Caribbean Coral Diaries: Manicina areolata

Manicina areolata The look of Manicina areolata can easily be confused between a few different Caribbean corals, and it takes a keen eye to spot this uncommon species. You could easily mistake this for a juvenile maze coral (Meandrina meandrites), or juvenile boulder brain coral…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Pseudodiploria clivosa

Knobby Brain Coral Psuedodiploria clivosa, the Knobby Brain Coral, is the third and final species of Diploria brain coral found in the Caribbean. P. clivosa has the thinnest ridges of all three species which grow in a tightly woven pattern. In shallow habitats, Psuedodiploria clivosa can grow into large…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Helioseris cucullata

Helioseris cucullata Helioseris cucullata is a Caribbean coral with a one of a kind appearance. You can easily spot this coral by the cup or nose-shaped corallite that always points to the exterior of the colony. Helioseris has several growth forms and color combination, but…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Agaricia lamarcki

Agaricia lamarcki Agaricia lamarcki is a deep water species of plating coral you will find at the lower end of recreational diving limits. You can often find this delicate sheet encrusting on ledges and rocks around 30m (100 feet deep).…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Porites furcata

Porites furcata Porites furcata wasn’t a coral we paid much attention to until we came diving in Honduras. On it’s own a few lone branches of P. furcata (Branching Finger Coral) blends right into the reef. But once you see rolling…

Love Coral? Tela Honduras Should Be On Your Bucket List

Dive Tela Honduras For the past two weeks, we’ve had the sincere pleasure of diving with the team from the Tela Marine Research Center, with another three weeks still to come! Tela is a coastal town on the mainland of…

Seven Of Our Favorite Dive Sites In Roatan

Dive Roatan If you love coral, Roatan Honduras should be at the top of your list as a scuba diving destination. Roatan is one of three Bay Islands off the Northern Coast of Honduras, and the islands boast some of…

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Orbicella franksi

Orbicella franksi Orbicella franksi is one of three species of Orbicella coral found in the Caribbean. This species of Orbicella grows into large plates covered in irregularly shaped nodules. The three species of Orbicella are O. faveolata, O. annularis, and O. franksi. The…

We’ll Be Diving And Reporting From Eco Divers Roatan All Month Long
Eco Divers Roatan After a successful weekend at the Long Beach Scuba Show, it was about time we head down to the sunshine and back in the water. For the next three weeks, we will be diving with Eco Divers Roatan…
Guide to Caribbean Coral Identification
Guide to Caribbean Coral Identification Hi there, my name is Nicole and I am in love with coral! I want to inspire scuba divers to explore the reef with new eyes by taking a closer look at corals. I have created…