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Ameo Powerbreather Review

Torben Lonne, Dive Instructor PRODUCT REVIEW The Ameo Powerbreather When it comes to your water kit, often the most cast aside piece is the snorkel. Anyone who has used a snorkel knows the annoyance of a limp snorkel that always seems to just get in the way of every...

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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...

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How ocean pollution affects humans [Video + Infographic]

Ocean Pollution has put our oceans at the brink of disaster Every year more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into our oceans, but how does that affect humans and what can we do to stop this behavior? Plastic and other forms of pollution are ending up in our...

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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...

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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...

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Scuba Diving the Bikini Atoll

Bikini Atoll is world famous for two things: inspiring the last big innovation in ladies’ swimwear and the wrecks left over from the Operation Crossroads nuclear tests.

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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...

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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?...

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36 Reasons To Go Diving In The Philippines

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. Are you...

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5 Things Not To Do During A Dive

Scuba diving the do-no-harm way In a previous article 10 Things Not To Do If You Love Scuba Diving And The Ocean, I covered ten things you should not do, if you want to protect the ocean. But where these focused on general, everyday behavior, this article will focus...

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Shark Series: The Great Hammerhead Shark

Hammerhead sharks (lat. Sphynidae) are in fact not a single shark species, but rather a collective term for a sub-species, or genus, of shark. They count nine different sharks, though there is still some debate of the exact number of unique genera. Common for all of...

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Why Diving Should Be Done Slowly

Most new divers are told the same thing when diving with more experienced buddies: slow down! Most inexperienced divers swim too fast, and fidget too much under water. The immediate result is that they consume too much air (ending the dive prematurely), scare off...

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The PADI Rescue Diver Course: Diary Of A Divemistress

After my Advanced course I dived happily without taking any more courses for about fifty dives and five years. My brother, dad and I dived once more off Portland, Dorset, doing amazing drift dives as well as the lovely wreck the Countess of Erne. Sitting at around...

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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....

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10 Things Not To Do If You Love Scuba Diving And The Ocean

How to protect the ocean, even when you’re not diving Scuba divers, by and large, love the ocean. And as a natural consequence of that, they’re interested in protecting it for ocean conservation. And there are a number of things you can do while diving to that end,...

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Diving Wetsuit: Why You Need To Buy Your Own

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...

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Pre-Dive Checklist: Add Fun To Your Safety Check Routine

When you are about to dive underwater where your equipment is essentially your life support, there is no such thing as being too cautious. Double checking your equipment and having your buddy check it too may take a few extra minutes, but they are often very worth it....

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Diving In Brothers Islands: The Twin Pinnacles Of Egypt

In the area of the Red Sea known as the “deep south”, one of the legendary dive sites are two very small islands known as Brothers Islands. They are located some 60 miles from the Egyptian coast, off of El-Quesir, meaning that they don’t see any day boat traffic. The...

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The Coral Reef: A Diver’s Delight

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...

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Diving Insurance: How To Choose Your Dive Insurance

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...

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Scuba Diving In Australia

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...

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50 fascinating facts about the ocean

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...

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Do you DIR? – Part II The DIR Equipment Setup

The DIR Equipment Setup The approach to the dive kit is probably what DIR is most known for, and many producers of dive gear now sell “DIR-style” equipment. The setup is actually known as the “Hogarthian setup”, after renowned cave diver William Hogarth Main. Did you...

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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...

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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....

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Hick’s Law – Making Choices In Scuba Diving

Ever found yourself in a situation where you’re struggling to make a choice between a number of options? Then you already know Hick’s Law. The psychology behind making choices A British psychologist, William Edmund Hick conducted a series of experiments exploring the...

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Diving In The Philippines

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...

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Choosing A Diving Center: What You Need to Know

There is something about travelling to far off lands that sparks a dormant love of the sea. Whether you have been diving before or not you have the urge to get in and under the water. The beach is littered with dive shops offering dive trips and courses. You need to...

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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...

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Diving In Indonesia: CNN’s Favorite

With over two thousand participants, Indonesia holds the Guinness Book World Record for organizing a scuba diving lessons and simultaneous diving attended by the most number of participants. This amazing achievement and others like it make Indonesia truly one of the...

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Fitness And Diving: Getting Fit For Scuba Diving

Unlike many other academic classes that you were required to take in high school or college, scuba classes are much more fun and enjoyable. As a benefit, you do not have to spend a lot of hours in the library or your study room in order to successfully pass...

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Shark Feeding: Biting The Hand That Feeds You

Sharks and divers have shared the water since the inception of the sport. And to increase the diving adventure, hand feeding sharks have become a part of eco-tourism around the world. Some of the feeding is done through chumming and baiting on the surface while the...

