Recognized as the 18th most visited country in the World Tourism rankings, Thailand takes pride in its incredible historical landmarks and commercial centers. They also boast of natural wonders both lying in its fertile soil and its crystal clear coasts. Thailand: The Land of the Free Aside from being a duly recognized member of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Thailand presents several other interesting facts embedded in its history, politics and economy. Thailand has gained strength as a nation from its sustainable economic advancement. From the 1980s, its booming tourism and strong product exports have contributed to...Read More
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: <img src="https://www.divein.com/wp-content/uploads/ears-and-diving.jpg" alt="How ocean pollution affects humans " border="0" />Don't let your ears ruin your dives – Graphic by the team at <a href="https://www.divein.com/articles/diving-ears/">DIVE.in</a> Don’t let your ears ruin your dives You’ve just started your first dive of the day. Everything is going great! You pinch your nose and blow to equalize...Read More
Do you love the joy of diving? But hates the hassle of equipment handling, long drives and bumpy speedboats? There is a way you can get the best of diving, at the worlds best dive spots, without any hassle. Very quickly into my dive career, I began to realize there has got to be a more efficient way to dive; Liveaboard Diving Holidays It just seemed like so much effort to drive 1-2 hours, pack & unpack all the gear, load it onto the boat, set it up - do 2-3 dives and drive back. Besides that, the limitation of...Read More
Is the Sardine Run on your Top Bucket List? One of thous dive you just have to try! Now we're trying to get you closer to your sardine run adventure with Crystal Divers South Africa. Special Offer for 2016 Join this trip for only us$ 4.200 on these trips: 21 June – 3 July 7 July – 19 July Prepare for what will undoubtedly be, the greatest adventure of your life! Diving the Sardine Run Nature rules our days as we spend most of our time at sea following the action as dolphins and sharks work together to separate the sardines into bait...Read More
While Thailand has countless attractions on land, scuba divers still flock to this tropical country for its amazing dive sites. We reached out to divers all over Thailand and based on the information they have provided to us, we came up with 34 reasons why divers needs to go diving in Thailand. Ready for the best diving in Thailand? Here we go: #1: Take a plunge into Phuket’s diverse marine life Phuket’s dive sites range from fringing reefs, giant boulders, pinnacles, walls, artificial reefs to grat wrecks, says Phil Phelan, course director and technical instructor at Crystal Waves. Marine life is in...Read More
Don't let Sea Sickness ruin your dives anymore Nothing ruins a dive trip like sea sickness. Thus, most divers will go along way to avoid spilling your breakfast overboard. But what can you do to avoid getting motion sickness? What really works? >> Grab this infographic for free Grab this graphic totally free to show on you own site – just copy this code and insert it on you site: <img src="https://www.divein.com/wp-content/uploads/travel-sickness.jpg" alt="How to Avoid Motion Sickness " border="0" />How to Avoid Motion Sickness – Graphic by the team at <a href="https://www.divein.com/articles/sea-sickness/">DIVE.in</a> Motion Sickness and Travel Sickness When going on a dive, you are told to...Read More
There are plentiful web pages listing the world’s best dive locations, but these pages rarely, if ever, tell you which dive sites to avoid. As divers will understand, we’re not talking about the threat of sharks here; rather, we’re talking about countries where divers could be exposed to serious health risks. Most of these places are also ill prepared to deal with any medical issues arising from a diving-related accident. International SOS, a company that deals with medical and travel-security assistance, recently compiled a Health Risk index of the world. This data takes several factors into account such as:...Read More
With over 7,000 islands in the country, the Philippine archipelago offers unlimited opportunities for underwater exploration. Divein.com asked a number of dive centers and underwater photographers to share their photos and thoughts about diving in the country. This is their first-hand knowledge and plus an awe-inspiring photo gallery and a list of reasons that will convince you to pack your suitcase and explore the top-class dive sites of the Philippines. 1. The Philippines is located at the apex of the coral triangle The Coral Triangle, the global center of marine biodiversity, houses 75% of all known coral species and 40% of...Read More
Pollution has put our oceans at the brink of disaster Every year more than 8 million tonens of plastic is dumped into the ocean, but how does that affect humans and what can we do to stop this behavior? >> Grab this infographic for free Grab this graphic totally free to show on you own site – just copy this code and insert it on you site: <img src="https://www.divein.com/wp-content/uploads/How-ocean-pollution-affects-humans.jpg" alt="How ocean pollution affects humans " border="0" />How ocean pollution affects humans – Graphic by the team at <a href="https://www.divein.com/articles/ocean-pollution/">DIVE.in</a> What can I do to help? What you do on land...Read More
Have you ever heard about a PADI specialty course named No Fear Diving? What does No Fear and Diving have to do with each other, I wondered. So I did some research. This subject draws a lot of attention all sorts of diving forums. I found out the No Fear diving course is controversial and many diver's out there share their opinions and thoughts on these forums. What is No Fear Diving Oliver Radosav, an Ergo-therapist and PADI specialty dive instructor, developed this specialty course. He explains the idea of No Fear diving. He says that what makes this...Read More
