TUSA Joins the Dive Computer “Elite Fleet” through Deepblu Connect

TUSA, the famous international scuba company based out of Tokyo, has become the latest company to integrate Deepblu Connect to its flagship dive computer, the TUSA DC Solar Link. Deepblu Connect allows divers to use any compatible dive computer to upload dive data, with accuracy and efficiency, to their smartphones via the Deepblu app. For…

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Digital or Classroom – the best option for your dive theory

Written by guest blogger Danielle Schofield So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and complete your PADI Open Water Diver course. Before you can explore the underwater world, your scuba journey must first begin on land – by learning the academics behind dive skills, scuba equipment and safety. The theory portion […] The post Digital or…

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Wonder and Awe: Scuba Diving in Raja Ampat

Video by Justin from Art of Scuba Diving By the time my dive buddies and I arrived in Raja Ampat, we had already experienced some of the world’s best diving in Alor and Komodo. We’d battled the currents in both locations and danced with mantas. We hiked with dragons and floated in colorful, wild aquariums…

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Craig O’Connell: From Fear of Sharks to Shark Week Host

Scientist and Shark Week host Dr. Craig O’Connell was once afraid of sharks. But after facing his fears, he was inspired to learn more and educate the world about the true nature of this misunderstood animal. “When I was younger, I thought diving with sharks would be a death sentence,” […] The post Craig O’Connell:…

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Buying Your First Drysuit

Excited at the prospect of owning their own gear, many divers buy new equipment without really thinking about whether it’s right for them. This is especially true of drysuits. It’s common to hear people say, “I wouldn’t have bought this one if I’d known a bit more about them.” Given that it likely will be…

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Ultimate Dive Sites in the Maldives

The following was originally posted on jobsinthemaldives.com If you had the power to create your own islands, sea, and country, designed specifically for diving, it may well look a lot like the Maldives. With over 1000 coral islands sitting in the temperate and nutrient-rich Indian Ocean, the dive sites in the […] The post Ultimate Dive…

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The Best Scuba Diving in Tasmania

Although we most often associate Australia with tropical diving on the Great Barrier Reef, the island-state of Tasmania off its southern tip offers a temperate-water paradise. Indeed, Tasmania’s tip sits closer to Antarctica than it does to most of the Great Barrier Reef. Water temperatures range from around 59 F (15 C) in summer (January…

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NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Shipwrecks: SS Cuba

    Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is a treasure trove of natural and culturally unique resources. Today, the sanctuary covers 1,470 square miles, and surrounds five of the Channel Islands off the California coast. Maritime heritage in the sanctuary dates back to when Native Americans used plank canoes, known as tomols, to trade and…

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How to Choose your First PADI Specialty

By guest blogger, Lisa from Fjords and Beaches   There is going to be a time when you have completed your PADI Open Water Diver Certification, have gone on a few fun dives, and you’re starting to get ready for the next step in your diving career. It is time […] The post How to…

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New Marine Parks Protect Enormous Part of Pacific

It’s not surprising if you’ve never heard of Niue, since this tiny island nation in the Pacific is home to only around 1,600 people. Last week it made headlines, however, when officials announced that they will convert 40 percent of its commercial zone — 49,000 square miles of water — into a marine park. Chile…

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