Freediving: The Adventure That Changed My Life

Guest Post by EJ Marina Kim Last year, I was just a an ordinary office worker in Korea. Every morning at 8am I would join the crowds on the subway for my two-hour commute, only to return home at 9pm and fall straight asleep. This had been my life for […] The post Freediving: The…

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Juveniles on the Reef at Wakatobi Dive Resort

The reefs around Wakatobi Dive Resort are home to a colorful menagerie of tropical fish. Although many seem quite vivid to our eyes, they actually match the reef environment quite well when another fish is looking at them. Rather than standing out, their colors serve as camouflage from both predators and potential prey. This colorful…

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Top Tips to Mark and Identify Your Scuba Gear

When on a dive trip or diving from a liveaboard, it can be easy to get your gear mixed up with someone else’s — there’s nothing that looks more like a pair of black fins than another pair of black fins. Here are some of our top tips to mark and identify your scuba gear…

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Dive Site: Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia

The famed dive site Crystal Bay is tucked into the coast of Nusa Penida, a small island east of Bali, Indonesia. The beautiful little bay is named for its crystal-clear waters and the view itself is worth a trip for the white-sand beach and luxuriant vegetation. A very small island stands inside the bay itself…

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Top 6 Reasons to Get Scuba Certified Locally

A PADI® Open Water Diver certification is the most widely-recognized in the world. There are thousands of PADI Dive Centers worldwide, but here are six reasons why you should get certified locally: Spend Your Holiday Time Having Fun – Not Taking a Class Vacations aren’t cheap. With hotel costs averaging […] The post Top 6…

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Scuba Diving With a Hangover

  It’s getting late when your new dive buddy suggests just one more cocktail before you go to bed in preparation for a full dive day tomorrow. You’re on vacation; there’s a warm, tropical breeze blowing, and the rum punch is delicious, so you agree. But what are the implications of scuba diving with a…

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Zero to Hero Technical Dive Training — Does it Work?

Going from “zero to hero” as a diver means completing your training from Open Water to Divemaster — or even Instructor — within a short space of time, often just a few months. It’s popular to do so, especially in tropical destinations frequented by backpackers. For some, this is a truly life-changing experience, but what…

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Diving Wife, Happy Life! The love story of scuba

Written by Alexandra Dimitriou Scuba diving has lead me to every joyous occasion that I can think of in my life. It keeps my family together, introduced me to my husband, unlocks the entire planet and I’ve made some of the best friends that this world has to offer. My story […] The post Diving Wife,…

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Training Fundamentals: Post Dive Care For Ears

Being on a dive trip is quite a demanding time for your ears. Flights, hotels, changing temperatures, air-conditioning, wind, water and, of course, the dives themselves. You may be on vacation, but your ears aren’t! How can you take care of your ears after the dive to help them stay in good condition so that…

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