The Emerald Island has been very kind to me indeed thus far, but she was a little cold at first. Time to put some thicker skin on! The water temperature for the early summer months here in Eivissa is around 18-19°C, so a rather chilly change from the tropical water's I grew up in. … Continue reading Ibiza and the Dry-suit Upgrade.
I visited Cape Town awhile ago and while there were many opportunities to go diving there I figured that it would be a new experience to dive in a completely controlled environment, to photograph amazing animals and get a sneak peak at the spaces and perspectives few can see. I dived the Two Oceans Aquarium. … Continue reading The Two Oceans.
Ever come across a large coral head, day or night (more relevant at night) and see hundreds of beady shining little eyes staring at you? Or perhaps you move in closer to a cave or the underside of a coral head to notice two pairs of white whiskers protruding out from the gloom? Cleaner shrimp … Continue reading Coral Janitors
My favourite little bugs ever. I've seen divers wielding cameras go absolutely ballistic upon sighting a new Nudi. Nudibranchs are a huge order of opisthobranchs, creatures that have adapted to life underwater as carnivorous hunters that feed on smaller invertebrates. The name 'nudibranch' in Latin actually means naked gill, as they have no shells and … Continue reading Naked Gills
Fish. Fish are everywhere, except on land, obviously, and if you had to think about that before you kept on reading this then you might need a little help.... However, that's for you to do. In the meantime though, let me tell you a bit about fish. Whenever you might find yourself in an aqueous situation, … Continue reading The Usual Suspects