- by Paula PalomoSometimes you just can't dive, but that doesn't mean you can't help save the ocean. Here are some easy topside actions to take. The post 7 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean for Times When You Can’t Dive appeared first on .
- by Camila PaudaAs a leading global diving organization, PADI is in a unique position to set high standards for dive industry sustainability. The post Dive Industry Sustainability: What is PADI Doing? appeared first on .
- by Sarah WormaldInstructors and dive centers are frequently asked, “Do scuba certifications expire?” It's a valid question. Learn more here… The post Do Scuba Certifications Expire? appeared first on .
- by Andrew KeavenyAre you constantly finding yourself searching for new diving friends? Learn out how to find new dive buddies here on the PADI blog. The post How to Find Dive Buddies appeared first on .
- by Sarah WormaldTaking the PADI Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver courses gives you the opportunity to push yourself and improve your freediving skills. The post Benefits of the PADI Advanced Freediver and Master Freediver Courses appeared first on .
Scuba Diving Mag
- by News The award-winning videographer lends his talents to Kids Dive and various nonprofit organizations. Sá highlights the effects of climate change through his underwater films while supporting NGOs and the Portugese Kids Dive organization.
- by News Childish exploration on the reef ends with a surprise twist—and a lasting impact on a father-daughter relationship. An unexpected encounter on a night dive teaches a young diver why ‘never mess with the marine life’ is a cardinal scuba rule.
- by Travel Here the question isn’t “Did you have a good dive?” but “What did you see?” This UNESCO World Heritage reef has the world’s largest whale shark aggregation and is home to one of the world’s best shore dives.
- by Travel Scuba used to fan my eco-anxiety. Now it’s key to helping me face our future. Watching the underwater world suffer pushed a diver away from the water—but now scuba might be just what she needs to handle that very sadness.
- by Travel Don’t miss these five stunning sites in the too-often-overlooked Middle Keys. Bustling reefs and historic wrecks await divers amid the Florida Keys’ marine sanctuaries and state parks.
Scuba Diver Life
- by Juanita PienaarScuba diving in Antarctica means diving somewhere that very few have ever been, let alone dived. Expect abundant marine life, ice formations—and bone-chilling waters. The post Scuba Diving in Antarctica appeared first on Scuba Diver Life.
- by Yvonne PressWhat are the risks of technical diving? Is it really that dangerous for tech divers? Here we’ll take a closer look. The post But Isn’t It Dangerous? Risks of Technical Diving appeared first on Scuba Diver Life.
- by Press ReleaseExplorer Ventures Fleet returns to dive St. Kitts as island re-opens The post St. Kitts, We’re Back! Country Reopens to Visitors appeared first on Scuba Diver Life.
- by Kathryn CurzonThe U.S. has lifted its requirement for Covid-19 testing before entering the country, making now a great time to start diving the world again. Here’s our round-up of the top five easy dive destinations to get back in the water. The post Top Five Easy Dive Destinations to Get Back in the Water Post-Covid appeared […]
- by Kathryn CurzonAs Covid restrictions ease, the world’s best dive destinations are accessible once again. Here are our top tips to help you plan a post-Covid dive vacation. The post Top Tips for Planning Your First Post-Covid Dive Vacation appeared first on Scuba Diver Life.
For Scuba Divers
- by ScubaDiverAre you diving with the new Apple Watch Ultra yet? Scuba Steve takes us along and shares his diving experiences with this new Apple watch for divers. Click here to continue reading on For Scuba Divers.
- by ScubaDiverAlert! Be aware that this post may change your opinion of dolphins, especially wild dolphins. Yes, dolphins are one of the most loved marine animals in our seas. Click here to continue reading on For Scuba Divers.
- by ScubaDiverLeopard seals are deadly apex predators of the Arctic Circle. They are very aggressive and nimble in the water. For this reason divers are warned to maintain a safe distance of at least 100ft when diving. Click here to continue reading on For Scuba Divers.
