Becoming a self-reliant diver is an important skill, regardless of whether you plan to dive unguided any time in the future.
During training, all divers learn the importance of physical and mental fitness for scuba diving, but how does that translate to real life when many people dive only once or twice a year on vacation?
Anytime the topic of free diving internships comes up in diving forums, it sparks heated debate. Should dive candidates work for free — or not?
Becoming a better scuba instructor is an ongoing process. What makes a good instructor and how do you improve?
Good buoyancy is the cornerstone of good diving. Learn how practicing peak performance buoyancy will make all your dives better.
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?
If you’re interested in sharks, the PADI AWARE Shark Conservation specialty course might be a good fit.
We often hear the phrase ‘task loading’ in dive training. What exactly is task loading, and how do you avoid it?
Some divers recommend that you burn your new mask to remove the protective film and alleviate fogging. But is that safe or wise?
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.
There are many ways to board a dive boat at the end of your dive. In some areas of the world, ‘diver lifts’ are commonplace. What are they?
Getting into your wetsuit can be a test of balance and endurance. How can you make the process easier?
We’re nearing the end of our tech-diving ABCs series with the letters U through W: U for understanding your limits and W for wetsuits vs. drysuits.
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.
We’re continuing our series on the ABCs of technical diving with M through P, starting with M for M-value and ending with P for preparation.
When faced with in-water difficulties, divers employ a number of strategies to handle the situation.
The Reef-World Foundation has applied 10 years’ of experience with the Green Fins initiative to a free online training course: The Green Fins Dive Guide e-Course.
Nitrox diving has been increasing in popularity for more than two decades and is now ubiquitous. What is nitrox, and why use it?