Is Your Child Ready for Diving? Here’s How to Tell

One of the biggest debates in the scuba diving community is how young is too young to scuba dive. Many dive instructors do not feel comfortable taking students younger than 10 or even 12, but the fact remains every kid is different. Kids have different maturity levels, physical abilities and medical considerations and varying desires…

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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Scuba Diving!

You already know that scuba diving is amazing for your mental mindset. The simple act of traveling to exotic locations, submerging underwater and savoring that feeling of being miles away from the rest of the world does wonders for your brain. However, just in case you need extra rationalization to book a last-minute trip, you’ll…

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Coolest Freshwater Dive Destinations

Want to freshen up your next diving vacation? Then pass on the saltwater diving, and explore these beautifully cool and clear diving locales that put the often-overlooked joys of freshwater diving on the map. Cenotes, Mexico Cenotes are a unique collection of freshwater caves found on the Yucatan Peninsula. They offer a spellbinding spot to…

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The 6 Biggest Mistakes Made by Recreational Divers

Mark took a scuba certification course, has been in the water a few times and is pretty well equipped to handle an emergency. Mark feels prepared for his next dive. However, Mark could be making several mistakes diving instructors and pros classify as “off the radar.” If you are guilty of making these mistakes, like…

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Finding the Dive Mask That Fits

A well-fitting mask is arguably the most important accessory you have under the water. Why? Because it’s the lone barrier between you and everything you came to enjoy. If your mask doesn’t fit right, you might be spending hours fiddling with it when you should be focused on your environment, blinking repeatedly as the water…

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Can’t Touch This! What You Should Never, Ever, EVER Disturb while Diving

Every good diver knows when you’re underwater, you should keep your hands and fins to yourself! Disturbing corals and marine life can have unintended, but dire consequences to the underwater environment. Everyone has had a once-in-a-while brush with a reef wall or a critter that is hiding along the sea floor. However, there are some…

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Diving Instructor Pearls of Wisdom

When you’re learning the basics, it’s natural to pay attention to the big stuff — how to breathe, how to submerge without ear pain and how to come back to the surface safely. However, in between all the “big stuff,” your instructor may also be passing along little pearls of wisdom that will come in handy throughout your…

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One Diver’s Near-Death Experience – What We Can Learn

In early March, a Florida scuba diver made local and national headlines when he was diving close to the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant in Florida. He got sucked into a pipe that pulled in approximately 500,000 gallons of ocean water per minute. The pipe is 16 feet in diameter and a quarter-mile long. The…

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Think Your Scuba Fins Don’t Matter? Think Again

Did you make a mistake when buying your first pair of scuba fins, opting for the first pair you saw or the least expensive? If so, you’re not alone! Many novice divers make the mistake of buying fins that aren’t designed for scuba diving or are better suited for other types of divers. This can…

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The Coolest Diving Souvenir You Can’t Take Home

You may have snuck a seashell or a couple of T-shirts into your carry-on bag after your last diving trip, but did you know there’s a way to leave a permanent mark on a dive site that will last years after your vacation is over? The Coolest Ecofriendly Dive Trip Souvenir Ever! It’s probably the…

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