Rashid – our new Divemaster in Stone Town

By oneocean | 03 October 2017

My name is Rashid Kiukara, I come from Zanzibar. I love diving. I became a PADI Divemaster this year. From Labourer to snorkel guide I began working for One Ocean as a fundi (labourer) on the boats. Each year the boats come out of the water for a service and I helped to sand, varnish…

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From sharks, boats, Olympic swimmers and airplanes

By oneocean | 03 September 2017

What do shark skin, boats, Olympic swimmers and airplanes have in common? If you scratched your head for a minute and your answer is still “nothing at all!”, do not worry, you are not alone. But it is not a secret that engineers are always looking at mother nature for inspiration. The first fish started…

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The Mercedes Benz of the fish world… sort of

By oneocean | 03 August 2017

We have all heard of science taking inspiration from nature. Vehicle designers get inspired by animals to make cars lighter and more efficient. You’re probably thinking of fast and sleek things like swordfish or peregrine falcons. But what about the humble yellow box fish? Cars designed after box fish? In 2006 Mercedes Benz revealed its…

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Girl’s talk – Diving while it’s “that time of the month”

By oneocean | 03 July 2017

Today we want to address a subject that some people might not expect on a dive centre blog. We will talk about the safety of diving during the period and the benefits of menstrual cups. Sorry boys, we don’t mean to make you uncomfortable but unless you want to give some good advice to your…

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Emperor Angel Fish

By oneocean | 03 June 2017

The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus Imperator) is also known in some parts of the world as the Imperator or Imperial Angelfish and it certainly lives up to its name. With its stunning colors and unconventional personality it surely is one of the most appealing fish in the sea. This impressive fish does not only charm everyone it meets…

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