Ten interesting facts about Chuuk

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Chuuk, or Truk Lagoon, is in the Federated States of Micronesia (abbreviated as FSM) and is considered the mecca for wreck divers. Before you head out to enjoy the underwater wonders in this dream destination, have a read through these 10 interesting facts about Chuuk! 1 – Its name Chuuk means “high mountains” in the […]

Fascinating Facts About Moray Eels

Moray Eel

You can find moray eels worldwide and they are a common underwater sight. But they are fascinating animals and this is your chance to learn some amazing facts you probably didn’t know about moray eels. The weird look Many people feel that an eel’s open mouth gives them a threating look. For us at Master […]

Cooperative hunting: groupers and moray eels

Moray eel in the Galapagos

Cooperative hunting is well known among some terrestrial animals (lions), birds (Aplomado falcons), marine mammals (bottlenose dolphins), and humans. However, cooperative hunting amongst different species is extremely rare . The main reason of course, is that different species often do not communicate well between themselves, let alone outside their species. That is apart from humans. […]

The Marine Imaginary

Old map and marine imaginary

Have you ever wondered why scuba diving is attractive to you? It’s said that diving reminds us of the time when we were the womb. However, as with everything, there are many possible explanations. We present you an alternative theory: the marine imaginary The fantasy of the underwater world is ever present. From a young age, […]

Interesting facts about Napoleon wrasse

Napoleon Wrass

As they are one of the better known and larger reef fish, we wanted to give you a few interesting facts about Napoleon wrasse. This gentle giant, commonly called the humphead wrasse, is one of our favourite fish. Divers can encounter Napoleons in many regions of the world and it is often a happy moment. […]

Chuuk vs. Truk. What’s in a name?

Truk Lagoon by Lena Kavander

Many people find the different names of Truk and Chuuk confusing, so in this article we will try to clear the waters once and for all. Chuuk Lagoon, also known as Truk Lagoon, is a sheltered body of water in the central Pacific. The lagoon lies at about 1,800 kilometres north-east of New Guinea and […]

Dive Hollywood in The Bahamas

Hollywood in The Bahamas

Dive Hollywood in The Bahamas you say? That sounds weird, no? Well, over 35 movies have been filmed, at least partly, in the Bahamas. So diving in The Bahamas gives us all the opportunity to dive backstage! When we say Bahamas , what are the first words that come to your mind? We bet you […]

Some unusual facts about hammerhead sharks

Schooling Hammerheads

Sharks, in general, are just amazing, but the hammerhead is even more so. We have found some facts about hammerhead sharks that you might not have known. Why are hammerheads such a weird shape? Nature always has a reason for everything, whether we know it or not. But you have to admit, it’s a pretty […]

The Palau Pledge

Child of Palau Palau Pledge

In Palau, you will find that it’s woven into the culture to conserve what you have. Now, Palauans are paving the way for all nations. They have decided to put environmental protection at the heart of their values. In 2017, this gave rise to the Palau Pledge. What is the Palau Pledge? Palau is the […]

Why do we do a muster drill onboard?

Life jackets pile used during muster drill

Safety onboard our vessels for our crew and guests is paramount to us at Master Liveaboards. On any Master Liveaboards cruise you join, you will be asked to do a muster drill at the start of your trip. While this may be seen as a hilarious photo opportunity, it’s begs a question. Why do we […]