Fascinating Marine Life

Tobago, Where the Atlantic Meets the Caribbean

Tobago, Where the Atlantic Meets the Caribbean

Sitting just roughly 100 miles off the coast of Venezuela is the 116 square mile island of Tobago, along with her big sister, Trinidad, sitting just 22 miles away. Many people may be familiar with Trinidad, famous for her spectacular Carnival celebration in late winter (the largest in the Caribbean), but fewer are familiar with…

With Minds of Their Own

With Minds of Their Own

Weird, bizarre, creepy, alien, shape-shifting. These are words used many times to describe octopuses. But how about intelligent, venomous, swift, playful, and sentient? You have to agree that octopuses are pretty unusual-looking creatures. I guess that’s what makes them a great model for characters in movies like Pirates of the Caribbean. Octopuses have a lot…

Wonder in Wakatobi

Wonder in Wakatobi

We visited Wakatobi in June 2018. You can read more about our trip on another page, Our Wakatobi Experience,  Remote and Refined:  https://underwatersplendor.com/our-wakatobi-experience-remote-and-refined/   There we experienced amazing diving in a pristine remote location! Over the course of two weeks, we took in 37 dives, and with only a couple of repeat dive sites. We didn’t…

Little Cayman- The Wall and the South Side

Little Cayman- The Wall and the South Side

Most divers are familiar with the Bloody Bay Wall which drops down several thousands of feet off the northwest side of Little Cayman.  There are fantastic swim throughs on your way to the wall, then with the clarity of the blue water, you can appreciate the tapestry of colors on the wall and the visibility out into the blue, making it truly…

Incredible Diversity in Indonesia

Incredible Diversity in Indonesia

Indonesia lies within a region of our oceans that is known as the Coral Triangle, which extends from the Philippines through Indonesia and eastward through Papua New Guinea through the Solomon Sea. It is within this region where our oceanlife first was born. And because of this, the diversity of fish and coral life in…

Underwater Splendor’s Home Opener

Underwater Splendor’s Home Opener

When you live in the Midwest USA, let’s face it, scuba diving is not what comes to mind for recreation. Maybe football, baseball, fishing, or “floating” our rivers (what I used to call canoeing). Whenever I meet fellow divers on trips, the same old question comes up, “So where are you from?” Then I tell…

Finding Nemo, an Iconic Character

Finding Nemo, an Iconic Character

Probably most of us have watched the movie Finding Nemo, or at least know that the story is about a little clownfish growing up on a coral reef. Clownfish are an iconic coral reef species, so named because of their bold color strokes on their “faces”, sort of like, well, you know, clowns! There’s something…