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Snorkeling in the Caribbean: The 5 Healthiest Marine Ecosystems in the Region

The Caribbean Sea is iconic for having some of the clearest water in the world. This is due to a lack of plankton and other suspended particles, combined with the relative shallowness of the Caribbean compared to other large tropical seas and oceans. While not nearly as biodiverse as their counterparts in the Indo-Pacific, and … Read more

The Ultimate Whale Shark Diving Guide: 20 of the World’s Best Locations, Seasons and How to Dive Them

Whale Sharks are circumtropical planktivorous sharks, meaning they are found in all of the world’s tropical oceans (as well as subtropical zones) and feed on plankton.  They are gentle giants, the largest fish in the sea, and one of only three planktivorous sharks, the other two being Basking and Megamouth Sharks.  Whale shark diving is … Read more

The Failproof Three-Step Method to Prevent Your Snorkel Mask From Fogging Up

If you’re shopping for a new mask on places like Amazon and you look at the comment section (which you always should), you’re almost guaranteed to see people complaining about mask fog.  They didn’t like this or that mask because of “fogging.”  There are often contradictory reviews under the same mask both criticizing and lauding … Read more

5 of the Best Temperate and Cold Water Diving Destinations for Underwater Photographers

The vast majority of scuba diving takes place in the tropics (the Indo-Pacific and the Caribbean), and it makes sense.  Warmer waters, more diverse reefs; if the goal is to see as much in as comfortable a setting as possible, then, of course, you choose will choose tropical over subtropical and cold seas.  Cold water … Read more

7 Snorkeling Tips From a Lifelong Snorkeler: How to Snorkel Better, Safer and More Efficiently

My first snorkeling trip was with my dad to Hornby Island, in the cold waters off the west coast of Canada, when I was 8 or 9 years old. Giant Pacific Octopus, Dogfish, Lingcod, Skates, Kelp Crabs, huge Moon Snails, Sun Stars, Bat Stars, Leather Stars, Bay Pipefish, inquisitive seals, and Bull Kelp gardens; it … Read more

Tips for Better Night Diving and Snorkeling: How to Minimize Panic and Stay Safe

once you get over your nerves, night diving is mind blowing

Night diving is scuba diving done at night from the shore or a boat, the purpose being the observation of nocturnal marine life, including animals like eels, crustaceans, cephalopods (squid, octopus, and cuttlefish), sharks, rays, bioluminescent plankton, sleeping fish and more. To dive at night, you need special gear, an understanding of night-time water safety … Read more