- Learn about 6 PADI Torchbearers who are doing their utmost to protect endangered species by working with the animals. The post They Went to Work for the Animals appeared first on .
- Do you want to try scuba diving but are not sure what options are available? Learn about going from DSD to Open Water Diver here… The post DSD to Open Water Diver appeared first on .
- Seagrass is a powerful climate change mitigator. Here's what you need to know, including what PADI is doing in terms of blue carbon. The post Seagrass: The Unsung Hero of UK Climate Efforts appeared first on .
- We answer some of the most asked questions about sharks. How many types of sharks are there? Is a shark a mammal? Read on for some fun facts. The post Is a Shark a Mammal? Answers to the Most Googled Questions About Sharks appeared first on .
- Turn your freediving passion into a career. Learn why we think you should become a PADI Freediver Instructor, if you needed anymore convincing! The post Here’s Why You Should Become a PADI Freediver Instructor appeared first on .
Scuba Diving Mag
- Training A diver ignores his computer in pursuit of a trophy. DCI finds a spearfisher who puts the pursuit of a prize catch over his own safety.
- News “Why Sharks Matter: A Deep Dive with the World’s Most Misunderstood Predator” digs into why we need sharks and what we can do to protect them. "Why Sharks Matter" by marine biologist Dr. David Shiffman is coming out on May 24. He sat down with Scuba Diving magazine to discuss why this misunderstood predator…
- Travel Wartime relics, bustling marine life habitat and unending intrigue. Metalheads will adore these domestic and international wreck meccas.
- Training In this Ask a Marine Biologist, Dr. David Shiffman discusses some myths and misunderstandings about shark conservation. Overfishing (not finning) is far and away the biggest threat to sharks globally, but banning shark fishing is overkill itself. There are middle ground solutions.
- Training Learn how to safely breathe exhaled gas. Rebreathing divers have longer bottom times and are quieter underwater, but you need to make sure you know how to use this complex equipment.
Scuba Diver Life
- Breaking news—the luxury liveaboard Socorro Vortex has run aground in the remote Revillagigedo Archipelago with no loss of life. The… The post Breaking News: Socorro Vortex Runs Aground appeared first on Scuba Diver Life.
- Fulidhoo Island in the Vaavu Atoll of the Maldives offers an authentic island experience, but what's the diving like? Here are our picks for some of the best dive experiences in Fulidhoo Island. The post Diving Fulidhoo Island appeared first on Scuba Diver Life.
- Is rebreather diving really that expensive? Here we’ll explore why it’s more about the diving than the money. The post Rebreather Diving Is Expensive…Or Is It? appeared first on Scuba Diver Life.
- The cold, nutrient-rich waters off the Southern California coast are host to a wide variety of habitats, each filled with… The post A Beginner’s Guide to Southern California Marine Mammals appeared first on Scuba Diver Life.
- European divers flock to the El Cabron Marine Reserve in the Canary Islands each year to explore the area's rich variety of subtropical marine life. The post The Riches of the El Cabron Marine Reserve appeared first on Scuba Diver Life.
For Scuba Divers
- Cageless divers jump in to a swarm of feeding sharks to get up an close film the action, It should be noted that they did this without a cage. Click here to continue reading on For Scuba Divers.
- Dedicated divers of all levels will have to deal with underwater currents at some point in their diving career. Underwater currents occur naturally and can vary throughout the day based upon the tidal conditions. Weather and time of year also impact underwater currents. It is recommended, especially if you are diving without a dive guide, […]
- Ever think about making your own scuba diving propulsion system? If you ever wondered about how to go about creating your own propulsion system.. Click here to continue reading on For Scuba Divers.
- Jill Heinerth explains the lure of cave diving on TED Talks. Jill transformed her original desire to become an astronaut and become an underwater explorer (cave diver) instead. Click here to continue reading on For Scuba Divers.
- This is the first time I have seen anything like this where whale shark pursue a scuba diver. The tittle of the video below is “Whale Shark Attacks Diver”, but I am not sure if I would use the attack word. Click here to continue reading on For Scuba Divers.
- Several events took place to mark the 20th anniversary of the sinking of the Spiegel Grove.
- Scuba Schools International has announced the release of its new, improved and upgraded MySSI App.
- We take a look at our Video Of The Week – Frozen Lake Freedive
- NAUI has announced the launch of its 2022 social media photo contest, with prizes ranging from $75 to $200.
- Scuba Pro unveiled a host of new products at this year's Scuba Show in Long Beach, California.