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How To Become A PADI Dive Instructor

Do you dream of diving all the time, diving all over the world, and becoming a pro-diver? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then becoming a PADI dive instructor could be for you!!! Teaching others to dive and giving them an exciting underwater hobby...

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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...

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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...

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Dive Film Review: Sanctum (2011)

Tight spaces and conflict as cave dive goes wrong Sanctum is a 2011 adventure thriller directed by Alister Grierson and produced by James Cameron. It is based on a script by Andrew Wright, who was inspired to write it when he participated in a cave dive trip at...

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Things To Consider Before Taking Up A Cave Diving Course

Cave diving is an entirely new world after coming from recreational diving. Different equipment and techniques are required and often the whole way you have been diving has to be adapted. Exploring the underground world is an indescribable feeling; leaving a narrow...

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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...

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Scuba Diving Mask – What To Look For When Buying A Mask

A scuba mask is a vital piece of equipment when you are diving. It is important that you ensure it not only fits properly but is equalized and defogged. Scuba masks are often constructed from silicon and tempered glass so that they can withstand being under water....

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Diving In Similan Islands – Khao Lak Area

Imagine crystal clear water and powder white sand that makes your feet want to be buried in it. This beautiful place is called the Similan Islands. It consists of nine islands resting about an hour’s speedboat away from the Khao Lak shore. This is where diving in...

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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...

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Alternate Air Source: Rules And Recommendations

As a diver you need the octopus. And I don’t mean that 8-legged ocean creature, I mean your alternate air source; in other words your second regulator or your backup. The octopus works the same way your primary regulator does. Here's the real Smart Octopus. If your...

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Cut Costs Not Safety – Is It Safe To Rent Scuba Gear?

The equipment required for scuba diving can cost a fortune. Renting equipment from a dive store is a great way to save money. Buy the essential items for yourself first, then rent scuba gear for the rest of the remaining equipment that you need. One thing you do need...

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Shark Series: Diving With Blacktip Reef Sharks

The black tipped reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) is a favorite among many divers. It is of reasonable size, lives in warm, shallow, tropical waters, usually stays within the same quite small area, and isn’t overly shy. It is also easy to recognize, and quite...

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5 Ways To Stop Your Dive Mask From Leaking

Fix that annoying leak with our five tips Few things can be more annoying than a persistent mask leak during a scuba dive. While not critical or dangerous in any way, the constant seeping in of water, not to mention having to stop routinely and empty your dive mask. A...

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Diving In Gili Islands : Island Living, Island Diving

The Gili Islands, or “The Gilis” as they are affectionately known, are three small islands off of the coast of Lombok in Indonesia. The islands are called Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air (pronounced “a-yer”). The name “Gili Islands” is somewhat redundant, as...

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Diving In Malta: Europe’s Small Treasure

Malta may be Europe’s smallest, independent state, but the rocky island in the southern-most part of the Mediterranean boasts some of the best diving in world. Lists of “best dive sites in the world” are always problematic, but it has to count for something that Malta...

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Safety And Diving: Perceived Safety VS Actual Safety

Knowing the difference between looking safe and being safe can help you choose the right dive operator. A dive center might say they are and think they are your best option, even appearing so on the surface. But what happens when one day there is an actual accident?...

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Diving In East Timor: The Heart Of The Coral Triangle

Diving on the small island of East Timor is really incredible. The pleasant tropical climate and outstanding aquatic conditions combined with a goldmine of marine resources are what attracts divers to its waters. East Timor East Timor is located at the eastern end of...

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Ditch The Compass: Natural Underwater Navigation

Often referred to as “pilogate,” naturally navigating your way underwater is an incredible skill to have as a diver. Knowing how to naturally navigate means that you are not dependent on anything other than your own senses and observations and don’t have to rely on a...

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Beat The Heat: Overheating While Scuba Diving

How to deal with the heat while scuba diving in the summer! Summer is here, and with it, many people take to the water to swim, surf, and our all-time favorite: scuba diving. But with summer also often comes higher temperatures (one of the motivators for heading to...

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Dive Equipment 101

New to diving and bit unsure about all the new dive equipment? Here is DIVE.in’s Equipment 101 where we tell you all about the scuba gear and what you need to know. We have separated the articles into smaller bits, concentrating on one main theme. Here you’ll find a...

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Scuba Diving And Health: Decompression Sickness

What is Decompression Sickness and What Causes It? Decompression Sickness (DCS) is a condition in which rapid changes of pressure in an environment causes gases to form bubbles of gas, mainly nitrogen. In diving, when the diver descends, nitrogen is breathed in and is...

