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.

How to become a traveling diver: A step-by-step guide

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Need help breaking down exactly how to plan a dive trip? Don’t worry we got you. there are four things you should consider when you plan a dive trip somewhere new and we’re going to walk you through all four. Why they’re important, what to consider and much more.

The 6 Best Destinations for Newly Certified Divers

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Are you a newly certified diver ready to start exploring the oceans all over the world? We’ll walk you through six destinations perfect for new divers. Get ready to start crafting your scuba diving bucket list because these destinations all have something for new AND experienced divers alike.

How to be a Good Buddy

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Do you want to be a better buddy? That’s a trick question, because everyone should want to strive to be a better buddy. For the safety and enjoyment of themselves but also for the other divers around you. Learn about the essential skills buddies should practice before every dive and the skills all divers should continually work to improve. Put those together and you’ll be on your way to being the best buddy around.

Can you teach Open Water Neutrally Buoyant?

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An often-debated topic in recreational scuba: teaching the Open Water Course while neutrally buoyant. We’re going to break down the pros and cons, the popular misconceptions, and how to do it. Then we’ll close it up with some examples of Instructors who are out in the world teaching this way.

Don't Just Go Through the Motions

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What type of diver are you? We’ll walk you through five things you can do to be a better diver the next time you find yourself underwater. We’re also challenging you to continue learning and growing as a diver to not only minimize risk but to also be a better dive buddy.