Each year, between January and March, sardines congregate off Isla Mujeres, Mexico, attracting the fastest fish ever recorded. Sailfish feed on these bait balls, and divers seek out snorkeling experiences to watch these sleek and elegant fish dart through the water, feasting on sardines. Read Full Article: Isla Mujeres Sailfish by Brandi Mueller
As you drop off the side of your boat into luxuriously warm, clear water and descend along an endless vertical wall, you suddenly sense that you are no longer alone. Out of the corner of your eye you see a large sea snake, then another appears beside it, and a third swims along the wall in the opposite direction. Suddenly you are surrounded by sea snakes.
How would you react in this situation? I know a lot of people would pull an Indiana Jones in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and immediately start planning their ascent while muttering, “Snakes, why did it have to be snakes?” However, scuba divers tend to be a different breed than most normal humans, especially underwater photographers, and they would relish the opportunity for a dive like this. Luckily for us, divers, unlike the “Lost Ark”, this “Island of the Snakes” actually exists. Read Full Article: Island of the Snakes by Mike Veitch
Often referred to as the soft coral capital of the world, Fiji has way more to offer than its nickname implies. Although an amazing abundance of soft corals are found around Fiji, the islands also have some impressive hard coral structures and are excellent for both macro and pelagic marine life, including some thrilling shark dives. Read Full Article: Fiji Diving by Mirella Wognum