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Starting Scuba Diving: Keeping Dive Skills Sharp

So, today is the last day of your open water course. Congratulations, you have just finished and passed! You feel confident in your abilities and knowledge... surely, you will only get better and better form now on. That is probably one of most double edged assumption...

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Diving with Asthma

Most people probably think that asthma is a definite contraindication for diving. Divers with perfectly healthy lungs often struggle with underwater breathing; why would an asthmatic even dream of trying it? Note: Before going diving with asthma you shall always get...

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Diving And Travel: The Good And The Bad

Managing complexity when traveling to foreign countries “I couldn’t possibly go to Egypt, not with the way they’ve treated foreign journalists lately” my friend told me, as we were discussing location for his upcoming dive holiday over coffee. “I don’t want to support...

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Diving In Egypt: The Charm Of Sharm El-Sheikh

Sharm el-Sheikh is a resort area on the very southern tip of the Sinai peninsula, first developed as tourist destination in the early 1980's. The area is known for the weather, with temperatures ranging from 40 degrees in summer to 20 degrees in winter, and the easy...

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Shark Series: The Great White Shark

The great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is by far the most famous, and infamous, of all sharks. It is the second largest shark in the world, and one of the oldest predators still in existence. Highly migratory, it is found in almost all of the oceans in the...

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Practice Makes Perfect – Tune Up Your Scuba Skills

It’s almost time to come out of diving hibernation as the winter-long surface interval comes to an end, so how do you reacquaint yourself with the skills that may have gotten a bit rusty? “Use it or lose it”, the old adage says, and it's very true, and definitely also...

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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...

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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...

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Tips To Defog Scuba Mask

Unless you do something about it, it’s bound to happen, your mask fogs up during a dive. If you forgot what your scuba instructor taught you on this subject here is a small guide to avoid it, without you having to buy “mask defog liquid”. New Scuba Mask After buying a...

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Shark Series – Diving With Tiger Sharks

One of the most characteristic sharks in the oceans, the tiger shark is one of the largest species of sharks, and quite possibly one of the most infamous. It is considered one of the most dangerous species of sharks, with number of attacks only surpassed by the great...

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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...

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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,...

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Oceans Awareness: The Triple-Threat To The Oceans

The three biggest threats to our oceans Let's take a look at our beloved oceans. What it is that threatens our oceans, and what we can do about it. Plastic Debris Garbage and debris in general, but plastic in particular, poses a threat to our oceans, and in particular...

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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...

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Where To Place Your Arms While Scuba Diving

In this article we are going to help you find a place to put your arms while scuba diving. If you are new to diving not having any ideas of what to do with your arms is common. Lots of times divers’ arms just sort of dangle and hang or they use them to swim along with...

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SSI Instructor Sanctioned With License Cancellation

YouTube video of an SSI instructor manhandling octopus got his instructor’s license suspended A Vietnam based instructor, Mark Scott of Diving Vietnam and Aloha Vietnam Scuba Divers has had his instructor’s license revoked by his issuing organization, Scuba Schools...

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Safety Stop: Why Do I Need To Do It?

We generally see scuba diving as a fun sports activity that we are simply passionate about. To become a good scuba diver we need to receive professional training and then get into the water. That is true, but that is not all. We need to always remember a few important...

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How To Deal With A Cramp While Diving

Cramps can be an unwanted companion on dives. Here’s what to do to fix - and avoid - them Dive for any amount of time, and you’re likely to have experienced it at least once: cramps! The powerful, painful death grip in a muscle that leaves you down for the count until...

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Night Dive: Rules, Recommendations and Fun Facts

If you feel that scuba diving is a thrilling exercise, try night diving. It is quite an interesting and mysterious experience. Once you descend into the water at night and discover a whole new world, you will definitely want more. Surprises or Fun Facts Night dives...

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How To Master Your Buoyancy: With UW Frisbee

Fun with the underwater Frisbee A great way of becoming a better diver is by mastering your buoyancy to perfection. It makes you stir up less bottom silt, gives you better air consumption, and generally gives you a greater control of yourself underwater. There are a...

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What Is The First Dive Equipment I Need To Purchase?

You have just finished your last of many diving courses and now you are a certified diver. You learned a lot of new exciting things and a whole new world has opened up to you. This includes a lot of new cool dive equipment. During the course you learned to use the...

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Survive A Silt-Out!: Diving In Low Visibility

Would you know what to do if you get caught in a silt-out with almost zero visibility? Silt-outs are what happens when we kick up the fine sediment that we often find in enclosed underwater areas, such as inside wrecks or caves, as well as sometimes on the bottom of...

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Shark Series: The Thresher Shark

The thresher shark is not the most famous of sharks, partly because it is a rare shark to spot, and hence has not been filmed often. Easily recognized by its very long tail fin, the shark is a shy and elusive creature, that primarily lives in deep waters. It is a...

