Scuba Diving In Hawaii: The Full Dive Travel Review

Scuba Diving In Hawaii: The Full Dive Travel Review

ALOHA SCUBA DIVER! Yes Aloha means hello, goodbye and love. But the word Aloha has another meaning too. “Alo” is sharing and “ha” is the essence of life. The Hawaiian people once had the custom of putting their faces close to another person and breathing in “the...
Diving In Cozumel

Diving In Cozumel

The largest island in Mexico, Cozumel, sits just on the eastern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula. Known for azure blue water, pristine coral reefs and gentle currents that sweep divers along, Cozumel is arguably one of the premier dive spots in the entire Caribbean....
Going Pro: How To Become A Dive Master

Going Pro: How To Become A Dive Master

Taking scuba diving from a passion sport to one that makes money can seem like a thrilling prospect. The sport you love can become a career or you can learn even more about the activity that you enjoy. One way to accomplish this is through the divemaster certification...
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...
A Basic Guide To Choosing Scuba Fins

A Basic Guide To Choosing Scuba Fins

Scuba fins are one of the most important scuba investments you will make. There are many options and it’s all down to personal preference. What is your swimming style? Do you want power or economy of effort? Will you be mostly shore or boat diving? Will you be...
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,...
How I got into Commercial Diving

How I got into Commercial Diving

It was September 1993 and together with my girlfriend I arrived at Villamendhoo Island in the Maldives. I was excitedly looking forward to some Big game fishing, but my mood quickly changed when upon checking in at reception there was a notice saying Big game fishing...
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...
Diving in Ishigaki Island: Japanese Scuba Paradise

Diving in Ishigaki Island: Japanese Scuba Paradise

Ishigaki Island is where my diving adventures in Japan began. What's so special about this place is not just the crystal clear blue water and picture perfect tropical reef. It’s also the graceful manta ray that has one of the most visually striking appearances of any...
Diving in Japan: The full guide to diving in Japan

Diving in Japan: The full guide to diving in Japan

Scuba diving in Japan? Japan is known for kimonos and sushi, not for scuba diving. It’s often overlooked in favor of more popular dive destinations like Thailand or the Philippines. But take a moment to explore Japan's waters and you'll be surprised. With a bit of...
Diving in Sydney: Delightful Suburbia diving

Diving in Sydney: Delightful Suburbia diving

When you think of Sydney, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is not the diving, but likely the world famous Sydney Opera House. However, Sydney is home to many world class dives where you will find weedy sea dragons, sea horses, pajama squid, blue ringed...
How I became a Commercial Diver

How I became a Commercial Diver

Here is my experience of commercial dive schools. Having decided to embark on a career as a commercial diver my next move was to choose a school to become a commercial diver. You can also read how I came to the point of becoming a commercial diver. Pre-course...
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...
Scuba Diving The Pearl Islands of Panama

Scuba Diving The Pearl Islands of Panama

It was early in the morning. The sun was just about to come up when I got up. I took my camera gear, and went out to the balcony to watch the sunrise over the Panama Canal. After the sun rose we waited for the ferry to come pick us up and take us to the Pearl Islands....
Diving in Cyprus: Some great Scuba Spotlights

Diving in Cyprus: Some great Scuba Spotlights

With a population of just over 1 million, Cyprus relies on tourism in the summer months. One of the islands' biggest appeals is its scuba diving. It's guaranteed good visibility and warm temperatures for the whole summer (in fact the dive season out there runs from...
Diving in Curacao

Diving in Curacao

For the third night in a row I found myself drifting off to sleep with visions of a small emerald island in the Caribbean Sea. In my mind’s eye, I could see a plane gently gliding in for its final approach. We pass slowly over the vast majority of the 40 mile length...
Diving Komodo Island: The Liveaboard way

Diving Komodo Island: The Liveaboard way

I descended to 20 meters to admire a Barrel Sponge the size of a smart car; tiny-white Sea Cucumbers lived in every nook and cranny. A moment later a thundering explosion ripped through the water. I looked to my dive buddy and saw in her eyes the same questions that...
Seasickness and Scuba Diving

Seasickness and Scuba Diving

Seasickness is something that most of us have heard of but may not fully understand. All we know is that we would like to avoid it if at all possible. It is no fun to have but is a natural response to the situation that we put ourselves through. This can be extremely...
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...
Choosing a Regulator mouthpiece

Choosing a Regulator mouthpiece

Being comfortable in the water is a big thing for me. I believe that not only does it make diving more enjoyable but can have an impact on my air consumption too.  As someone who seems to destroy mouthpieces on a regular basis I have tried a lot of different types....
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...