Remipedes are blind crustaceans living in coastal aquifers which contain saline groundwater, with populations in almost every ocean basin explored, including in Australia, the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean.

Remipedes are venomous crustaceans, and the only ones of their kind, first discovered in the 1980s. Their name comes from Latin for “oar-footed” because of the beautiful movement of their many pairs of swimming legs.


Contact us for some guided cave dives get the chance to observe live remipedes.

And if you want to become a cave diver we will be happy to orientate you through your training.