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Benefits of Being A Dive Instructor

Taking the plunge to learn to teach diving is rewarding in many ways! Majority of certified scuba divers worldwide never venture further in their dive education than to the entry level certification (Open Water Diver or similar). There are still quite a few divers...

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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...

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Buddy Diving For Safety and Support

If you could choose solo diving or buddy diving, which would you prefer? It is actually not the question of preference; it is a matter of safety. If you are a novice diver, the buddy system is a must for you, and if you are an advanced or expert diver, it still might...

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A Scuba Diver’s Impact On A Coral Reef

Coral reef diving is an all-time favorite to most scuba divers. But like it or not, scuba divers are causing substantial damage to the world’s coral reefs. Scientific evidence shows that divers are directly and/or indirectly responsible for damaging the reef life with...

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Strong Current 101: Guide To Diving In Current

What to do if you’re swept away by a current during scuba diving? For many divers, diving in current is one of their nightmare scenarios: a strong current suddenly pushes them away from their dive site, away from their buddy or dive group, away to open sea. But with a...

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Cave Diving: Why Choose Cave Diving In The Cenotes

The Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya in Mexico are very well known among other things for the Cenotes. They are the largest underground fresh water cave system in the world. They run for kilometers from North West to South East of the Peninsula and end up in the...

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The Smart Octopus: Diving With Octopus

Octopi might very well be among the smartest creatures underwater, and we’ve only just begun to understand them! For the longest time, humans viewed octopi as little more than slightly advanced snails; a soft, strange animal with little or no abilities, aside from...

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Scuba Regulators And How To Choose One

Choosing a regulator is an important part of buying your own scuba gear Regulators, or regs for short, are quite literally the lifeline of scuba divers. They connect us to our air tanks, allowing us to breathe the gas stored in them. So picking the right scuba...

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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...

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Epic Scuba Fails – How NOT to Enter the Water

Entry can sometimes be hard! Waves can be big and cliffs can be steep and slippery. But even in the worst of conditions I’ve never seen this bad entry from a dive boat! Read How to enter the water in Rough Sea Giant Stride or James Bond Roll Well except of a few of...

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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...

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Dive Packing Guide – What to bring on a Scuba Holiday?

You just booked your first Scuba Diving Holiday since you started diving. So what do you bring with you for the trip overseas? Well, you’ll pack the usual: clothes, sun lotion, camera, toiletries…those kinds of things of course. But where do you fit all of your dive...

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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...

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Diving in Holland | Let’s go Diving in the Netherlands

Famed for its cheese, tulips and windmills, the Netherlands is also the country of dykes and water. In the province of Zeeland, hundreds of kilometers of dykes and dams protect the Netherlands from the sea. Together, these form the Delta Works – the largest underwater...

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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...

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5 Tips For Your Next Dive Holiday

Make the most of your next dive trip with these 5 dive tips! Few divers get to dive as much as they want. Work, family obligations, and other “distractions” mean that we’re often limited to diving on trips of shorter or longer duration. For this reason, a number of...

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Fit Diving: Contraindications To Scuba Diving

Are you really fit to dive? And how can you really know what it means to be fit for diving? We look at the “contraindication” and how it relates to fit diving: When starting our diving, almost all organizations require participants on courses to sign a medical...

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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...

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The Bad Diver and Aquatic Awareness

How many divers touch the Reef, the Corals or even the Fish when diving? Is it normal practice for divers, now a days, to touch and feel anything on their dive? Christina Christensen is a good friend of mine who is a recently qualified Open Water Scuba Instructor....

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How to Make A Scuba Diving Checklist

How to make a diving checklist for a dive trip, to ensure you’re not forgetting anything. Diver’s Alert Network have started advocating their use as a means of avoiding mishaps that can be annoying at best, fatal at worst. As we’ve covered in a previous article here...

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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....

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Crazy Shark Attack – Whitetip Reef Shark Vs Moray Eel!

https://youtu.be/ZhuWhUZu6fQ As you already know nature is no stranger to conflict and struggle to survive. And this is even more true for the animals we see underwater. Here a group of 3 Whitetip Reef Sharks attack a Giant Moray Eel, and in a brutal fight tearing it...

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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...

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Make a positive difference for the environment

Part II on how to be a more environmentally safe diver focuses on making a distinct, positive difference to the marine environment. In the first article in this series, we looked at ways of minimizing the negative impact that a diver can have on his or her local...

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Managing Your Air Consumption: Practical Tips

Nothing is more disappointing than prematurely ending your dive because you have used too much air.  In situations like these, you, along with your dive buddy, surface, and sees the rest of the dive group diving on. If you are a new diver, chances are you may...

