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Shark Myths Debunked

From the mighty bull shark to the glorious great white, divers are fascinated with sharks. Sadly, not everyone sees them the same way. Here’s a look at some common shark myths and the truth behind these misunderstood creatures. Sharks are man-hunting killers. “It has been […]

6 Tips For Whale Shark Conservation

Written by Mark McMillan, Marine Biologist at LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives The Whale Shark Rhincodon typus is a truly magnificent creature. As the world’s largest living fish, recent research suggests that they can grow up to 18 meters in length and may live to over 100 years old. […]

Freediving Vs Scuba Diving: 5 Big Differences

If you spend enough time underwater, either freediving or scuba diving, then you’ll get to experience some incredible and life-changing things. But aside from the obvious difference: tank vs no tank, what makes a freediving experience different from that experienced through scuba diving? Let’s find […]

5 Important Reasons To Take The Padi Rescue Diver Course

As divers, we all chose to experience life underwater by learning to dive. After getting scuba certified, some of us then decided to expand upon our open water skills (and maybe we also wanted to go a little deeper underwater too) by taking the PADI Advanced Open […]

Seahorses To Sticklebacks: Top Ocean Dads

Across the animal kingdom, it’s generally considered the norm for the female of the species to hatch and nurture their offspring. However, there are a few exceptions – even below the waves. Just take a look at these dedicated males from the marine parenting world: […]