Swimming Towards My Dream

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Do you know someone who thinks they might want to try scuba diving but thinks they might be scared? The great thing about taking an SDI course is that it can be personally tailored to you and your needs. This is a story about just that, an Instructor slowing down to meet a diver at their level, a new diver’s sense of accomplishment and an introduction to the diving world.
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Trip Report: Xatt L-Ahmar, Gozo

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Do you love wreck diving? Are you looking for your next adventure? Maybe you want to travel somewhere new with your dive buddies but you’re all at different levels of diving… No problem! Xatt L-Ahmar has wreck diving for all diving experience levels!
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Trip Report: West Palm Beach

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Introducing our newest dive series Trip Report. Each month we’ll take you on a dive at a new place around the world. To kick it off we’re starting with what we know… South Florida. In this article we’re sharing what South Florida has to offer scuba divers of all levels.
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Four meditation techniques for every scuba diver

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Do you ever feel yourself rushing? Does your mind ever wander to other things while you’re diving or even while you’re preparing to dive? These are just a few reasons meditation could be a good thing to add to your pre-dive checklist. Not only will it calm your nerves, but it can actually make you a better diver by allowing you to focus more on the task at hand.
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10 Things I've Learned as a North East Diver

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One of the most important things in diving is being able to evolve and grow as a diver. These ten simple things can help you to become a better diver, whether you’re diving in the North East or anywhere else for that matter.
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Risk Assessment for SCUBA Divers – a holistic approach to diving safety

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Scuba diving comes with risk, there’s no doubt about that. There are many ways to minimize or mitigate that risk before, during and after your dive. In this article we break down four areas you need to be cautious of and some ways you can make sure you stay safe.
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How Shark Diving Can Help Save Sharks

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Shark diving is, in many ways, about education and respect. These creatures are wildly misunderstood as fiercely dangerous animals who will attack at any moment. What if we told you that just wasn’t true? What if we told you that diving with sharks could be the very thing that helps save them?
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Maximizing Your Surface Interval

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.