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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...

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Underwater photo: A beginner’s guide

Tired of bluish underwater pictures with lots of white spots? Here we'll guide you to much better pictures form your dives. Taking pictures while diving is quite different than taking them on the surface. Underwater there are a lot of factors that will effect on the...

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5 Questions To Ask Your Dive Insta-Buddy

Paired up with a new buddy? Here’s what you’ll want to ask them to make sure the dive goes well. If you don’t have a regular buddy, you’ll find yourself paired up with a new buddy, a so-called insta-buddy, on a number of dives and dive trips. Most of the time, these...

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Buoyancy Control – How to Improve Your Skills

Buoyancy control is one of the most essential skills that you can learn and perfect as a scuba diver. It is the skill that will fine tune your diving efficiency and make your diving fun and effortless. It is an important skill to master to eliminate a diver’s...

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Ice Overhead – Getting Started On Ice Diving

When the weather gets cold, many divers hang up their kit and hibernate for the winter. It doesn’t need to be like that, though, as we’ve already described here on Dive.in. One of the ways to dive through the winter is ice diving. In this article, we’ll take you...

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Drift Diving 101: All you need to know about Drift Diving

Drift diving can be one of the most rewarding types of diving, but it does require certain precautions. What is drift diving? Drift diving is a type of diving where instead of fighting a current, we go with it. Usually we’re told to always start a dive swimming...

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Divers Unite to Protect and Conserve: Raised $14.000

You love the ocean and all of the life in it! You want to help the fragile ocean, but how? Here’s how three dive centers in Indonesia  and the Philippines raised $14.000 The Funathon proved that when divers collaborate they can make a significant...

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Top 5 Of The World’s Best Wrecks

Are you, like us, a complete wreck nut? Do you want unmatched wreck diving? Here are five of the best Wrecks you can dive! You might not agree with our list, but that’s okay, share your own list in the comments below! Diving spot top lists has always been somewhat...

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Top 5 Family Vacation Dive Sites

Holiday with spouse and kids? And looking to get some diving done? Here’s a Top 5 of locations where both the diver and the family will be happy. Choosing the right location for your holiday is key to keeping everyone happy, divers and non-divers alike. Make sure that...

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Deep Diving: Egyptian Diver Makes Deepest Ever Dive

I often gets asked how deep do you dive? And I always answer: Diving is not about depth. But when you are diving passed 300 meters, well then it’s all about depth. This is what we can call deep diving. Here’s Thomas’ article on the deepest dive ever: An 11-year-old...

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Volunteer Divers Cleaning Up After Japan’s 2011 Tsunami

We all remember when the Tsunami washed across Japan. Killing thousands and leaving even more people homeless. Now what does this has to do with diving? Well, besides the huge effect the Tsunami had on our marine environment there’s something you can do as a diver....

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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...

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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...

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A Shark Tribute: The 12 Best Shark Pictures

To all the shark lovers around the world, here is our tribute to the sharks. It’s our way of celebrating this incredible animal in all its glory. We’ve scattered the whole internet to find the best shark pictures for you. Great White shark This is how we know the...

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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...

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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...

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Obama Proposes Largest Ever Marine Sanctuary!

A marine sanctuary to cover nearly 782,000 square miles. US President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday the 17th of June that he will be proposing expanding a current marine sanctuary. The Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, taking it from its current 87,000 square...

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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...

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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. https://youtu.be/YqwD7D50YIM Learn The Truth About Sharks Right Here In times...

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Underwater Navigation 101: How to navigate underwater

Finding your way under water can be tricky, Right? So navigation skills are key to a successful dive. Learn to cover the basics here. One of the elements of both entry-level dive and advanced dive courses that challenges most divers is the navigation. There are a...

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Getting Your Scuba Skills Ready For Spring

The mercury is slowly inching its way into warmer temperatures, and your scuba gear’s all ready. But how are those dive skills? Still fresh after the off-season? In a previous article, we covered how to prepare your gear for the coming of the spring, and with it, the...

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Getting Your Scuba Gear Ready For Spring

Spring is coming, and for many, this signals the beginning of the scuba diving season. Follow our guide to see how to prep your gear for the season. For most divers, the ones who haven’t taken to cold water diving, winter equals off-season. When spring rolls around,...

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Scuba Diving the Strait of Tiran

Finding yourself in Sharm el-Sheik and looking for some more advanced diving than what the house reefs in Na’ama Bay can offer? Look to the Strait of Tiran! The Strait of Tiran is a narrow gap of water, 13 km across. It’s at the very bottom of the Bay of Aqaba,...

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Great Barrier Reef is closing for all divers

Did you ever get to dive at Great Barrier Reef? If not it just might be to late now as Australia is banning all diving at the reef. We ask: is this fair? This was of cause an April fools joke - Great Barrier Reef are (to the best of our knowledge) not closing....

