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Join this Citizen Science Expedition in search of Mobula Rays in the Sea of Cortez



Join the amazing crew of The Quino el Guardian and Marine Biologists Marta D. Palacios and Frida Lara Lizardi on one of the most inspiring dive adventures: DEVIL RAYS in the Sea of Cortez! This trip of a lifetime will take place from November 4-11, 2017 and costs $2200 per person based on Quad Occupancy / La Paz to Cabo. There are also limited places with flight credit available.

Once called DEVIL RAYS by fishermen, sailors, and explorers, the young and upcoming Marine Biologists call them MOBULAS. Scientific study is about observation, documentation, studying behavioral patterns, compiling data and then analysis. That is what the Mobula Expedition is all about. You, Marta and Frida will answer:

What do Mobulas eat? Mobulas are filter feeders. We will observe their feeding behavior and take water samples from the Sea of Cortez to determine just what they eat.

Where do Mobulas swim to and how far? Right now Marta is tracking and collecting data on Mobulas through a network of acoustic receivers placed in Cabo Pulmo, Cerralvo Island, and Espiritu Santos.

Why do Mobulas like Espiritu Santo so much? Juveniles are drawn to Ensenada Grande, a shallow bay at Espiritu Santo Island. You will observe and collect data during your dives in the day and at night. Maybe the bay offers protection for feeding and growing?


This is a unique trip – it’s all about Mobulas and the primary goal will be finding them. The following is the planned itinerary but is subject to change should the Mobulas have other things in mind!
  • Saturday – Board at 5pm / Depart promptly to begin looking for Mobulas!
  • Sunday – 2 Dives at Cabo Pulmo / Look for Mobulas – go to Isla Cerralvo
  • Monday – 2 Dives at Isla Cerralvo and 1 night dive with Mobulas at Ensenada Grande
  • Tuesday – Wake up at El Bajo and look for Mobulas, 2 dives at Los Islotes and 1 night dive with Mobulas – travel to Las Animas overnight
  • Wednesday – 4 dives around Las Animas and San Diego – overnight run to La Paz
  • Thursday – Look for Mobulas around La Paz – 1 to 2 dives on wrecks – start going south overnight
  • Friday – During the day run south looking for Mobulas all day – overnight run to San Jose del Cabo
  • Saturday – Disembark at San Jose at 7am.

For more information please email Susan Long or visit

Marine Life & Conservation Blogs

Take an immersive dive below the waves off the Welsh coast using 360 VR: Common Spider Crab (Watch Video)



A week-long series from Jake Davies…

Below the waves off the Welsh coast, there are a range of species and habitats that can be seen. However, you don’t have to venture too far from the shore to see them or don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Using 360 videos provides an immersive feeling of being below the water and encountering many species and habitats from diving one of the most important habitats and species that aren’t often seen whilst diving. For more of an experience of being below the waves, the VR videos can be viewed using a VR headset.

Take a VR dive just off the shore and explore what can be found within the shallow waters of a sandy beach. Fish can be founding cruising amongst the seaweed and numerous crustacean (Crabs, lobster, prawns, shrimps) species can be found walking around the seafloor. Common Spider Crabs (Maja brachydactyla) are one of the largest crabs species found along the coast and during the early summer, they aggregate in large numbers to moult which allows them to grow.

Follow Jake aka JD Scuba on the YouTube channel @Don’t Think Just Blog.

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Join Me On My Commute To Scuba Diving Key Largo! (Watch Video)



Sunrise was so beautiful the other morning, I wanted to take a time lapse of my drive from home in South Miami to Key Largo before morning dives with Horizon Divers.

I thought you might enjoy taking the ride with me! Silly I know! But here’s 2 minutes of chill!



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Explore the amazing triangle of Red Sea Reefs - The Brothers, Daedalus and Elphinstone on board the brand new liveaboard Big Blue.  With an option to add on a week at Roots Red Sea before or after. 

Strong currents and deep blue water are the catalysts that bring the pelagic species flocking to these reefs. The reefs themselves provide exquisite homes for a multitude of marine life.  The wafting soft corals are adorned with thousands of colourful fish. The gorgonian fans and hard corals provide magnificent back drops, all being patrolled by the reef’s predatory species.

£1475 per person based on double occupancy.  Soft all inclusive board basis, buffet meals with snacks, tea and coffee always available.  Add a week on at Roots Red Sea Resort before or after the liveaboard for just £725pp.  Flights and transfers are included.  See our brochure linked above for the full itinerary.

This trip will be hosted by The Scuba Place.  Come Dive with Us!

Call 020 3515 9955 or email

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