Category: New to Scuba

Newbie Diver
New to Scuba In the Water

Top Newbie Diver Mistakes

As a newbie diver, I quickly became addicted to diving. While I had lots of fun, there are a few things I wish I could tell myself — or any newbie diver — to make a new dive life a lot easier.

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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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night diving with kids
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Night Diving With Kids

Even though kids can go night diving once certified, there are a few factors parents must consider before letting their children participate in a night dive. 

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Oxygen and Scuba Diving
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Oxygen and Scuba Diving: Science Made Simple

Most divers strive for good air consumption, but do we really understand what makes us more or less efficient underwater? Here’s the science of oxygen and scuba diving made simple.

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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
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
Snorkel When Scuba Diving

Should You Wear a Snorkel When Scuba Diving?

We’re not going to solve the age-old argument of whether you should wear a snorkel when scuba diving, but will offer a list of pros and cons to help you decide.
by Hélène Reynaud

Best Dive Sites in Scapa Flow

In the Scottish Highlands, a remote, sheltered stretch of water around the Orkney Islands is home to Scapa Flow, with some of the best dive sites in Britain.
by Guest Author Chris Vyvyan-Robinson