Category: New to Scuba

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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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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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
Dive Safety Equipment

Top Five Pieces of Dive Safety Equipment

These top five pieces of dive safety equipment can help make your dives more comfortable, stress-free and, potentially, save the day.
by Marcus Knight
Wakatobi Dive Resort

Reef Protection Comes First at Wakatobi Dive Resort

Wakatobi Dive Resort is a legendary destination for most divers. Today we’ll chat with Lorenz Mäder, founder of Wakatobi, to find out what makes it so special.
by Guest Author
F/V Patriot

NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Shipwrecks: F/V Patriot

National marine sanctuaries protect some of the most spectacular ocean and Great Lakes resources in the United States, including shipwrecks like the F/V Patriot.
by Guest Author
PADI Junior Open Water

Teaching Your Kids to Dive: PADI Junior Open Water Program

In the fourth of our series on dive programs for children, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the PADI Junior Open Water Program. 
by Christine Brinkley