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Raja Ampat
Travel Dive Locations In the Water

Wonder and Awe: Scuba Diving in Raja Ampat

On the final leg of a whirlwind tour of Indonesia, the scuba diving in Raja Ampat lives up to its legendary reputation.

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Training Exposure Suit In the Water

Buying Your First Drysuit

Given that it will likely be your most expensive piece of dive gear and that there are so many considerations, buying your first drysuit can be daunting. Here’s what you need to know.

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SS Cuba
Wrecks Dive Locations In the Water

NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Shipwrecks: SS Cuba

National marine sanctuaries protect some of the most spectacular ocean and Great Lakes resources in the United States, including shipwrecks like the SS Cuba.

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Komodo
Travel Dive Locations In the Water

Mantas and Dragons: Spectacular Wildlife in Komodo

The scuba diving in Komodo, Indonesia, is legendary — and for good reason. But the spectacular wildlife in Komodo means not only mantas underwater, but dragons on land.

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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