My first encounter with sharks was in the Bahamas 12 years ago and, to this day I remember how my heart accelerated when I met the mighty tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier. A large, stunning female swam slowly around us, acting as if she owned the place. I was taken back by her elegance and confidence.
We have backpacked all over the world and witnessed many tragic events in the wonderful underwater world – and most are due to human actions. It broke my heart that so many sea turtles couldn’t dive because of their plastic-filled stomachs, eventually drying out or starved to death. Our marine ecosystem has seen many serious threats, one of which is the fragile living conditions for sea turtles.
As regular divers will know, each and every dive site offers something different, from tropical islands to cold water locations, other-worldly underwater landscapes and amazing wildlife that has to be seen to be believed. For this 100th issue, we invited our contributors to recommend their favourite dive sites. Hopefully, this can serve as a reference when planning your next diving adventure!
With the sensitive touch of the illustrator, mysterious marine life comes to the centre of the stage and, by the humorous narration, obscure knowledge becomes common and comprehensible. In this book, the stories that are played out in the sea all the time are vividly depicted, leading you through a diversified sea with 40 different facets.
In the Tropical Eastern Pacific of Costa Rica, coral reefs have been affected by unsustainable fishing practises, invasive species, sedimentation from rivers and runoff from agriculture and human populations. The CORAL REEF RESTORATION PROJECT, held by Marine Conservation Costa Rica, is fighting the battle to keep local reef systems healthy.
As they are the fastest shark in the ocean, encounters with these remarkable predators may be short. However, they leave a great impact on divers because a mako sighting is not always a guarantee on pelagic shark dives; and divers … Continued