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Scuba Diving in Terceira
Travel Dive Locations In the Water

Scuba Diving in Terceira

Tiny Terceira, in the middle of the lush Azores Islands chain, offers divers plenty to see underwater and topside charms as well.

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Monte da Guia
Dive Locations In the Water

Scuba Diving the Monte da Guia Marine Reserve

On the island of Faial in the Azores is the Monte da Guia Marine Reserve, abloom with underwater flora and fauna.

Flores
Travel

Getting Outside on Flores in the Azores

The verdant islands of the Azores puncture the surface of the vast North Atlantic Ocean around 850 miles west of mainland Portugal. Flores is an undiscovered jewel among them.

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Dive Locations

Dive Site: Princess Alice Bank, The Azores

If you’re looking for remote, out-of-the-ordinary dive destinations, the Azores archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean may fit the bill.

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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
PADI specialties

Most Challenging PADI Specialties

Leaving your comfort zone (in gradual and controlled circumstances) can make you a better diver. What are the most challenging PADI specialties to help you grow?
by Andy Phillips
Ear Barotrauma

Training Fundamentals: Ear Barotrauma

The most common scuba diving-related injury is ear barotrauma. Why does it happen, and how can you avoid it?
by Marcus Knight
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