Must-Dive Sites in Mexico

  Though PADI AmbassaDiver, Rocio Gajon, has traveled all over the world to experience some of the most incredible dives sites in the Caribbean, South Pacific, Micronesia, Hawaii, Europe, and Asia, her hometown of La Paz, Mexico is still one of her favorite destinations.  From incredible pelagic marine life encounters […] The post Must-Dive Sites…

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Unique Animals to Scuba Dive With

We all love sharks and rays. But if you’re looking for something a little different, here are the most unique animals to scuba dive with. Anacondas Some peoples’ nightmare, others’ delight, diving with anacondas deep in the heart of Brazil’s Pantanal wetland region is not for the fainthearted. These colossal reptiles and reach lengths of…

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ReefBox: The World’s First Subscription Box for Divers

Our inner geek, always fiending for new scuba gear, squealed with delight after recently stumbling on ReefBox, the world’s first subscription box geared for divers. What’s in the box? Subscription boxes have popped up for all sorts of interests, from cooking to high-end organic dog treats. These recurring delivery boxes are jam-packed with niche products…

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Diving into a World of Microscopic Plants

Whether you’re swimming with big animals, macro critters, or in coral gardens, you’re also diving into an entire world of microscopic plants called phytoplankton. The tiniest of marine algae, phytoplankton form the foundation of life in our oceans. They provide food for a range of animals, from the smallest single-celled organisms to the largest whales….

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Our Favorite Scuba Diving Songs

Scuba diving may be synonymous with the silent world, but we know plenty of divers who love music. Here are some of our favorite songs about being underwater, the ocean and tunes with a beach-y vibe. Listen to each song individually or stream all the tracks via YouTube. Whether you’re […] The post Our Favorite…

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Five Common Species of Toothed Whales

Whales are classified into two categories: baleen and toothed. In a previous article, we looked at what makes baleen whales unique. Here, we’ll take a closer look at toothed whales. These include dolphins, porpoises and killer whales, as well as sperm and beaked whales. Here are five of the most charismatic out of the 65…

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Doctor’s Orders – Becoming Adaptive Buddies for Patients

  In April, the Cody Unser First Step Foundation (CUFSF) and a team of medical professionals from Kennedy Krieger Institute, a facility that works with youth dealing with disabilities and disorders, set their “out of office” notices and headed for Key Largo. The goal: To learn to dive in order […] The post Doctor’s Orders…

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U.S. Virgin Islands: Ready for Business

The 2017 hurricane season devastated many Caribbean islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands were no exception. Two nearly back-to-back category 5 hurricanes — Irma and Maria —followed by weeks of heavy rain left islands without power, homes and businesses without roofs, hundreds or thousands of boats destroyed, and beautiful beaches stripped of sand. While the…

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Diving the Goliath Grouper Aggregation in Florida

Continuing protection of goliath groupers in Florida has been in the news lately, with continued protection winning out for now. Any divers visiting the state should not miss diving the goliath grouper aggregation. Each year from August to October, these immense fish — many the size of a small car — gather to spawn off…

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Ongoing Underwater Cleanups Around the Globe

As divers, we have the unique opportunity to slip beneath the surface of the ocean and experience the incredible beauty of the underwater world first-hand. Along with that, we unfortunately often come face to face with the abundance of marine debris that litters our planet’s ocean ecosystems. Luckily, as divers, […] The post Ongoing Underwater…

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