Splendid Toadfish

Cozumel Splendid Toadfish

The Cookie Monster from Sesame Street?

Unlike any other member of the toadfish family, the splendid toadfish is distinctive for its vibrant colors. It has bright yellow fins which also contain distinctive patterning, while its head contains dark and white stripes.

The splendid toadfish has a highly restricted distribution, occurring in Caribbean, around Cozumel Island, situated off the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and around a single reef off the coast of Belize. Adults size are about 4-6 Inches..


Stolen Credit Card

Tip of the Week by scubamama

Prevention  and  Five  know-before-you-go hints….

1) Diversify your money– take travelers checks, credit cards, bank cards as well as cash (U.S. cash is best because it’s recognized in most places). Never carry everything in the same place.

2)  Be very sure to check the restrictions on your credit cards. Did you know that some cards are not replaceable internationally if they’re stolen?


Big Changes at LAX

Airlines are moving terminals at LAX this May.

One of the largest terminal moves in the history of commercial aviation will occur at LAX beginning the night of May 12th. The transformation of LAX into a world-class airport continues!

Beginning the night of May 12, 2017. 21 airlines will relocate terminals over a one-week period. Each airline will complete its relocation overnight while maintaining normal operations throughout the day.




Yes, that’s correct. For every 3 Paid Packages 4th is Free with the following specials.

Quino El Guardian Live-aboard, Mexico.  Book 3 spaces on any and get 1 FREE in 2017 – 2018 !  Quino is Rocio Del Mar’s “brother” ship offering the same magical destinations with the same amazing crew and food that made Rocio famous.

St. George’s Caye Resort, Belize. Pay-for-3- GET-ONE-FREE Dive Package.  This special 7-night dive package includes 11 dives on the beautiful reef for each diver.

The Pygmy Seahorse

Pygmy seahorses

Masters of Camouflage

Photo by Richard Smith at WAKATOBI Dive Resort  

Tiny and delicate, pygmy seahorses survive by attaching to vibrant corals where they become nearly invisible to both predators and researchers

Since they are so tiny and the color and shape of this seahorse nearly perfectly matches the corals on which it lives they blend so well with the surroundings, they are hard to find without the aid of an expert guides eyes.


Oceanic Aliens - Award Winning Video by Mike Johnson

More is known about outer space than our very own oceans.

This short documentary illustrates just one example of little known class of marine species and their amazing attributes.

Learn How to Photograph &  Video these beautiful Critters.



As a THANKS to Our Viewers…

Every month thru May 2017, We are GIVING AWAY one dive or leisure package

To the GEM of  BELIZE

 St. George’s Caye Resort




Fun Jellyfish Facts

Jellyfish Berenice

Some jellyfish are bigger than a human and others are as small as a pinhead? … people in some countries eat jellyfish? … that jellyfish have been on Earth for millions of years, even before Dinosaurs

What is a jellyfish?

The word jellyfish is a common term used to describe animals that are gelatinous or made up of ‘jelly-like’ material. There are many different types of jellyfish, including stinging kinds called medusae and non-stinging kinds called comb jellies or ctenophores. Another type of jelly animal called a salp is even in the same group as humans!

Jellyfish and jelly-like sea creatures come in an immensely diverse range of forms.


Pack Your Bags - Bali and Lombok, Indonesia

Arguably one of the best choices for a great diving holidays that include touring, cultural and relaxation.

Bali “The Island of the Gods,” probably the most famous island in Indonesia, Bali blends spectacular mountain scenery and beautiful beach. Lombok Island is located east of Bali, with beautiful beaches, enchanting waterfalls, the large, looming volcano of Mount Rinjani combined with relatively few tourists. In many ways lives up to or exceeds the promotional term, “an unspoiled Bali”.

Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. In this area alone over 500 reef building coral species can be found…


Packing For A Dive Trip

Packing for a Dive Trip has special considerations from other trips.

Before you get on that plane that takes you to an exciting destination, you must first think about how you should pack your dive gear for the flight.

Tip #1  Always pack your expensive dive equipment and accessories in your carry-on luggage

Tip #2 Carry any prescriptions with you in a carry-on bag

Tip #3 Make sure you lock your baggage with a TSA approved lock. This will prevent anyone from removing items out of your dive bags.

Here are MORE SUGGESTIONS to make sure your expensive equipment arrives safely to  your paradise adventure.



by kgm815: booked this Socorros islands trip aboard the Rocio Del Mar  in hopes of seeing some pelegics -was not disappointing at all. the boat is outfitted nicely with all the normal live aboard amenities but was the crew that topped it off—-they ran a tight ship and everything done like clockwork down to the meals which were btw super fantastic.

diving was great—dolphins/sharks and mantas and not really a coral diving destination but more pelegics and watch and wait—mantas were with us everyday. massive and very playful.


Underwater Winery Lets you Dive for your Wine

 Instead of the underground cellars and oak barrels that many wineries use to store vino, Edivo Winery keeps its wine in terracotta jugs called amphoras. Then, it lowers those into the sea.

Divers can dip into the blue waters of Croatia’s Pelješac Peninsula, check out a sunken boat that stores some of the amphoras, and see the clay jugs of the underwater winery before they’re brought back up to land.

And of course, at the end of their dive, a nice big glass of wine awaits.


Great Mermaid Themed Gifts


15 Perfect Gifts for the Mermaid-Obsessed

Giving presents can be fun. But we won’t tell anyone if you decide to keep all these fabulous mermaid gifts all to yourself.

From Pool Floats to Tote Bags to Jewelry, Something for the mermaid obsessed person in your life.


Great White Nursery Discovered

Photographs by Benjamin Lowy

A new Baja nursery area for white sharks

It’s relatively easy to spot when and where a pregnant animal gives birth on land. But in the sea, it’s a whole different story. But where do females give birth, and where do the offspring grow up?

Scientists have revealed a new piece of the juvenile white shark puzzle was revealed.  Bahia Sebastian Vizcaino, a warm lagoon on the coast of Baja California, is a nursery area for newborn white sharks.

Full Story


Support the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act  

In March the federal “Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017” (HR 1456) was introduced in the US House of Representatives. This bill makes it illegal to possess, buy, or sell shark fins or any product containing shark fins. A person may possess a shark fin that was lawfully taken consistent with a license or permit under certain circumstances.  Penalties are imposed for violations….

Here is how you can HELP NOW

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