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Marcus Knight

Marcus Knight

Marcus Knight (aka “The Scuba Monkey”) first dived during the ‘90s and was bitten by the scuba bug. During the years that followed, Marcus became absorbed in diving and, today, is a Master Instructor for both PADI and SSI.

With over a decade as a professional diver, Marcus has lived and taught
scuba around the world, including Australia, Asia, the Mediterranean Sea and the wreck heaven of Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands. Check out his website here.

Stories by Marcus
diving in strong currents
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Dive Training Fundamentals: Diving in Strong Currents

Drift diving can be exhilarating. But if there is a strong current, you must keep these factors in mind to dive safely.

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fish ID
Marine Species Resources In the Water

Basic Fish ID: Part II

With over 20,000 species of fish, it can be hard to know what you’re seeing underwater. Here’s the second of a two-part series on basic fish ID for 10 different common marine-life families.

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Basic Fish ID
Marine Species In the Water

Basic Fish ID: Part I

With over 20,000 different species of fish it can be hard to know what you’re looking at when you dive. Here’s the first of a two-part series on basic fish ID for 10 different families of commonly seen aquatic life.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Adventure Dives
Training In the Water

Choosing Your PADI Advanced Open Water Adventure Dives

The PADI Advanced Open Water course offers a choice of three different adventure dives to complete your course. Which should you choose?

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New stuff

PADI Sold For $700 million USD

Certification giant PADI was sold for $700 million USD to a company called Mandarinfish Holding
by Trevor Sanford

SeaLife Introduces New DC2000 Sea Dragon Camera Sets

To complement the new DC2000, SeaLife has introduced three new camera and light sets, available at select SeaLife dealers.
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Indonesia Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

Indonesia Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

In a bit of positive environmental news, Indonesia pledges to reduce plastic waste 70 percent by 2025.
by Kathryn Curzon
Shark Feeding Dives

Why I Participate in Shark Feeding Dives

The role of shark feeding dives in shark conservation is controversial. Here’s the perspective of one PADI pro who’s worked in the industry for years.
by Hayley-Jo Carr