Learn what it takes to become a professional PADI scuba diving instrcutor. PADI IDC course structor, prerequsits, costs, and recommended places to take your scuba diving career to the next level
Learn what it takes to become a certified scuba instructor. Find all the information you need to start living the dream. course structure, prerequisites' tips
PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) prepare candidates to function as PADI Assistant ... rescue skills assessment Successfully complete the PADI IDC e-Learning component Submit documentation
The NOAA Diving Program (NDP) provides the guidelines and training for all NOAA divers, including employees, volunteers and contractors diving in support of NOAA’s mission. Mission Statement: “To
Explore the phenomenal underwater world of Kona
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With a system that spans more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters, here are the top ten dives in national marine sanctuaries.
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Aerial view of Allegro Cozumel
If 'Before Sunrise', 'Lost in Translation' and 'Casablanca' have taught us anything, it's that all great romances happen abroad. And it's no coincidence that most of the best dive destinations are in
The Revillagigedo Archipelago is a relatively unknown group of islands located approximately 300 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas. Sometimes referred to as Mexico’s “little Galapagos”, this
The best scuba diving in Southern Mozambique offers everything from excellent macro dives to encounters with mantas and whale sharks.
Scuba Diving's latest Sea Hero, Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly, helps consumers make sustainable choices with the Seafood Watch program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Written by Alexandra Dimitriou PADI Digital course materials are an inspiration. They have been around for a few years now and they are changing the way we learn how to dive. They are colourful, anim
Though PADI AmbassaDiver, Rocio Gajon, has traveled all over the world to experience some of the most incredible dives sites in the Caribbean, South Pacific, Micronesia, Hawaii, Europe, and Asia, h
Aerial view of pool deck at Compass Point resort
Frogfish Big Ugly
Aerial photo of divers creating a human chain underwater from 2017
We all love sharks and rays, but if you’re looking for something a little different, here are the most unique animals to scuba dive with.
Our inner geek, always fiending for new scuba gear squealed with delight after recently stumbling on ReefBox, the world’s first subscription box geared toward divers.
From left: The Maverick is a haven for colorful invertebrates and fish; a seahorse peeps out of its coral-encrusted lair.
Whether you’re swimming with big animals, macro critters, or in coral gardens, you’re also diving into an entire world of microscopic plants called phytoplankton.
Scuba diving may be synonymous with the silent world, but we know plenty of divers who love music. Here are some of our favorite songs about being underwater, the ocean and tunes with a beach-y vibe.
Whales are classified into two groups: toothed and baleen. Out of 65 species of toothed whales, here are five of the most common.
Written by Asutay Akbayir The towns in Turkey are bursting with history and millions of tourists visit each year. The popular diving sites are calm and relaxing, so if you want something more than jus
Written by Asutay Akbayir Turkey offers many great diving and holiday opportunities with its breathtaking nature, clear and warm waters, and variety of diving environments. Not to mention the famous T
In April, the Cody Unser First Step Foundation (CUFSF) and a team of medical professionals from Kennedy Krieger Institute, a facility that works with youth dealing with disabilities and disorders,
The 2017 hurricane season was devastating across much of the Caribbean. We visited the U.S. Virgin Islands to see if they’re ready to welcome divers. The short answer: yes.
I have been lucky enough to dive in locations all over the world discovering a world I previously didn't know existed. My diving journey began on a family holiday on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. B
There are 11,122 kilometres of coastline in Mexico, between the Pacific Ocean coast and the Caribbean Sea coast. I decided to follow an itinerary which would take me from Mexico City to Quintana-Roo t
So I've been reading up on advanced decompression theories and current understandings to further my diving. I was watching a great lecture by Dr Simon Mitchell, linked at the bottom, who explained d
Each year from August to October, diving the goliath grouper aggregation in Florida is a spectacular experience.
As divers, we have the unique opportunity to slip beneath the surface of the ocean and experience the incredible beauty of the underwater world first-hand. Along with that, we unfortunately often come
Marine Megafauna Foundation launches crowdfunding campaign to prevent local drownings and create a new generation of marine conservationists
In an ongoing series, we’ll chat with prominent and up-and-coming underwater photographers. Today we chat with Brent Durand.
