Category: New to Scuba

diving in strong currents
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Dive Training Fundamentals: Diving in Strong Currents

Drift diving can be exhilarating. But if there is a strong current, you must keep these factors in mind to dive safely.

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night diving with kids
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Night Diving With Kids

Even though kids can go night diving once certified, there are a few factors parents must consider before letting their children participate in a night dive. 

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Oxygen and Scuba Diving
Training New to Scuba In the Water

Oxygen and Scuba Diving: Science Made Simple

Most divers strive for good air consumption, but do we really understand what makes us more or less efficient underwater? Here’s the science of oxygen and scuba diving made simple.

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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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New stuff
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.
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Indonesia Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

Indonesia Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

In a bit of positive environmental news, Indonesia pledges to reduce plastic waste 70 percent by 2025.
by Kathryn Curzon
Shark Feeding Dives

Why I Participate in Shark Feeding Dives

The role of shark feeding dives in shark conservation is controversial. Here’s the perspective of one PADI pro who’s worked in the industry for years.
by Hayley-Jo Carr