Category: Training

bargain dive courses
In the Water New to Scuba Training

Are Bargain Dive Courses Really a Bargain?

We all love a good deal, but are bargain dive courses really a bargain? Price isn’t everything when it comes to deciding where to certify.

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diver lifts
In the Water Training

Training Fundamentals: Diver Lifts

There are many ways to board a dive boat at the end of your dive. In some areas of the world, ‘diver lifts’ are commonplace. What are they?

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A diver conducts a valve drill (photo credit Nathan Wong)
Tec Diving Training

The ABCs of Technical Diving: U through W

We’re nearing the end of our tech-diving ABCs series with the letters U through W: U for understanding your limits and W for wetsuits vs. drysuits.

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wetsuit
Exposure Suit In the Water Training

Training Fundamentals: Top Tips for Getting into Your Wetsuit

Getting into your wetsuit can be a test of balance and endurance. How can you make the process easier?

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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