Joey is majoring in biology with a minor in environmental science at Delaware Valley College in Pennsylvania. He is a passionate scuba diver and assistant NAUI instructor whose love for the ocean has been, an integral part of his life since childhood. He has dived extensively off the shores of Long Island, N.Y. , the Caribbean, […]

Joseph A. Mandara

Frog Fish- Bonaire


    Longlure Frog Fish- Bonaire Tarpon- Bonaire Spotted Drum- BonaireMoon Jelly- Key West  Spotted Moray- BonaireFrench Angel Fish- Key LargoQueen Angle Fish- Key Largo Big Eye- Key Largo Redband Parrot Fish  

SHARK ENCOUNTER By Joseph A. Mandara 1

Sculpted by the eons of time into a masterpiece of nature, sharks have traversed the vast corridors of our oceans for four hundred million years. Unfortunately, with the help of Hollywood’s horrific anecdotes, we have engrained in our minds a corrupted vision of this aquatic marvel as a ferocious, blood-thirsty predator intent on devouring human flesh. […]


Diver with Yellow Tail Snapper


“From  birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to the earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free” Jacques Cousteau SCUBA  diving gives men access to a world of immense beauty. However penetrating into an environment that is hostile to our physiological structure […]