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How to select snorkeling equipment

Are you ready to get your own snorkel equipment? This helpful article will help you narrow down what you need and how to pick the right option for you. Snorkeling with the wrong or improperly fitting equipment will hinder your experience, no doubt about it. Get your equipment right by knowing before you go.

3 Tips to Enjoy Snorkeling on Vacation

While snorkeling might feel like an easy thing to do on vacation without taking the full plunge into scuba diving. There are still things you should know before putting on your gear and hitting the water. These three tips will ensure a more enjoyable snorkeling adventure on your next vacation.

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Sidemount: Not just for technical divers

This configuration started as a way for dry cavers to cross water sumps now holds the hearts of many cave divers and non-cave divers alike. There are many reasons to love it, but don’t let sidemount diving intimidate you as a recreational diver. Some instructors would say that taking a sidemount course could completely change the way you dive.

8 Ways to Always Stay Connected to Diving

Do you love scuba diving? It’s an easy-to-love activity. There’s always something new to see or learn. Want to always stay connected to diving? We’ve got some ideas!

Be Careful What You Touch

Do you ever collect things on your dives? Whether it’s trash, lost items, or something else, there is one general rule of thumb you should bear in mind. These divers learned this lesson in a somewhat scary way when they found an unexpected object on their local river dive.

Everything You Should Know About diving & Breast Implants

Female divers, this one is for you! Have you ever considered getting breast implants but were too worried about not being able to dive with them? We’re exploring this topic in detail, from everything you should consider before committing to surgery to the steps you should take after you’re cleared to get back in the water.

Can we go diving yet?

With the official one-year mark of COVID-19 behind us, you too might be asking, “can we go diving yet?” Even if where you live is open for business, the answer may not be an automatic yes. There are a few things you should consider before booking your next dive or packing your dive bag.

Swimming Forward: A Continuing Education Story

Previously, Desiree wrote about overcoming her fears and anxieties about becoming a scuba diver. Now, more than a year later, she and her lifelong dive buddy, her dad, are Advanced Adventure Divers. She’s sharing the next part of her journey to advanced diving.

Africa Freshwater Lake System – Uganda Junior Rangers

Did you know the freshwater lakes and rivers on the continent of Africa are dying? This is due to pollution and neglect… However, there is a new group focused on collaborating throughout the continent to save these bodies of water. Learn more about what’s going on and the new program being established to help the environment.

Continuing Education

Have you heard instructors push continuing education courses left and right, only to feel like they’re just trying to get you to pay for another course? You might feel this way, however, your instructor does have your best interest in mind. By pushing con-ed (aka continuing education), instructors are helping build more lifelong divers who are proficient in diving, rather than just vacation divers who never log more than a couple hours of diving each year.