Category: New to Scuba

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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Touching Marine Life
Conservation New to Scuba In the Water

Kids and Touching Marine Life

Adults know that touching marine life is a big no-no. But what about kids, who learn by touch starting very young? With some guidance, parents can help them understand why the marine environment is strictly hands-off.

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Diving Awareness
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Diving Awareness: An Untaught Skill

Although it’s as fundamental as good buoyancy, diving awareness is rarely taught. Here’s what you need to know to keep track of yourself underwater.

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Fears That Stop People from Scuba Diving
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Five Fears That Stop People from Scuba Diving

We’ve all heard people say they’re too afraid to try diving for a variety of reasons — claustrophobia, sharks, drowning — and maybe we felt that way too before we fell in love with the sport. Here’s how to address and overcome those fears.

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New stuff
Tilikum

Tilikum’s Death and the Future of SeaWorld in 2017

The controversial documentary “Blackfish,” featuring killer whale Tilikum sparked a world-wide discussion on cetacean captivity. Now that Tilikum has died, what’s next for SeaWorld and captive cetaceans in general?
by Jessica Macdonald
Best Vancouver Dive Sites

Best Vancouver Dive Sites

Some of North America’s best temperate diving is on Canada’s west coast. The best Vancouver dive sites are less than a 40-minute drive from the city’s center, but a world away.
by Robert Osborne
Guiding Experienced Divers

Guiding Experienced Divers

Unlike new divers, who are happy just to be underwater and think everything they see is awesome (because it is), those with a few dives under their belt can be a bit of challenge. As a professional guide, how do you keep your most experienced divers happy?
by Guest Author

NOAA releases draft proposals for new national marine sanctuaries in Wisconsin and Maryland

NOAA is soliciting public input on draft proposals for two new national marine sanctuaries in Wisconsin and Maryland.
by Press Release