Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Experience the World of the Deep with Google Underwater Street View

Do you want to experience the underwater world? You might think that it is not possible, but with Google Underwater Street View, it is now possible. All you need to experience this seemingly impossible task is your computer, smartphone, or tablet. To capture these amazing images, underwater vehicles with three SVII cameras were used in the course of six months.

Google Underwater Street View

Google tied up with Caitlin Seaview Survey to come up with realistic underwater views just like you are navigating the streets of New York City. You can splash underwater or swim through colorful coral reefs and forests. If you like to see the Amazon or Antarctica up close and personal, this is now your big chance. It provides a360-degree panoramic view with colorful schools of fish, rare sea turtles, and manta rays. This would also benefit scuba diving enthusiasts as they can now view the site before taking the dip.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

All Year Round Trip to the Galapagos

There are so many luxury cruises to choose from, but the Galapagos can give you the chance to step into history. An archipelago that is part of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands was declared as a national park after the publication of Charles Darwin’s "Origin of the Species". Curious cruisers around the world trooped to the islands to see its unique wildlife and see the place that has been the basis for one of the world’s leading scientific principles.

Going on a cruise in the Galapagos Islands allows you to see some marine animals endemic only in the islands including the Galapagos giant tortoise, sea lions, penguin, marine iguana, and Darwin’s finches. You will have experienced and expert guides to help you see the wildlife up close. You will never miss out the cruise since cruises operate all year-round, so you can go anytime at your convenience.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Whale Watching: An Experience of a Lifetime

One of the best things that can happen to you while scuba diving is to have a chance encounter with whales. For most people, they will never soon forget this surreal experience. Not all scuba divers will have this opportunity. Oftentimes, it takes a lot of dives before you can even spot one.

Moreover, there are only a handful of countries where they can be seen. Whales often come near the shore to breed and mate. In some countries, whale watching is regulated and it is forbidden to swim near them or even approach them.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Best Diving Sites to Explore in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia boasts as having the top diving destinations in the world because of its tropical climate and bountiful marine environments. From Thailand to Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the others, you will surely enjoy the temperate sea breezes, the good visibility underwater, colorful reefs teeming with fishes and, they come very inexpensive. Southeast Asia is home to unexplored islands making them the perfect getaway for those who want some relaxation and solitude.


Thailand is great for scuba diving and you have varied choices between the east and west, though your destination is mainly dependent on the monsoons. The Similan Islands is recognized as the best diving site in Thailand because of its gentle sloping hard coral reefs and rocky landscapes.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Scuba Diving Wetsuit: Protection Against the Elements

Wetsuits for scuba diving are essential for scuba divers as they provide insulation while acting as protection against underwater hazards such as corals and jellyfish. It is important to look for a wetsuit that features neoprene, which is durable enough to protect you from the elements and at the same time, fits you well to keep you warm and dry with freedom of movements.

Those ideal for diving are one-piece body suits, while others provide extra layers for added insulation and protection while maintaining flexibility. Wetsuits for scuba diving come in a wide range of thickness, lengths, and styles, so the type of wetsuit that will suit you depends on the temperature and condition in which you dive often. They keeps you warm by trapping a layer of water near your body and your body heats this water naturally.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Little Cayman, Diving at its Best

Are you looking for the perfect diving experience? Little Cayman has a magical flavor that will get you hooked not only for its extraordinary diving, but also for its solitude and tranquility. Little Cayman, really, is a small island, where iguana residents are more populous than humans are.

Photo: Tom Gruber

Despite its small size, renowned divers established the island in the world map for being a great scuba diving site. Transportation to the island is through twin-prop plane that swoops down over the vivid turquoise sea onto the grass landing of its tiny airport. It is one of the Caribbean’s most unspoiled and untrammeled destinations, but new airports and new developments are changing its landscape.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A camping site and dive centre rolled into one

People who enjoy camping are usually enjoy all kinds of sporting activity. The two go hand in hand. However, you don’t always put the idea of going camping together with going diving.

At Camp marina in Croatia, however, there’s a place that’s perfect for doing the two activities in one place. Located right by the sea in the Bay of Kvarner, Camping Marina is ideally situated for diving enthusiasts.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spend Idyllic Time at Fiji Luxury Resorts

Why spend your idyllic time at Fiji luxury resorts? Fiji is an exotic destination home to over 330 extraordinary islands that can sizzle with excitement or murmur with the quiet calm of pristine nature. Whether it is the exhilaration of dolphin arching high into the air beside your boat, or the long gliding swoop of an orange dove through the rainforest, you can always find something to feast your eyes in this island where the sun shines every day.

Photo: Saspotato

Fiji luxury resorts are well known in the world for romance, honeymoons, weddings, scuba diving, family vacations, and to experience untouched, unpolluted surroundings. You can find all activities to your liking that include swimming with huge, harmless manta rays, snorkeling over the giant rainbow garden of soft coral, or scuba diving in the famous White Wall and Astrolabe Reef. You can also float in the calm, quiet waters of turquoise lagoon at sunset or walk alone through the lush forest.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wetsuits for Comfort, Warmth and Protection

For water sports enthusiasts, wetsuits are the best protective gear whenever they go surfing, wakeboarding, snorkeling or scuba diving. These suits are often black-colored and made from stretchable material to fit snugly on the body.


Wetsuits come in various designs and style and they may come in a form of a vest, a whole body suit covering the arms and legs, or a long john that covers the body and the legs but exposed the arms, or a short wetsuit depending on the needs of the wearer’s body. They are primarily made for protection against the cold particularly when submerged underwater for a long period to avoid hypothermia.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fresh Water Aquarium for Beginners

Many of us love to have fish as pets because watching them can make you feel calm. It is a great stress buster, which even lowers the blood pressure of some people. The soothing calm not only benefits adults but even hyperactive children as well. A freshwater aquarium also serves as a decorative piece, and it can be your living room’s focal point instead of the television. It can be educational for kids and its maintenance will not take much of your time.

fish tank
Photo: calwhiz

Before you set up an aquarium, make sure that you have everything you need. When making a tank selection, do not go smaller than 10 gallons as tiny aquariums require far more skill than larger ones. You must also select small, hardy fish especially if you are a beginner. For children, it is wise to choose acrylic rather than glass for safety purposes. It also weighs less than glass and does not get easily broken.