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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...read more
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...read more
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,...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...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...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...read more
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...read more
DSMB’s, or Delayed Surface Marker Buoys, are a diver’s best friend. Used for communication with surface crews or boats while the diver is still at depth. They can be used to signal the need for a boat pick up, as a distress signal, a marker of a location (maybe of...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
When you begin diving one of the most important aspects is an understanding of the environment and respect for it. With just a bit of knowledge of respecting the environment, becoming an environmentally friendly diver can leave a positive impact. Each year scuba...read more
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?...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Finning is the process of generating propulsion by moving our scuba fins. In that sense, it is probably the most basic of skills in diving, and one that most of us are already able to do when we enter our first dive course. For anyone who has spent any proportions of...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more