- by ScubaDiverHere is an incredible story. Nan Hauser, a whale scientist, describes her incredible experience of being saved by a whale. This story proves that there is truth in the thought that whales are capable of altruistic behavior. Click here to continue reading on For Scuba Divers.
- by ScubaDiverDiving with crocodiles offers something a little different for the adventurous scuba divers among us. In the following clip, wild life cameraman, Didier Noirot takes us on a guided tour of his crocodile diving adventures. Click here to continue reading on For Scuba Divers.
- by Sam HelmyThe Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is set to receive a matched funding award of US$1.3 million for a total of $2.6 million.
- by Nola SchoderHoward and Michele Hall reveal ocean secrets in their new nature documentary for IMAX® and giant screen theaters, Secrets of The Sea. The film features unique animal behaviors and symbiotic relationships of over 70 marine species never seen before on the giant screen.
- by Sam HelmyScientists have measured the sediment bloom left in the wake of a deep sea mining vehicle as it went about its operations.
- by Sam HelmyThe Women Divers Hall of Fame has been nominated for the 2022 DEMA Diving Community Champion award.
- by John LiangAre there too many freediving World Championships? Champion freediver William Trubridge sure thinks so.
- by Mark 'Crowley' RussellIssue # 28: More to Discover DIVE’s Autumn 2022 magazine is out now – and this autumn we’re celebrating the fact that no matter how much you think you know, there’s always more to discover. Order your copy now or subscribe for a year from just £9.99 *£9.99 for a digital-only subscription including all content […]
- by DIVE StaffGARMIN DESCENT G1 SOLAR Sometimes technology can hit that sweet spot where function and fashion fuse – the bit of kit that meets all your needs, and then plenty more that you hadn’t even considered. Of course, it has to be technically excellent, and it must be aesthetically pleasing. It should also have that special […]
- by Mark 'Crowley' RussellA new maritime archaeology centre has been established at the University of Montenegro, the first research unit of its kind in the Balkan nation. Based in the University’s Centre for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Maritime Studies in the Adriatic coastal town of Kotor, the mission of the Laboratory of Maritime Archaeology […]
- by Mark 'Crowley' RussellThe Underwater Photography Guide has announced that it is now accepting entries for the 2022 edition of its annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition. Now in its eleventh year, the 2022 competition features its highest-ever prize value of more than $100,000, with a new mobile phone category set to lower the barrier for entry into […]
- by DIVE ContributorsThe Galápagos Islands are still one of the most exciting places on earth to dive. But for how much longer? For millennia these unique, isolated outcrops have been an evolutionary laboratory generating bizarre and wonderful life forms and acting as a haven for pelagic wanderers across the Eastern Pacific. However, they now face a tsunami […]
British Sub-Aqua Club
- Freshers’ fair season 2022 is well underway
- Andy Torbet has advice for safe snorkelling into a sea cave
- Join three days of talks, discussions and chatting about all things Mary Rose
- Dan Metcalfe will spend six hours underwater at Stoney Cove
- For a more flexible way of completing your diver grade combine your club training or eLearning with the chance to finish off your qualification overseas.
- by Bryan HorneAt 16:30, three hours after cast-off on Thursday September 30, 1977, the MV Superior Producer disappeared below the waves and into the turquoise depths about 150 meters (500ft) from shore. Today, with its wide-open cargo holds and accessible wheel house, the MV Superior Producer has become renowned as one of the Top Shipwrecks in the […]
- by Bryan HorneTheCaribbean Shark Coalition (CSC)will host the first regional workshop in St. Maarten from September 12-16, 2022.The goal of this workshop is to provide in-field training and support the long-term goals of building capacity for shark and ray science and conservation in the Greater Caribbean region. The post Caribbean Shark Coalition hosts first Greater Caribbean Workshop […]
- by Bryan HorneLargest of the ABC (including Aruba and Bonaire) Islands, Curaçao is home to some of the most bio-diverse reefs in the Caribbean. The sheltered southern coast is rich in coral, and suitable for divers of all levels, with little in the way of adverse conditions at any of the popular dive sites. Divers and snorkelers never seem […]
- by Bryan HorneExploring the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao can be a pretty ambitious task. But if you are interested in discovering the hidden gems of the "best kept secret" in the southern Caribbean, then dive in to read more as we go on a road trip to explore the west side of Curacao plus a few […]
- by Bryan HorneJoin Dive Travel Curacao at the DEMA Show 2022 to discover why you should be considering Curacao as your Caribbean dive vacation destination The post DEMA Show 2022 appeared first on Dive Curaçao.
