Scuba Travel, Mola Mola, Sunfish

Mola Mola – Ocean Sunfish

Next on the list of showstoppers is one of the most bizarrely shaped fish in the sea, Mola Mola, the Ocean sunfish! The Ocean sunfish, also known as the Common sunfish or by its scientific name of Mola mola, is the second-largest and best-known member of the Molidea family. Closely related to pufferfish, porcupinefish, triggerfish […]

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Pygmy Seahorse – Hippocampus bargibanti

Today’s fish is one of the hardest to find but most beautiful critters you can see on the reef, the Pygmy Seahorse! The Pygmy seahorse, also known as the Common Pygmy Seahorse or Bargibant’s pygmy seahorse, is one of the smallest members of the Sygnathidae family. The Sygnathidae family, which contains the seahorses, seadragons and […]

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Ocellaris Clownfish – Amphiprion ocellaris

This edition’s fish is one of the best known and most sought after photography subject on the reef, the Ocellaris Clownfish! The Ocellaris clownfish, also known as the Common clownfish, Clown anemonefish or the False Percula clownfish, is one of the best known members of the Pomacentridae family. The Pomacentridae family has around 385 species […]

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Humphead Wrasse – Cheilinus undulatus

Today it’s time for something a little different. So far in this series we have been looking at some of the species that we see on our dives but don’t really know much about. Now we have made it around the world’s oceans once, it’s about time we revisit some areas and look at some […]

Scuba Travel, Hammerhead, shark

Scalloped Hammerhead – Sphyrna Lewini

Today it’s time for something a little different. In light of all the sightings we have been having recently I have decided to look at one of the office favourites, the stunning Scalloped Hammerhead shark! Most of you will know a few things about these amazing sharks but hopefully I can tell you something new. […]

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Scrawled Filefish – Aluterus scriptus

Today’s fish is one of the most stunning in the Caribbean! The Scrawled Filefish. It has long been a favourite of divers due to its amazing colours and friendly disposition and is a real treat to see underwater. The Scrawled Filefish, also known as the Scribbled Filefish, Broomtail or Leatherjacket, are the largest members of […]

Scuba Travel, Socorro, Mexico, Mexican hogfish

Mexican Hogfish – Bodianus diplotaenia

Today’s fish is a peculiar looking soul with a beautiful juvenile stage that often sneaks into photos taken in the eastern Pacific. The Mexican Hogfish. The Mexican Hogfish, also known as the Streamer Hogfish or the Vieja Mexicana, are members of the Labridae family. This is one of the largest family of fish also referred […]

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Harlequin Sweetlips

Harlequin Sweetlips – Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Welcome back to the Findex, an in-depth look at the fish and coral life in the sea. Here we will take a look at the fish that everyone will see while they are diving but maybe don’t know much about or don’t get as much time in the spotlight as […]