How do nudibranchs find each other in the big wide open ocean?

Nudibranchs are part of the sea slug family. The 2500 plus species come in an array of different colours. Some are bright, some dull, some fluorescently patterned, some with big horns, some teeny tiny, some stretching up to 30-40 cm in length! All known nudis are carnivorous and usually their coloration is due to what…

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1 hour at our Manta Cleaning Station

What you can see during a 1 hour at our Manta Cleaning Station: Sometimes you see a brown cloud coming out of a mantas rear end. This means the manta is having a poo. On occasion you see a bag like ‘thing’ several times coming in and out of the mantas rear end. It is…

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Top Dive Sites in Raa Atoll

It has been a secret for a little while but no surprise here. Raa Atoll is becoming a favourite amongst seasoned divers. From Brennia Kottefaru, the newly opened resort in 2021, we reach about 30 different dive sites. And we don’t just reach one but several shark, turtle and manta dive spots within 5 –…

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What language do fish speak

Have you ever wondered what language fish speak and if they are able to ‘talk’ to each other? Or how a big school of fish can synchronise their movements. Fish are able to communicate with each other and they do it in several different ways. Sound to communicate Some fish are actually able to produce some…

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Turtle Hotspot

Each Atoll in the Maldives has its very own turtle hotspot. And what do turtles do in these hot spots? They eat, sleep, rest, swim around, explore, get cleaned, come to the surface to breath, meet other turtles, look for new feeding spots and repeat. Only once in all my years of diving I have…

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Diving with a GoPro

A GoPro is a very handy camera. It is small, can take both photos and videos, it is waterproof and can be used at depth! Making it very attractive to divers. In fact, just about every second diver has a Go-Pro but not everyone has good buoyancy which should be one of the first criteria…

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Stone and scorpion fish

The cardinal rule when diving: never touch anything while you’re in the ocean. There are many reasons why. When we touch fish we can cause them infections. If we touch or stand on corals they break. If we touch stone or scorpion fish we will be in the hospital in a lot of pain! Stone…

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Seaspiracy

The Ocean Dimensions team like a lot of the world have watched Seaspiracy. We are deeply in shock. The directors were risking their lives to uncover and reveal how detrimental commercial fishing really is. This documentary is a real eye opener! Some of the major facts by Seaspiracy 46% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is…

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How to spot Marine Creatures

As promised, we reveal the secrets of how to spot marine creatures. We all wonder how our dive guides are able to spot animals so small, well camouflaged or too far away. Sometimes we couldn’t even see them after he/she showed them to us. Dive guides don’t have special masks or a hidden lens ……

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How to Interact with Marine Animals

Welcome back for our next lesson: how to interact with marine animals. Diving is a sport that allows you to enter into another world. In this fantastic new environment we are only guests. Therefore it is important to leave nothing but bubbles and take nothing but photos or videos. This should be the motto for…

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