Want to Break the Freediving World Record? Here’s How Deep You Have to Go

Underwater expeditions and world records seem to go hand-in-hand. Wacky stories of record-breaking feats under the water have filled recent headlines. In February, more than 170 divers created the longest underwater human chain in recorded history, while in December nearly 160 “Scuba Santas” blasted the world record for the most diving Santas during one chilly…

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Are Underwater Drones on the Horizon?

By now, drones have become a familiar term and have morphed from military-grade status to something that any everyday consumer can purchase and use. Popular with recreational and commercial users who want to film aerial tours, or just get a bird’s eye perspective of a striking area. Drones are becoming easier to use, cheaper and much…

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Diving Destinations That Could Disappear in Your Lifetime

The recent news about the extreme bleaching of huge sections of the Great Barrier Reef made headlines around the world. And while the silver lining is that it brought the issue of climate change to international attention, the fact remains that there are some dive sites found all around the globe that all have the…

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Recent NYC Rescue Demonstrates the Importance of Police Divers

On Saturday morning, April 30th, NYC police received a report that a man was stranded a mile off of Coney Island Beach. His kayak had almost sunk, and the man had been dragged out to sea after hooking up with a fish. Here are the details. How Was He Rescued? The NYPD Aviation Unit spotted…

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Scuba Diving has Surprising Benefits for Kids and Adults with Autism

Ask any scuba diver what they love most about being underwater, and besides the incredible scenery, they’ll like you tell you it’s how the experience makes them feel. Calm and relaxed, with all distractions left behind on the surface, scuba diving can have a profound effect on your mental state as soon as you descend….

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How to Tell if Your Scuba Gear Needs Replacing

Like an overdue oil change or a container of milk that’s on the brink of its expiration date, it’s easy to test your limits with scuba gear. After all, sometimes you don’t have time to test all your equipment before a dive trip, and sometimes it can be difficult to know what to look for….

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Celebrate the National Park Service’s Centennial with a Dive

2016 marks the US National Park Service’s 100th birthday! The national organization is marking the occasion with a series of multi-faceted efforts to promote, educate and help people discover National Parks all across the country. Scuba divers can celebrate by simply planning a visit. There are more than 30 National Parks that cater to divers…

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Where to Swim with Sea Turtles

As the sea turtle nesting season starts to heat up along many US shorelines, more on-land and underwater visitors become fascinated with these rare, threatened and even endangered sea creatures. After all, this is a typically docile but hardy creature that starts swimming as soon as they are born to reach deeper sea regions where…

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Luxury Liveaboards: The New Way to Vacation in Style

Most scuba divers have dreamed about jetting off to a five-star diving resort for a decadent vacation at their most beloved scuba diving locales. Now, there’s a new way for globe-trotting divers to enjoy the experience of an elite resort without being tethered to dry land! Enter the age of the luxury liveaboards. Liveaboards are…

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A Romantic Proposal to Dive For!

Everyone loves a good over-the-top wedding proposal story, whether you’re still single or just celebrated your 50th wedding anniversary. And if you’re considering popping the question to your significant other-diver, this might give you some ideas! A Canadian man took his girlfriend on a diving vacation to Thailand and turned a run-of-the-mill dive trip into…

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