The Cuckoo Wrasse Marine Biology

The Cuckoo Wrasse (Labrus mixtus, whose Latin name refers to two essential characteristics: pronounced lips and stunning mixture of colors) is a marine fish belonging to the order of Perciformes, the family of Labridae and the subfamily of wrasses. The Labridae family is extremely common in the Mediterranean: all the… Continue reading

Similan Islands in Thailand A Piece of paradise for divers

Diving in Similan Islands Thailand

The Similan Islands are a group of nine islands located in southern Thailand, in the Andaman Sea. In 1982, this 128-square-kilometer area was declared a National Marine Park and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Departing from Kao Lak, on the coast, you will reach them after 1:30… Continue reading

False Bay – South Africa Diving in the gulf between the mountains

Water is still dripping from my partly undressed wetsuit. With my towel comfortably wrapped around my shoulders I can feel the heat of the African sun warming me up nicely. It’s a stunningly beautiful winter’s day in Cape Town and although there is a crispness to the air, I feel… Continue reading

Project Seahorse For seahorses and marine conservation

Project Seahorse is delighted to announce the launch of our new, improved iSeahorse.org website – our pioneering citizen engagement tool that gathers information about seahorses while building a community of committed contributors who are empowered to take action for seahorses and marine conservation. Anyone can join. Whether you’re a diver,… Continue reading

Galápagos The ultimate guide to the Galápagos Islands by Josef Litt

15 November 2017 Josef Litt announces his new book, GALÁPAGOS. It is a brand new and unique guide to the islands full of captivating information and first-hand stories  – with 288 pages overflowing with more than 300 stunning photographs as well as original illustrations. The book is available for pre-order.… Continue reading

Painted doris nudibranch Felimare picta / Marine Biology

nudibranch felimare picta

The painted Doris (Felimare picta) is a nudibranch belonging to the Chromodorididae family. It is one of the families most numerous and common, consisting mainly of medium or large size specimen, characterized by elaborate and glittering colors. They feed on various types of sponges, so it is useful to know… Continue reading

Scuba Diving in Ustica The divers' paradise

Ustica panorama

It was the summer of 2010 when for the first time I set foot on Ustica, the island described as “the divers’ paradise” or “the Tyrrhenian black pearl”. Although I had only one year of diving behind my shoulders, I realized that this island had some peculiarities that found a… Continue reading

Mission Blue Call Help to match Dr. Sylvia Earle's Birthday wish!

“How do we create change? Well, everyone has the power…but it doesn’t help if you don’t use it! For every dollar donated, Mission Blue’s Board of Directors will double your donation.” – Dr. Sylvia Earle   Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue inspires action to explore and… Continue reading

Capo Noli & Sabbione delle Meraviglie Slow UW Shoooting

The city of Noli is located on the Ligurian coast of the Riviera di Ponente (Western Riviera), in a cove bordered to the east from the Island of Bergeggi and southwest by the namesake cape, and is easy to reach from the highway exit of Spotorno, a few kilometers from… Continue reading

Mission Blue Hope Spot Hatteras, North Carolina, USA

Hatteras wreck of U352

Only 4% of our world’s oceans are under any kind of protection. But Dr. Sylvia Earle and her ocean conservation organization Mission Blue are looking to greatly increase those numbers. One way of doing that is through the creation of Hope Spots, areas that are vital to the health of… Continue reading