Category: Sponges Phylum: Porifera Class: Demospongiae Family: Chalinidae Species: Nara Location: Laamu, Maldives (House Reef of Six Senses, Laamu) Underwater camera set-up: Panasonic GH5 and Nauticam … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday : Sponge
Many translucent creatures thrive in the nutrient-rich waters of Mexico. Here is a sample of underwater life from dives sites in Cabo Pulmo and Gordon Banks. There was a lot of plankton in the water allowing marine creatures to openly … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday : Translucent Creatures
The banded guitarfish, mottled guitarfish, prickly skate or striped guitarfish (Zapteryx exasperata) is a species of fish in the Rhinobatidae family found from shallow water to a depth of 660 ft. in the East Pacific from California, United States, to Mazatlan, … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday : Banded Guitarfish
These images were captured off the coast of the Revillagigedo Islands, Mexico. Wordless Wednesday Wildlife Wednesday Continue reading Wordless Wednesday : Sharks
Today is great day to celebrate one of the smartest and beloved creatures in the ocean. There are over 40 species of dolphins inhabiting nearly all … Continue reading Happy World Dolphin Day!
Every time I plan a dive trip to the Caribbean side of Mexico, I struggle making the decision on which side I should use as a base. Depending on the time of year, each side offers compelling elements. The Cozumel … Continue reading Scuba Diving between Cozumel and Playa de Carmen
Morays Eels constantly open and close their mouths, a behavior that is often perceived as a threat, but the action simply moves water through their gills … Continue reading Wildlife Wednesday : Moray Eel
The island of Los Islotes located in the Sea Cortez hosts many playful and inquisitive California Sea Lions. The Sea Lion colony of Los Islotes is about 45-60 minutes from downtown La Paz, Mexico. The island is only accessible by … Continue reading Mischievous Sea Lions
What a weird and challenging year! Today, I ended the year in Mexico with two relaxing dives at Cenotes Dos Ojos and El Pit with Sofia … Continue reading Final Dives of 2020
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and happiness in the New Year! * The underwater image above was taken in … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Nature can be cruel at times but once you are dealt your cards. You have to work with what you have. The underwater video below was … Continue reading Missing Limb Sea Turtle
Here are a few images taken by my friend and photographer Ron Nicolaysen. As you can see below, during the week of diving around the seal … Continue reading Sea Lions Playing with Divers