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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Dive Gear: When to Buy What?

Dive Gear: When to Buy What?

You might ask yourself: When should I buy my first set of Dive Gear? Here on DIVE.in, we've already covered what dive equipment should be your first bit of dive equipment. But what about the remaining kit? When should you go all-in and buy your own? How much should...
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...
Why Underwater Photography Is Hard

Why Underwater Photography Is Hard

Struggling to make your underwater photos pop? Understanding the problem is half the solution! It often doesn’t take long from a newly minted scuba diver first ventures underwater, before the desire to bring a camera to capture some of the wonders experiences,...
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: 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...
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...
Abu Nuhass – The Ship Eater

Abu Nuhass – The Ship Eater

Sha’ab Abu Nuhass, arabic for “reef of the father of brass” (sha’ab meaning “reef”, abu meaning “father” and nuhass meaning “brass”) is a large triangular reef in the Red Sea, in the Strait of Gubal, about two miles south of Shadwan Island. It can be reached by day...
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...
Equipment Review: Turtle Fins

Equipment Review: Turtle Fins

The Turtle Fin is made of classic design, wide, short, and made of natural rubber. This makes for a powerful, no-bull fin, ideal for technical diving. A staple with technical divers and professional divers (including military and rescue divers) it’s a tried-and-true...