Category: New to Scuba

Discover Scuba Diving
New to Scuba Training

Training Fundamentals: PADI Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is the first taste of blowing bubbles for many people. Why is it so popular and what are the benefits?

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task loading
New to Scuba Training

Training Fundamentals: Task Loading

We often hear the phrase ‘task loading’ in dive training. What exactly is task loading, and how do you avoid it?

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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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nitrox diving
New to Scuba Training

Nitrox Diving for Beginners

Nitrox diving has been increasing in popularity for more than two decades and is now ubiquitous. What is nitrox, and why use it?

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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