- by DivernetWant to maximise your comfort, warmth and safety under (as well as out of) the water, and all without buoyancy issues? The experts have the comprehensive advice you need A drysuit should be in every UK diver’s arsenal, because there’s little worse than feeling cold whether on a dive or when you exit the water. […]
- by Steve WeinmanParaplegic British scuba diver Dan Metcalfe-Hall, aka Wheelsdan, has applied to Guinness World Records (GWR) to recognise three new underwater distance and speed achievements at Stoney Cove – but is concerned that technical issues that arose on 28 September might hamper official verification. Using his arms alone for propulsion, the fresh open-water scuba records in […]
- by Steve WeinmanThe Balkan nation of Montenegro, which has a 300km eastern Adriatic coastline, is keen to start attracting scuba-diving tourists – and as part of that process has just opened its first underwater archaeology research unit. The Laboratory of Maritime Archaeology (LabMA) is part of the University of Montenegro’s Centre for Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, based […]
- by Steve WeinmanHad the Titanic’s captain heeded an iceberg warning from the Mesaba, a merchant steamship in the vicinity, the luxury liner might have safely completed her maiden voyage of 1912. As it was, the radio message was acknowledged but failed to reach Titanic’s bridge, leading two hours later to the tragedy that cost 1,500 lives. Mesaba […]
- by DivernetScuba and spa – for a week in the Maldives. Honestly, what’s not to like? asks ELLEN HUSAIN Mantas make me happy. Actually, I think mantas make everyone happy – huge, graceful, majestic, wonderful, awe-inspiring, manta rays are special. In fact we’re watching three mantas. Big ones, taking turns at a cleaning station in South […]
Divers Alert Network Blog
- by Steve JamrozFor more than 40 years DAN has played a crucial role in the dive industry, championing diver safety, risk management, and emergency preparedness. After last year’s virtual DEMA Show, we at DAN are looking forward to meeting with dive professionals from around the world in person once again. https://www.demashow.com/DEMA21/Public/eventmap.aspx?ID=14991&sortMenu=102006 The post 2021 DEMA Show Guide […]
- by Beth RoessnerWith a job at Divers Alert Network, you help make diving a safer activity for all. Learn more about current job opportunities. The post Join the DAN Team and Help Make Diving Safer appeared first on Divers Alert Network.
- by Beth RoessnerDURHAM, NC – July 7, 2021 – Divers Alert Network has enhanced its popular Return To Diving guide with the launch of a video in support of the program. The post DAN Enhances Return to Diving Guide With Video appeared first on Divers Alert Network.
- by Beth RoessnerDURHAM, NC – June 23, 2021 – If you’re a dive operator or dive professional, it may be time to renew your annual liability coverage The post Pros Choose DAN Liability Insurance appeared first on Divers Alert Network.
- by Beth RoessnerDURHAM, NC – June 7, 2021 – Divers Alert Network® and Rolex are pleased to announce that Richard Moon, M.D., has been selected as the 2021 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year. The post Richard Moon, M.D., Named 2021 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year appeared first on Divers Alert Network.
