Andrew and Marit Miners are co-founders of Misool Eco Resort and Misool Foundation (called Yayasan Misool Baseftin in Indonesian)often held up as an example of how everyday people with grit, heart and determination can effect real change. For their vision and dedication, the Miners are our January/February Scuba Diving Sea Heroes. Read more
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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 STiger Shark by pushing her through the water. Read more
I have never thought of myself as old, despite my chronological age telling me so. I am in good physical shape, I have been diving since I was 14-years old, I work-out 5-6 days a week, don’t take medications, travel internationally and have a sunny, bright outlook on life. The idea of being old was rudely brought to my attention when I attempted to purchase travel insurance. Read more
Passport? Check. Guidebook? Got it. Clean underwear? We’d never forget that!
After almost 50 years of travel to almost every continent for business and of course to dive. The accessories on this short list are ones that learned the very hard way I should always pack. These small lightweight & compact devices would of saved me from losing precious photos, drowned out travel noise, kept my devices nice and charged for emergency communication & my enjoyment, and helped my phone(s) survive a dunk in the water. Read more
Can you enjoy a glass of wine and still lose weight? Sort of. While alcohol adds extra calories and isn’t recommended for weight loss, an occasional drink can fit into your diet plan. The key is to make a smart choice (think 150 calories or less) and stick with just one to two alcoholic beverages. Check out our best and worst drink choices when you’re dieting. By: Carolyn Williams, PhD, RD Read more
SCUBA diving is known as a thoroughly enjoyable and sometimes adrenaline boosting sport, however most do not know that SCUBA diving has many health benefits. Did you know that it is truly good for your health…mind, body and soul? Whether you are a beginner recreational diver interested in seeing the beautiful reefs of the sea, or an experienced deep sea diver who travels to depths seldom seen by the human eye, scuba diving can provide numerous benefits. Read more
The nation will fully protect 57,000 square miles around the Revillagigedo Islands from fishing and resource extraction.
Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, signed a decree creating a massive marine reserve, spanning 57,000 square miles around the four Revillagigedo Islands—a volcanic archipelago 240 miles southwest of the Baja Peninsula. The reserve is the largest marine protected area yet created in North America. Read more
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENCOUNTER a first-of-its kind immersive entertainment experience that harnesses ground-breaking technology in new ways to transport guests on an incredible underwater journey. Visitors walk through the experience with friends and family, journeying across the Pacific Ocean to interact with and encounter the ocean’s greatest wonders and mightiest creatures. Read more