Marine creatures that dominate the night

As nightfall comes and the darkness slowly creeps in, nocturnal creatures awake from their slumber to come out, play and hunt. For millions of years, these nighttime marine animals evolved to take advantage of the gloom.Curious to know which ones are the kings of the night? Here are some of the marine animals that roam…

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Bioluminescence: Nature’s underwater light show

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Have you ever experienced walking along the beach and discovering the sea sparkling in blue-green light? Eerie as it may seem, this light show is called bioluminescence and it is produced by nature itself and not by any supernatural forces. The science behind this glowing phenomenon Bioluminescence is the light created by a chemical reaction…

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Diving with contact lenses and other corrective masks

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When you’re underwater, the light passes from air to water which slows down its speed and causes the light rays to bend. This phenomenon is called refraction which causes objects to appear 33% larger or closer by a ratio of 4:3 underwater. This means that an object that is 4 meters away will look as…

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Discover the underwater charms of Chileno and Sta. Maria Bay

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Snorkeling in the breathtaking waters of Cabo San Lucas exposes you to the natural wealth of the Sea of Cortez which is home to more than 800 species of tropical fish and thousands of invertebrates species from octopuses to tiny and colorful sea snails. Cabo’s clear, warm waters and dazzling marine life are the reason…

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Make your whale watching trip an enriching experience

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The waters along the Pacific Ocean off the Baja Peninsula and the Sea of Cortez transform into a bustling pathway of giant migrants during the winter months. Large cetaceans, like Humpback Whales and Gray Whales, travel thousands of miles each year from the northern side of the planet such as Alaska to the southern warm…

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Booming marine life of Cabo Pulmo National Park

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Did you know that there are only three living reefs in Western North America? Did you know that Cabo Pulmo National Park is home to one of them? Cabo Pulmo Reef is estimated to be 20,000 years old which makes it a cherished treasure of the Baja California peninsula.Situated just 60 miles north of Los…

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Practical tips on how to defog your scuba mask

A foggy mask does not only ruin your view of corals, fish and other marine creatures but it can also put you in danger. When your vision is impaired underwater, it’s hard to focus on your buoyancy and surroundings. When this happens, you can bump into structures and hurt yourself and even can cause irreparable…

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The pros and cons of diving with Nitrox

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Exploring the ocean is an amazing experience that you never get tired of because there’s always something new and exciting waiting for you. Going beneath the waves to enter the deep blue waters somehow awakens your childhood-like curiosity as you encounter different forms of life. No wonder, many divers wish they could spend more time…

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Diving Etiquette 101: Mingling with marine life

There is more to being a diver than just underwater exploration  and encountering different kinds of marine life. Proper diving etiquette is a fundamental part of diving which you can carry on throughout your diving life.  Keep in mind that you are just a guest when you venture into a marine ecosystem and as a…

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