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What are Lionfish Doing in Cyprus?

What are Lionfish Doing in Cyprus?     Scientific name: Pterois volitans/miles   Common name: lionfish         Last week Scuba Monkey finally encountered the lionfish which have been seen at the Cliffs dive site at Konnos point. … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Scuba Diving is Good for Your Health.

5 Reasons Why Scuba Diving is Good for Your Health. The reasons why we scuba dive are personal. We each want something different out of that blue stuff and we become certified divers in order to pursue this pleasure. We all … Continue reading

The Female Voice: Diving Divas (Part 1)

Scuba Diving is still a considered a “manly” activity. Today 75% of the world’s divers are men.  However, this three to one ratio is a vast improvement to the eight to one split that we saw ten years ago. This year … Continue reading

I Dream of Scuba.

When I Sleep I dream of scuba. Scuba diving is my life, I have done nothing else nor could imagine leaving my underwater family. Every customer that comes through Scuba Monkeys doors leaves as a friend, every instructor I meet … Continue reading

I Want to Be a Real mermaid: How Do I Become Half Fish?

  Don’t be so silly. You may as well want to become a unicorn! Not true. We humans are remarkable and our dreams become a reality soon after an inventor puts their thinking caps on. We have taught ourselves to … Continue reading

Slowly Slowly Catch the Monkey – How To Enjoy Longer Dives.

  My father has been an avid diver since the 1970’s and one of his favorite catch phases has always been: “Diving is a hundred hours of work for one hour of fun, but what an hour it is”. This is … Continue reading

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The Open Water Diver Course: Having a Positive Experience

I have been a PADI instructor for 9 years now and I have certified countless new divers. I thought I would share a few tips for you, the student who has yet to hit the water for your open water … Continue reading

Servicing Your Gear and Why It’s Important

  The underwater environment is not our natural habitat. We were not born with gills (unfortunately) and so we rely on good old human invention and the laws of physics to allow us to access the 70% of this planet … Continue reading

Why is the Ocean Blue? What is blue exactly?

The deep blue ocean. The rapture it has over us is mesmerizing and has captivated divers since man made the first rudimentary snorkel out of a hollow reed.  But what actually makes the blue, well – blue? As a diver … Continue reading