- A moving story by Julie Berwald which intertwines a personal drama with the global crisis of coral conservation Life on the Rocks, is a powerful polemic calling for action to protect and care for our oceans. The focus is on coral reefs, but Berwald takes an unusual tack. While having a rigorously researched factual backbone, […]
- Today marks the 17th annual Endangered Species Day, during which people commit to learning, celebrating and taking action to save the many endangered species throughout the world and its oceans. Dr Andrea Marshall, co-founder and principal scientist of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, works tirelessly to protect manta rays. She is based in Mozambique, Africa, and […]
- Fourth Element’s roll-out of new gear for 2022 continues with the introduction of its new RF2 high-performance freediving wetsuit. The streamlined two-piece 6/5/4/mm suit has been developed for cool and cold-water freedivers to explore their limits while remaining comfortable and warm. The suit is designed with increased durability over traditional smoothskin suits in mind, while […]
- Aqualung has issued a product recall for i330R dive computers produced and distributed in 2021 and 2022 due to a fault which prevents the computer automatically adjust its pressure level when diving at an altitude of 900m (3000ft) or higher. Aqualung is asking customers who may be affected to stop using their i330 dive computers […]
- A newly-published five-year study from the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) and Australia’s Murdoch University has found that the waters of Komodo National Park, Indonesia, may be home to some of the largest aggregations of manta rays in the world. Reef mantas (Mobula alfredi) can reach up to 5m in wingspan – or ‘disc width’ – […]
British Sub-Aqua Club
- Several diving expeditions in the Solent have been planned as part of Operation Oyster, with fantastic prices secured for students.
- This year's AGM presented a picture of a club with a willingness to evolve. BSAC adapted quickly to the challenges of the Covid era and must continue to adapt in the face of a changing society.
- Dorset coast photography, a discussion on pee valves and a spotlight on Malta all feature in June iSCUBA.
- BSAC would be nothing without its volunteers and every year we aim to recognise the invaluable contribution our members make to the organisation.
- This year’s Diver Training Days (DTDs) and Diver Training Expeditions have already been a success – hear what our members are saying about them!
- Ocean charity, Blue Marine Foundation, makes initial grant of $90,000 to marine parks on six Dutch Caribbean islands. Award will fund projects including coral protection, and training youth marine rangers. The post Blue Marine Foundation launches new Dutch Caribbean Partnership appeared first on Dive Curaçao.
- The Sandals Royal Curaçao is expected to open April 14, 2022. It will offer 351 rooms and suites with 24 different room categories to fit any couple’s vacation style, including two new signature suite categories. The rooms and suites feature a modern design with pops of botanicals in blues and greens to reflect the island’s […]
- At the heart Dive Travel Curaçao is an unwavering commitment to the environment and to provide exceptional value, high quality and personalized service with the best Curacao Dive Operators and Accommodations. This combination ensure that you have the opportunity for the best Curaçao experience, above and below the waterline. The post Sustainable Dive Tourism in […]
- Bryan Horne actively promotes Curaçao as a World Class Diving Destination to a global audience and curates dive travel holiday packages that is supported by numerous Curacao tourism partners and stakeholders. The post Dive Curacao with Bryan Horne appeared first on Dive Curaçao.
- Top 5 Reasons why you should start planning your next diving vacation to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao The post Top 5 Reasons to Dive Curacao appeared first on Dive Curaçao.
- For any recreational diver looking to go professional, Fuvahmulah Dive in the southern Maldives is holding what it says is the island’s first IDC programme in late July/early August this year. Fuvahmulah has become famous as home to one of the world’s largest tiger shark populations, and for the site Tiger Zoo. “You will have […]
- Ever find that you know the general direction back to where your shore dive began, but then need to hunt around to find the exit point? Don’t worry, hawksbill turtles have similar problems. Their navigational skills are not, it seems, all they were once cracked up to be. Following the routes taken by 22 hawksbills fitted […]
- Director of photography Rob Franklin has long been a first call when big underwater filming projects are in the wind. PENELOPE GRANYCOME talks to him about BBC boot-camps, Blue Planet challenges, a whisky-fuelled fantasy in Mexico and how best to turn pools green Comparing notes about near dozing-off experiences under water was not how I […]
- The rebreather diver whose body was found in the Australian port of Newcastle on 9 May with 50kg of cocaine wrapped in waterproof packaging has now been named as Brazilian national Bruno Borges. Identified by friends and embassy officials, the 31-year-old is described as a professional diver and rope technician, based in Espirito Santo on […]
- The removal by six scuba divers of ghost-nets from the wreck of USS Moody has marked the return of the international Ghost Diving volunteer force to the USA. Divers from the new Ghost Diving USA chapter of the charity already well-established in Europe, North Africa and New Zealand linked up in late April with international […]
Divers Alert Network Blog
- For 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 […]
- With 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.
- DURHAM, 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.
- DURHAM, 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.
