Hollywood stars are more than just photos for the cover of People magazine. In the world of biology, the names of big-name stars seem to be the foundation for naming some of the biggest biological discoveries. In regards to marine discovery, everyone from Barack Obama to Mick Jagger has made their claim on one species or another. Pull out the popcorn — these mega-celebrities will go down in history in more than one way.
For being the largest biome on Earth, we don’t know very much about the ocean. What we do know has come from decades of research, and yet the sea still mostly remains a mystery to us. Mankind is repeatedly in awe of the miraculous features of the ocean and the species that inhabit it. From crazy creatures to unbelievable statistics, these unusual facts will make you want to start planning your next dive trip immediately.
Getting bored with casting your line and waiting for a bite? Spearfishing combines the thrill of freediving with the sport of fishing. Unfortunately, information on spearfishing is often aimed at divers who already know the lingo or have a garage full of gear at their disposal. If you’re not quite ready to fork out a load of cash but still want to see what spearfishing is all about, try these ten basic tips for spearfishing beginners.
Women are tough, and their wetsuits should be too. If you’ve ever tried on countless wetsuits to find one that fits, you know the struggle. One fits your legs, but not your bust. Another perfectly hugs your hips but leaves weird gaps in your armpits. We know the struggle. To celebrate Women’s Dive Day this year, we took on the task of finding out exactly what to look for in a women’s wetsuit before you head to the dressing room.
Despite its simplicity, snorkeling can take some getting used to. Many first-timers either forget they’re wearing a snorkel, leading them to accidentally suck in water, or refuse to rely on the snorkel completely. They bite the mouthpiece too hard, repeatedly lift their face out of the water or position it incorrectly. Here are a few tips for using a snorkel to get the best underwater experience possible.
What do you think of when you hear the word “watersports”? Scuba diving? Wakeboarding? Maybe a team sport like water polo? Believe it or not, watersports span far broader than these commonly-recognized activities. Some are worldwide sports, but many of them are totally unique. For the adventurist who’s always on the lookout for the next adrenaline rush, here are 10 weird watersports to inspire you.