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GAIA LOVE – the Art of Fine Diving
The Mission of GAIA LOVE is to make a positive impact through socially responsible itineraries that benefit the environment and local communities. Read more
Bula NAI’A friends:
A couple of days ago we announced to our passengers that we are inviting a new NAI’A family to take the company’s helm. We’ve since been inundated with kind messages wishing us well and remembering good times aboard NAI’A. So much so that it makes us wish we could run the boat forever, but as we wrote in our message, it really is time to step aside to allow new owners to put their energy and enthusiasm into NAI’A while we spend more time with our families. Read more
What Scientists Just Found Deep In The Ocean Is Seriously Unbelievable. I’m Still In Shock!
It is a city shrouded in myth, swallowed by the Mediterranean Sea and buried in sand and mud for more than 1,200 years. But now archeologists are unearthing the mysteries of Heracleion, uncovering amazingly well-preserved artifacts that tell the story of a vibrant classical-era port. Read more
THE ALERT status of Bali’s highest volcano Mount Agung has been lowered after more than a month of intense seismic activity, though experts have warned that an eruption could still occur at any time.
Mount Agung’s alert status was downgraded from level four to level three on Sunday, after seismic activity underneath the volcano showed signs of abating. Read more
The weird and wonderful psychedelic frogfish (Histiophryne psychedelica) was first described in 2009. With vivid stripes of bluish-green, white and yellowish-orange, this strange-looking fish is a type of anglerfish. However, unlike most anglerfish, and indeed its own family of frogfish, the psychedelic frogfish is unusual in not having a lure growing from its forehead. Read more
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. Read more
Divers find a camera 40 feet under sea, but when they learn the story behind the photos, they’re stunned0
Beau Doherty and Tella Osler are marine biology students who often explore the ocean floor, studying starfish and other fascinating aquatic life. But on one adventure, they came across something that clearly did not belong. It was covered in algae and rusted like an antique, but they looked closer—and realized it was a digital camera. Read more
An extraordinary mission to save vaquita porpoises from extinction has got off to a promising start in the Gulf of California, where military dolphins are being used to help round up and capture the world’s rarest marine mammal and move them to a sanctuary. Read more
I am pleased to announced our company’s acquisition of Kasawari Lembeh Resort to be rebranded as Solitude Lembeh Resort as of 13 November 2017. This property, the first of Solitude in Resorts, to be added to the Solitude portfolio boasts 5100m2 of waterfront land located in Lembeh, Bitung – the muck-diving “capital” of the world. Read more