A UK DIVERS GUIDE – GETTING TO DAHAB

Thursday, 12 January 2017 by

It’s not cheating if I get someone else to write a blog.. is it?! Oh well, over to Lee: At time of writing the UK government still has a blanket ban on direct flights to Sharm and for no good reason that I can think of This has had impact on Egyptian tourism and stopped

WHY SO BLUE?

Sunday, 31 January 2016 by

We get many people wanting to rent an underwater camera and it’s understandable; divers want a memento of their underwater experiences and pretty fish. The trouble is, underwater photography is not as clear cut as taking a selfie with the latest smart phone. You need to have brilliant buoyancy control and good air management, otherwise

IBRAHIM’S OPEN WATER COURSE

Thursday, 21 January 2016 by

Jenny took Ibrahim to the water to do his PADI Open Water course, this is how it went Some of you may have seen on my Facebook page that I have been teaching an open water course. This is nothing unusual for me, my normal job consists of teaching all levels, from people’s first breaths

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

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

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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