We took the time to catch up with our new PADI AmbassaDiver™ Renee Blundon and find out what inspired her to start Freediving, and what it is that keeps her diving, training and teaching… How did
Are you a slave to your smartphone? Can't get through a meal without checking your emails? Fingers twitch if you're not scouring through social media? We're sorry to tell you, but you're addicted to t
Are you one of those individuals fascinated by the marine world, with a thing for extreme sports, but a desire to stay safe? Watching videos of shark attacks and lurking online to find articles about
Contrary to popular belief, Alex Garland's iconic 'The Beach' was actually based in the Philippines, not Thailand. And while the beaches are nothing short of heaven on earth, the diving is out of this
Having dived a few times in the Mediterranean, I have never been particularly impressed. So it was with a mixture of excitement and a small dose of pessimism that I travelled to the tiny island of Goz
Malta's been hogging the headlines of all the travel features this year, from romantic regaling of Valletta's butterscotch streets (which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, don't you kno
Yoga and Scuba Diving have had a long link, with yoga improving your scuba diving so you can stay in the water longer. Most aspects of yoga translate to scuba diving pretty well and many report that t
Arriving into Alor you can just feel that you are in for something special. There is something so tantalising for a diver about arriving at a destination surrounded only by locals and I think that's w
Ever wish you could magic up a few extra days of holiday? Well, actually in May you can. And no, we're not suggesting there are now 375 days in the year or that we've secretly located the DeLorean fro
After somewhat questionable weather over Easter (for us Brits, anyway), the skies have finally cleared and a few brave souls have even stepped out in shorts. And with the faintest whiff of warmth in t
Guest post by Rachel Kerr Have you ever experience the sheer joy of diving in open water? Experts say that 71% of our planet is made up of water, so it’s understandable that so many of us want to ex
When we say Australia, no doubt images of kangaroos, didgeridoos and, er, Neighbours spring to mind. But Australia has so much more on offer. From emerald tropical rainforests and red outback sands to
Are you looking for your next diving adventure? then how about New Zealand or more specific Waiheke Island, Its a stunning little island that is just 35 mins from Auckland by ferry.
Suunto have announced their spring trade in offer where you can get money off a new EON Steel or EON Core dive computer with transmitter. All you have to do is bring in your old, but functional, div
Here at Simply Scuba we're very excited to introduce our newest brand Shearwater. Shearwater Research design and manufacture high quality and reliable dive computers aimed at advanced and technical
Let me re-introduce you to the Lavacore range which has not been available in the UK for a couple of years. A multi purpose base layer for wet suits and dry suits. The technology behind the product
Top 3 San Diego Kelp Forests for Diving Diving some of the earth’s most magnificent giant kelp forests is only minutes from San Diego. A rich underwater ecosystem, kelp beds, thrive with a massive
La Jolla Leopard Sharks: Go Snorkeling With The Sharks La Jolla is the best place to find the beautiful leopard sharks in San Diego. The easiest way to experience these sharks is to jump in for some s
Here at Simply Scuba we're always on the hunt for new exciting brands and products so we've been watching an independent kickstarter company called Paralenz. Paralenz have designed and manufactured
Are you sick of nature? Do you hate sunlight? Isn’t it better inside? Man has worked for thousands of years to better improve life inside so why dive outside? With pleasant lighting, straight lines
Gear: Dive Watch Manufacturer: Seiko Model: SRPB97 Prospex Sponsored by Seiko and Amazon Fashion. Why We Love The Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver Watch We really like dive gear. We especially h
Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico Site: Open Ocean Operator: Shark Diver Magazine 3 Reasons Divers Love Isla Mujeres, Mexico for Family Vacations. As a scuba diver, selecting a family vacation c
Location: The Bahamas Site: Tiger Beach Operator: Scuba-Adventures Tiger Beach | Big, Really Big SHARKS! One visit to Tiger Beach in The Bahamas and you're life will be forever changed. There
Location: Bonaire Site: House Reef Operator: Captain Don's Habitat Captain Don's House Reef in Bonaire, PRETTY!!! There is a special snorkeling spot in Bonaire. The house reef in front of Cap
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