Alexandra Hsiu Chu Hill

Sea lion

By Alexandra Hill
On: 31st August, 2023

Top Ten Sea Lion Facts

  • Mexico
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos

Whether you know them as sea lions or 'puppies of the sea', these charismatic and playful creatures share a lengthy history with humans. From being worshipped by the ancient Moche civilisation of Peru to facing commercial hunting for their hides during the 1800s, the relationship between sea…


By Alexandra Hill
On: 9th August, 2023

Top Ten Orca Facts

Found across the world, orcas have long captivated divers and landlubbers alike. Nicknamed 'killer whales' or 'wolves of the sea,' these distinctive black-and-white predators are one of the most recognized mammals to ply the ocean. While they're best known for their ferocious hunting skills,…

Eagle Ray

By Alexandra Hill
On: 1st August, 2023

Top Ten Eagle Ray Facts

There are few sights more majestic than an eagle ray gliding through the water. You can find these spectacular creatures throughout the globe, however, the spotted eagle ray's penchant for tropical shallow coastal waters makes it extremely popular with divers.

By Alexandra Hill
On: 24th July, 2023

Top Ten Eel Facts

Snake-like eels definitely aren't winning in the beauty department. Yet these slender, toothy creatures beguile divers and scientists alike with their mysterious behaviour. While eels been on Earth for millions of years, little is known about these elusive creatures, such as where freshwater…

Tiger Shark

By Alexandra Hill
On: 4th July, 2023

Top Ten Tiger Shark Facts

  • Bahamas
  • French Polynesia
  • Maldives
  • Egypt
  • Australia
  • Galapagos Archipelago

Nicknamed the 'Dustbin of the Sea', tiger sharks have a reputation for being ferocious predators and are known for their indiscriminate diet. In fact, these remarkable creatures will eat just about anything.

Great White Shark

By Alexandra Hill
On: 4th July, 2023

Top Ten Great White Shark Facts

The infamous great white barely needs an introduction. After skyrocketing to fame in 1975 thanks to Steven Spielberg's hit movie Jaws, these majestic, yet somewhat misunderstood, creatures are one of the most well-known shark species worldwide.

Dolphins jumping at sunset

By Alexandra Hill
On: 22nd June, 2023

Top Ten Dolphin Facts

  • Socorro Island
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • Australia
  • Egypt
  • The Azores

They have close-knit circles, love a chinwag - through clicks and whistles - and are exceptionally smart. Alien yet familiar, dolphins aren't too different from us. Found across the world, these ocean superstars have captivated the hearts of people for as long as we can remember, and for…


By Alexandra Hill
On: 14th June, 2023

Top Ten Cuttlefish Facts

Cuttlefish have been mesmerising divers for decades. Their bodies pulsate with vibrant waves of colour, their tentacles splay out like delicate fingers and their fringe-like fins flutter vigorously in the current. These cephalopods - alongside squid and octopus - might be best known for…


By Alexandra Hill
On: 13th June, 2023

Top Ten Octopus Facts

With eight arms protruding from their heads, octopuses are masters of camouflage and possess the remarkable ability to regrow limbs. These slinky Cephalopods seem more alien than earthly, leading to a captivating notion: they might have extraterrestrial origins. Despite having thrived on…

Diving Equipment

By Alexandra Hill
On: 7th December, 2022

Must-Have Diving Equipment

If you're reading this, then the thought of purchasing your own set of diving equipment probably crossed your mind during your last dive. Either you're a new diver who's just finished their Open Water course and caught the diving bug (welcome to the club), or you're a seasoned diver who's…