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Earth Day 2015: What can Divers do to Help the Marine Environment?

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, over 192 countries worldwide have joined in the movement to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Being that the ocean accounts for 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, it only makes sense that we use this day to shed light on marine issues locally, as well as globally. It [...]

Harlequin Shrimp: Small but Fierce

  Peering into a crevice, you stumble upon what looks to be a beautiful underwater flower. Taking a closer look, you notice it has legs and its holding a starfish captive. What is this unique little creature? It’s a Harlequin shrimp, also known as Hymenocera picta. These flamboyant shrimp can be found in tropical waters of [...]

Post Semana Santa Clean Up!

#Divefordebris We all love going to the beach, swimming in the sea, and keeping our eyes open for any local wildlife including: dolphins, turtles and sea birds.  But how much do we actually do to keep Quepos and the surrounding area of Manuel Antonio clean?   Oceans Unlimited and Go Pro Costa Rica, are happy to announce our [...]

Fish are Friends, Not Food

We depend on the ocean not only for food and to sustain our livelihoods, but also for the oxygen we breath and require for survival. Before humans existed, before the first vertebrates ever stepped foot on land, life existed in the ocean. Sharks have survived for 450 million years, 449,800,000 years before the first human [...]

Day 9 of 12: EFR Instructor Training

I never thought I would get certified to teach CPR and first aid training, but then again if you asked me a few years ago if I wanted to be a scuba instructor I would have said no.We got a late start this morning but it was marvelous to be able to sleep in. My [...]

Dive Lights, Yes you need one!

Do you recall a time when you were diving in clear water during the day and could have used a dive light to peer into crevices and caves to see what was lurking in the dark? Or maybe you wanted to get your buddy’s attention and were not carrying a traditional tank banger. Tapping the [...]

Tips for using your GoPro Camera underwater

In recent years the GoPro camera has redefined photography and especially videography of extreme adventure sports. They are inexpensive, compact, and mountable. A little over a decade ago if you wanted High-Definition capabilities out of your camera you would be paying a steep price. Now, millions of people have this technology at their fingertips. In [...]

Mastering the Art of Camouflage

Closely related to the lionfish, scorpionfish belong to the family Scorpaenidae that includes many of the world's most venomous species of marine fish. There are more than 200 species worldwide. They can be found amongst coral reefs in tropical waters. Their habitat varies greatly amongst species according to camouflaging behavior. Generally, for any given terrain, the scorpionfish [...]

Dive Against Debris – A Success

"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it" Robert Swan   Bright and early yesterday the crew here at Oceans Unlimited drove down to the pier at Marine Pez Vela to do a Dive against Debris. Underwater we surveyed the area for potential hazards, and collected as much trash [...]

Dive Against Debris

Oceans Unlimited is kicking off this season with a Dive against Debris on Novemeber the 18th. Although this will be a staff only dive any volunteers are welcome to join us for surface support. We will be mapping the area for potentional hazards in preparation for future dives.This is the first of many Dive against [...]