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Marcus Knight

Marcus Knight

Marcus Knight (aka “The Scuba Monkey”) first dived during the ‘90s and was bitten by the scuba bug. During the years that followed, Marcus became absorbed in diving and, today, is a Master Instructor for both PADI and SSI.

With over a decade as a professional diver, Marcus has lived and taught
scuba around the world, including Australia, Asia, the Mediterranean Sea and the wreck heaven of Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands. Check out his website here.

Stories by Marcus
Diving Accidents
In the Water Training

Training Fundamentals: How to Avoid Diving Accidents

Scuba diving is statistically very safe, but as with any adventurous activity, there are risks. What’s the best way to avoid diving accidents?

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Freediving
Freediving

Training Fundamentals: Freediving

If you’re fascinated by the aquatic world, but don’t like the concept of a cylinder on your back, don’t let that be a barrier. Freediving may just be the water sport for you.

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Scuba Diving Etiquette
New to Scuba Training

Training Fundamentals: Scuba Diving Etiquette

Scuba diving etiquette is important both underwater and topside to keep things flowing smoothly on a dive trip.

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Buddy System
New to Scuba Training

Training Fundamentals: Flaws in the Buddy System

From your first pool session, you learn the importance of having a dive buddy. But what are the flaws in the buddy system?

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New stuff
Common Dolphin Species

Five Common Dolphin Species

Dolphins are among everyone’s favorite marine animals, living in all the world’s oceans. Here are five of the most common dolphin species
by Hélène Reynaud
Technical Diving

The ABCDs of Technical Diving

The foundational ABCDs of technical diving — Awareness, Buoyancy control, Communications and Discipline — are vitally important on every dive.
by Yvonne Press
Sea Star

Marine Species: Sea Star

It’s always exciting to find one while beach combing, but the question often arises: what’s the difference between a starfish and a sea star?
by Guest Author
Solo Diving

Do Solo Diving and Technical Diving Mix?

Mention solo diving to any group of divers and you’ll get a strong reaction. But what about solo diving and technical diving — do they ever mix? And if so, how do you stay safe?
by Yvonne Press