Top 10 Best Dive Sites in the World

Top 10 Best Dive Sites in the World

Do You Have a Dive Bucket List for 2018? Everyone has a bucket list of things they would like to do before they die. It makes sense that divers should have their own bucket list! A list of dive sites to see before the end of their diving days. A list of the top ten...
Ears & Diving

Ears & Diving

No more bad dives because of your ears! Together with DAN Southern Africa & DAN Europe we have created this extensive graphic about your ears and diving: Grab this graphic totally free to show on you own site – just copy this code and insert it on you site:   Don't...
Dive Watch Questions Answered

Dive Watch Questions Answered

What is a dive watch, and should you get one? We answer your questions. As a dive instructor, I am often asked questions regarding equipment purchase. And one topic I get a lot of questions about, are dive watches. So I’ve put together the most common questions I’ve...
21 Ways to Avoid Motion Sickness

21 Ways to Avoid Motion Sickness

Don't let Motion Sickness ruin any trip. Seriously, nothing ruins a trip like feeling nausea or throwing up. Thus, most travelers will go along way to avoid spilling their breakfast overboard. But what can you do to avoid getting motion sickness? What really works?...
Do You DIR?

Do You DIR?

What is DIR? DIR, unlike PADI, NAUI and the other diving organizations, is not a distinct training organization, but rather a diving philosophy or methodology that encompasses skills, planning, equipment, and much more. It is quite possibly both the most celebrated...
Diving With Contact Lenses

Diving With Contact Lenses

Are you starting diving and using glasses? Or maybe contact lenses? You will be happy to know that you can still dive! You might be afraid that without your glasses, you want be able to see underwater. And you’ve heard that diving with contact lenses is not an option....
Why Do We Pee After Diving?

Why Do We Pee After Diving?

Ever had to pee after scuba diving? You’re not alone, and you can thank (or blame) the pressure! Most divers have tried it at one point or another, and most experience it quite frequently: after coming back from a dive, they’re overwhelmed with a need to pee. But why...
11 Tips For Safe Diving

11 Tips For Safe Diving

Is scuba diving a dangerous sport? No, it’s not. In fact, diving is considered to be safer than many other more conventional sports. Despite what sensationalist news headlines suggest, the incidence of diving accidents is far less frequent than you might imagine. And...
Fun With Deep Stops

Fun With Deep Stops

If you are new to diving, or even a regular diver who wants to buy a new dive computer, you will notice more and more of them are now implementing the option of using deep stops. Since most non-technical diver training does not really talk about deep stops, here is...
Why I Don’t Like Shark Week

Why I Don’t Like Shark Week

I don’t like shark week because I like sharks. Let me explain. Another Shark Week has come and gone. Shark Week, of course, is a week-long theme on the Discovery Channel, featuring shark programs. And while numerous environmental organizations take the popularity of...
Southern Egypt Dive Camps

Southern Egypt Dive Camps

With many countries adding Sharm to the no-travel list! So where can you go for an easy Red Sea shore dive? Try the dive camps near Masa Alam! The ongoing unrest in Egypt has caused a number of governments to add Sharm el-Sheik to the list of areas where all but...
Diving In Denmark

Diving In Denmark

A quick introduction to diving in the land of the Little Mermaid Denmark, the small kingdom in Scandinavia, may only have some 5.5 million inhabitants in its 16,000 square miles of land mass, and due to its northern latitude, it’s waters are not exactly abundant in...
Technical Diving: What Is It All About?

Technical Diving: What Is It All About?

You’ve probably seen them at your dive center, sat in small groups with laptops, paper, slates and pencils. Talking about things like gradient factors, deep stops, deco, lost gas, and bottom mix, while they “plan” their dive. You may have run into them on a dive boat,...
Not Enough Plastic In The Ocean

Not Enough Plastic In The Ocean

New study finds that the amount of plastic debris found in our oceans is much less than previously estimated. But is this good or bad news? A new study, by Cozar et al, and published by PNAS.org, finds that plastic debris is more widespread in the world’s oceans than...
Underwater Wedding

Underwater Wedding

Take the Plunge and Say “I do” With More Bubbles than Champagne When most people dream about their wedding, it usually involves a tranquil romantic scene with a bride in white floating elegantly down the aisle. There’s usually not a lot of water involved in these...
Scuba Diving Without the Mrs

Scuba Diving Without the Mrs

So you are going on a holiday, you and your partner it’s just the two of you. No interruptions, just long walks on the beach, shopping and so on, you know the drill. Quality time together! But then, when you want to go diving, one or preferably two days - she starts...
Best Places For Snorkeling

Best Places For Snorkeling

Pull out your fins, because NOW we’re guiding you to some of the best snorkeling locations worldwide! Now that you’re all set for snorkeling (if not, see our guide to snorkeling!), its time to consider where to go to get your flippers wet! This article contains five...
Scuba Diving While Pregnant

Scuba Diving While Pregnant

Pregnancy is a no-go for diving with all major organisations. But what’s the problem? Consult the standards of many of the dive organisations (in fact, all the major ones), and you’ll find that they list pregnancy among their contraindicators, the factors that...
Shark Finning: What is it?

Shark Finning: What is it?

