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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Inspiring Future Ocean Guardians in Mozambique

  The Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF) has launched a new GoFundMe campaign for its flagship education programe, Ocean Guardians, which aims to inspire a new generation of marine conservationists in Mozambique. The initiative combines marine conservation education, life-saving swimming lessons and extra Saturday activities like beach cleanups and ocean safaris to teach young people how…

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Photographer Spotlight: Brent Durand

In this ongoing series, we’ll chat with prominent and up-and-coming underwater photographers. Today we highlight Brent Durand. Tell us a little about yourself. I grew up next to the ocean in Southern California and got certified in 1997 at 14 years old. I only dived a few times a year through college, but then re-discovered…

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Setting Up Your Own Sidemount Diving Rig

Sidemount diving has become incredibly popular over the last few years, both for recreational and technical divers. Simultaneously, the number of courses and available equipment choices have multiplied as well. But for many sidemount diving fans, the real learning curve starts after they certify. And it doesn’t end any time soon. Here’s why. Setting up…

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