Category: Stories

Hurricane Irma
Conservation News Stories

Removing Hurricane Irma Marine Debris in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

One year after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across the Florida Keys, local dive-tour operators and other businesses are helping to identify and remove debris.

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Lombok Earthquake
Dive Locations News Stories

Dive Community Comes Together After Lombok Earthquake

When a 6.9-magnitude tremor struck Lombok on August 5th the damage was devastating. The community is struggling to recover after the Lombok earthquake.

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Weirdest Things to do Underwater
Resources Stories

Nine of the Weirdest Things to do Underwater

You may have heard of divers visiting museums or getting married underwater, but there’s a lot more to add to the list. Here are our picks for the nine weirdest things to do underwater.

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Pride Month
Conservation Stories

Celebrate National Ocean Month and LGBT Pride Month with #PrideInTheOcean

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries and Pride Outside teamed up to celebrate Ocean Month and LGBT Pride Month through the #PrideInTheOcean campaign.

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New stuff
Shark Feeding Dives

The PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty

If you’re interested in sharks, the PADI AWARE Shark Conservation specialty course might be a good fit.
by Hélène Reynaud
meandering corals

Introduction to Meandering Corals of the Indo-Pacific

Meandering corals are often called brain corals because they form round colonies resembling brains. Learn how to tell them apart with our guide here.
by Nicole Helgason
Mexico scuba diving

The Best Scuba Diving in Mexico

We know it’s a broad category, with such a diverse range of animals and geography, but here are our picks for some of the best scuba diving in Mexico.
by Juanita Pienaar
manta bommie

Diving Manta Bommie in Brisbane

Mantas: the Maldives, Komodo, Bali, Raja Ampat…and Brisbane? That’s right, you can see mantas just offshore from Brisbane at a fantastic site called Manta Bommie.
by Deborah Dickson-Smith