Fun facts from the Solomons

Village house in the Solomons

We had fun digging out some lesser-known facts from the Solomons. Firstly, it’s not a country we hear a lot about! more importantly though, as divers, we love learning about our next dive destination. Watopia or Solomon Islands? For any of you that spent the winter months and/or lock down on your bike trainer Zwifting, […]

Thailand bans damaging sunscreen

Thailand Marine Parks Similan

Thailand has followed in the footsteps of countries and regions such as Palau and Hawaii as it bans reef damaging sunscreen. The Thai government based their decision and consequent announcement, in early August 2021, on available scientific data. This data clearly shows that these chemicals “deteriorate coral reefs, destroy coral larvae, obstruct their reproductive system, […]

Who can say they have set foot on Bikini Island?

Being on Bikini Island Beach

We are lucky to have adventurous guests like you; guests who believe in us and trust us to take you to the most remote corners of our planet. Who can say they have set foot on Bikini Island? Hand up: us, us, us, us, us!!! As we saw in our 10 facts blog, the Marshall Islands […]

The Legacy of Operation Crossroads

Welcome to Bikini sign

Operation Crossroads was a product of its time. The world was beginning to heal itself after WWII and nobody wanted a repeat. But there was great paranoia as well. The prevailing opinion seemed to be that nobody would start any trouble if they knew they could be destroyed in one day. So testing new weapons […]

The Giant Ocean Sunfish: a most bizarre fish

Sunfish swimming in the Galapagos by Christian Vizl

The giant ocean sunfish is a frequent visitor to the Galapagos Islands’ waters and is quite a common underwater sight while diving onboard Galapagos Master. However, the Molidae family – to which the giant ocean sunfish belongs – is one of the lesser known and most bizarre fish families in the world. The family only […]

Operation Crossroads – Baker Test

Baker Test shortly after detonation

Operation Crossroads blew, literally, into life on the 1st July 1946 with the Able Test. Spectators, and a worldwide audience, were remarkably underwhelmed with the result; but that was about to change. The second of three planned tests, the Baker Test, was about to blow expectation out of the water. Preparations Begin Following the initial […]

The Blue Holes of The Bahamas

Blue Holes of the Bahamas sign

The Bahamas may be best known for high adrenalin shark diving, but there is much more to see in this Caribbean paradise! The perfect itinerary to discover Bahamian wonders are our 7 and 10 night Wrecks, Blue Holes and Sharks itineraries. As the name suggests, these itineraries have some exciting shark diving at Tiger Beach. […]

Operation Crossroads – Able Test

Able Test - 1st July 1946 - part of Operation Crossroads

It had been less than a year since nuclear testing on a naval fleet had first been suggested. In that time, the population of Bikini Atoll was cleared and ninety four vessels were now moored in the lagoon. Some 40,000 personal moved into the area and the world was ready for Operation Crossroads to begin. […]

10 Interesting Facts about Galapagos

Galapagos, Bartolome Island

Everybody loves an interesting fact, especially when it’s about a place you are going to visit. Or indeed, have already visited. Last month we gave you some insight into Bikini Atoll and the Marshall Islands, one of the most unique places on earth. The Galapagos Islands, though, are competing in the unique stakes. As it’s […]

The Vampires of the Galapagos

The Vampires of the Galapagos

Do vampires exist? We’ve all seen the movies and read the books of course, but we are talking real life here. What about vampire bats, we hear you ask. While they live in Central and South America, they are not in the Galapagos. So what are we talking about? The terrifying ground vampire finch of […]