A Perfect Day at Wakatobi

Guests often describe their time at Wakatobi Dive Resort in superlatives and glowing terms. No description or photo can fully capture the adventure and magic that is Wakatobi, but you can enjoy a tantalizing taste of what awaits by joining us for a virtual slice of life at the resort. So relax, follow along and…

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Take the Pledge to Stop Using Straws

I’ve sucked. You suck. We all suck. This year, there has been a lot of discussion about saying no to single-use plastic straws. Now, it’s time for all of us to join the movement. As marine enthusiasts, we must reconsider our daily routines and make a conscious effort to #stopsucking. Unfortunately, straws have become ubiquitous…

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Guide to PADI Divemaster: The Rescue Scenario

If you’re training to become a PADI® Divemaster, you took the Rescue Diver course. And, if you took the Rescue course, you probably remember how intense the in-water unresponsive diver rescue was. I had to do it at least three times before I had it down. The Divemaster Rescue scenario demonstration […] The post Guide to…

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Scuba Diving and Old Age

With an aging population in most countries and with advances in medicine and lifestyle, more and more seniors lead active lives. Many pick up new sports or continue their favorites well into their golden years. For many sports, this presents some challenges, but scuba diving and old age are perfectly compatible, with some considerations. Scuba…

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Eco-Friendly Green Gift Ideas

Is it better to give? To receive? We think it’s better to give an eco-friendly gift that shows you care about the gift recipient and our ocean planet. Sustainable Gift Ideas “Green” gifts made from recycled and upcycled materials support the environment and give your gift recipient a great story […] The post Eco-Friendly Green…

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Diving the Solomons Islands Onboard the Bilikiki

There are some dive trips you dream about for years before you take them, and some liveaboards so famous that it seems like you’ve already sailed. Diving the Solomon Islands onboard the Bilikiki was just such an experience for me. The boat was the first liveaboard in the Solomons, operating here since 1989. Its melodious…

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Top Reasons You Should OptUnderwater

If you’re contemplating on your plans for the holiday season, here are our top reasons to OptUnderwater… OptUnderwater: the shopping crowds are a lot more fun to hang out with   OptUnderwater: because experiences are always better than things   OptUnderwater: to reduce your impact on the environment   OptUnderwater: […] The post Top Reasons…

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Delightful Dive Books for Young Children

Ocean-based books for young kids often have no true relation to the underwater world their scuba-diving parents love. However, we’ve scoured the bookshelves and found five delightful dive books for young children. The following books depict divers and realistic marine life in a way that that scuba-loving parents will respect and children will adore. “Manfish:…

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Mexico Creates Largest Ocean Reserve in North America

Many divers will have been to, or at least heard of, Socorro Island, part of the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Mexico’s Pacific Coast. In July 2016, UNESCO declared the archipelago a World Heritage site, and in late November of this year, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto designated the area the Revillagigedo Archipelago National Park, thereby creating…

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Where to Dive in the USA in December

December can be tricky. It’s cold up north, but, in many places, not cold enough yet for ice diving. But in a few locales, from Florida to Utah, the water hasn’t cooled off and nor should your enthusiasm for suiting up. Here are some top picks for getting your dive […] The post Where to…

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