Category: Training

checking bar
Training Conservation Stories In the Water

From Tending Bar to Checking Bar

Reef-World Foundation interviews a dive-resort employee who made the leap from bartending to become an environmentally responsible dive guide

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First Technical Diving Course
Training In the Water

Your First Technical Diving Course

If you’re a recreational diver who’s decided to take your first technical diving course, what should you expect to learn?

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using a compass underwater
Training In the Water

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.

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Snorkel When Scuba Diving
Training

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.

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New stuff

What is the PADI Seal Team Program?

In the second of our series on dive programs for children, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the PADI Seal Team program.
by Christine Brinkley
Sidemount Training

Review: Video Sidemount Training with Steve Martin

Informational, video-based courses can help divers interested in expanding their recreational and technical-dive knowledge
by Shelley Collett
Cuttlefish

Marine Species: Cuttlefish

Cuttlefish are a favorite among underwater photographers because of their amazing capacity for color changes. Here are a few characteristics of these unique cephalopods.
by Hélène Reynaud
Comfort Zone When Scuba Diving

Recognizing the Limits of Your Comfort Zone When Scuba Diving

Whether you’re an experienced diver or brand new to the sport, it’s important to know the limits of your comfort zone when scuba diving
by Andy Phillips