Getting gifts for people is hard. At least it is for me! There's a special kind of anxiety associated with gift shopping, isn't there? After all, this is your chance to show a person just how well you know them! That's why I love it when my friends and family have very obvious interests and hobbies. Snorkelers and divers are usually very vocal about their affinity for all things ocean. So that makes your job a little easier. Watersports are activities, so it's not difficult to get gifts for … [Read more...] about Gifts for Snorkelers and Divers (That They’ll Actually Use!)
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Happy Halloween everyone! So I really wanted to write a different sort of article this month in the spirit of spookiness! I wanted to write about deep-sea animals. I've been both fascinated and terrified by the extreme deep ever since I was a kid, and I'm guessing a lot of you may have been too! There's a lot of articles about scary deep-sea creatures going around this month, but I noticed something was missing... We all love learning about your classic abyssal scary … [Read more...] about October Round-Up: Deep-Sea Halloween!
At a whopping 10928 meters (nearly 7 miles!!) the Challenger Deep is the deepest point we know of in the oceans. This point lies at the southern end of the Mariana Trench, the deepest ocean trench in the world. This region of the ocean, known as the hadal zone, is one of the least explored parts of our planet. How do animals from the hadal zone live in such an extreme place? Not only is it utterly black at these depths (sunlight stopped trickling down all the way up at 1000 meters), but the … [Read more...] about Life in Hell: Five Bizarre Animals from the Hadal Zone
Are you looking to get yourself a new mask for snorkeling, SCUBA diving, or freediving? If you're not a veteran of these sports, finding equipment that is both high quality and personally suitable for you can feel like an overwhelming task. There are so many different masks to choose from! However, there are a few critical features you should always look for in a dive mask to ensure it meets basic safety and performance standards. It doesn't matter if you're new to diving, or just a casual … [Read more...] about What To Look For In A Dive Mask (Top 5 Quality Indicators)
If you're new to snorkeling, or even just swimming at a beach, deciding what you should wear can be a bit intimidating. This is especially true if you're a woman or otherwise femme-presenting. So let's go over what makes for good water sports attire. I'll even give you some examples of the best swimsuits for snorkeling that I've personally worn and encountered! Hollywood movies and popular TV shows give the impression that beaches are full of jocks with washboard abs and bikini-clad … [Read more...] about Best Swimsuits for Snorkeling (Top 5 and an Unlikely Bonus!)