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Underwater Navigation Techniques
Training In the Water

Diving Fundamentals: Underwater Navigation Techniques

Although it’s easy to follow the guide on nearly every dive, it’s important to practice underwater navigation techniques.

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Dixie Arrow
Conservation Wrecks In the Water

NOAA Marine Sanctuary Shipwrecks: the Dixie Arrow

National marine sanctuaries protect some of the most spectacular ocean and Great Lakes resources in the United States, including shipwrecks like the Dixie Arrow.

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Finding Dory
Conservation In the Water

The Effect of Finding Dory on the Marine Environment

Do movies like “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory” ultimately help or hurt the marine environment? The answer’s not black and white.

Ocean Guardian Dive Club
Training Conservation In the Water

NOAA’s Ocean Guardian Dive Club

NOAA’s Ocean Guardian Dive Club can help diving kids develop an appreciation for, and knowledge of, ocean conservation

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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