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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Cool Valentines’ Day Gift Ideas for Scuba Divers

On Valentine’s Day, you can go the clichéd flowers, jewelry and chocolates route, or you can give your loved one a gift they’ll really adore by tying in your present with their true passion – scuba diving. It’s always those personalized gifts that leave an impression, so before you drop a couple hundred bucks on…

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Want to Master a New Diving Skill? Take a Course!

Whether you wan to learn something fun like DPV diving, or what to do in an emergency, gain more confidence or even instruct others, learning a new diving skill can be a worthwhile pursuit. It sure beats the heck out of having to learn how to navigate your tax forms! So what’s the easiest way…

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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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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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Certified for Life: Good or Bad Idea?

The joys of diving can change your whole life forever, but diving can also end your life in a few minutes if you get into an unexpected, perilous situation. Is one course — taken one time — sufficient to ensure we and the divers we dive with are prepared for unexpected, potentially fatal situations? Would…

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5 Ways to Become a Better Diver

You’ve completed at least your Open Water course, and maybe you’ve bagged some dives. Entry level courses teach us the basics but we can always learn more! We dive because it enables us to temporarily become members of a fascinating, ethereal underwater world, allowing us to experience sensations and see amazing sites non-divers never do….

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New to Diving? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Every diver was a new diver at some point, so it’s normal to feel a little nervous before a dive. You’ll enjoy a more relaxed dive if you avoid these common mistakes. 1) Not practicing what you learned. You took the time to get certified, but if you don’t practice what you learned, you’re likely…

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How to Introduce Kids to Scuba Diving

If you’ve been “beached” for several years and unable to dive because your kids were too young, you may be especially motivated to get them certified so you can dive again too! You’ve also enjoyed the unparalleled and fascinating sights and sensations scuba diving has to offer. So of course it’s natural to want to…

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I’m Certified to Dive, So Why Bother Taking More Courses?

You took the time and spent the money to earn your Open Water Certification, so now you’re ready to take a dive trip! Or maybe you earned your OW years ago, and feel you’ve done okay on the occasional dives you’ve done so far. So why bother spending more time and money taking an Advanced…

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