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Scotty's Blog Each week, we post one new article about an unusual topic. You will find no advertising, sales pitches, promotions, nor discounts here.
Simply put, the topic is something that we find interesting, informative and as surprising as possible.

The topics range broadly from wildlife (ex., cephalopods) to oddities (ex., Bohol's Chocolate Hills) to tips and explanations (ex., how to equalize your ears) and to ideas we have not thought of yet.

Expect to see science education for the whole family, as well as suggestions for amazing things to see and do.

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The articles at the top are the most recent; the oldest are at the end.

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The Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe Crab Horseshoe crabs are older than dinosaurs! But more than that, horseshoe crabs have their blood with a surprising color, it's blue. Another surprising fact is the horseshoe crab has nothing to do with any crabs' family, but more with spiders and scorpions.

Parachute History

Parachute If you think that parachutes were invented just few hundreds years ago, you're wrong! Understanding how to slow down a fall with a parachute alike was know 4 000 years ago, and jumping from a cliff was a popular stunt one thousand year ago.

Giant Squid Facts

Giant Squid Giant squids and Kraken myths and facts. we are here to separate the facts from the fiction. Busting some longstanding myths about these mysterious cephalopods; giant squids are even more interesting than their legends in many ways.

Boat Sides Names

Boat Side Names Do you not understand what sailors are speaking about when they say "starboard" or "port"? This time we speak about boat sides and their historic names; with nice mnemonic tips to remember which side is which.

World Biodiversity

World Biodiversity The United Nation(U.N.) has declared that every 22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity! At Scotty's Action Sports Network we celebrate it all year and not only on May 22nd! Check out what we are doing.

The Uniqueness of the Tarsiers

The Uniqueness of the Tarsiers What are these adorable, palm-sized, furry animals with oversized eyes? This week, learn about the world's smallest primates, the tarsiers, and their relationship to humans.

Clownfish Myths and Facts

Clownfish Myths and Facts Have you heard the myths about the clownfish? This week, we bust these myths and discuss the true behaviors of territorial clownfishes and their host sea anemones.

How Do Octopuses Hide

How do octopuses camouflage Have you ever seen an octopus, squid, or cuttlefish appear or disappear before your very eyes? This week, we reveal why cephalopods are the masters of camouflage, and how they do it.

Coral Reef Restoration

Coral Reef Restoration Project Scotty's Dive Club is helping educate school children about coral reefs, conservation, and our oceans while the students observe us planting corals in Shangri-la Marine Sanctuary.

Blackwater Photography

Blackwater Photography How do you capture stunning images of strange marine life against a black background? This week, we report on our first experiment with blackwater photography.

Training 74 Scuba Divers in 2 Days

Training 74 Scuba Divers in 2 Days Do you think your group of family and friends is large? This month, find out how we trained 74 scuba divers in only 2 days.

Why You Should Try Watersports

Why You Should Try Watersports What do you get when you combine adventure with exercise, fun, family togetherness, variety, and safety? This month, read the many benefits of water sports!

Ear Clearing Tips and Tricks

Ear Clearing Tips and Tricks Have you ever changed your depth and your inner ears cannot equalize? This month, we explain how to relieve this pressure with different methods of equalizing your ears.

Why coral reefs are so colorful?

Why coral reefs are colorful Coral reefs attract scuba divers from around the world, but have you ever wondered why corals are so colorful? This month, we reveal corals' beauty secrets.

Are your children bored at home?

children scuba diving You do not have to be a grown-up to enjoy scuba diving! This month, discover how children as young as 6 years old can safely experience the underwater world.

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