Marine Life

  • Clockwise, from top left: The jewelled anemone crab places anemones on its shell for protection; a shrimp provides its cleaning services; a spinecheek; and a skunk anemonefish; anemone in the process of bleaching.

Home Sweet Anemone

Anemonefish might get all the attention, especially of underwater photographers, but where would they be without their photogenic hosts? And what of all the other creatures that call them home? asks Brandi Mueller. Read more...

Ghostbusters UK

More and more divers are diving for a purpose, but when it comes to ghost-gear clearance you really have to know what you’re doing – as CHRISTINE GROSART does. Read more...

The Unsung Reef

Australia’s corals grab the headlines, but the country’s kelp-dominated temperate reefs are at least as important and imperilled. Now they’re finally getting the restoration focus they deserve. Read more...

Nudi Collector

RICHARD ASPINALL is a nudibranch-fancier, and he doesn’t care who knows it. Satisfying his craving for new species is matched only by his need to capture their images to best effect… Read more...

Marlin Hunt

Think you’ve seen it all under water and ready for new thrills? HENLEY SPIERS found a hot contender in the new-thrills category recently, off Mexico’s Pacific coast Read more...

  • Sardines moving at full pelt, trying to get away from hungry dolphins.

Fly, Run, Dive

Where in the world can you ride out in a small boat and jump into the ocean to see dolphins, sharks and whales up close, all in the same day? It’s possible in South Africa when the greatest show in the ocean takes place. Read more...

Where Scallops Dwell

Dredging for shellfish is a scattershot method that ruins fragile eco-systems. Havens such as the protected area of Lyme Bay illustrate what we stand to lose, says WILL APPLEYARD. Read more...

Rock Stars of the Sea

Flowing arms, colour changes, dance battles and petite males disguised as females to trick their rivals – that's the courting behaviour of giant Australian cuttlefish. Read more...

Manatee Enchantment

It’s strictly snorkelling and for good reasons, but it’s an interactive experience like no other – LISA COLLINS reports from Florida’s Crystal River Read more...

Killer Shots

Michael Law is never quite satisfied with his photographs of orcas in the Norwegian fjords – but that gives him the excuse he Read more...

The Whiplash Shark

Thresher sharks are a treasured sight for divers, all the more so as their numbers worldwide have fallen, and are often Read more...

Rhapsody in Blue

You could head for South Africa in the hopes of being in the right place at the right time on the Sardine Run – or you could Read more...

Nudi festival

When you get your eye in you realise that colourful sea-slugs are not confined to the tropics – south-eastern Scotland Read more...

Horse Latitudes

Lembeh Strait is the go-to part of the world for muck-diving, but sometimes it seems to excel even itself. Read more...