- DURHAM, 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
- June 3-12, 2022 It is an annual national celebration of ocean events, learning, and engagement held during World Ocean Week (June 8). We’re recognising the importance of the ocean in our daily lives and how local waterways connect us all to it through events and learning activities. Contribute to raising public awareness and celebrating Canada’s […]
- Join Freeflow Media for 7 days of mind blowing diving in The Red Sea – 30th September to 7th October 2022 Freeflow Media are taking one of the finest vessels in the region, to bring you underwater photo and video workshops in the stunning surroundings of the Southern Red Sea. Famed for it’s combination of reef […]
- Eugenie Clark, (born 1922) a trailblazing marine biologist who worked tirelessly to change public perception of sharks and preserve marine environments around the world, was honoured on May 4, 2022, on what would have been her 100th birthday, with a Forever stamp. About Eugenie Clark Eugenie Clark, also known as The Shark Lady, was an […]
- As a terrestrial being, my perspective of the natural beauty of Prince Edward County is rather unique. I view its natural beauty from above the waterline of Lake Ontario, admiring its invaluable wetlands, its seasonal avian visitors and its spectacular shoreline. However, as a marine scientist and diver, I am also privileged to gaze at […]
- The planning for exhibitor registrations for boot Düsseldorf 2023 is in full swing. And now, in May, the team around Project Director Petros Michelidakis is back in the starting blocks. Interested companies, associations and organizers can register for the upcoming boot from January 21 – 29, 2023 at https://www.boot.com/2330. Michelidakis: “The interest in the industry is […]
- Due to a change in their personal circumstances, we have had late cancellations from 3 people that were planning to attend both Wetpixel Red Sea Photo Odysseys. As the first of these starts on 22 May, they have suggested that they would be amenable to offering their spaces at a reduced rate in order to […]
- The third Wetpixel/Under the Jungle Cenote Photography Workshop is underway here in the wonderful Yucatan. The participants have all arrived safely and as is now a pattern for the first day, we commenced with a thorough briefing from Under the Jungle’s Natalie Gibb, focusing on the key safety information required to dive safely and with […]
- Issue 126 of Underwater Photography Magazine (UwP) is available to download now. It contains reviews of the Nikon Z7 II, Backscatter color filters, and GoPro setups. Articles include the story of the finding of the Endurance and how whale tagging is carried out. There is an interview with Tony Myshlyaev and locations include Sali Kecil […]
- Our friends at Behind the Mask have released their amazing short film “Narcissus.” Julie Gautier describes the film as “a beautiful cinematic illusion and a contemporary interpretation of a classic myth about how ego is leading humanity to drown in its own image.” In it, she interprets the Greek myth of Narcissus by performing upside […]
- Indonesia is opening up for foreign travels and due to scheduling conflicts, we have a few spaces available for the rescheduled Wetpixel/Alex Mustard Macro Workshops at Lembeh Resort. The dates are 8 to 17 and 17 to 27 March 2023. These workshops are typically very oversubscribed, so please let Adam know very soon if you […]
- Words by Steve Lewis I can’t recall what the original meeting was about. Probably something to do with training schedules or core standards or perhaps what flavour wings we’d order later that evening at ‘beer night’, but I do recall the head of the agency running up the stairs, swinging open the boardroom door and panting […]
- Words and Photography By Jill Heinerth Nine-tenths of a mile (1.4km) inside a submerged lava tube in the depths of the Monte Corona Volcano, cave diving explorer Sheck Exley faced what should have been certain death. It was 1983 when he and his dive partner Ken Fulghum hoped to make a record-breaking dive exploring a […]
- Words and Photography by Jill Heinerth With travel opportunities shut down by COVID-19, we are all trying to find ways to stay excited about diving. As much as I long for a warm, tropical dive hovering over a Caribbean reef, I have to admit that I have recently found a greater purpose in diving and […]
- Words By Margo Peyton Every child moves at his/her own pace. While these tips can help you teach children to dive, individuality is much more important than when teaching adults diving. Photo courtesy: Kids Sea CampI’m sure you had a teacher you can easily think of, who you loved and who inspired you. And maybe you […]
- Words By Heather Creech As with just about every other aspect of our lives, COVID-19 has had an impact on marine public education and citizen science projects. At the time of writing, large institutions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Ocean Wise (the Vancouver Aquarium) remain closed, while other centres like the Shedd Aquarium […]
Dive Buddies 4 Life
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- Divers: Nathan, James, Chris, Simon, Yori, Ben & Mark Everyone on the pier this morning were excited about finally getting out to do a graveyard dive, […] The post SHB Fawkner – Sunday 22nd May 2022 appeared first on Aquability.
- Divers: Calvin & Mark Considering the down pour of rain last night, conditions at Flinders were close to perfect. The water was very flat and very […] The post Flinders Jetty – Saturday 30th April 2022 appeared first on Aquability.
- The Team: Gary, Denise, Leo, Susan, Youri, Rose, Vikki & Mark After persevering Melbourne’s CoVid lock down, and not being able to travel over seas, some […] The post Hobart – 14th – 25th April 2022 appeared first on Aquability.
- Divers: Leo, Gary, Ben, Youri, Seb, James, Nathan & Mark The north-easterly swells continue to roll in so we decide to head a bit further north […] The post Deep Glen Bay – Sunday 16th April 2022 appeared first on Aquability.
- Divers: Seb, James, Nathan & Clara Ben, Youri & myself had made another unsuccessful attempt at diving the SS Tasman. Once on site all looked good […] The post SS Nord Saturday 16th April 2022 appeared first on Aquability.
Simply Scuba Blog
- Technically 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 […]
- Looking 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 […]
- Can 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 […]
- t 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 […]
- Scuba 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 […]