Supplying the Underwater Heroes

While nothing is ever typical for this diver, here is how a scenario might go for Dave, a member of a municipal fire department’s dive team. 1:17 AM – Dave receives a call to come in. A winter storm is raging, with sleet making things difficult to get around. 1:35 AM – When he arrives…

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The Coolest Cave Dives in the World

Need a reason to tackle your New Year’s Resolution of trying new things or learning a new skill? Then consider cave diving. Easily one of the more ambitious skills for divers, being prepared for a cave dive takes a lot of training, (a passing score can be hard to obtain), and a commitment to investing…

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Scuba Diving and Gardening?

Ever wish you could combine your passion for scuba diving with some of your other, more artistic hobbies? It’s easy to do if you’re a photographer, but much harder is you also like to paint, cook, or do anything else that doesn’t necessarily work well with an abundance of water. Underwater Gardening? Well, if your…

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Traveling Light – How to Pack for a Dive Trip

Is there anything more frustrating than dealing with the airlines and all of their baggage policies and fees? Unfortunately, as divers we need more luggage than the average tropical-destination traveler, even if we’re just bringing fins, masks, snorkels, wetsuits and BCDs — forget about cylinders, cameras and other gear! Packing for a dive trip can…

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The Dangers of Drinking and Diving

You’re on vacation in a tropical locale in the dead of January – it could be the Caribbean, Hawaii, or even an exotic global destination like Thailand or the Philippines. And you want to celebrate your arrival after several day-long flights and inefficient local public transportation with a drink or five before gearing up the…

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Swimming with Sharks – Dos and Don’ts Every Diver Must Know

Seeing sharks while diving is arguably one of the most thrilling excursions under the water, but for divers who haven’t yet taken the plunge, or who have seen Jaws one too many times, the major internal question always arises: Is It Safe to Swim with Sharks? The short answer is yes, usually. There are an…

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It’s Summertime Somewhere – Perfect Dead-of-Winter Dive Destinations

Does the dead of winter make you dream about the days of board shorts, tropical drinks, and of course, plenty of exotic dive sites to go around? You’re in good company. And the great news for scuba divers is that there are plenty of corners of the world which are a shell’s throw away from…

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How Scuba Diving Helps your New Year’s Resolutions

You probably don’t need many justifications or encouragement to plan a full year of diving trips, but just in case you need a few more reasons to feel good about a heavy diving schedule, consider this: Scuba diving can help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions. From losing weight to losing anxiety, planning a drive…

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6 New Year’s Resolutions Designed for Divers

It’s that time of year again when everyone makes up a long list of resolutions that will hold strong until about Valentines’ Day. Yes, you can spend another year plugging away at the more standard resolutions, or you can create a new, and more appropriate list, that’s focused on what you clearly love most –…

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