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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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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Ice Diving? The Pros and Cons

If you’re a die-hard scuba diver who has dived all over, in all kinds of conditions, you might be looking for new way to challenge yourself. Have you considered ice diving? No, that wasn’t a typo – ice diving is real! Ice cold weather is no excuse to stop plotting and planning your next scuba…

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How Scuba Diving Is Helping Wounded Warriors

Avid divers know that scuba diving is therapeutic, but a number of U.S. nonprofit organizations are picking up on the theme, and are introducing wounded warriors to a whole new definition of “therapy.” Scuba Warriors and Diving with Heroes These organizations, like Scuba Warriors based out of Washington State, and Diving with Heroes, which is…

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World’s Weirdest Dive Destinations

Coral reefs and ancient wrecks rarely lose their luster, but have you ever dreamed about diving in an ancient graveyard, an art gallery, or even an active volcano? Life under the water is always eye-catching and uniquely beautiful, but there are some remarkable global dive destinations that truly take the cake when it comes to…

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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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World’s Most Romantic Diving Destinations

What’s better than combining romance with an excuse to visit an acclaimed scuba diving site? A sure way to have a Valentines’ Day celebration you’ll never forget is to surprise your lifelong diving partner with a romantic diving trip, and heaven knows, there are plenty of amazing destinations to choose from. Start your research –…

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