Learning to scuba dive isn’t always as easy as eLearning, Instructor sessions, and certification. For some there can be an internal struggle that comes with using new equipment and being in a new environment. Even with the allure of the underwater world, our minds are a tricky place and if you pair that with a traumatic event, you’re bound to have a bit of trouble getting underwater calmly. This story is about how one diver went from failing their Open Water course twice to a rebreather tech diver.
We all have feelings about reels, right? It can’t be just us… This month we have a special poem about our frenemy — the scuba reel. We hope it gives you a good chuckle like it did for us.
If you’re an experienced diver thinking about making the leap from sport diving to technical diving, this article is for you. Learn more about how this long-time instructor was served some humble pie in her first-ever technical diving course. We can all learn a lot from those who are willing to admit that they too still have a lot to learn.
Putting together your tech diving kit comes with a lot of decisions… You might have your own opinions on what is better or worse in a general kit but, for this article specifically, we’re talking about liftbags vs SMBs (surface marker buoys). We’re laying out the advantages and disadvantages of both to allow you to make a more informed decision on which is best for your kit.
Looking for a diving destination with a little something for everyone? Then look no further than the one and only Gozo in the Maltese Islands. It’s central location with easy access from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East makes it a diving destination recreational and tech divers alike lust over.
It seems like almost every diver out there has that one story… But these divers have a particularly unique one, involving a wreck and a toilet. These divers didn’t descend looking for their treasure, but once one of them saw it and suggested salvaging it, it was all over.
Climate change is always a hot topic of discussion and for that, we have a fun article about where you could scuba dive when all of the polar ice caps melt. From London to Hong Kong and New Orleans to Mumbai, there are lots to explore!
Have you tried your hand at underwater photography or wanted to try it? It can seem like a lot to take in when you’re first getting started. However, did you know that learning this skill could also make you a better tech diver? We have a TDI Instructor here to explain the details.
Are you into wreck diving and looking for your next adventure? Have you considered giving the Middle East a try? In this article we’ll walk you through eight wrecks off of the Lebanon coast and well as the world’s only virtual wreck. From the history to the artifacts there’s a little something for everyone.