Training Fundamentals: Diving in a Tidal Region

Currents and tidal movements have always played a crucial role in dive planning. Plan your dive correctly and life is easy. You’ll either drift with the current or find yourself in still waters, able to relax and enjoy your dive. Get it wrong and you may spend your dive fighting water movement or heading in…

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Diving in Raja Ampat with PADI AmbassaDiver Jennifer Idol

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver Jennifer Idol. Being a diver is more than going underwater to view coral reefs and colorful fish. It also means being a part of a larger family. Whether we’re inspired to learn how to dive because we are called to the water or we’re invited by […] The post Diving in…

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What’s So Cool About Ultraviolet Night Diving?

If you haven’t already tried ultraviolet night diving — also called UV night diving — it’s time to add it to your bucket list. Seasoned night divers will be amazed by the way a UV light illuminates the corals and marine life in a new, beautiful way. Many resorts are now offering these fluorescent dives,…

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Support the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act

  In March, the federal Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act (S. 793/ H.R. 1456) was introduced in the Senate by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and in the House by Representatives Ed Royce (R-CA) and Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (I- MP). If passed, the bill would ban […] The post Support the…

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NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Shipwrecks: F/V Patriot

A few miles east of Boston, at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay, the highly productive waters of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary draw humpback whales, North Atlantic right whales and dolphins each summer to feed and nurse their young — and millions of tourists who come to see them. However, more than 80 feet below…

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PADI Women’s Dive Day Events 2017

  PADI® Dive Centers are all about showing the love to ladies who dive, or want to try scuba diving. Free massages, discounted boat dives, clean up events and a mermaid skill challenge are just a few of the fun events scheduled for Women’s Dive Day – 15 July 2017. Read […] The post PADI Women’s…

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Marine Species: the Seamoth

The humble seamoth is burdened with the Latin name Pegasidae, a mash-up of Pegasus, the winged stallion born of Poseidon, Greek god of the sea, and Medusa, the snake-haired gorgon. Even its common name calls to mind a Godzilla-style nemesis, one that may explode into the air from the ocean depths, the thunderclap of its…

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Best Scuba Diving in Ireland

The scuba diving in Ireland is relatively unknown to the international community. Those who are diving in the U.K. usually don’t consider the Emerald Isle, choosing instead spots like Scapa Flow in Scotland and the Farne Islands in England. However, don’t discount the diving Ireland, because the underwater world holds riches such as giant, plankton-feeding…

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What if the Dive Boat Leaves You Behind?

It’s every diver’s worst nightmare. You surface from the dive and don’t know where you are, and worse — the dive boat is nowhere in sight. Although this situation is quite rare, it’s not unheard of. How can you avoid this situation? And if the dive boat leaves you behind, what should you do? Dive…

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