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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
using a compass underwater
Training In the Water

Using a Compass Underwater

Many divers stop learning about underwater navigation after their first open-water course. But using a compass underwater properly is a vital skill.

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Underwater Navigation Techniques
Training In the Water

Diving Fundamentals: Underwater Navigation Techniques

Although it’s easy to follow the guide on nearly every dive, it’s important to practice underwater navigation techniques.

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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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New stuff
Vobster Quay

Virgin Start-Up Backed Company Creating Artificial Reef at Vobster Quay

A Virgin Start-Up-backed company, ARC Marine, is creating an artificial reef at premier U.K. dive site Vobster Quay in 2017.
by Kathryn Curzon
First Technical Diving Course

Your First Technical Diving Course

If you’re a recreational diver who’s decided to take your first technical diving course, what should you expect to learn?
by Richard Devanney
Reef Check

Conservation Spotlight: Reef Check

In this series of articles, we’ll profile conservation organizations focused on ocean protection. Today we’re profiling Reef Check.
by Hélène Reynaud
using a compass underwater

Using a Compass Underwater

Many divers stop learning about underwater navigation after their first open-water course. But using a compass underwater properly is a vital skill.
by Marcus Knight