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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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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GIYS featured

Get Into Your Sanctuary (Virtually) This Weekend

Get Into Your Sanctuary (Virtually) this weekend with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
by Guest Author
giant manta rays in Ecuador

Diving with Giant Manta Rays in Ecuador

Although the Galapagos is by far the country’s most famous dive destination, you can also dive with giant manta rays in Ecuador along the coast.
by Juanita Pienaar
crab species

Crustacean Roundup: Top Five Crab Species

With so many crab species inhabiting the ocean, it’s impossible to highlight all of them. Here are a few facts about five of our favorites.
by Hélène Reynaud
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The Best Diving in Sulawesi

The best diving in Sulawesi ranges from walls to reefs to pelagics and macro. With so much to see, here are a few of our choices for must-dives.
by Torben Lonne