Category: New to Scuba

Newbie Diver
New to Scuba In the Water

Top Newbie Diver Mistakes

As a newbie diver, I quickly became addicted to diving. While I had lots of fun, there are a few things I wish I could tell myself — or any newbie diver — to make a new dive life a lot easier.

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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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New stuff
Ray Mutilation

Locals Take a Stand over Ray Mutilation and Slaughter

Local divers and ocean lovers in Melbourne, Australia have started a campaign in Port Phillip Bay to put a stop to illegal ray mutilation and slaughter.
by Guest Author
Best Diving in New Caledonia

Best Diving in New Caledonia

Tiny New Caledonia, in the South Pacific between Brisbane, Australia and Fiji, is a diver’s paradise. Here’s a peek at the best diving in New Caledonia.
by Kathryn Curzon
frogfish

Marine Species: Frogfish

A diver and photographer favorite, frogfish have a reputation of being hard to find. What’s the best way to spot one of these distinctive fish on a dive?
by Hélène Reynaud
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