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


Thursday, 29 October 2015 by

In the summer of 2014 I became a Divemaster. Originally, that’s where I thought it would end. I wanted to continue my diving education, and becoming a PADI pro seemed like the crowning achievement. I didn’t really see myself working in the industry. I am a career educator and I’ve been perfectly happy teaching middle


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


Thursday, 17 September 2015 by

Whoosh… a year has gone by. Remember what I’m talking about? That’s right, pat on the back for you. It has been one year since Team #WorldRecord350 helped Ahmed Gabr to break the world record for the deepest diver at 332.35m. Here’s a blog by Oli about the day itself: The 18th September 2014 was