Although the challenging conditions and cooler temperatures of South Africa’s east coast are a far cry from the white sands and bath-like seas of more popular scuba destinations, the coastline offers plenty of rewards for divers willing to take the plunge. Scuba diving in South Africa opens the door to some of the most uniquely exciting underwater experiences on the planet, from the tip of the Cape to the Mozambican border. The waters around Cape Town and Gaansbai in the far south of the country are famous for one thing in particular- cage diving with great whites. Operators offer day…

Scuba diving in Fiji is famously spectacular, and there is one dive in particular that has earned itself an international reputation as the best of its kind. This dive operates out of Pacific Harbour on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, and offers the unique opportunity to encounter no less than eight species of shark in a single dive. Known as the Beqa Lagoon shark dive, the experience takes place without the restraint of a cage and enables divers to come face-to-face with bull and tiger sharks, as well as tawny nurse sharks, lemon sharks, blacktip and white-tip reef sharks, grey…

When thinking about scuba diving in Mexico, one immediately imagines pristine, colorful reefs and sedate, laidback tropical dive sites. 250 miles southwest of Ensenada in Baja California however lies Guadalupe Island, an incredibly special destination that offers underwater adventures of a very different kind. The island, which can only be reached by liveaboard, has gained a reputation in recent years as one of the very best places in the world to encounter the ocean’s most impressive apex predator, the great white shark. Guadalupe shark diving takes place from a cage, allowing divers to come face to face with the planet’s…

It seems the seahorse may be smarter than all other creatures when it comes to creating offspring. They do one thing hugely different; male seahorses carry the young while in incubation. Why? Although the male seahorse shouldn’t be considered to be a caring, loving dad, per say, it is true that the seahorse is one of the only creatures on the planet to give the birthing process to the male. A unique and intriguing aspect to the underwater animal world, the male seahorse is a fish that shows that things can really be done a different way. A characteristic that…