Category: Marine Life

Geordie Shore Sometimes, you get to a dive site, and you can tell with a quick glance into the water “we are going to struggle to see our dive computers with visibility like that”… and other times you look at the water and know straight away you will have a brilliant dive. That’s what happened […]

Project AWARE – Dive Against Debris report Ravenspoint Bay Our team recently completed a reccy dive at Ravenspoint Bay, Holyhead, Wales. A new dive site for Scuba Leeds but definitely one we will be going back to! A lovely spot to complete a Dive Against Debris and removed some trash from our sea. Brilliantly clear […]

There Is More to British Marine Life Than You’d think! (The Big Stuff) Believe it or not, there is some truly incredible marine life living off and travelling along the coasts of the UK!  It is a common misconception that you need to dive abroad in order to see anything worth while…. This could not be […]

Reef Safe Sun Cream If you dive, snorkel or even swim near corals please look at the active ingredients in your sun cream. Many people do not know that sunscreen can damage coral. I never knew and the figure sounds incomprehensible but estimates claim that “between 6,000 and 14,000 tons of sunscreen washes off into our […]

Divers Bucket List: The Green Turtle Green turtles are one of my favourite things to encounter on a dive. I have had the privilege of diving with green turtles on a few occasions. These are dives that I will never forget.  The green turtle is inquisitive and usually they appear ‘out of the blue’, swimming […]

Have you ever seen a Spanish Dancer? Why is it called a Spanish Dancer? The Spanish Dancer gets its name from the way that it swims. It uses the wide edges of its mantle (known as the parapodia) to push through the water in an elegant rippling movement making them look like Spanish flamenco dancers. Its appearance The Spanish […]

Slugs. They are not that interesting, but underwater, well they are a completely different matter. They are one of the craziest looking things underwater and are known as Nudibranchs. They are a favourite of many divers and underwater photographers, you have may have heard the term “Nudi” banded about, if so this is what they are […]