Why would anyone ever kill a shark for its fins? And cut it off and let it drop to the bottom for a slow and painful death! There are many different type of animals that are hunted from beneath the ocean’s surface. From the larger fish to clams and oysters, many of us...
The Value Of A Scuba Checklist

The Value Of A Scuba Checklist

Can a dive checklists help us avoid diving accidents? Divers Alert Network believes they might! Scuba diving is a tremendously safe activity. When considering the number of participants in diving activities worldwide, the number of serious accidents is extremely low....
A Case Of Nitrogen Narcosis

A Case Of Nitrogen Narcosis

It was a fairly tranquil mid-morning dive. We’d arrived at Brothers Islands in the southern part of the Red Sea the evening before, and had already done one dive there. We weren’t the only boat at the islands this morning, with two boats from other companies moored...
Sharks Just Being Sharks

Sharks Just Being Sharks

Let’s talk sharks! Reading the reports of two women attacked by a Great White recently in their kayaks got me thinking about the balance between humans in the water and sharks feeding. According the USA Today report: What experts believe was a great white shark took a...
Shark Encounters: A Family Affair

Shark Encounters: A Family Affair

When I mention getting in the water with sharks on purpose, I often get asked if I have a death wish. As a shark conservationist and professional videographer, I spend a lot of time in the water with these amazing animals and feel excitement every time I get to slip...
Fish Are Friends – And Food!

Fish Are Friends – And Food!

What do you think about diving without any fish? Not that interesting right? Choosing sustainable fish is important if we want to maintain healthy fish populations. As divers, we should lead the way. Plenty more fish in the sea The old saying that “there are plenty...

Shark eaten by Giant Moray Eel

Sharks are usually the apex predator in the ocean, but this white tip reef shark meets its match. In this incredible video you’ll see a shark fighting for its life against a giant Moray eel. Learn The Truth About Sharks Right Here In times where sharks are fighting...
Scuba diving with bull sharks

Scuba diving with bull sharks

They come every year. From the end of November until March Playa del Carmen in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, becomes home to the Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus Leucas). They love warm shallow waters so they make their home fairly close to the shores of the town beach of Playa...
How to organize a cleanup

How to organize a cleanup

A how-to list of how to arrange your own underwater clean-up event. This article is a follow-up to our two-piece article on being a sustainable diver and make a positive difference for the environment. Among the advice given was “organize a cleanup”, but a lot of...
Shark Series – The Lemon Shark

Shark Series – The Lemon Shark

Here's all you need to know about the Lemon Shark It's closely related to the great white sharks. Lemon sharks are sturdy, powerful and can grow up to 3 meters (10 feet). But relax and do not panic when you see one during your dive. Lemon sharks do not attack humans....
Shark Series: Wobbegong Shark

Shark Series: Wobbegong Shark

The Wobbegong shark is actually a species of 12 sharks in the Orectolobidae-family, all known under the layman’s term “carpet shark”. Due to the growths around the mouths of the ones found in the western Pacific they are also commonly referred to as the beard. The...
What is Fluorescence Night Diving

What is Fluorescence Night Diving

Fluorescence night dives (or “fluo diving” for short) is also known as “fluoro dives” or “glow dives” have grown increasingly popular recently. More and more dive centres offer fluo diving, and more and more vendors for the necessary equipment appear on the market. A...
Become a Scuba Hero – One dive at a time

Become a Scuba Hero – One dive at a time

Let’s be a hero! Okay, let’s be a hero minus the tight-fitting costume. Most likely you have seen videos circulating on the internet showing how several marine species, entangled with fishing nets or hooks, are saved by brave divers that spotted the troubled animal,...
Want a life change: Become a scuba diver

Want a life change: Become a scuba diver

The year 2008 was a big turning point in my life. After living in the UK for almost eleven years working 9 to 5 office jobs or other jobs that did not really fulfill me, I decided to leave and change my life once and for all. What was I going to do? I had absolutely...
How to Open a Dive Resort

How to Open a Dive Resort

I wish I had someone to tell me the answer! I have wanted to run my own dive business probably since I started diving. Working as an instructor in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the UK and Fiji and returning to the UK to study and work in between. I have worked for a...
Diving in Europe: 10 Best Dive Sites

Diving in Europe: 10 Best Dive Sites

What makes Europe such a good Dive Destination? It might be the diversity of coral from North to South! The thousand of Ship Wrecks scattered all over! Or the brilliant mix of big and small life! Europe is well known for the majestic landscapes, old architecture,...
Shark Feeding: Good or Bad?

Shark Feeding: Good or Bad?

They say that “shark feeding” is a good thing. Good for sharks and that it also spreads awareness about the safety of sharks and their habitat. So should we support shark feeding? This topic has been controversial for several years. Some say it changes the biological...
Diving myths debunked

Diving myths debunked

Diving, with all its adventure and excitement, is ripe with myths and misconceptions. In the following, we’ll take a look at a few of these, and see if they hold water. At Dive.in, we don’t just tell the myths, we put them to the test! As an instructor and lifelong...
The Five Best Diving Films

The Five Best Diving Films

We all get landlocked from time to time, due to weather, work, or other unwelcome distractions from diving. And for diving liveaboards and holidays, you want something to do after the night dive and dinner is done. Que dive films. Diving has captured the imagination...