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Juvenile Lionfish, Night Diving
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By Jacqui
On: 31st August, 2012

Types of Diving: Night Diving

  • Chuuk Lagoon
  • Micronesia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Raja Ampat
  • Wakatobi
  • Northern Sulawesi

Next in the series of Types of Diving is night diving...

Raja Ampat coral and sky
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By Jacqui
On: 14th August, 2012

Types of Diving: Liveaboard Diving

  • Andaman Islands
  • India
  • Micronesia

Our new blog series looks at the different types of diving out there and the top places to go to for each. First on the list is liveaboard diving.

Plane Wreck, Chuuk Lagoon
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By Jacqui
On: 21st June, 2012

Micronesia: one of the top wreck diving destinations on Earth

  • Chuuk Lagoon
  • Micronesia
  • Yap

Micronesia is without a doubt near the top of most divers bucket list but at the same time, a country that very few people know anything about.

Clownfish, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
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By Jacqui
On: 31st May, 2012

Animal Encounters: The Weird and Wonderful World of Macro Diving

  • Wakatobi

After a gap in the Animal Encounters series, here is the next instalment on the smaller animals in our oceans.

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By Jacqui
On: 16th May, 2012

Notes from a Philippines Diving Trip

  • Palawan
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Galera

Louisa has been in the Philippines for the last two weeks and here she shares some thoughts on her trip. More when she gets back!

Hammerhead Shark
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By Jacqui
On: 20th April, 2012

Animal Encounters: Diving with Hammerhead Sharks

  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • Malaysia
  • Komodo
  • Galapagos Archipelago

There is no mistaking how the hammerhead shark got its name: the head is flattened and extends outwards into the shape of a hammer, known as a cephalofoil. They appear so otherworldly since the head seems completely out of place on a fish with such a streamlined body.

Manta Ray and Diver, Socorro Island
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By Jacqui
On: 12th April, 2012

Animal Encounters: Dive with Manta Rays

  • Micronesia
  • Yap
  • Maldives
  • Bali
  • Galapagos Archipelago

To dive with manta rays is near the top of most divers' bucket list and for very good reason: soaring through the water like birds of the sea they are a stunning sight. Manta, meaning blanket in Spanish, appropriately describes the manta ray which can have a wingspan of up to 7.5m and weigh…

Whale Shark, Djibouti
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By Jacqui
On: 3rd April, 2012

Animal Encounters: Diving with Whale Sharks

  • Australia
  • Belize
  • Djibouti
  • Mozambique
  • Ningaloo Reef
  • Tanzania
  • Ningaloo Reef
  • Mafia Island
  • Maldives
  • Galapagos Archipelago

The first in a series of blogs on the what/where/when of marine creatures is on the much sought-after whale shark.

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By Jacqui
On: 23rd March, 2012

Diving 'The Pit' in Mexico

  • Mexico

Ever since seeing David Attenborough's Planet Earth, I have been obsessed with the idea of diving the underwater cave systems in Mexico - the cenotes. Last summer I got my chance.

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By Jacqui
On: 7th February, 2012

A Fish(er) in Water

  • Belize
  • Mexico

It is difficult to ignore the fact that my name very conveniently mirrors my fascination and love of the marine world! Coincidence? Or perhaps some deep-rooted, inherited subconscious and therefore inevitable? Either way, water has played a prominent part in my life from bottoms-up in rock…