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Cuddly Shark


Shark Swims Up To Diver For a Cuddle Every Time She Sees Him!

To visit his friend, Rick Anderson has to strap on a tank, put a regulator into his mouth and dive into the ocean off the coast of Nobbys Beach in New South Wales, Australia.

Anderson’s friend is a 6-foot female Port Jackson shark. She doesn’t have a name, but Anderson recognizes her by her markings. Read more

February 15, 2017 |

Explore Wakatobi’s Waters in Expert Company

Join acclaimed marine biologist and photographer Dr. Richard Smith in August of 2018 at Wakatobi Resort when he returns to explore and share his extensive knowledge of the exceptional marine life found on area reefs and walls, and on more distant sites reached from the Pelagian liveaboard. Having spent years completing his PhD research at Wakatobi, Richard is considered an expert in the diving and marine life found in this region. Read more

January 29, 2017 |

Nights at The Zoo

Wakatobi Dive Resort

It isn’t hard to understand how the dive site known as The Zoo got it’s name. Located just minutes from the dock at Wakatobi Resort, this sloping reef following a stair-stepped profile is home to a prolific and varied collection of marine life, all concentrated in a relatively small area. This is one of the region’s best macro dives, with residents that include frogfish, ghost pipefish, mantis shrimp, leaf fish, funky hairy squat lobster, different species of pygmy seahorses and more. Read more

January 28, 2017 |

Living the Scuba Diving Dream in Cuba


Jardines de la Reina is one of the world’s most beautiful natural ecosystems.

By Michale Shane – Bloomberg

We’ve just tied our skiff to the mooring line at Farallón, a dive site 50 miles off the southern coast of Cuba, when Ramón, our wiry boat captain, points behind me. “Shark,” he says, smirking.

It’s my first dive of the trip, and if the shark is there, I can’t see it. The water is too deep, and the captain’s eye is more experienced than mine. I take a final inventory of my gear, flash Ramón the OK sign, and roll backward into the azure Caribbean Sea. Rather than pop to the surface, as most divers do after entering the water, I stay under and spin backwards, trying to catch a glimpse of the monster below. Read more

January 27, 2017 |

Diving The Great Blue Hole in Belize

 by Amy Meyers

SCUBA divers from around the world recognize the iconic photos of the Blue Hole in Belize, a “bucket list” dive for experienced and novice divers alike.

The Great Blue Hole, as it is often called, is part of the Lighthouse Reef and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recommended for advance certified and experienced divers due to the depths of the dives. Read more

January 15, 2017 |

Submerge and Soar at Wakatobi

For many guests, an added attraction of a stay at Wakatobi is the ability to blend world-class diving with water sports, beach time, fine dining and simple relaxation in one of the world’s must beautiful settings. Now, there’s yet another activity that resort guests can enjoy during surface intervals. When seasonal trade winds arrive, Wakatobi becomes an aquatic playground for kite boarders. This sport blends the poetry of flight with the exhilaration of surfing, as riders harness the wind to skim the waves. Read more

January 13, 2017 |

Midriff Islands, Sea of Cortez

Stephanie Brewer – September 2016

My second liveaboard trip was a success! We spent 7 days, once again aboard the Rocio Del Mar Liveaboard, diving the Midriff Islands in the Sea of Cortez. My group of 14 divers made up most of the divers (the vessel accommodates 20 divers).  This was my second trip aboard the Rocio Del Mar, the first being a trip to the Socorro Islands in 2015. Read more

October 20, 2016 |
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