Category: New to Scuba

New Diver
New to Scuba Training

Five Things Every New Diver Should Know

We’ve all been there — wide-eyed and excited at the prospect of splashing in for the first time. Here are five things every new diver should know.

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Safe Ascent Procedures
In the Water New to Scuba Training

Training Fundamentals: Safe Ascent Procedures

When it’s time end your dive, you want to follow safe ascent procedures to travel from depth to positive buoyancy at the surface

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Pre-Dive Stress
New to Scuba Training

Dealing with Pre-Dive Stress

From unfamiliar tasks to diving in a challenging environment, many different factors can cause pre-dive stress. Here’s how to handle it.

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Tips for New Scuba Divers
New to Scuba Training

Training Fundamentals: Top Tips for New Scuba Divers

Congratulations, you’ve just completed your Open Water Diver course. Here are some of our top tips for new scuba divers. 

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New stuff
single use plastic

Canada Bans Cetaceans in Captivity — and Single-Use Plastic

Good news coming out of Canada: the country has passed legislation to ban breeding or keeping cetaceans in captivity — and all single-use plastics by 2021
by Rebecca Strauss
Tobruk

Diving the ex-HMAS Tobruk in Queensland

Just when you thought scuba diving in Queensland couldn’t get any better, you've got to add the enormous ex-HMAS Tobruk to your bucket list.
by Guest Author
Rebreather Diving

The ABCs of Technical Diving: Q through T

Here’s the next in our series on the ABCs of technical diving, starting with Q for questions and ending with T for turn pressure.
by Yvonne Press
F.W. Abrams

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: F.W. Abrams

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we visit the F.W. Abrams.
by Guest Author