The Scuba News
- by Kathy DowsettGarrett Clement (Uncharted Odssey) has sent us yet another dive video from Vancouver Island, British Columbia. This video was taken at Oak Leaf Park in Nanoose Bay. Dive Co-ordinates are Latitude: 49.25 Longitude: 124.183 Nanoose Bay is a community on the east coast of British Columbia’s southern Vancouver Island. The location is about 26 kilometres […]
- by Kathy DowsettTurn Up The Sound! Claire found this old record during a cleanup. Marc Winkler at the CBC North helped us with a turntable to figure out what it was. Turns out it was a song from 1946 :: Georgia Gibbs “You Keep Coming Back Like A Song”. This record could have been under the water […]
- by David SuzukiBeavers have long been considered nuisances. They knock down trees and block waterways, often flooding areas where humans live and gather. But recent moves to leave the beavers alone show they can enhance and restore natural environments. Like other animals that create, modify and maintain their environments, beavers are referred to as “ecosystem engineers.” In […]
- by Kathy DowsettThe five great lakes of North America – Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario – were carved by the retreat of a two-million-year-old glacier and form the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem. Great Lakes Untamed is the first definitive natural history of this vast watershed, highlighting its incredible wildlife, landscapes, and human significance. The Great Lakes, […]
- by The Scuba News Press TeamJoin The Explorers Club on Monday, October 3rd to learn about The Brave New World of Travel. In an era of overtourism, how have the definitions of responsible travel changed? How can we adjust to the world’s current exploding travel demand? Peter Greenberg, award-winning investigative journalist and Travel Editor for CBS News, joins us to […]
- by adamhanlonSeacam has announced that they are now offering a Silver housing for Leica SL2 and SL2-S CAMERAS. They recommend using the Leica Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 1:3,5-4,5/16–35 ASPH lens with their SD Superdome and a PVL80 extension, while it is also possible to use their CP+PVL 70, WP + PVL 70, FP + PVL55 ports and extensions. Strobe […]
- by adamhanlonPanasonic GH6 firmware version 2.2 is available
- by adamhanlonGrand prize winner: Boaz Johnson PADI and Scuba Diving have announced the results of their Through Your Lens photo contest. Congratulations to all the winners and to Box Johnson with his flying fish reflection image that was awarded as the overall winner. Press release PADI AND SCUBA DIVING MAGAZINE’S ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST CAPTURES THE DIZZYING […]
- by adamhanlonThe 2022 Ocean Art Photo Contest is calling for entries. It offers 14 categories, including a new mobile phone category. The deadline for entries is 30 November. Press release 2022 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition Announced The 11th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition 2022 is accepting entries today through November 30, 2022 – with […]
- by adamhanlonField Review: EMWL – 160 degree lens By Alex Mustard Nauticam introduced the EMWL lens in the second half of 2020, a timing that meant that many owners still haven’t given the lens the workout it deserves. I have been itching to shoot it in one of the muck diving meccas of SE Asia, but […]
- by DIVER EditorialSince fall 2018, NOAA and the US Navy have been working with a number of scientific partners to study sound within seven national marine sanctuaries Words by Rachel Plunkett Have you ever travelled to a new city and noticed how different it sounds from home? Perhaps instead of hearing the sound of sprinklers turning on […]
- by DIVER EditorialCanada’s biggest and best diving conference and exhibition is set to return in just over a month! Divers from across the Great White North will gather at the River Cree Resort & Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, for two days of dive shenanigans over October 28th and 29th. We at DIVER are big fans of this […]
- by DIVER EditorialWords and Photography by Brandon Cole As a newbie, I got really excited seeing lionfish. Bold attitude and striking markings made it one cool fish. I’d bang on my tank and wildly gesticulate to attract other divers. Some buddies shared my enthusiasm. Others gave me withering glares before turning to look for sharks. Not much has changed […]
- by DIVER EditorialExciting and astonishingly beautiful, the cenotes and caves of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula have carved out a booming industry, and offer a truly unique perspective for divers Words and Photos by Natalie Gibb Flooded caves. For the uninitiated, they are the stuff of nightmares, conjuring visions of terrifying black tunnels and claustrophobic spaces. Yet divers who […]
- by DIVER EditorialThe 11th Annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition 2022 is accepting entries today through November 30, 2022 – with the largest prize value ever The Underwater Photography Guide is delighted to announce that it is accepting entries for the 2022 edition of the annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition – the 11th annual Ocean Art […]
Dive Buddies 4 Life
- by Alisha PostmaThe post AJ Bailey Adventure Series: Gardens of the Queen appeared first on Dive Buddies 4 Life.
