Sunday, 31 January 2016 by

We get many people wanting to rent an underwater camera and it’s understandable; divers want a memento of their underwater experiences and pretty fish. The trouble is, underwater photography is not as clear cut as taking a selfie with the latest smart phone. You need to have brilliant buoyancy control and good air management, otherwise

People often mistake these fish for a Seahorse which they can’t be blamed for – they do belong to the same family and they have similar characteristics. They are long and thin… just like a pipe funnily enough. They do have a dorsal fin but unlike the Seahorse, they do not have pectoral fin. They

for obvious reasons this wrasse is also called the Humphead wrasse and you are likely to see one diving around the dive sites in Dahab – despite it being on the WWF’s endangered list around Africa. Due to the wrasse having a late sexual maturity: 5-7 years, they are protogynous hermaphrodites meaning some females become

A long standing bout of misinformation has been going on throughout the years: what exactly is the plural of Octopus? Well, most people think its Octopi and therefore it’s been widely accepted that this is the case. However as Octopus comes from ancient Greek, the correct plural would be Octopodes whilst it seems in scientific


Sunday, 20 September 2015 by

We’re lucky here at H2O Divers, our house reef – Bannerfish Bay is home to Hippocampus jayakarai, more commonly known as Thorny seahorse. Hippocampus comes from the ‘hippos’ Greek meaning horse and ‘kampos’ meaning sea monster. Seahorses are actually fish: they live in water, breathe through gills and they have a swim bladder. Unlike a


Wednesday, 26 August 2015 by

Angel or Butterfly? Easy difference… Angelfish have the spine on the lower corner of the gill cover OK it’s not the most blatant of differences, but its there. Butterflyfish tend to have a limited colouring pattern – white, black, yellow and orange. Angelfish on the other hand sport an array of colours so if you