Giant goby - Gobius cobitis

Giant goby, Gobius cobitis, is quite easily encountered while snorkeling among the rocks of the rocky coasts of the whole Mediterranean Sea. ...

Octopus and Grouper

Octopus and Grouper, or the eternal struggle between prey and predator. In the case of this encounter it is difficult to define who really is the prey and who the predator. In the video we made, below the coast and a few meters deep ...

Clown Triggerfish

Clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum), also known as the bigspotted triggerfish, is a demersal marine fish belonging to the family Balistidae, or commonly called triggerfish. ...

Green wrasse - Labrus viridis

Gren wrasse is one of the most common wrasse in the Mediterranean Sea, the name is due to the color of its livery and its flesh. It is often fished by new divers in apnea ...

Bluespotted Cornetfish

Bluespotted Cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii), also known as smooth cornetfish or smooth flutemouth, is a marine fish which belongs to the family Fistulariidae. ...

Guineafowl puffer

Arothron meleagris, commonly known as the Guineafowl puffer or golden puffer, is a pufferfish from the Indo-Pacific, and Eastern Pacific ...

Cave diving

We also went to visit an underwater cave. And like all caves it instills a certain charm and arouses a certain restlessness, and it is the same in the case of this submerged cave ...

SOS Mediterranean sea and Oceans

This video was made on 11 June 2021 in the reefs of Lighthouse Vada near Livorno, over 6 miles from the coast of Castiglioncello at a depth of over 42 meters. ...

Bigeye Trevally Caranx sexfasciatus 

Bigeye Trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus), also known as the bigeye jack, great trevally, six-banded trevally and dusky jack, is a species of widespread large marine fish in the jack family Carangidae ...

Mucilage - Sea Snot

We are on a rocky and sandy bottom at a depth of about 36/40 meters, and as we can see in the video, the seabed is almost completely covered by marine mucilage. ...

Bath Sponge

Sponges, contrary to what one might think at first sight, are very simple multicellular animal organisms very similar in shape and appearance to plant organisms. ...

Mediterranean reef with spiny Lobsters

We met the Lobsters in a submerged reef over 75 meters deep, the muddy bottom moved by the current made the water not very transparent; as you can see, however, the cliff is vital and exuberant. ...

Moorish idol

Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus) is a marine fish species, the sole extant representative of the family Zanclidae in order Peciformes. A common inhabitant of tropical to subtropical reefs and lagoons, the Moorish idol ...

Bigfin reef Squid

Sepioteuthis lessoniana, commonly known as the bigfin reef squid, glitter squid or oval squid, is a commercially important species of loliginid squid. It is one of the three currently recognized species belonging to the genus Sepioteuthis. ...

Paramuricea clavata Reproduction

We have witnessed a wonderful "miracle" of nature that we document with this underwater video: the reproduction of Paramuricea clavata. A large colony of Gorgonians have opened their polyps ...

Mediterranean Moray - Muraena helena

This Mediterranean Moray was found on a rocky bottom about 45 meters deep. Moray eels often stay in their hole during the day with their heads partially out to check the territory. ...

Silvertip Shark

Silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) is a large species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, with a fragmented distribution throughout the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans ...

Blueface Angelfish

Pomacanthus xanthometopon is aray-finned fish in the family Pomacanthidae found in shallow parts of the Indo-Pacific. It is commonly known as the blueface angelfish or the yellowface angelfish ...

Fusilier fish

The Caesio are marine bony fish of the Caesionidae family. They have a fairly tapered body with a pointed snout and a small, terminal mouth ...

Barrel jellyfish partially eaten by fish

This video show a jellyfish, Rhizostoma pulmo, partially eaten by fish. It often happens during our dives to find jellyfish that have been attacked by fish; ...

Common Antlers Sponge

Common Antlers Sponge, Axinella polypoides, is a species of sea sponge belonging to the Demospongiae class, family Axinellidae and at phylum Porifera. it's present throughout the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Ribbon eel

Ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita), also known as the leaf-nosed moray eel or bernis eel, is a species of moray eel. The only member of the genus Rhinomuraena. What is now known as R. quaesita also includes the former R. amboinensis. ...