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Dive guide Scares Puffer fish to get it to puff up

This video was shared to DIVE.in on our Facebook page with a question, if this was dangerous behavior. When I saw this I got so angry, not on the person who shared it, but on the dive guide. He clearly wanted to put on a show for his guests, and therefore decided to...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Sardine Run: Diving the Greatest Shoal on Earth

It all started one summer night, my friend and I were sitting on the beach, having a beer and looking at the documentary that was playing in the open air cinema at the hotel. They were showing The Blue Planet, an Emmy Award documentary by the BBC. And you know, when...

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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....

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Night Diving 101: Get started Scuba Diving at Night

Getting started on night diving requires a bit of training, a bit of kit, and a bit of new procedures, but it opens up a whole new world of diving. Night diving can seem daunting for many scuba divers new to the sport. The prospect of a dive in the dark of night can...

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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...

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Photographing Manta Rays – Underwater Photo Guide

There are few underwater images as iconic as the graceful Manta Ray captured in full flight with a picture perfect blue background. Although there are many locations throughout the world that offer the opportunity to dive with Mantas, each present their own unique...

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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...

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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...

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Dive Deck Etiquette: Learn how to behave on a dive boat

Going on a boat dive? Consider these rules for keeping everything running smooth between you, the other divers, and the crew. Most divers will at some point in their dive careers find themselves on a boat trip. A number of dive locations cannot be reached without one....

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Equipment Review – Fourth Element Argonaut Drysuit

British diving “software” producer Fourth Element has long been known for their high quality insulating undergarments, wetsuits, gloves, hoodies, boots, and most recently, their travel gear. It had long been rumored that they’d be putting out a drysuit, as this was...

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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....

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Christmas Diving – Merry Christmas to all Scuba Divers

So the holidays are upon us and it’s time for the annually dive around the Christmas tree, diving with Santa or just a Christmas day dive. All around the world divers are jumping in the water to experience a holiday dive. Dive operators are offering Liveaboard trips...

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Scuba Diving Movie Review: The Frogmen (1951)

This classic, daring-do film about the U.S. World War II combat swimmers, is great entertainment, even if it is showing its age. I recently discovered this movie classic, and I must admit I was a bit skeptical. I mean a dive movies about valiant Navy divers, filmed in...

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Boat Diving 101: How to do Boat Diving right

Boat diving is by far the most convenient form of diving: easy access to dive sites off-shore, and minimal walking around with your gear on your back. Boats are used extensively in diving, and for good reason. While shore diving has much to offer, a number of dive...

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Underwater Portrait: Rejuvenate a cancer Survivors Life

Upon being diagnosed with cancer, a person will become feeling uncertain, scared, depressed and confused. This is what Erena Shimoda observed after volunteering with the American Cancer Society. Since Shimoda was an experienced diver, she thought she would help out by...

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Cave Diving: First Time Cave Training in the Cenotes

For a long time I had been intrigued by cave diving. There are many underwater caves in the world ready to be explored by intrepid cave divers. The Cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico are particularly famous caves. Read more about why we chose the Cenotes for...

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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...

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Safer Diving: Situational Awareness

How to develop the sixth sense of advanced scuba diving, the illusive “situational awareness”. This is the last article in our three-part article series about emergency planning. First we covered personal dive planning and yesterday we talked about dive emergency...

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Safer Diving: Team Emergency Planning for Scuba Diving

How to increase safety for your entire dive team! This is the second in a three-part article series about emergency planning. The first covered personal dive planning, this second one covers the dive team emergency plan, and the third and final will cover situational...

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Safer diving: Always have a backup plan

This is the first in a three-part article series about emergency planning, this one will cover personal planning, the second will cover the dive emergency plan, and the third and final will cover situational awareness. Scuba diving is a fantastic sport, one that...

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The Top 5 Diving Destinations in the Maldives

The Maldives is considered to be one of the world’s best destinations for scuba diving. As well as having beautiful white sand beaches on land, the surrounding clear seawater has an average temperature of between 26° and 30° all year-round. This makes diving...

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From Normal Life to a Scuba Diver Life: Making the choice

So you have an interview, now what? Welcome back, readers, to the next episode of ‘when life gets changed for the better’. In our first instalment your friendly newly qualified instructor and author had decided to give up his normal life as a teacher to teach diving...

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Know Your Air Consumption: Calculating Your SAC’s

If you’ve moved beyond the basics of Scuba diving, and have started planning your own, independent dives, you should know you Surface Air Consumption, or SAC. It could save your life. It’s happened to me more times than I like to admit; running out of air during a...

