I am a marine biologist and enthusiast of all things oceanic. Whether snorkeling, diving, surfing, or sailing, I'm always excited to get in the water. I learned to dive in the beautiful waters of a Fijian lagoon, on Gau Island. Since then, my diving has taken me from cenotes in the Mexican Riviera Maya to the frigid waters off Rhode Island. I've found that no matter where you dive, there exists a separate and fascinating universe just under the surface.
Iain Williams (willow) PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Dan Sumners (dansumners) I have a whole, and I'm fathoming it.
Jay Kloepfer (ScubaJay) Scuba Instructor | Ocean Advocate | Lead Explorer @ScubaQuality | "Life should be an adventure." SSI Advanced Open Water Instructor
Max Pontini (maxpontini) Former rugby player and coach, I dedicate myself to diving for over 12 years. Any dive is exciting for me... just 2 feet of water over my head makes me the happiest person in the world! 1 Star ANDI/CMAS Instructor, I love teaching scuba diving in the tradition of the Italian Navy, with particular emphasis on self-control and awareness that each student must prove to have underwater. Specialty in drysuit, nitrox, equipment maintenance, deep dives up to -57 m, orientation and navigation diving. CMAS One Star Instructor
Gaby Lucius (GabyLucius) Gaby Lucius is a member of the writing team for The Holiday Place. She writes about destination and adventure travel around the world. To learn more about scuba related holidays, visit the Holiday Place site and talk to one of our travel specialists.
Alvaro Diving (AlvaroDiving) During the past decade, scuba diving has become most popular all around the world. Anyone can take scuba diving lessons during their holidays today, and in only for days, become a certified scuba diver. Diving courses have always been a trademark for Koh Tao. the tropical paradise island, offers worldwide the best prices for scuba diving lessons and fun diving! At our Diving School in Chalok baan Kao you will find confident diving instructors who will teach you how to dive in your own language!
Some fish look like drifting pieces of seaweed. Some fish look like chunks of rough coral. But only one fish looks like a strange alien ready for a night on the town.
These little fish and their clients are a textbook example of mutualism in all its glory.
We've all seen pictures of this fish in dive shops and nature shows, but do we really know it?
As they mature, some fish radically change in appearance. One particularly striking example is the semicircle angelfish.
This big, long fish is more than just a scary face.
The Rockmover (or Dragon) Wrasse is a beautiful fish with a unique method for finding a meal.
Art imitates life. Take a look at this beautiful reef resident.
Most people will tell you that unicorns don’t exist; but, as is so often the case, once you sink beneath the surface of the ocean, what you know on land no longer applies.
These well named polychaete worms add some festive colors to any coral colony.
Sometimes the most interesting creatures are hiding in plain sight. The robust ghost pipefish is a beautiful master of disguise.