Author

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
abort a dive shore dive
Training

Training Fundamentals: When to Abort a Dive

It’s sometimes easy to succumb to peer pressure and make a dive when we really shouldn’t. When is the right time to abort a dive? What are the tell-tale signs?

by
dive limits
Training

Training Fundamentals: Following Recommended Dive Limits

Each qualification has recommended dive limits for depth or activity. Why are the limits there? Why is it wise to follow them?

by
shore entry
Training

Training Fundamentals: Does Scuba Diving Burn Calories?

Scuba diving can be a physical sport, placing demands on cardiovascular fitness and strength. But does scuba diving burn calories?

by
diving myths
Fun stuff In the Water Training

Barriers to Diving and Diving Myths

Friends and family who are non-divers often have misconceptions about the sport. What are the usual diving myths and fears? Are they true?

by
New stuff
first scuba diving BCD

Buying Your First Scuba Diving BCD

You’ve taken the plunge (pun intended) and learned to dive, now it’s time to get your own equipment. Here are some considerations when it comes to buying your first scuba diving BCD.
by Torben Lonne
Diving British Columbia

A Survival Guide to Diving British Columbia

The water is cold but usually clear and filled with life when diving British Columbia. Here are some tips to make the experience even more enjoyable.
by Robert Osborne
scuba diving mask

Buying Your First Scuba Diving Mask

There are lots of options when it comes to selecting your first scuba diving mask. Here’s a guide to help you with the process.
by Torben Lonne
Whites seahorse

Conservation in Lockdown: Sydney’s Seahorse Guardian

While Sydney was under COVID-19 lockdown, a group of aquarium-bred White’s seahorses was released into Sydney’s harbor.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith