The proper role of dive guides is not to keep you safe, but rather to assess the safety and suitability of the dive site and act as a tour guide.
You have plenty of friends who don’t dive. Here’s how to explain to them the difference between scuba diving, snorkeling, skin diving and freediving.
Diving is perfectly safe for most of us as we get older, but there are some things to keep in mind when it comes to scuba diving and old age.
Scientists may have solved a decades-long mystery of mass humpback congregations taking place off the coast of South Africa
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Another country joins the list of nations that has instituted a plastic bag ban
Researchers may have come one step closer to identifying the ocean-plastic supply chain, as it seems most ocean plastic may come from only 10 rivers
Hollywood has long been fascinated with scuba diving, but rarely nails the portrayal of our sport. Here are the top five things movies get wrong about scuba diving.
Scientists are trying to explain a massive die-off of leopard sharks, Pacific angel sharks, and brown smooth-hound sharks in the San Francisco Bay.
The nations of Niue and Chile combine to create vast marine protected areas in the Pacific
In a rare bit of positive conservation news, sea turtle conservation efforts seem to be paying off.
In mid-August, a patrol boat in Galapagos National Park discovered an illegal Chinese fishing boat with over 300 tons of shark fins. The fishermen have been sentenced to prison.
Researchers have found that fish often mistake the scent of plastic for food, which means ingestion of this deadly material may not always be accidental.
Inventor Boyan Slat made a splash when he introduced his Ocean Cleanup Array. Plans to launch a test unit were pushed from 2016 to the end of this year off the American west coast.
A journalist is missing as one of the world’s few privately-owned submarines sinks in Denmark
The Canadian filmmaker and conservationist responsible for “Sharkwater,” Rob Stewart died while filming in the Florida Keys last January.
A diver exploring a cave system in Mallorca was stranded underground for 60 hours when he and his buddy got lost. Luckily, his buddy was able to swim out and get help.
Getting someone’s attention underwater is a crucial safety skill. Here’s a roundup of the most common surface signaling for scuba divers.