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The Kraken. Found. Real.


Well, sort of.

Photo Courtesy of the Discovery Channel

If you’re anything like us you probably caught the “Monster Squid: The Giant Is Real” special on the Discovery Channel Sunday night. We were SO thrilled and amazed that such a creature was found and we were filled with emotion  knowing that there’s still so much to discover under the sea.

So, incase you missed it or want a little recap of the special – we’ve got all you need right here.

The Expedition 

About 40 days to capture footage of the giant squid which included over 285 hours in depths of up to 3,000 feet.

The crew would dive for some hours and see nothing only to rise from the depths discouraged and on top of that, expectations were low.

Photo Courtesy of the Discovery Channel

The Find 

Hopes of finding a giant squid have been kept alive with remains of carcasses floating ashore, bits and pieces of squid in fishing nets and of course – folklore, tall tales of monstrous beasts the size of islands.

This however, is the first giant squid video ever captured of the animal in its natural habitat. Beautifully floating through the depths and feeling around the equipment and cameras.

Want more? We know you do.

Click here for everything giant squid on the Discovery Channel.

Now, anyone wanna help us fund the mermaid expedition?

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12 Dive “Secret Spots”

It’s no secret, we all love to dive and some of us have been to the Bahamas and back but what if we told you there a few spots you have yet to set eyes on? That’s right, treasures of the underwater universe only a handful of people have experienced.

'Silver Lining' - The Red Sea

Like Silver Lining:

Known as the Sinker, this site was created after 80 feet of weighted mooring line was mistakenly thrown into 110 feet of water, just off the coast of the Egyptian town of Nuweiba. The mooring buoy is now adorned with vivid orange, red and pink soft corals, and hangs like a giant upside-down flower basket attached to a seabed far below. The most magical part of this little microcosm of life is the school of sweepers that flows like liquid metal, evading the predation of patrolling jacks.

Click here to check out twelve amazing spots from Malaysia to Brazil and Scotland we know you won’t want to pass these up.

Text and photography courtesy of Steve Jones. Post courtesy of

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Underwater Photography Tips: Creating Movement

Got a nifty new camera over the holidays and can’t wait to use it? We’ve got’s Digital Photography 101: Creating Movement to get the most awesome pics from your cam!

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Check this tip: Zooming out while you take the photo creates this “zoom blur” effect. As seen here on this Pink Anemonefish shot.

Click here for more technique tips and full article. Got your own kick-ass underwater photos you want to share? Link us in a comment or post ’em to our Wall on Facebook!

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Diver Wellness: Featured Exercise – The Dolphin

Now that 2013 has begun, we know that your New Year’s Resolutions have too! For those who have decided to get (or stay) fit this year we’ve got an awesome exercise for you to try, it’s called The Dolphin.

Cute right?

This exercise is aptly named as it emulates the fin-kick swimming of both dolphins and divers. The Dolphin is also a ScubaFit original.

The Dolphin integrates low back, hamstrings, gluteus and abdominal muscles in a prone position using the lower body as resistance instead of the upper body. Walking backwards, kicking through strong currents, turtle swimming, wave action, surf and sand are all conditions where this exercise will enhance diving performance and prevent injury.

Form: Begin by lying face down on a workout bench with hips aligned at the end of the bench at a 90 degree angle. Knees should be aligned directly below the hips also at a 90 degree angle with ankles flexed.

Click here for full exercise how-to and article.

Thanks to our buddies at Scubaboard and ScubaFit for this awesome read.


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