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Maximizing Your Surface Interval

It’s no secret that with diving often comes traveling. It’s one of the perks of this hobby, seeing beautiful places in ways the average tourist can’t below the surface. But are you making the very most of your dive trips during the time you aren’t in the water? Learn about how you can make the most of your surface intervals on your next dive trip.

Best of the SDI Blog 2019

The data is in! Check out what articles made the top 10 most read on the SDI Blog in 2019. It was an awesome year of content, we hope you enjoyed all of our authors and topics.

Improve Compass Course Accuracy

Navigating underwater is a learned skill, no doubt about it. However, what happens when you’ve practiced and practiced and you’re using your compass and you still come up short? How can you improve your compass accuracy?

Top 15 Must-Have Scuba Diving Apps for Android and iOS

There’s an app for everything these days, so it may come as no surprise that there are plenty of apps out there made just for scuba divers. We want to help you find the right one, so we did the work and gathered the top 15 scuba diving apps for Android and iOS. These apps can do everything from help you log your dives to find the specific marine life you’ve been searching for.

The most accurate weight check

Want to get your weight right? You need to read this one. Learn all of the ways you can conduct a weight check and how different factors affect the amount of weight you’ll need. Proper weighting can make or break your buoyancy so this isn’t an area where you should just wing it.

Matching Your Gear to Bali

Is scuba diving in Bali on your bucket list? Want to know what to expect, what there is to explore and even what to pack for a diving trip in Bali? We’ve got you covered.

Things that sting...and how to avoid them!

Are you aware of these five marine life animals that sting? Do you know where to avoid them at? Do you know how to help if you or someone you know does get stung? Learn more now.
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How BCD’s Transformed Diving Almost Overnight

Do you know the history behind your BCD? It might surprise you that a version of this piece of gear has actually been used for the last 400 years. This vital piece of diving equipment is something you don’t want to skimp on. Learn the history of your BCD and get a few tips for buying one.
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Why do I need a Drysuit Specialty Diver course?

Think you can get by drysuit diving without taking a course? Drysuit diving isn’t just getting a new piece of gear, it’s learning a whole new skill. You need to take the time to learn what you’re doing to minimize your risk.

The Deep End of Sorrow

Have you ever used diving as an escape? Read the story of how this diver ventured into diving during a former relationship then used it later on as a mental escape during a dark time.

Scubility, 50 First Dives

Scubility is so much more than teaching folks with disabilities to dive. It’s learning how to cope with different mindsets and body types alongside them. The greatest part of Scubility is what you as an instructor get out of it. A sense of accomplishment and the ability to help people learn to do something they once thought they would never be able to do.

How we built a virtual coral reef

Have you ever wondered if there is a better way for the world to observe coral reefs? Thanks to technology and a bit of innovative thinking, now there is. Learn how two divers created the Coral Truck that is currently preparing for a world tour and inspiring the next generation of marine biologists and maybe even scuba divers.