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Going Up
April 7th, 2022
Every night as the sun slips below the horizon, countless aquatic creatures begin migrating up from the deep in what is quite possibly the greatest show on Earth. Seeking nourishment in shallow water...  Read More
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Mexico’s Sardine Run
April 7th, 2022
Finding a submerged ball of sardines in the open ocean is extremely unlikely by happenstance. Successful encounters occur when divers adopt the same protocols as the seasoned skippers of the sportfish...  Read More
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A Sense of Purpose
April 2nd, 2022
Christy Pattengill-Semmens, Ph.D. As co-executive director of the nonprofit Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) she oversees the Volunteer Fish Survey Project, one of the world’s largest an...  Read More
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Short but Beautiful Lives
March 30th, 2022
Nudibranchs are jewelry of the sea — beautiful creatures blessed with unimaginable colors and shapes. Regal sea goddesses have navy blue bodies inscribed with yellow lines and often polka dots....  Read More
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The Argonaut Octopus and the jellyfish
March 30th, 2022
The form of a shelled argonaut octopus clutching a jellyfish takes shape just as the odd couple breaks the surface and bobs in a ring of ripples. Before I can catch my breath, the octopus dives, easil...  Read More
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Low-Visibility Diving
March 30th, 2022
It can be a fun experience to dive without seeing anything. When you need to rely totally on your ears and hands, you will be surprised by how quickly your body can adjust to the new situation. ...  Read More
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Underwater Photographer: Fred Buyle
March 26th, 2022
Mark Addison had luck freediving with sharks in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of South Africa. He had discovered that if we waited for warm, clear water to come in over the pinnacles, we might e...  Read More
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Underwater Smartphone Photography
March 26th, 2022
Smartphones with underwater housings have some advantages over large camera rigs, such as the ability to fit in smaller environments. You can use this advantage to get angles of the subjects that othe...  Read More
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Chasing Weeds
March 26th, 2022
Sargassum is a floating, golden-brown macroalgae with pearl-sized air bladders that resemble grapes buoying thick leaves. Wind and waves weave together the leaves to form large, nearly impenetrable ma...  Read More
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Tonga’s Gentle Giants
December 1st, 2021
Humpback whales feed in polar waters during the summer and then migrate to tropical or subtropical waters to breed during winter. Various locations offer seasonal whale-watching, but swimming with the...  Read More
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On a Mission: Critter hunting in Washington’s Salish Sea
November 30th, 2021
There’s a big difference between casual, submerged sightseeing — happy-snapping pictures of whatever you run across while blowing bubbles — and diving dedicated to carefully searching select sites, so...  Read More
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Answering the Call
November 25th, 2021
In Wild Seas, his new book published by National Geographic, Thomas Peschak ponders his career path: “My life as a National Geographic photographer has been socially isolating, emotionally exhausting ...  Read More
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Photography in the Plimsoll Interface
November 23rd, 2021
Underwater photographers sometimes refer to the narrow water zone where a subject splits the surface as the Plimsoll interface. Opportunities abound here for dynamic shots achieved by angling the came...  Read More
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Seeking an Octopus
November 19th, 2021
New data can show that we aren’t quite as good at understanding nature as we think. New findings can cause us to reassess what we think we know about the beautiful and immensely enigmatic underwater w...  Read More
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Sea Turtles of the World
October 30th, 2021
The world’s sea turtles are a far-ranging, deep-diving, long-enduring and truly diverse group of animals. Some are carnivores; others are herbivores. Some are pelagic, while others are coastal. Most a...  Read More
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6 Simple Steps to Perfect Wide-Angle Lighting
September 5th, 2021
The reason we use a wide angle lense or wet wide-angle lenses is to get as close to our subject as possible to light it well. This doesn’t mean trying to get an entire reef or wreck into the shot, but...  Read More
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#WhyWeDoIt - Why women Love Scuba Diving - KateJonker
August 17th, 2021
Although scuba diving does require a certain level of strength and fitness, it is not as strenuous as one expects. The bonus is, the more you dive, the fitter you become. Even if you can do it all you...  Read More
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Symbiosis on the Sand
August 2nd, 2021
The close living arrangement between weak-eyed alpheid snapping shrimp and sharp-eyed partner gobies is a classic example of symbiosis in the sea. Goby-associated snapping shrimp are master sand dwell...  Read More
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Diving in a Time Capsule
August 2nd, 2021
Known as Shipwreck Alley, this area has unpredictable weather, strong winds, dense fog and rocky shoals that have sent many ships to the lake bottom. Collisions, fires and ice have also contributed to...  Read More
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A Slugs Life
August 2nd, 2021
Waterman, who is possibly the only sculptor in the world who creates sea slugs from stone, further identified the importance of incorporating art into the exhibit: “Art can be an extremely useful tool...  Read More
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The Case of Catastrophic Kelp Loss
July 29th, 2021
Lessons learned from restoration efforts in the United States could help with kelp loss happening in Australia, Norway, Chile and elsewhere around the world. Divers can help by volunteering with proje...  Read More
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Shooting in a Turbid Environment
July 29th, 2021
Turbid water may not appear brown or green from the surface — in many cases the water looks entirely different once we drop in and begin the dive. All water is turbid to some degree. Understanding wha...  Read More
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Aw Inspired
July 29th, 2021
Those of a certain age frequently became enthused about scuba diving through the old black-and-white episodes of Sea Hunt. Somewhat younger people may have watched The Undersea World of Jacques Couste...  Read More
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Operation Rising Sun
July 29th, 2021
In the dark of night on the open Atlantic Ocean in 1944, a group of U.S. Navy anti-submarine ships searched for a clandestine meeting between German and Japanese naval crews. Operating on captured int...  Read More
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An Insider’s Guide to Roatán
July 28th, 2021
Roatán also offers convenient and low-maintenance diving. The waters are clear, blue, calm and typically not subject to strong currents. The short, easy boat rides provide a lot of scheduling flexibil...  Read More
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Magic in the Gulf
July 28th, 2021
Near the turn of the 20th century, fishers described the two picturesque reefs full of colorful marine life about 100 miles south of the Texas–Louisiana border as “flower gardens,” and the name stuck....  Read More
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Pack Your Camera Equipment for a Dive Trip
July 13th, 2021
There is simply no way one can risk packing your valuable camera equipment into your check-in bags! Which means you must pack your expensive, valuable, fragile camera equipment into your hand luggage...  Read More
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How to Take Great Photos of Divers
June 12th, 2021
Get your buoyancy right before you take your camera underwater. You cannot take photos if you are flapping around trying to stay afloat or if you are constantly inflating and deflating your BCD. If yo...  Read More
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Macro Photography 101 with Kate Jonker - Part 2
May 13th, 2021
In Part 2 of Macro underwater photography we discuss lighting options, composition, and equipment that will help you get the best out of you underwater photography...  Read More
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