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Free diving: All the best Skin Diving Techniques

Most people get into scuba diving out of a wish to go deep and stay long, something that requires a plethora of equipment. But just maybe there’s merit in re-visiting the techniques of skin divers? I recently spent some time at a coastal town, with not a dive center...

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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...

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From Normal Life to a Scuba Diver Life: Getting the Job

In the last episode we saw our ‘hero’ giving up his normal life to become a full time scuba pro. A baby was on the way and it was uncertain where would be the best places to go or to avoid. Faithful DIVE.In readers came to the rescue with helpful ideas and comments...

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Become a Better Diver through Shore Diving

If you’re anything like me, you still vividly remember that first breath from a regulator while you were under water. And if you’re reading this now, that experience probably changed your life forever! You became a diver! For most of us, after earning the scuba...

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How to Open a Dive Resort – Three Months in

We have been following Sohpie and Simoens prosess of Opening a Dive resort, here three month in you can follow the everyday life of the new dive resort owners: We have now been open for three months, it has flown by! We have had 20 guests ranging from backpackers to...

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Flying with Dive Equipment: How to Make it Work for You

We’ve previously covered some of the tips and tricks to make travelling for diving easier, and cheaper. In this follow-up, we’ll dive deeper into how to wrangle the airline rules to make sure you don’t end up paying too much for excess weight. With airlines constantly...

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Fluorescence Night Diving Part 2 – Reef Conservation

If you don’t know what Fluorescence diving is, check out the previous article in the Fluorescence Night Diving series or check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4V9TCdCbX6U Fluorescence is not only observed in corals, but also in many other marine...

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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...

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Equipment Review: Oris Aquis Depth Gauge Dive Watch

Presented on the recent Basel World 2013 watch expo, this brand new mechanical dive watch is aching to show you how deep it is. Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Oris has a solid reputation among divers. While their watches do not have the notoriety of Rolex or Omega,...

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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...

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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....

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Diving in Indonesia – Pulau Weh: The Hidden Paradise

Indonesia offers some of the world's best scuba diving. When talking about scuba diving in Indonesia usually well-known places such as Komodo, Sulawesi and Raja Ampat come to mind. However there is a tiny Island that is still quite unknown to tourists and scuba divers...

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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,...

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Vertigo during a dive – Which way is up?

Have you ever experience vertigo doing a dive? It’s the same feeling you get when spinning to many time around. Often when it happens it’s due to different pressure on your eardrums ex if one ear is equalized and the other isn’t. As soon as the other ear “pops” you...

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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...

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Wreck Diving in Egypt: The Salem Express

I’m standing at the water’s edge, looking into a tomb. Well, not literally, I am in fact standing on the dive deck of a boat, looking into the Red Sea. The reason this feels different is not where I am diving, but what I am diving. I look out over the shimmering...

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The 6 toughest PADI Divemaster skills -Tips and Tricks

Everyone has experienced strengths and weaknesses with their water skills. Dive masters and Instructors need to be able to not only do the PADI dive skill but show them to demonstration quality. Whether you are a novice diver or an experienced dive instructor, here...

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Living the Dream – Behind the Diving Industry

Days off in my job aren't like 'normal' days off. I have to grab them as I can and when I can. Sometimes I get one day a week other times it can be longer before I get a break, but when I do have them they are pretty perfect. Sitting on the deck of my gorgeous beach...

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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...

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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,...

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Scuba Diving with Sidemounts: What is it?

Is sidemount just a fad, or should we all move our cylinders off to the side? What is a sidemounted scuba unit? If you’re a regular diver who dives in popular locations from time to time, you have very likely seen a novel site recently: SCUBA divers without any dive...

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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...

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No jobs for Divemasters here! – Diary of a Divemistress

After my Divemaster course I returned to the UK to begin my University degree in Social Anthropology. The following summer I had four months off Uni, so I decided to head to the beautiful island of Koh Tao, Thailand, famous for its all-round dive obsession! This...

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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...

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Living the Divemaster Life – Diary of a Divemistress

I started my Divemaster course during weekends whilst I was a volunteer English teacher living in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia. What an amazing place to live! The weather was always hot, the food cheap and tasty in the foodcourts, and people friendly! Fun and...

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How I became a Divemaster – Diary of a Divemistress

In 2004 I finished sixth form and decided to have a GAP year before starting University. I went to an organization to become a volunteer English teacher, and requested that they send me anywhere that was ‘completely different’. They told me that I would be posted in...

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Safety Equipment: Nautilus Lifeline

The Nautilus Lifeline is a product intended never to be used: a combined VHF radio and GPS transmitter, making it possible for divers who get separated from their boat to radio their own boat or any boats in range and transmit their position. On a recent liveaboard to...

