Category: New to Scuba

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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technical div
In the Water New to Scuba Training

Discover Scuba Diving: Try Before You Commit

A Discover Scuba Diving course can be a great way to see if the sport is right for you before you commit more time and money.

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Scuba Dive
History New to Scuba Stories

Why We Scuba Dive

The reasons why we scuba dive are as unique as the people who enjoy the sport, but researchers have found that long-term well-being is a result of regular diving.

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Back-Roll Entry
New to Scuba Training

Training Fundamentals: Perfecting Your Scuba Back-Roll Entry

The scuba back-roll entry should be as easy as falling off a boat, but what’s the best way to prepare and enter the water using a back-roll entry?

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New stuff
single use plastic

Canada Bans Cetaceans in Captivity — and Single-Use Plastic

Good news coming out of Canada: the country has passed legislation to ban breeding or keeping cetaceans in captivity — and all single-use plastics by 2021
by Rebecca Strauss
Tobruk

Diving the ex-HMAS Tobruk in Queensland

Just when you thought scuba diving in Queensland couldn’t get any better, you've got to add the enormous ex-HMAS Tobruk to your bucket list.
by Guest Author
Rebreather Diving

The ABCs of Technical Diving: Q through T

Here’s the next in our series on the ABCs of technical diving, starting with Q for questions and ending with T for turn pressure.
by Yvonne Press
F.W. Abrams

Preserving America’s Underwater Battlefield: F.W. Abrams

This year, Scuba Diver Life and NOAA are partnering to profile 12 different ships in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This month we visit the F.W. Abrams.
by Guest Author