Creative Ways to Use Those Amazing Underwater Photos

As an avid diver, you already know that one of the best souvenirs you’re going to score while diving is a collection of amazing underwater photos. After all, it’s not like you can take home that vibrant coral-lined wall or the spotted eagle ray you saw — but you can take home an image that perfectly…

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Want to Create Amazing Underwater Photos?

You’ve finally bought that incredible underwater camera. You’ve taken it to one of the most colorful and coolest dive sites on the globe. While submerged, you snap dozens — if not hundreds — of photos to capture the incredible scenery that can’t possibly be explained. A picture is worth a thousand words, after all, especially…

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Scuba Diving and Seashells: The Do’s and Don’ts

If you have a passion for scuba diving, there’s a pretty good chance that you have a fascination with seashells too. After all, when you’re well under the surface exploring colorful reefs or barnacle-embossed wrecks, chances are that you’re also encountering dozens of different mollusks – and live ones at that – which are rarely…

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Are You Breaking these Subtle Etiquette Rules?

It’s easy to recognize the big scuba etiquette gaffes on a diving trip – like not showering, being the loudest and / or drunkest person on the vessel, or tuning out the dive trip operator with the loud, vocal assertion of “I’ve dived here before so here’s what you need to know!” We covered these…

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6 Books Every Diver Should Own

Gearing up for a long flight across the world to an exotic scuba destination, or need a couple of books to keep you entertained during the next winter storm? Then you’ll want to grab one of these scuba diving bestsellers that will enhance your skills, keep you up turning pages at night, or just –…

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Most Dangerous (& Adrenaline-Pumping) Animals to Share the Water With

Think spotting a nurse shark or moray eel is scary? Maybe not, if you’ve met any of the following critters while in an exotic, or even close-to-home locale. And though not for the timid, thrill seekers will want to plan an encounter with one of these cool but intimidating underwater animals. Along the way, you’ll…

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Diving Myths You Can Safely Ignore

We’ve all heard those tall tales on a long boat trip to the dive site, or over a round of post-trip drinks, and wondered, “Wait… is that really true?” And while some of those stories you’ve heard — like catching hypothermia in 80° water – actually can happen, there’s just as many diving myths you…

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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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