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Fish Fridays…the indigenous Hog Fish..and we will not say it tastes soooo good!

Fish Fridays…the indigenous Hog Fish..and we will not say it tastes soooo good!

Common Name: Hogfish Latin Name: Lachnolaimus Maximus Location: Common to occasional Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean (rare in some areas because of overharvesting), also Gulf of Mexico, north to North Carolina and Bermuda. Distinct Features and Information: The hogfish gets its unusual name from its long, pig-like snout and protrusible mouth which it uses to root around the […]

Start your SSI Open water course for free online!

Start your SSI Open water course for free online!

SSI, our diving certification partner has started a great online training program that we need to Shout Out!  Their theory and video portion of the the open water course for all those busy people out there is for free!  Yes you heard us, for free!  Here is how it works.  Go to our website, www.abyssdivecenter.com […]

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Fish Fridays and other sea creatures-Brown Garden Eel

Fish Fridays and other sea creatures-Brown Garden Eel

Common Name: Brown Garden Eel Latin Name: Heteroconger Longissimus Location: Western Atlantic: Bahamas, Florida keys, Antilles, Yucatan, Belize and Honduras Distinct Features and Information: Heteroconger garden eels are common inhabitants of sand-rubble areas, frequently in the vicinity of coral reefs. The group contains 32 species worldwide Found on sandy bottom, living in colonies. Feed on plankton […]

The Abyss Squared, Foursquared that is….

The Abyss Squared, Foursquared that is….

We are actually getting with the program and if you have been visiting lately you may have actually figured this out already.  Dave has a new social media app that he likes….and participates in frequently.  He is actually now using his Iphone for what it is meant to be used for.  His new obsession other […]

Fish Fridays from the Riviera Maya-Four Eyed Butterfly Fish

Fish Fridays from the Riviera Maya-Four Eyed Butterfly Fish

Common Name: Foureye Butterfly fish Latin Name: Chaetodon Capistratus Location: Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas also Gulf of Mexico, Bermuda and Brazil Distinct Features and Information: Four-eyed Butterfly fish are deep-bodied and laterally compressed, with a single dorsal fin and a small mouth with tiny, bristle like teeth. The body is light grey, sometimes with a yellowish hue, […]

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What is the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor in the Riviera Maya?

What is the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor in the Riviera Maya?

‘Cause we all want to know. A biological corridor was defined in the 1980′s by Florida Scientists to encourage the continuation of eco support through large bodies of land.  What was discovered was the following.  When you disenfranchise pieces of property through new land development, or separation through large fences or buildings, you actually are […]

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Fish Fridays In Playa Del Carmen Rock Hind Grouper

Fish Fridays In Playa Del Carmen Rock Hind Grouper

Common Name: Rock Hind   Latin Name: Epinephelus Adscensionis   Location: Florida, Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean   Distinct Features and Information: The Rock Hind is found in the same range as the Red Hind. Divers can often distinguish the two species by there behavior alone, as the Rock Hind is reclusive and shies away from humans. The […]

Mission Blue with Sylvia Earle

Mission Blue with Sylvia Earle

The video on this top says it all.  Sylvia Earle is an incredible woman who has dove the depths of the world and continues to educate others about the value of our blue waters. Watch the video and just listen.  I dont think there is any more to say. Watch Video 

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Riviera Maya Fish Fridays-Blue Chromis

Riviera Maya Fish Fridays-Blue Chromis

Common Name: Blue Chromis Latin Name: Chromis cyanea   Location: Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas also Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda   Distinct Features and Information: Body bright blue, scarcely paler below, with black stripe. Black margin on spinous dorsal fin, upper and lower lobes of caudal fin and front of anal fin; no black spot at pectoral […]

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Fish Fridays in Playa del Carmen

Fish Fridays in Playa del Carmen

Common Name: Sand Tilefish Latin Name: Malacanthus Plumieri Location: Caribbean, occasional Bahamas and Florida, also Gulf of Mexico Distinct Features and Information: Active fish, tilefish keep to themselves and generally stay at or near the bottom. They rely heavily on their keen eyesight to catch their prey. If approached, the fish will quickly dive into their […]