Entrées par Allison Van Sickle

The Diver’s Role in Shark Awareness

Sharks are vital to the health of our oceans, and we have a unique ability as divers to help protect them. Our experiences, stories of diving with sharks, and images can help dispel myths and incorrect perceptions and share sharks’ true nature. Keep reading to learn more about the threats facing sharks and what we can do to address them.

Room for Improvement: An Instructor Trainer’s Perspective

As dive professionals, it’s easy to get bogged down in the routine of class after class and dive after dive and slip into some less-than-ideal habits. In this article, we’re taking a step back to gain some perspective and ensure we’re setting the right example and instilling the right habits in our students. Let us know if any of the observations shared in this article resonate with you! 

How to Pack and Travel with Dive Gear

Your trip is booked, accommodations secured, but now you have to figure out what dive gear essentials to bring and how to pack them! We’re here to help you pack exactly what you need for your trip, show you what to separate into carry-on vs. checked luggage, and what items are better left behind and rented onsite instead.

One Breath: The Mental and Physical Possibilities

In this article, learn how formal freediving training can open up a new way to experience the ocean and marine life. “Our advice for anyone who even has the slightest interest in freediving: Do it! It may seem scary and impossible, but with the right techniques and safety measures, you will surprise yourself with how far you can go!” Read the full story below! 

Picking a Dive Centre for your Family’s First Scuba Course

Do you know how to find the right dive center for your family’s first scuba course? Selecting the right dive center can make all the difference between a ‘never again’ holiday nightmare and a lifelong passion the whole family can share, and we’re here to help! Keep reading to learn what to look for, what to avoid, and what questions to ask to ensure you find the perfect dive center for you!