How Being a Diver Can Restore Your Life

Whether or not they are able to articulate how and why, divers from all walks of life will wax poetic on the healing properties of donning scuba gear and heading below the surface for a dose of underwater therapy. It might sound a little new-agey or mystical to non-believers, but […] The post How Being…

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Off-Season Scuba Classes

If you’re a true diving addict, it doesn’t take long to start feeling water withdrawals during the winter months. Living somewhere cold can leave you wondering how to stay active during the offseason. Aside from flying south or enrolling in an ice-diving or drysuit course, you can sign up for several non-diving specialty classes. Stay…

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The Three Most Significant Threats to Our Oceans

The ocean has facilitated human life for as long as we have existed. As well as providing an invaluable source of food, the ocean helps to regulate the global climate, and generates 70 percent of our oxygen. The survival of all species, including humans, depends upon the continued health of the marine environment. In recent…

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Top 5 Winter Diving Hotspots

While warm-water divers pack up their kit and hibernate for the winter, dry suit-certified divers enjoy great diving and fewer crowds. Here are five destinations for your (insulated) bucket list. White Sea Regarded as one of the top diving destinations in the world, The White Sea in Russia offers equal […] The post Top 5…

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Kids Scuba Camp Mabul/Sipidan 2016

Guest post by Hj Syed Abd Rahman, PADI IDC Staff Instructor & Director, Kids Scuba Malaysia “I saw a couple of “Nemo”  clown fish, a puffer fish and a school of squid!” shouted a young PADI Seal Team boy while pointing to the  underwater camera. It seems that nothing in this […] The post Kids Scuba…

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The World’s Best Pier Dives

The world’s best pier dives offer divers an exciting opportunity for exploration. Ecosystems within these manmade structures are often home to frogfish, seahorses, shrimp, sergeant majors and rays, among other creatures. Various small fish species often congregate in unusually large groups, using the pillar structures as shelter from larger predators. And since average depths are…

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Interview with PADI Divemaster: Juvi Nai Belo

Juvi Nai Belo, took some time from his busy day to tell us a bit about his life as a PADI Divemaster in Timor Leste. When did you start diving? I started diving in 2008. None of my family are divers, but I’ve always been interested in what lies beneath […] The post Interview with…

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Top Seven Dive Sites in Komodo and Alor

Twelve days on the Damai Dua (Damai II) liveaboard offered an embarrassment of riches when it comes to dive sites. Those onboard will sample everything from muck, to walls, to manta dives. Here are our picks for the top seven dive sites in Komodo and Alor from our cruise onboard Damai Dua.   Baeangabang This…

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Deep Sea Diving To Improve Health and Psychology

If you ask most scuba divers exactly what the wellness and psychology advantages of diving are, they will most likely inform you they’re unsure however that “it makes me feel fantastic– as well as it’s so soothing!” So, we believed you might want to recognise why. There are, obviously some factors. The initial is that…

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