Think Hypothermia Is Only a Cold Water Risk? Think Again.

The air temp is 90° and the water a balmy 80° – so you forgo your wetsuit or just wear a lightweight skin. After all, it’s hot in the tropics and you can’t wait to cool off underwater. Ahhhh….it feels so good to descend away from the scorching sun and hot, humid air into the…

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Amazing Dive Destinations to Spend New Year’s Eve

Dreaming about a last minute diving trip to ring in the New Year’s doing exactly what you love? There are plenty of options – both across the world and close to home – where divers can both celebrate in style, and cure a New Year’s Day hangover with an unforgettable trip under water. Where to…

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Dive Propulsion Vehicles – Not Just for James Bond!

What do you get for the diver that has everything? A dive propulsion vehicle, of course! You may have spotted these high tech toys in a James Bond movie or in a “Making Of” YouTube video of a Jacque Cousteau documentary, but these trendy gadgets are bouncing off the screen and are landing at the…

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The Rise of the Scuba Santas

You may have heard about Surfing Santas, or Flying Santas, but what about Scuba Santas? Turns out it’s a real thing, and it’s pretty popular in the inland diving community of Vobster Quay. This diving destination is surprisingly located in the Somerset, UK countryside, and has been the gathering point for the annual Scuba Santa…

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Stocking Stuffers for Divers

It’s easy to pick out those big items to put under the tree for an avid diver – gear, wet suits, and the new wave of DPVs (Diver Propulsion Vehicles) can easily top anyone’s wish list. But some of the best gifts come in small sizes, and can be stuffed inside a stocking. These are…

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Is a Liveaboard Dive Trip For You?

There’s something exotic about waking up every morning in the middle of open waters, being guided to some of the most remote dive sites in the world, and launching on a worldly expedition that’s accompanied by travelers who are as fanatic about diving as you are. This is essentially what it’s like to stay on…

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What Actor Justin Theroux’s Near Dive Fatality Can Teach Us

The perfection of his Bora Bora honeymoon was almost shattered by a questionable divemaster for actor Justin Theroux recently. On his lavish trip with new wife Jennifer Aniston, Theroux took an introductory dive course and spent a day in 10′ of water enjoying beautiful fish and colorful corals. The next day, he signed up for…

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Printable Dive Trip Checklist

It’s oh-so-exciting to start packing for your much anticipated dive trip, whether it’s to a new destination or one we’ve been to before. However, in the  mad scramble to water the plants, drop the dog off at the kennel, respond to those last few important work emails and fit everything into a suitcase the airlines…

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Don’t Be the Diver Everyone Else Wishes Would Fall Overboard

Whether you’re going on an hours-long diving trip, or spending a week among strangers on a liveaboard, you don’t want to be that person that causes everyone to hesitate, just slightly, when you’re in need of life-saving assistance. Because everyone knows that “one guy” (or girl) who can potentially put a damper on a diving…

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Maldives: A Thousand Islands, a Thousand Opportunities

If you’ve ever seen a calendar showcasing fabulous tropical beaches, chances are at least one of the images was of a Maldives beach. While known for its coral atolls, breath-taking beaches and azure seas, the abundance of marine life underwater is catching divers’ attention. This archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean is not well known…

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