Ecology

How to look at fish – A beginner’s guide to knowing your marine life.

Learn how to look at fish the right way, make the most of your dives and expand your knowledge of marine life. With over 1200 species of fish, 1000 species of molluscs, 180 species of hard coral and more to observe, the Andaman Sea is blessed with abundance. While your dive professional can help you identify some fish species, those who are keen on learning to identify marine life for themselves will find great benefit in doing the Fish Identification course conceived of at Scubalov at Havelock Island which includes 8 dives over 4 days.   Located at the periphery of the ‘Coral Triangle’, the Andaman Islands are a biodiversity hotspot which make for a perfect diving destination for marine life enthusiasts. Six of the world’s

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Ecology

Why You Should Not Pick Seashells If You Love The Ocean

For most of us the thought of a sunbathed beach and the ocean rhythmically crashing against it, comes with a warm feeling in the heart. We have all been mesmerized by it because it reminds us just how beautiful our Earth actually is and it gives us the rare opportunity to zoom out, reflect on life and feel all wise. We all love the ocean and want to take a piece of its peace back with us to our chaotic lives. We do this in the form of shells we either collect while walking on the beach or buy from souvenir shops. Don’t worry, almost every ocean lover has done this at some point in life, but now it is time to evolve. Collecting shells

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Ecology

A Zero-waste Kit For When You’re Out And About

“Little drops of water make the mighty ocean.” We take this saying pretty seriously and believe that if we want to change the world, we have to begin with ourselves. Reducing individual plastic consumption and wastage is of utmost importance in slowing down the downward trajectory that the health of our planet has taken. It is heartening to see so many people are aware of this and have started taking action by making small but important changes in their lifestyle. An easy way to begin is to slowly phase out single use plastic by not only replacing them with bio-degradable ones but also making a few conscious choices when you’re out of home. But before you start, remember to take it slow as the best

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Ecology

With Love, From Under The Sea – Valentines Special

Five endearing, weird and strange stories of how some marine creatures express love and intimacy beneath the ocean. ‘All you need is love’ said a great poet named John Lennon and he wasn’t wrong. Despite the clichéd sickly sweetness of Valentine’s Day that can get repulsive for some of us, we cannot deny the power of love in our lives. Love for some can mean chocolates, cards, flowers and shiny stones but all these are surface level things. It is when we dive beneath the surface that we understand love is so much more. It is about understanding and accepting oneself and others as they are, without judgment. It is about letting people be themselves and realising that despite our unique differences all of us

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