Having your own diving equipment is awesome, but when you are just starting out, it’s not a life or death situation if you don’t own everything off the bat. Go out and get some experience first, ensuring that diving is for you. The last thing you want to do is to start a new hobby, buy all the appropriate gear, just to find out you don’t even like to dive after all. Last time we wrote about when to buy what kind of dive equipment. When you know you are a diver Often those who start diving will have an...Read More
Divers get to experience beauty unlike anything we will ever see on land. Coral reefs only add to the incredible natural beauty that exists beneath the water, and they are often the most sought out diving spots. With so many coral reefs the world over, it’s often difficult to even know where to begin. While we definitely don’t want to count any coral reef out, these top 5 are definitely the ones you do not want to miss. The Great Barrier Reef Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef on the planet. It includes both inner and...Read More
When we go diving especially on an out-of-the-country vacation, we are usually occupied in packing our dive equipment and personal stuff. We sometimes do a checklist review just to make sure nothing is left behind. Here's our Dive Packing Guide – What to bring on a Scuba Holiday? But is a diving insurance a part of your checklist? The Importance of Dive Insurance Diving has evolved to become a relatively safe sport. In fact, there are more accidents on the road compared to diving. Nevertheless, diving has its own inherent dangers and you will never know when an accident will...Read More
Take a dive down under! Australia’s boundless collection of marine life and various beautiful islands to explore will be an experience any passionate diver, advanced or beginner, will never forget. Diving In Australia is truly the ultimate diving experience. One of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World can be found in Australia: The Great Barrier Reef. This attraction alone makes Australia one of the top countries in the world for divers. You may also try Diving In Indonesia. Check out 6 of the other major “must visit” diving sites in Australia: 1. Cairns and Port Douglas, Queensland Abundant...Read More
Our oceans are filled with wonders that you can't really imagine! The Earth’s oceans are a world of mystery, magic and beauty. It’s this apart from anything else that lures divers into their depths. There is a seemingly endless array of fascinating facts about our oceans. Many of these facts are incredibly interesting, but some will defy your imagination. >> Grab this infographic for free Grab this graphic totally free to show on you own site – just copy this code and insert it on you site: <img src="https://www.divein.com/wp-content/uploads/50-fascinating-facts-about-the-ocean.png" alt="50 fascinating facts about the ocean" border="0" />50 fascinating facts about...Read More
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. That is not true! There are two ways of diving when you have visual impairment(aka use glasses or contacts): one is simply to use your contact lenses underwater on your dive, the other is using prescription masks. Here's Survive A Silt-Out!: Diving In Low Visibility This article will only focus on diving with...Read More
Barbados is the perfect destination for a memorable scuba diving experience, surrounded by barrier reefs and strewn with numerous shipwrecks. It is an island in the western area of the North Atlantic and is located 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of the Caribbean Sea. Diving in Barbados The vast coastline and ideal weather and water conditions makes Barbados one of the world’s leading dive destinations. Here's Diving in Dominica: The Whale Watching Capital Of The Caribbean With an incredible assortment of underwater species, Barbados clearly is a magnificent setting full of marine wonders and exciting dive opportunities. Collections of surrounding...Read More
You will experience nothing but the ultimate underwater journey when you go diving in Colombia! Colombia The Republic of Colombia is a tropical country in South America. It borders Venezuela and Brazil in the east, Ecuador and Peru in the south, and Panama in the northwest. The northern part of Colombia is bordered by the Caribbean Sea and the west by the Pacific Ocean. Colombia is one of the megadiverse countries, which are a group of countries that harbor the majority of the Earth's species, and are therefore considered extremely biodiverse. Because of this distinction Colombia...Read More
There are so many diving destinations to choose from worldwide, but plunging into the wonderful waters of the Philippines is a place you can’t pass up. The Philippines boasts hundreds of diving spots lying along its sea beds. The Republic of the Philippines The Republic of the Philippines can be found in the western Pacific Ocean with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, and Indonesia to the south. The Philippines is often visited for its fabulous diving spots and destinations and is known as the country with one of the longest coastlines in the world, ranking 5th...Read More
On an expedition in the Mariana Trench the scientists did an incredible discovery: A small bony fish swam past the camera at 8,145 meters - almost 500 meters deeper than scientists had previously observed. See what lives in the Mariana Trench Surprisingly bony fish struck the deepest record The scientists from the University of Aberdeen went to explore the Mariana Trench. The deepest place on earth. They predicted that they’d find the Mariana’s very own bony fish, probably between 6,500 meters and 7,500 meters. With most of them in the deep end of that range. They were also sure...Read More
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