The Rise and Rise of Female Scuba Divers

By guest blogger, and founder of Girls that Scuba, Sarah Richard. Scuba diving, like many sports, has historically been a male dominated field. However, this is changing. Since PADI’s first Women’s Dive Day in 2014 there has been a 2.2% increase in female certifications for PADI recreational courses, from 37.2% […] The post The Rise…

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Choosing the Right Technical Diving Instructor

Once you’ve decided on a technical diving course, picking an instructor can be daunting. Should you stay local or travel? Which agency is best? Will you get better training from a well-known instructor? These are just some of the factors that will determine your choice. Here are a few considerations when it comes to choosing…

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NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Shipwrecks: Pomona

In addition to preserving a unique marine ecosystem, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary protects over 400 historically significant shipwrecks and aircraft off the coast of California, including the Pomona. Divers can visit these unique underwater museums to experience the physical reminders of our maritime heritage. The 225-foot (68 m) steamship Pomona, which sank in 1908,…

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Close Focus: The Manta Ray World by Night

Written by Douglas Seifert, World Editor, DIVE Magazine Making compelling, interesting and/or beautiful images of natural history subjects is challenging at the best of times; making those images in the ocean environment takes the process to an entirely different level. It requires preparedness, patience, determination, planning, some degree of luck, […] The post Close Focus:…

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Scuba Diving in Ambon

Those who love muck diving and searching for weird, wacky underwater critters should put scuba diving in Ambon, Indonesia on their bucket list. Although Lembeh has long reigned supreme among muck-diving destinations, Ambon is nothing short of excellent when it comes to this macro-focused pursuit. If the words “rhinopias” and “hairy frogfish” make you squeak…

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4 Reasons to Join PADI Women’s Dive Day

PADI’s 3rd annual Women’s Dive Day is coming up this Saturday, July 15. Last year we had over 700 events in 77 countries, bringing together divers all over the world. As we gear up to celebrate this weekend, here’s some of our top reasons to get involved with an event: […] The post 4 Reasons…

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PRODUCT RECALL: Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter and Suunto Tank POD

Suunto has identified a potential safety risk affecting all Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitters  and Suunto Tank PODs which wirelessly transmit tank air pressure to compatible Suunto dive computers. In two reported incidents, the exterior case of a Suunto Wireless Tank Pressure Transmitter has failed during regular dry-land pressure testing. Although extremely rare, this represents…

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How To Inspire The Next Generation of Dive Women

Inspiring the next generation of divers can be as simple as just taking the time to interact with the youth in your life by sharing stories, asking about their interests, and encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones. The future of diving and the health of our oceans […] The post How To…

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Show the World what the Ocean and Great Lakes Mean to You

Cover Photo by Tane Casserley/NOAA Sanctuary Views runner-up: stacked river rock on Ruby Beach, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Credit: Selah Preskey Martin In celebration of the third annual National Get Into Your Sanctuary Day, NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is hosting a photo contest. Each year, photographers from around our nation contribute stunning…

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The Hidden Gems of Southern Croatia

Written by guest blogger, Florine The first time I heard about scuba diving in Croatia, it was all about huge shipwrecks and incredible visibility, which is, of course, exciting. However, with such amazing nature above water, I was curious to check if this extended to the underwater world we scuba […] The post The Hidden…

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