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Fantastic (Underwater) Beasts, and where to find them

Have you heard of these six underwater “beasts” before? Each one is unique in its own way leaving us wanting to suit up and go find as many as possible! Learn more about these critters from Gemma as she tells you about each one and where to find them.

Cardio Fitness and Diving

Did you know, your fitness level can affect your susceptibility to decompression sickness and other diving-related injuries? A good level of fitness can help you reduce gas consumption and increase your overall enjoyment. There are two types of cardo that can help you improve your diving, Kristen Fassolas, The Scuba Fitness Coach explains both.

Sea Legs and How to Get Them

Being sick on a dive boat or any boat for that matter is no fun. However, most of us have been there at least once or twice. It’s not fun but there are things you can do to help yourself out when you’re experiencing the effects of seasickness.

Drysuit Myths and Reality

Have you been thinking about trying about dry suit diving but you’ve been intimidated by all that goes into selecting a dry suit, the investment, and the maintenance? We’re here to bust five different myths about dry suits to ease your worry.

Bucket List Diving: Iceland

Is Iceland on your bucket list? Get ready to add it after reading this guide to traveling and diving in Iceland. By the time you’re done, you’ll feel ready to book a plane ticket and go. From the sights to the diving hotspot you won’t know where to start.

Rethinking

Join Traci for the final jaunt of her certification series as she embarks on the in-water portion of her course. She recounts the pool session and overcoming her fear of trusting the equipment as well as her certification dives at a local lake. While throughout this portion of her certification experience is again not easy for her to conquer she does it!

The Art of Slowing Down

Maybe it’s excitement, maybe it’s a lack of experience, maybe it’s nervousness. You likely started this sport to relax or see the underwater world, but you won’t be able to benefit from either if you don’t take the time to slow down. Slow down, relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Intro to Tech is not just for Tech Divers

Have you thought about taking the Intro to Tech course, only to talk yourself out of it because you don’t want to be a tech diver? We hear this a lot. The fact is, Intro to Tech is NOT just for tech divers! Read on for Instructor Stephen Phillips view and the experience of one of his recent students.

Overthinking

In Traci’s third part of her journey to becoming an open water diver, she recounts going through her eLearning course. She also recalls getting fitted for gear for the first time and the joys of trying on wetsuits.

The Importance of Proper Weighting

When you’re a new diver it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much weight you need. Between lack of experience and maybe even confidence in diving you might find yourself struggling with how much weight to use. Weighting doesn’t have to be hard to do, learn more about to figure out how much weight you should use.