Red Lionfish

Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a fish venomous who live coral reef  in the family Scorpaenidae, order Scorpaeniformes. Pterois volitansis natively found in the Indo-Pacific region, but has become an invasive problem in the Carribbean Sea ...

The great Barracuda

Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda), also known as the giant barracuda, is a common species of barracuda: large, predatory ray-finned fish found in subtropical oceans around the world ...

Red-mouthed rock shell

In this short video we show you how the the Red-mouthed rock shell manages to regain its natural position. The diver turns the shell upside down and the frightened snail ...

Feather Stars

Crinoids are marine animals that make up the class Crinoidea, one of the classes of the phylum Echinodermata, which also includes the starfish, brittle stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers ...

Invasion of Stylocidaris affinis

I did the underwater video in a stretch of sea between Livorno and the island of Gorgona at a depth of over 50 meters. I was surprised to meet so many sea urchins, known as Stylocidaris affinis, ...

The orbicular Batfish

Orbicular batfish (Platax orbicularis), also known as the circular batfish, orbiculate batfish, round batfish, or orbic batfish is a popular aquarium fish which occurs naturally in the tropical waters of the Indian (Maldives) and Pacific Oceans ...

Red Scorpionfish - Scorpaena scrofa

Filming and photographing the Red Scorpionfish (Scorpaena scrofa) is always a great satisfaction, in fact this species seems to be the perfect subject of the underwater photographer, despite the proximity of the diver ...

Black Trevally

Black Trevally, Caranx lugubris, or black jack, is a species of large ocean fish in the jack family Carangidae. The species has a circumtropical distribution, found in oceanic, offshore waters of the tropical zones of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans ...

Black Turret coral

Part of this video we did in 2020 on the wreck of the British Loyalty ship in the Maldives in Addu Atoll. At the end of the war in 1946, British Loyalty was towed away from the shipping channels and sunk. ...

Grey reef Shark

Grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) is a species of requiem shark, in the Carcharhinidae family. One of the most common reef sharks in the Indo-Pacific, it is found as far east as Easter island and as far west as South Africa ...

Sea Snot or marine Mucilage

Effects of climate change in the Mediterranean Sea. The sea Snot or Mucilage caused by marine heating. Nobody can deny that the warming of our planet Earth is now evident even to those who still harbor doubts and uncertainties ...

Loggerhead sea Turtle

Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), is a species of oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world. It is a marine reptile, belonging to the family Cheloniidae. The average loggerhead measures around 90 cm in carapace ...

Crown-of-thorns Starfish

Crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, is a large starfish that preys upon hard, or stony, coral polyps (Scleractinia). The crown-of-thorns starfish receives its name from venomous thorn-like spines that cover its upper surface, ...

Mediterranean sea Red sea star

Echinaster sepositus, the Mediterranean sea Red sea star, is a species of starfish from the East Atlantic, including the Mediterranean Sea. Echinaster sepositus has five relatively slender arms around a small central disc ...

Purple sea Urchin

Sphaerechinus granularis is a species of sea urchin in the family Toxopneustidae, commonly known as the purple sea urchin. Its range includes the Mediterranea Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean. ...

Yellowtail Clownfish

Yellowtail Clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii), known commonly as Clark's anemonefish, is a marine fish belonging to the family Pomacentridae, the clownfishes and damselfishes. ...

Mediterranean Spiny Lobster - Palinurus elephas

In this dive on a depth that varies from 40 to 45 meters I encountered different species of marine organisms typical of the coral beds of the Mediterranean Sea. ...

Lunar Fusilier

Lunar fusilier (Caesio lunaris) is a species of marine fish in the family Caesionidae. The lunar fusilier is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo/West Pacific area, including the Rea Sea ...

Mahi-mahi or Dorado

Mahi-mahi, or common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide....

Magnificent sea Anemone

Heteractis magnifica, also known by the common names magnificent sea anemone or Ritteri anemone, is a species of sea anemone belonging to the Stichodactylidae family native to the Indo-Pacific area ...