Can we go diving yet?

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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

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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

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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

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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.

All the reasons you should (proudly) pee in your wetsuit

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The debate between peeing in wetsuits... There are two sides to this debate and we find that you’re either on one side or the other with no middle ground. This article aims to break down the stigma associated with peeing in your wetsuit so that you are more comfortable relieving yourself when needed.

Nine Things 2020 Taught Us

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Throughout 2020 we all learned a lot… be it how to make a loaf of delicious banana bread or just how to simply get creative during quarantine. One of our regular contributors, Edward Kelleher, is sharing his top ten most valuable lessons he learned in 2020.

Can you teach Open Water in backplate, harness and wing?

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Have you questioned teaching in a backplate, harness and wing before? We’re here to break down exactly why this set up is a-okay to use in your next course and offer some pointers to make it go smoother. Finally, we make the argument on why using a BPHW set up can actually be better in some cases for you as the instructor and the evolving student.

Skills Workshop: Hovering Neutrally Buoyant

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If you have ever struggled with maintaining neutral buoyancy in your drysuit, then this article is for you. In this article, we’ll break down a drill you can do to help you learn more about air mitigation to improve your buoyancy.

Do Not Condemn a Good Cylinder

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Have you ended a cylinder’s life too soon in the past because of a suspected crack? We’re here to help more cylinders have a longer life span by teaching you about tap stop marks. These marks are perfectly normal and cause no harm to your cylinder. In this article, you’ll learn how to spot one and how to truly tell the difference between a tap stop and a crack.

The Recipe for the Perfect Dive

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When you think about diving or try to explain diving to a non-diver cooking might not be the first comparison that comes to mind. However, we’ve crafted up the recipe you’ll need for the perfect dive. Go from prep to underwater with these six recipe cards.

Does Scuba Diving Affect Mental Health

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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

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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.