Peter Buzzacott’s Research Journey

WHEN DID YOU START DIVING? I got certified in 1992 on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. For the next five years I dived in Turkey, Thailand, and on the shipwrecks of Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland — all over …

A Little Detail

I TAKE A GIANT STRIDE off the back of the boat and splash into a cascade of tingling, magical bubbles. The sea’s embrace is chilly; I can feel the 74˚F water through my 5 mm wetsuit and thick 4 mm hood. My vision clears as the …

Unconscious Diver

FEBRUARY 6, 2022 HAD ALL THE MAKINGS OF A PROMISING DAY out on the water in the Gulf of Mexico off Destin, Florida. Though I work at a dive shop, this was a recreational lionfish harvesting trip with friends …

¿Dónde va mi octopus?

LA INDUSTRIA DEL BUCEO ESTÁ REPLETA DE DEBATES.¿Debo usar un compensador de flotabilidad estilo chaleco, con espalda inflable o con “backplate” (placa trasera) y ala? ¿Una luz empotrada o una luz inalámbrica? ¿Un cinturón de lastre o lastre integrado al compensador de flotabilidad? ¿Aletas regulares o aletas partidas?...

Mitos sobre los rebreathers

CLOSED-CIRCUIT REBREATHERS (CCRs) have significantly grown in popularity over the past few years. They are becoming more of a norm in the technical diving community, and recreational and …

Nociones básicas de la observación de blénidos

OF ALL THE FISHES IN THE SEA THAT ANNA ADORES, blennies perch high atop her favorites list. Her fascination with the tribe of typically small, hole-inhabiting bottom-dwellers …

Bonaire infunde esperanza para el futuro de los corales

DESCENDING THE LIMESTONE STAIRS OF BONAIRE’S famous 1,000 Steps dive site in full scuba gear is challenging. It’s just 64 steps down, but it feels like many more. Once you make it down, you’re rewarded with a Caribbean reef teeming with life …

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