Bustos
The Maldives is host to some of the best dives in the world and is considered one of the top diving destinations. Boasting a plethora of stunning marine life like sharks, manta rays, breathtaking coral formations and brimming with exotic fish life, many of the best dive sites in the world are found in the Maldives.
You’ve completed your final checks; you jump into the water, signal to show you’re ready and begin your decent. You try to equalize, but nothing happens, you try again but still nothing happens and now you feel discomfort.
Do you continue trying to descend or end your dive before it has even begun? It is incredible to think that almost every diver at some point in their diving career will suffer with ear and equalizing issues.
A fish with a face of a wolf & the body of an eel, The WOLF EEL.
High on my Bucket list to dive with. I’m asked quite frequently where I want to diving & what I want to see. And if I’m going to see one, Guess I’m going to have to breakdown & wear a 7 mm suit, maybe better yet a dry-suite. Maybe our friends at DUI can help.
The wolf-eel somewhat resembles a moray eel, but it is actually not an eel at all. It is a member of the “wolffish” family. Despite its menacing appearance, this fish is very shy and docile. It does not attack unless provoked. LEARN MORE
Special offer for March 2018 on selected cruise.
Contact us today and don’t forget to add the code MMAR2018 to your inquiry to take advantage of this offer*!
*Cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid on new individual bookings only. Offer valid on inquiries received by 31 Mar 2018.
What To Do When Filing a Travel Insurance Claim
One of the last things you want to do while on vacation is to have to file an insurance claim. And if you think that would put a damper on your trip, imagine if the claim were denied.
Considering up to 10% of travel insurance claims are turned down every year, it’s definitely a possibility, but one that can be greatly minimized if you’re prepared ahead of time.
In order to help you circumvent any possible issues should the unthinkable happen, we’ve compiled this guide to filing an travel insurance claim the proper way!
In case you weren’t aware, coleoid cephalopods (octopus, squids, and cuttlefish) are pretty cool.
Exhibit A: giant squids can grow to be up to 43 feet long and were likely the inspiration for various well-known sea monster tales.
Exhibit B: cuttlefish are known to put on amazing camouflaging color change performances.
Exhibit C: the octopus. The amazingly intelligent mollusk that is the Harry Houdinis of the underwater world.
After all that how could they possibly get cooler? Thanks to some crazy newly released research involving RNA editing.
Who needs a coral ID book… when you can have the real thing!
Join us on our annual Coral Explorer’s trip, and learn valuable coral conservation and ID skills while immersing yourself in the biodiverse waters of Raja Ampat, at the heart of the Coral Triangle!
Do you love diving and snorkeling? Do you love to immerse yourself into the vibrant world of coral reefs and all the life they hold? Are you fascinated by all the incredible diversity – from soft corals to seamounts and sea sponges to sea fans – and find yourself wondering more about the extra-ordinary worlds within?
Passport? Check. Guidebook? Got it. Clean underwear? We’d never forget that!
Whether for business or pleasure, travel can be fun, energizing, and exciting – or exhausting, frustrating, and boring. Learn from my mishaps and control – or at least minimize – many of the inevitable inconveniences with some advance preparation and the right equipment.
Life is too short not to venture out and feel the warmth of the tropical sun, play in the ocean or experience the local culture. Here’s to your travel vacation experience being everything you have ever dreamed about and much more.
Decision hailed as huge step forward that will safeguard both the marine environment and the country’s lucrative dive tourism industry.
The move is designed to protect the fragile Belize Barrier Reef world heritage site, the second-largest in the world after Australia’s and home to 1,400 species, including endangered hawksbill turtles, manatees, rays and six threatened species of shark.
Oil-related damage, such as a spill, could have impacts as far afield as Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras and affect the lucrative tourism industry.
The whale pushed biologist Nan Hauser with his head and his mouth, tucked her under its pectoral fin – even lifted the biologist out of the water on one occasion.
This is the heart-stopping moment a giant 50,000-pound humpback whale protected an unsuspecting snorkeler from a Tiger Shark by pushing her through the water.
The stunning video Nan Hauser and her team were able to capture – including point-of-view footage – show how the whale pushed whale biologist Ms. Hauser with his head and his mouth.
“I never tire of spending time here, and I always seem to discover new wonders and surprises with each visit.
There are several factors that account for the diversity of life found on Wakatobi’s reefs. Because they rise almost to the surface, the reef tops are exposed to ample ambient light that encourages a broad range of coral growth, supporting a wide variety of fish and invertebrates that depend on these corals.
DIVE AND TRAVEL INDUSTRY UPDATES
We have laid new brick footpaths, revamped the pool bar, jazzed up the jetty bar, laid new flooring in our sea view rooms and with the help of Mark Rausch trained some of our dive team to be even better at looking after our most welcome disabled divers.
If you need to inspect tanks (or just want to learn about the process) you need this formal, recognized training. PSI / PCI has conveniently schedules Training sessions around the USA’s Dive shows. PSI-PCI, is the gold standard for visual cylinder inspection training, the only training recognized, endorsed and used by the cylinder manufacturers and recognized by USDOT, CGA, and other rule making entities.
Planning dive travel is not easy. Many questions will come up from weather forecast, currency exchange, visa & entry requirements, electricity and plug information to health and travel alert…etc.
Scuba Diving Resource has compiled the following links to HELP you plan your dive travel.