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Dumbo Octopus

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The “Dumbo Octopus” is purportedly named after Walt Disney’s famous character “Dumbo” the elephant because of it’s ear-like fins.  These interesting animals can be found in all oceans of the world. They can be rarely seen because they are living on the bottom of the sea on a depth ranging from 1,300 to 23,000 feet. Other species of octopi live in shallower waters. Since not much is known about dumbo octopi, they are not considered to be endangered species. Read more

September 18, 2017 |

Extreme Diving in the Pacific Northwest

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A few years back the term “extreme” was placed before the name of a sport to distinguish those involved as over the top, hard core enthusiasts.   Such athletes were not mere participants; these folks were risk-takers, adrenaline junkies and quiet honestly described as “crazy” by those less concerned with thrill-seeking.

Technical Diving is the extreme branch of Scuba Diving. Read more

September 6, 2017 |

Mandarin Fish

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The mandarin fish or mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus), is a small, brightly colored member of the dragonet family. The mandarin fish is native to the Pacific, ranging approximately from the Ryukyu Islands to Australia. The name comes from its fantastic coloration which resembles the robes of an imperial Chinese officer (Mandarin). Read more

September 5, 2017 |

Mimic Octopus

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The mimic octopus was not discovered officially until 1998, off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. This is the only octopus known to mimic the appearance and mannerisms other species. Mimic octopus have been known to imitate more than fifteen different species, including sea snakes, lionfish, flatfish, brittle stars, giant crabs, sea shells, stingrays, flounders, jellyfish, sea anemones, and mantis shrimp. Read more

August 30, 2017 |

Wolf Eel

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A face only a mother could love? 

A fish with a face of a wolf & the body of an eel, The WOLF EEL.

High on my Bucket list to dive with. I’m asked quite frequently where I want to diving & what I want to see. And if I’m going to see one, Guess I’m going to have to breakdown & wear a 7 mm suit, maybe better yet a dry-suite. Maybe our friends at DUI can help. Read more

July 25, 2017 |

Anthony’s Key Resort

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Get TWO for ONE Sale

At Roatan’s #1 Destination

We would love to see you this fall.  That’s why we’re extending our 2 for 1 promotion! Snorkeling, diving, and honeymoon packages – there’s a lot to choose from. Bungalows are available during August, September, and October travel dates.

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May 3, 2017 |

Pygmy Seahorse

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Pygmy Seahorses were not even known to exist until they were accidentally placed in captivity with the gorgonians for research.

The Pygmy Seahorse or Bargibant’s Seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) is first species of pygmy seahorse that have been identified. Named after a scientist scuba diver who discovered the species in 1969 while collecting specimens for the Noumea Aquarium in New Caledonia. Read more

April 12, 2017 |

MABULA RAY

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a flying mobula ray soaring high off the Mexican shore.

Every May, when the wind is calm, a strange popping sound resonates across the southern beaches of the Baja California peninsula in Mexico. It sounds as though someone is cooking popcorn on an industrial scale. But the source of this sound is far more spectacular. Read more

March 13, 2017 |
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