People often mistake these fish for a Seahorse which they can’t be blamed for – they do belong to the same family and they have similar characteristics. They are long and thin… just like a pipe funnily enough. They do have a dorsal fin but unlike the Seahorse, they do not have pectoral fin. They

GO PRO WITH H2O

Thursday, 29 October 2015 by

In the summer of 2014 I became a Divemaster. Originally, that’s where I thought it would end. I wanted to continue my diving education, and becoming a PADI pro seemed like the crowning achievement. I didn’t really see myself working in the industry. I am a career educator and I’ve been perfectly happy teaching middle

ANIMAL OF THE MONTH: SEPT – SEAHORSES

Sunday, 20 September 2015 by

We’re lucky here at H2O Divers, our house reef – Bannerfish Bay is home to Hippocampus jayakarai, more commonly known as Thorny seahorse. Hippocampus comes from the ‘hippos’ Greek meaning horse and ‘kampos’ meaning sea monster. Seahorses are actually fish: they live in water, breathe through gills and they have a swim bladder. Unlike a

OFFICIALLY AMAZING… STILL

Thursday, 17 September 2015 by

Whoosh… a year has gone by. Remember what I’m talking about? That’s right, pat on the back for you. It has been one year since Team #WorldRecord350 helped Ahmed Gabr to break the world record for the deepest diver at 332.35m. Here’s a blog by Oli about the day itself: The 18th September 2014 was

ANIMAL OF THE MONTH: AUGUST – ANGELFISH

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 by

Angel or Butterfly? Easy difference… Angelfish have the spine on the lower corner of the gill cover OK it’s not the most blatant of differences, but its there. Butterflyfish tend to have a limited colouring pattern – white, black, yellow and orange. Angelfish on the other hand sport an array of colours so if you

DEEPER, LONGER… WETTER?

Tuesday, 25 August 2015 by

Here’s Jenny’s blog on why she started technical diving and what made her continue: When I first learned technical diving I was an open water scuba instructor. Technical diving is basically defined as anything that involves decompression stops and my boyfriend at the time had completed his ‘tec‘ training and loved every minute of it.

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