SDI Diver News

Does Scuba Diving Affect Mental Health

You may have heard people talk about scuba diving being therapeutic and being good for your mental health. However, have you ever looked for solid points on how scuba diving could affect your mental health? In this article, we’ll go through six ways scuba diving affects your mental health.

Don’t Forget Your Roots

We see it all the time… divers who’ve been around the block a few dozen times with egos bigger than the ocean they dive. In this article, you’ll be reminded why it’s important to remember where you came from. Why you should never stop learning and recognize that we’re all on our own journeys in scuba diving.

How to become a traveling diver: A step-by-step guide

Need help breaking down exactly how to plan a dive trip? Don’t worry we got you. there are four things you should consider when you plan a dive trip somewhere new and we’re going to walk you through all four. Why they’re important, what to consider and much more.

The 6 Best Destinations for Newly Certified Divers

Are you a newly certified diver ready to start exploring the oceans all over the world? We’ll walk you through six destinations perfect for new divers. Get ready to start crafting your scuba diving bucket list because these destinations all have something for new AND experienced divers alike.

How to be a Good Buddy

Do you want to be a better buddy? That’s a trick question, because everyone should want to strive to be a better buddy. For the safety and enjoyment of themselves but also for the other divers around you. Learn about the essential skills buddies should practice before every dive and the skills all divers should continually work to improve. Put those together and you’ll be on your way to being the best buddy around.

Can you teach Open Water Neutrally Buoyant?

An often-debated topic in recreational scuba: teaching the Open Water Course while neutrally buoyant. We’re going to break down the pros and cons, the popular misconceptions, and how to do it. Then we’ll close it up with some examples of Instructors who are out in the world teaching this way.

Don’t Just Go Through the Motions

What type of diver are you? We’ll walk you through five things you can do to be a better diver the next time you find yourself underwater. We’re also challenging you to continue learning and growing as a diver to not only minimize risk but to also be a better dive buddy.

Three Easy Steps to Check Your Reg Before a Dive

Your regulator is one of your most important pieces of equipment in your dive bag. It’s the only way we are able to breathe while exploring below the surface. So, it’s important to keep this vital piece of equipment in working order. We’ll walk you through three steps to ensure your reg is ready for your next dive.

Can I dive with a Disability?

This may or may not be a common question you’ve heard in the past as the diver friend, an instructor, or even a dive shop owner. The truth is, most of the time the answer to this question is, yes. However, we’re breaking this down further to talk more about how taking a scuba course with a handicap might go. Hint: it might not be as different as you think.

Top 3 Things To Do After Getting Dive Certified

Are you a new Open Water Diver or maybe you’ve been a diver for a while now and just aren’t sure what to next… We’re breaking down the three things every new Open Water Diver should do after getting their certification.