How long have humans been visiting the underwater world assisted only by natural born attributes? Most freedivers are aware of the rich history of the sport and one of the earliest freediving cultures known being Japan’s Ama divers and was dated back to 300 BC.
The Blacktip Shark lives in coastal waters worldwide – where it often encounters people, they can be found in large numbers along the Gulf of Mexico, Indian Ocean, waters of South Africa and Madagascar, East coast of China, the Persian Gulf, waters of the Pacific Islands and the Red Sea.
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This year the biggest aquarium in the Middle East is all set to open in Abu Dhabi – The National Aquarium. The aquarium measures 9,000 square meters and will be home to more than 40,000 responsibly- and ethically sourced marine creatures. They will be cared of by a team of 80 sea-life experts and specialist.
Metasepia pfefferi, also known as flamboyant cuttlefish. They can be found in shallow and sandy sea floor of tropical Indo-Pacific waters off northern Australia, New Guinea, islands of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
Smoothtooth blacktip shark is a very rare species of marine animals. It is known to scientists only from one sample, caught off the southern coast of Saudi Arabia, in the Gulf of Aden.
Vertical Blue 2021 is one of the biggest freediving competitions in the world with 42 athletes from 21 countries. It was organized by William Trubridge from July 13th to 23rd which took place at Dean’s Blue Hole, Bahamas with perfect conditions which are very favorable for setting national and world records.
Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) is a very sophisticated looking fish with its shimmering silver body highlighted by vertical black stripes and white spots and elegant long fins. Each pattern is unique to individual fish and can be used to distinguish specimens.
These sharks are known for living near reefs, but they have a huge population over warm areas of oceans, rivers and lakes. This means they can live in both salt and freshwater systems. Despite their ability to survive in freshwater habitats they are not considered true freshwater sharks.
Dubai has set another Guinness world record, the deepest diving pool – Deep Dive Dubai. It is the only diving facility in the world with depths of 60 meters filled with 14 million liters of water.