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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
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Diving Fundamentals: Equalizing when Diving

As land mammals, we must short-circuit physiology when we scuba dive. Equalizing as we descend helps adapt our bodies to our temporary environment. Here’s why and how.

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Scuba Finning Techniques
Training In the Water

Diving Fundamentals: Scuba Finning Techniques

Passing your Open Water course is not the end of learning how to fin well — it’s the beginning. The best divers know how to frog kick, helicopter turn and reverse fin. Here’s why and how to apply these scuba finning techniques.

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Panic When Scuba Diving
Training In the Water

Avoiding Panic When Scuba Diving

Knowing how to recognize and address a potential case of stress, anxiety or panic when scuba diving is a key tool in an experienced diver’s skill set.

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buddy check
Training In the Water

Diving Fundamentals: The Buddy Check

The buddy check should always be a part of your pre-dive ritual, but many of us skip it entirely or miss key safety aspects. Here’s what to watch for on your next — and every — buddy check.

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New stuff

Original Wyland Tank Up for Auction

Renowned marine artist Wyland is auctioning off an original painted scuba tank, with the proceeds going to charity.
by Shelley Collett
new cressi gear

Top New Cressi Gear for 2017

Spring is here, and with it comes dive season for many of us. Top gear manufacturer Cressi has a ton of new offerings, and we’re highlighting six of the best.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
PADI Sold

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.
by Press Release