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Diving fitness: Training for Scuba Diving

When diving we try to pace ourself and take it slowly to conserve our air, but divers can nonetheless benefit from being in physically good shape. Then what kind of training and how much is needed? Divers often call diving “the lazy man’s sport”, owing to the fact...

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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...

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Cold Water Diving: Taking The Plunge Into The Cold

For many divers, diving is a definite summer thing, associated with warm water, sandy beaches, and tropical fish. Once winter hits, these divers either flee to other warmer destinations or simply hang up their kit and hibernate, waiting for warmer weather. But it...

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Stay Longer Underwater: Learning to Breathe

Nobody wants to have to cut a diving trip short because they run out of air more quickly than expected. What’s even worse is when you have to cut your buddy’s diving trip short too. Suffice is to say you’ll likely be buddy-less after a few of those episodes. Time is...

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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...

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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...

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When tragedy strikes – Cave Diving Accident

Last summer, tragedy struck the diving community in Italy. A few miles south of Naples, four divers drowned in the Grotto Rosso cave. The cave, famous for its dark red walls, a phenomenon caused by bacterial growth, is one of the most popular dive sites on the Italian...

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Underwater Communication – A Guide to Hand Signals

Contrary to popular belief, there are a lot more hand signals than only those involving the thumb; or the middle finger. When you are underwater, talking is not an option and your dive buddy may not understand what your frantic flailing and waving means. That’s why it...

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Equipment Review: The Halcyon Titanium H Knife

In the palm of your hand! Dive knives are funny things. On one hand, they’re probably the one item that non-divers think of first when they think of dive gear. The image of a diver in wetsuit with a knife strapped to his calf is for many the quintessential image of...

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Diving in Fiji: The Soft Coral Capital

Scuba Diving in Fiji With numerous beautiful sites and dramatic underwater attractions that have gained popularity throughout the world, diving is undeniably exceptional in the azure waters of Fiji. Fiji The Republic of Fiji is a Melanesian country located in the...

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Product Review: Fourth Element Light Manta Travel Bag

The f.Light Manta Travel Bag is a large travel duffel from British dive gear producer Fourth Element. Mostly known for their wetsuits and drysuit undergarments, they have taken a stab at travel gear with the launch of the f.Light Manta Travel Bag. The bag is designed...

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Become A Dive Pro: The Zero To Hero Program

For those who want to become a certified divemaster but do not have a great deal of time to complete the task and training, there is still an option available to you. If you are a newbie who wants to learn quickly but are not sure how to become a divemaster without...

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Diving in Cambodia: The Undiscovered Diver’s Heaven

Lengthy stretches of beaches, untouched coastlines, and numerous islands offer several options make diving in Cambodia an ideal diving experience. The Kingdom of Cambodia: Kingdom of Wonder Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country bordering Laos and Thailand in the...

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The secret of Smoking Underwater!

Now that I have the attention of all the smoking divers, in this article you will learn the secret behind smoking while scuba diving. I know, everybody says: “what!” Okay I lied. You will learn how to make it look like you are smoking underwater. And how is this...

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Diving In Malaysia

Malaysia in a Nutshell: The Golden Peninsula With 11 states in the Malayan peninsula, and Sabah and Sarawak in the island of Borneo, Malaysia is known to be a diverse melting pot of various racial groups with residents comprised of 57% Malay. The remaining percentage...

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SMB And DSMB: Identifying Your Marker Buoys

SMB or DSMB is short for Surface Marker Buoy or Delayed Surface Marker Buoy. Searching around the internet I found a lot of different opinions on this subject. All agree that it’s a surface marker, and that DSMB is deployed underwater. But an SMB can either be a big...

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Shark Fin Soup – Let’s Stop it Worldwide

The world's population of Sharks has decreased 50% in the past 15 year. And the main reason? Yes, you guessed right - shark finning is to blame. While Shark fins them self has are almost tasteless they are still a popular in the Chinese cuisine. Learn What is Shark...

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Become a writer for DIVE.in – Write a Guest post

DIVE.in is one of the largest travel blogs in the Scuba industry - and we're always looking for guest post writers. If you have a great dive story you want to share or have expert knowledge to share with our readers, send us your article or article pitch....

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Dive Photo Guide: Be Creative

Taking a photo is as simple as clicking a button on a camera with a target object in range. However, creating a beautiful photo is all about being creative, and extraordinary underwater photography is an art to be mastered. Many scuba divers aspire to achieve that...

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Solo Diving: Would You?

It was not until 1999 that solo diving was formally entered into the certification roll by SDI. Although PADI, NAUI and other agencies have not included this type of diving certificate until now, solo diving has slowly gained acceptance among diving enthusiasts around...

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