scuba diving ambassadors

Introducing the 2023 SDI Ambassadors

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We are excited to introduce you to the 2023 SDI Ambassadors! The group represents various underwater disciplines, but all love scuba diving.
nervous looking scuba diver with hand on top of head signaling ok

Overcoming Scuba Diving Anxiety

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Scuba diving anxiety can make people's favorite hobby less enjoyable. Therefore overcoming scuba anxiety is important. What helps?

Five Reasons Why Fish Identification is an Important Skill

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Fish identification is fun and useful. Here are five reasons why you should put the work in to improve your fish identification skills.

Five Ways to Become a Better Diver

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If you’re interested in becoming a better scuba diver without necessarily going down the pro route, these are five things now.
Sand Tiger Shark

Diving with Sand Tiger Sharks

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You must dive with a sand tiger shark! This beautiful and interesting marine species is ready to be celebrated for Shark Awareness Day! Read on to learn more about this shark to help spread the word.
How to Pack and Travel with Dive Gear

How to Pack and Travel with Dive Gear

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Your trip is booked, accommodations secured, but now you have to figure out what dive gear essentials to bring and how to pack them! We're here to help you pack exactly what you need for your trip, show you what to separate into carry-on vs. checked luggage, and what items are better left behind and rented onsite instead.
Turtle Tracks

Turtle Tracks: Meet Florida’s Sea Turtles

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Get to know the three main species of sea turtles found in Florida and level up your turtle identification skills by studying their tracks!
Picking a Dive Center for your Family's First Scuba Course

Picking a Dive Centre for your Family’s First Scuba Course

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Do you know how to find the right dive center for your family's first scuba course? Selecting the right dive center can make all the difference between a ‘never again’ holiday nightmare and a lifelong passion the whole family can share, and we're here to help! Keep reading to learn what to look for, what to avoid, and what questions to ask to ensure you find the perfect dive center for you!
Breaking Down Your Buddy Checks

Breaking Down Your Buddy Checks

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In this article, we're explaining why the best rescue is the one you don't need to perform. Mark Powell is here to show us that your role as a dive buddy is not to verify that your buddy's equipment is okay, but to assume there is a problem and that it's your job to find it. Keep reading to see how this small shift in approach can make a big difference!  
Leaks: It Will Happen To You

Leaks: It Will Happen to You

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Have you ever been ready to gear up and hit the water when you turn your tank on and hear that dreaded hiss? In this article, we will discuss common types of leaks, why they happen, and what you can do to address them. 

What’s an Indoor Diver?

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Have you noticed the rising popularity of deep, indoor diving destinations full of underwater features and attractions? We're here to tell you how you can get certified to dive in them!

Underwater Photography: Scuba vs Freediving

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Looking for new ways to capture the underwater world through your photos? From meticulous macro moments to pelagic action shots, learn about the differences between underwater photography on scuba vs freediving!