Become a Divemaster
Training In the Water

You’ve Decided to Become a Divemaster: What Next?

Perhaps you’ve long dreamed of going pro, or maybe you’re a new diver enchanted with the sport. Once you’ve decided to become a divemaster, what next?

Self-Reliant Diver
Training In the Water

Who Should Take the PADI Self-Reliant Diver Specialty?

The buddy system is key when it comes to safe scuba diving, but the PADI self-reliant diver specialty teaches divers how to handle emergencies on their own.

Rebreather Diving
Training In the Water

Rebreather Diving for the Recreational Diver

Those who love rebreather diving continuously extoll its virtues. What’s so great about rebreather diving, and should you try it?

Underwater Bubble Rings
Training In the Water

How to Make Underwater Bubble Rings

If you’ve ever been curious about how to make underwater bubble rings, here are a few easy steps to follow.

New stuff

More Than 2,000 Sharks Die in San Francisco Bay

Scientists are trying to explain a massive die-off of leopard sharks, Pacific angel sharks, and brown smooth-hound sharks in the San Francisco Bay.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Spanish Dancer

Marine Species: Spanish Dancer

On a night dive in the tropical Pacific, you see what appears to be an animated vermillion dinner napkin convulsing wildly. Congratulations, you’ve spotted a Spanish dancer.
by Guest Author Christina Koukkos
Scuba Diving

Top Five Things Movies Get Wrong About Scuba Diving

Hollywood has long been fascinated with scuba diving, but rarely nails the portrayal of our sport. Here are the top five things movies get wrong about scuba diving.
by Thomas Gronfeldt
Trimix Diving

Introduction to Trimix Diving

In the third installment of our series on technical diving, we’re moving away from beginner-level courses and into the world of trimix diving.       
by Guest Author Yvonne Press