How long have humans been visiting the underwater world assisted only by natural born attributes? Most freedivers are aware of the rich history of the sport and one of the earliest freediving cultures known being Japan’s Ama divers and was dated back to 300 BC.
This year the biggest aquarium in the Middle East is all set to open in Abu Dhabi – The National Aquarium. The aquarium measures 9,000 square meters and will be home to more than 40,000 responsibly- and ethically sourced marine creatures. They will be cared of by a team of 80 sea-life experts and specialist.
Metasepia pfefferi, also known as flamboyant cuttlefish. They can be found in shallow and sandy sea floor of tropical Indo-Pacific waters off northern Australia, New Guinea, islands of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Vertical Blue 2021 is one of the biggest freediving competitions in the world with 42 athletes from 21 countries. It was organized by William Trubridge from July 13th to 23rd which took place at Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas with perfect conditions which are very favorable for setting national and world records.
Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) is a very sophisticated looking fish with its shimmering silver body highlighted by vertical black stripes and white spots and elegant long fins. Each pattern is unique to individual fish and can be used to distinguish specimens.
Dubai has set another Guinness world record, the deepest diving pool – Deep Dive Dubai. It is the only diving facility in the world with depths of 60 meters filled with 14 million liters of water.
The Clown triggerfish is considered the most beautiful of the Balistidae family, because of its distinctive pattern. It is also one of the most aggressive specie of the triggerfish.
Underwater world is an amazing place that gives you a wonderful feeling when you explore and discover those wonders. But how many types of diving are there? Let us find out and allow us to go over each of the common types of diving and their key characteristics.
Spirobranchus giganteus are marine worms that looks like a Christmas tree with magnificent hued twin spirals of plumes used for feeding and respiration. With a body of not bigger than 5cm and height measuring around 4cm.
The Peacock Flounder also known as Flowery Founder due to colorful patterns on the side that is not laying on the floor. This species is the most common flounder, they can be found at depths of 100 meters and inhabits in clear sandy areas near mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs.