Medical Considerations for Drysuit Divers

Medical Considerations for Drysuit Divers CONSTRICTION CONCERNS Preventing hand numbness and carotid sinus reflex. The seals around your neck and wrists should fit snugly, without being too tight. Wrist seals…

Top 10 Newbie Diving Mistakes

By Shelley Collett Dec 4, 2013 We’ve all been there — when you’re a new diver, it’s easy to make inadvertent mistakes. Here are 10 to avoid as you hone your underwater…

10 Sharks Scuba Divers Need To Protect

10 Sharks Scuba Divers Need To Protect INTRO BY TIFFANY LEITE, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH, PROJECT AWARE JULY 13, 2014   1 of 11 Daniel Botelho We’ve got an ocean full of…

Basic Fish ID: Part I

By Marcus Knight Feb 22, 2017 With over 20,000 different species of fish it can be hard to know what you’re looking at when you dive. Here’s the first of a two-part…

First Criminal Charges for Shark Finning in Costa Rica

By Kathryn Curzon Feb 21, 2017 A Costa Rican court has, for the first time, served criminal charges for shark finning and sentenced a Taiwanese business owner to prison. Shark finning is…

Troubleshooting Tips for Light & Motion Sola Lights

By Press Release Feb 22, 2017 The Light & Motion Sola line is one of the best and simplest underwater imaging lights ever created. It’s also one of Backscatter’s best sellers. The…

Underwater photographer of the year 2017 winners – in pictures

Marine life Underwater photographer of the year 2017 winners – in pictures     Shares 21k   French photographer Gabriel Barathieu has been named this year’s winner for his ‘balletic,…

What You Need to Know About the PADI Rescue Diver Course

What You Need to Know About the PADI Rescue Diver Course BY PATRICIA WUEST FEBRUARY 15, 2017   The Rescue Diver course is known for being a demanding course — both physically…

Adopt a Shark, Dolphin, Whale, Orca or Sea Turtle

Adopt a Shark, Dolphin, Whale, Orca or Sea Turtle  OCEANA PRESS RELEASE YESTERDAY AT 10:15AM   Courtesy Oceana Adopt a sea turtle — or shark, blue whale, orca, clownfish, dolphin and…

What’s the Difference Between PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water?

11 August, 2015 at 8:00 pm What’s the Difference Between PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water? Posted by Andrew Jenkins You may have heard your instructor or dive shop…