5 PADI Specialty Courses Kids Love

Written By Brooke Morton So, you want to keep your kids interested in diving, and having fun in the water. Well, one of the best ways to do that is with PADI® Specialty Courses. These five courses are the top picks from PADI AmbassaDiver Margo Peyton, founder of Kids Sea Camp, […] The post 5 PADI…

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Best Diving in New Caledonia

Tiny New Caledonia, in the South Pacific, is a divers’ paradise. The New Caledonian Barrier Reef is one of the largest double-barrier coral reefs in the world, stretching for 930 miles (1,500 km). It encloses a lagoon 9,300 square miles (24,000 square km), and has an average depth of just 82 feet (25 m). Dive…

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Top 5 Pieces of Underwater Photo Gear for the Summer

The dive season is in full swing. And when it comes to underwater imaging, SeaLife has you covered. Here are our picks for the top five pieces of underwater photo gear for the summer. DC2000 camera Capture your summer adventures in high-res with the SeaLife DC2000 camera. Featuring a large 20MP Sony 1-inch sensor, RAW…

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How Scuba Signals Change the way we Communicate on Land

Written by Guest Blogger Alexandra Dimitriou Scuba signals keep us safe underwater. They help divers share the rare treasures they find, like a small nudibranch or a giant hammerhead, with barely more than a flick of the wrist.  Humorous hand signals are constantly evolving and keep a smile on our […] The post How Scuba…

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Marine Species: Frogfish

What are frogfish? Frogfish are part of the anglerfish family, which includes several species. “Frogfish” is a common name that covers several distinct species as well, such as the common frogfish, the painted frogfish and the hairy frogfish. Their most common shared characteristics are their stocky bodies and camouflage abilities. Some species can grow up…

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Top Dive Sites in Barbados – According to a PADI Pro

  Born and raised in Barbados, PADI® Master Scuba Diver Trainer™, Andre Miller, knows these dive sites like the back of his hand. His very first job was in a dive shop where he learned to dive, sail, and navigate a wide range of vessels. Today, Miller is a Marine […] The post Top Dive…

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Top Five Pieces of Dive Safety Equipment

As you become a qualified scuba diver, you learn the basics of an essential scuba system. A cylinder, weights, an exposure suit, regulators, BCD gauge and timing device, mask and fins are the bare essentials. But what other equipment is worth adding to make your dive trip safer and, consequently, more comfortable, relaxed and stress-free? All divers should…

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5 Types of Diving You Can Do in the Philippines

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver, Justin Carmack My entire life right now revolves around traveling the world in search of the best dive locations. In fact, I am actively trying to experience and film all of the top 100 scuba diving locations in the world, one at a time, and as […] The post 5 Types…

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Reef Protection Comes First at Wakatobi Dive Resort

[See image gallery at scubadiverlife.com] Wakatobi Dive Resort is a legendary destination for most divers. Today we’ll discuss the establishment of the resort’s protected reef with Lorenz Mäder, founder of Wakatobi, and find out why safeguarding this environment is so important.    Who established the protected area and what parties were involved? Wakatobi founder Lorenz…

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