Marine Species: Flying Fish

With over 60 species classed within the Exocoetidae family, flying fish are one of the ocean’s most prolific, yet most unique, inhabitants. Despite their name, these fish do not actually fly by flapping their fins. Rather, they propel themselves out of the ocean to skim its surface and glide above it. Their retractable fins and…

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How Scuba Diving Forms Family Bonds

Written by Jen and Ben McClure A glance at a recent weekend:  It’s a page out of anyone’s journal – except that it’s different. These aren’t friends from college, the neighborhood or church. Most of these friends aren’t even people we see for more than a couple weeks a year […] The post How Scuba…

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Getting to Know the Blue Mind Life

Our ever-quickening pace of life and constant demands on our attention make it difficult to take time out to relax. But doing so is not only desirable — it’s absolutely necessary for our health. One of the best ways to feel better is to connect with the power of water and enjoy time with the…

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The Paralenz Has Everything You Need

Thanks to the simplicity and quality of the Paralenz, this small dive camera has started to make a big impact on how divers capture and share their underwater footage — and with good reason. Here’s what the Paralenz can do for you. Ditch the extra gear Diving is an equipment-heavy sport and adding an action…

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Dive Destinations With Kid Friendly Liveaboards

When you think about taking a liveaboard diving vacation with your kids, you might have a variety of feelings. Perhaps you’re excited by the idea of showing your young ones the ocean. Or maybe you’re scared that they will be bored staying on a boat. We’re here to assure you […] The post Dive Destinations…

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Florida’s Underwater Archaeological Preserves: The Lofthus

There are 12 Underwater Archaeological Preserves in Florida, scattered from the northwestern Panhandle down to the Florida Keys. Today we visit the Lofthus. History of the Lofthus Built at the T.R. Oswald shipyard in Sunderland, England in 1868, the iron-hulled sailing bark Cashmere was at the forefront of a new technology — metal hulls. With…

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New Shark Dive in Fiji at the Yasawa Islands

There’s a new shark dive in Fiji at Barefoot Kuata Resort in the southern Yasawa Islands. And you can dive with bull sharks, lemon sharks, blacktip reef sharks — and even the odd tiger shark — on a Discover Scuba Diving experience. How does the new shark dive work? The Awakening Shark Dive is brainchild of…

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Introduction to Macro Photography

What is macro photography? Macro photography generally means shooting closeups while reproducing the subject at a 1:1 ratio or depicting it as life-sized in the image. Anything smaller is now called “super-macro.” You can use either a compact or DSLR to capture great shots, and the superior quality of many compact cameras means your images…

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Scuba Diving Cook Island, Australia

  Queensland’s Gold Coast is Australia’s version of Disney World with theme parks galore. But just off shore at the southern end of the “Goldie” as locals call it, lies Cook Island, home to a wide array of marine life including nudibranchs, stingrays, turtles, wobbegong sharks and even leopard sharks during the summer. If you’re visiting…

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How to Choose the right PADI Freediver Instructor for your Needs

Written by Sarah Russell After deciding to do a PADI freediver™ course, it’s important to choose the best instructor for the job. With each instructor offering something unique and of value to the people they teach. The question is, which freedive instructor is right for you? Here are some factors […] The post How to…

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