Category: New to Scuba

first scuba diving BCD
Gear New to Scuba

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.

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scuba diving wetsuit
Gear New to Scuba

Buying Your First Scuba Diving Wetsuit

A good wetsuit can make the difference between a great dive and calling a dive because of cold. Here are some tips on buying your first scuba diving wetsuit.

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New to Scuba Training

The Free Diving Internship Debate

Anytime the topic of free diving internships comes up in diving forums, it sparks heated debate. Should dive candidates work for free — or not?

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Discover Scuba Diving
New to Scuba Training

Training Fundamentals: PADI Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is the first taste of blowing bubbles for many people. Why is it so popular and what are the benefits?

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New stuff
sea cucumber

Marine Species: Sea Cucumber

The sea cucumber may not be the most glamorous animal, but for as common as they are underwater, most divers know little about them.
by Rebecca Strauss
Covid-19 disinfection

COVID-19 Diving Precautions and Practices: Protecting Yourself and Others

Divers around the world are wondering how to move forward in these uncertain times. Here are some updated COVID-19 diving precautions courtesy of DAN.
by Guest Author
Mergui Archipelago

The Best Diving in the Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar offers some of Southeast Asia’s best diving, and chances are you’ll have sites all to yourself.
by Guest Author
blue and mako sharks

Diving with Blue and Mako Sharks in South Africa

You’ll cover some serious nautical miles when diving with blue and mako sharks in South Africa — but the long boat ride will be well worth it.
by Guest Author