for obvious reasons this wrasse is also called the Humphead wrasse and you are likely to see one diving around the dive sites in Dahab – despite it being on the WWF’s endangered list around Africa. Due to the wrasse having a late sexual maturity: 5-7 years, they are protogynous hermaphrodites meaning some females become

A long standing bout of misinformation has been going on throughout the years: what exactly is the plural of Octopus? Well, most people think its Octopi and therefore it’s been widely accepted that this is the case. However as Octopus comes from ancient Greek, the correct plural would be Octopodes whilst it seems in scientific

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

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