- by Alisha PostmaThe post How to Equalize your Ears While Scuba Diving appeared first on Dive Buddies 4 Life.
- by Alisha PostmaThe post Canadian Splash: Diving into Lake Superior’s Spawning Whitefish Aggregations appeared first on Dive Buddies 4 Life.
- by Alisha PostmaThe post Canadian Splash: Beneath the Waves in Saskatchewan’s Diefenbaker Lake appeared first on Dive Buddies 4 Life.
- by Alisha PostmaThe post An Illuminating Review of OrcaTorch’s D570-GL Dive Light appeared first on Dive Buddies 4 Life.
- by Mark RyanDivers: Joel, Ryder, Kyle, Marina, Tim & Mark The weather was looking a bit iffy for dives this weekend, so some times you just need to […] The post Sth Channel Fort & Portsea Hole – Saturday 25th September 2022 appeared first on Aquability.
- by Mark RyanDivers: Ed, James, Guy, Seb, Josh, Chris, Push, Youri & Mark Although much better than yesterday, Mornington Pier was still a bit sloppy this morning, so […] The post Flinders Pier – Sunday 18th September 2022 appeared first on Aquability.
- by Mark RyanDivers: Pete & Mark We had planned to dive at Mornington Pier, unfortunately, the weather had other plans for us, so off to Flinders we drove. […] The post Flinders Pier – Saturday 17th September 2022 appeared first on Aquability.
- by Mark RyanDivers: Joel, Ryder, Mariner, Kyle, Logan & Mark Even though the wind was blowing 20 knots from the North/West, because of the protection of the pier […] The post Blairgowrie Pier – Sunday 11th September 2022 appeared first on Aquability.
- by Mark RyanDivers: Liam, John, Aaron, Bill, Chris P, Tim, Paul, Chris E, Karl, Robert, Ben, Youri & Mark Surface crew: Calvin & Bill Once or twice a […] The post Kanowna & Queensland – Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2022 appeared first on Aquability.
Simply Scuba Blog
- by Mark NewmanTechnically InspiredApeks Scuba Diving Equipment is made for the most extreme conditions so that you can always rely on your Apeks equipment when the time comes, wherever you are. Photo shooting for APEKS on wrecks in Vis Island with divers Petra Kovac Konrad and Frédéric Swierczynski Blue Cave Reliability Built In Since the 1970s, Apeks […]
- by Mark NewmanLooking through our most popular products so far for the first quarter of 2022 here are some of our favourite New Scuba Diving Gear. The first one is a big move from Fourth Element, they’re moving into the mask and fin market. Fourth Element is well known for their great wetsuits, drysuits and undersuits. They’ve […]
- by Mark NewmanCan you scuba dive with drysuit? The short answer is yes, but it needs to be a drysuit specifically made for scuba diving. You can find surface drysuits for kayaking and things to keep you warm and dry. The main problem with scuba diving is that the deeper we dive down the greater the pressure […]
- by Mark Newmant two thirds down the length of the leader loop on a finger spool so that you can pull it through the hole in the side in the water. Tie a small knot on one side of the leader to create a little You want it just poking out next to the hole you normally […]
- by lukesheppardScuba diving is a very social sport, to the point where you’re not supposed to even go scuba diving without a buddy. But have you ever thought about why? Your dive buddy is effectively a second set of everything and most importantly eyes and hands. Yes, they have extra air that you can breathe but […]