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Tec 40 - Who, What, Where, When, Why?

Written by PADI Regional Manager and TecRec Instructor Trainer, Chris Hailey.  Are you a scuba diver looking for a new challenge? Or maybe you’re wanting to explore underwater places deeper than 30 meters or that nobody has ever seen before? Then the PADI Tec 40 course might […]

5 Top Scuba Diving Destinations In May

If you’re wondering where to dive during the month of May, you’ve come to the right place. This guide highlights some of the best dive locations around the world, like diving with Dwarf Minke Whales in Australia to experiencing uncrowded dive sites in Komodo. 1. […]

Dive Against Debris Treasures

While most Dive Against Debris® surveys focus on removing common trash items like plastic bottles, fishing line, and aluminum cans from the ocean environment, some divers also focus on collecting marine debris ‘treasures’. They’re not exactly finding gold doubloons, but the items that these divers are […]

Sharks Should Be Respected, Not Feared

  “We hear the word “shark” and we can’t help but immediately fill in the blank after it with “attack”.” – Elaina Zachos, writer for the National Geographic online Let’s be honest, sharks have a pretty bad reputation. Our obsession with sharks as bloodthirsty, man-eating beasts […]

The Best Natural Sunscreen For Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

Sunscreen is a necessity for most scuba divers, but not all sunblock is created equal. Some contain an ingredient that’s destroying coral reefs around the world. The evidence is so strong, Hawai’i may pass a law banning certain sunscreens. The primary chemical culprit is oxybenzone, an […]