Dive Shops: The Heart of the Dive Industry

Scuba diving shops are the heart of the dive community. Owned and operated by good folks who have dedicated their lives to keeping the porch light on for all of us in diving, they ensure that we always have the service, training, travel, equipment and advice we want and need […] The post Dive Shops:…

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Dive into the Pink Announces Second Annual Photo Competition Winners

Nonprofit organization Dive into the Pink announced the winners of the Think Pink photo competition on August 6th. The competition, organized by Dive into the Pink, invited photographers to submit their most exciting images featuring the color pink, with proceeds used to support the fight against breast cancer. We had a fantastic response again this…

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Top Dive Destinations for Kids

There is nothing more exciting than sharing the underwater world with your children. But planning a dive vacation with kids means considering their depth limitations, stamina and the suitability of the environment. They may not be able to dive past 60 feet; they may not want to stay out on the water all day; and…

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Dive Community Comes Together After Lombok Earthquake

A series of earthquakes, the first a 6.9-temblor on August 5th and another 5.9-magnitude quake on August 9th, have devastated Lombok and the nearby Gili Islands in Indonesia. There’s a large scuba-diving community on Lombok and the Gilis that’s united during this challenging time to help in whatever way it can. Much of the reporting…

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Five Tips For Getting Started With Underwater Photography

Guest article by Underwater Photographer and PADI Instructor Matt Testoni.  Underwater photography is taken up for a number of reasons with the most prevalent being the desire to share the unique views and moments only a scuba diver gets to experience. However for a number of reasons, the world beneath […] The post Five Tips…

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Top Five Short Liveaboard Trips

It can be hard to get away from the office for a long vacation, but you needn’t miss out just because you don’t have a big block of time. Here are our pics for the top five short liveaboard trips for when you need a quick scuba fix.  The Norseman, Italy Surrounded on all sides…

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Making Sense of Hyperbaric Chambers

We’ve all heard the words “in the unlikely event of an accident,” during a dive briefing and seldom give it a second thought. An unplanned trip to a recompression chamber isn’t typically something we consider when planning a dive vacation filled with sun, fun and lots of diving. And although hopefully you’ll never have to…

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How Scuba Diving Helps me in my Career as a Travel Blogger

Written by Lisa from Fjords and Beaches I have written before about how inspiring and motivating it is to be a part of the diving community, and that it is a support system I never had imagined before learning to dive. I love the online communities I am a member of, meeting […] The post How Scuba…

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How Scuba Diving Calms our Busy Minds

Written by Laura Walton Descending into the depths on a scuba dive we can hear only bubbles.  We may also notice that the silence moves from the water and hushes the noise in our heads.  Mind chatter reduces and we can focus on the present, paying attention to our diving and the […] The post How Scuba…

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