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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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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Dive Travel Regrets
Top 10s New to Scuba Stories Travel

Top Nine Dive Travel Regrets

As divers, we often seek out exotic locales around the world, but things can go wrong. Make every dive a good dive on your next trip by avoiding these top nine dive travel regrets.

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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