From huge humpback whales to tiny clownfish, the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia, is home to an astonishing variety of marine life. Here are 8 species of marine life scuba divers won’t want to miss.
Technical diving has always seemed a bit out of reach for me — too complicated, too difficult, too risky. But my mind has been seriously changed thanks to PADI’s recent Tec Xplor Days, a series of three events offering divers the chance to sample the latest in tec diving gear and rebreather technology in a safe, controlled — and free — environment.
What happens when you prepare yourself for a specific type of underwater photography, but the ocean has other plans for you? Why, go to Plan B, of course. While diving in Indonesia's Raja Ampat islands and facing some current, Ellen Cuylaerts explains how she learned to go with the flow.
For an underwater photographer, wrecks offer an exciting chance to tell a story, plus often have a variety of interesting photo opportunities. Get tips on photographing wrecks and view a photo gallery here …
Leave your strobes behind and free your mind to create amazing ambient-light underwater photos. Ambient-light photography isn’t technically challenging, though it might seem so. Done right, it gives underwater photographers a world of possibilities: the ability to capture scenes that are too large to be lit only with strobes; the ability to create blue-water backgrounds with a unique gradient of colors; and the ability to create images with strong contrast and eye-catching silhouettes.
From swimming with whale sharks and seas turtles to exploring the famous Odyssey shipwreck and CoCo View Wall, the Bay Islands off Honduras offer new scuba divers some of the best — and user-friendly — diving in the Caribbean.
Watch the ex-USS Kittiwake sink off the coast of Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. The 251-foot-long former submarine rescue vessel was scuttled to create an artificial reef off the northern end of Seven Mile Beach on the west side of Grand Cayman.
In this underwater photography guide to diving Italy, discover the beauty and fascination of diving the Tyrrhenian Sea. Bounded by the islands of Sicily and Sardinia, these waters harbor a variety of unexpected experiences, from captivating marine life to historic wreck dives and remarkable topography.
Few diving experiences top the thrill of seeing the silhouette of a shark materialize from the blue. But shark diving isn't prevalent everywhere anymore. The Bahamas, which now prohibits all commercial shark fishing in its waters, is one of the hottest destinations for encountering a wide range of shark species. At many of the the region's dive sites, you can get into double digits counting dorsal fins in just minutes. Here are five of the shark species you're most likely to encounter while diving in one of the leading refuges for these sublime creatures.