How to become a PADI scuba diving instrcutor

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

HOW TO BECOME A SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

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

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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

Diving Program | Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

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

Explore the phenomenal underwater world of Kona

Ten Fantastic Dives in National Marine Sanctuaries

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.

Just The Two Of Us

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

Mission Blue Hope Spot: Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico

  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

Best Scuba Diving in Southern Mozambique: Part I

The best scuba diving in Southern Mozambique offers everything from excellent macro dives to encounters with mantas and whale sharks.

Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly Honored as a Scuba Diving Sea Hero

Scuba Diving's latest Sea Hero, Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly, helps consumers make sustainable choices with the Seafood Watch program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

How to Stop Being an Analog Girl in a Digital World – the PADI eLearning System Rocks! Here’s Why

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

Must-Dive Sites in Mexico

  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

Dive Grand Cayman's East End With Style and Comfort

Aerial view of pool deck at Compass Point resort

Join a World Record Dive Attempt in Florida

Aerial photo of divers creating a human chain underwater from 2017

Unique Animals to Scuba Dive With

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.

ReefBox: The World’s First Subscription Box for Divers

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.

Why Tobago is a Standout Caribbean Dive Destination

From left: The ­Maverick is a haven for colorful ­invertebrates and fish; a seahorse peeps out of its coral-encrusted lair.

Diving into a World of Microscopic Plants

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.

Our Favorite Scuba Diving Songs

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.

Five Common Species of Toothed Whales

Whales are classified into two groups: toothed and baleen. Out of 65 species of toothed whales, here are five of the most common.

A Local’s Guide to Visiting and Diving in Turkey – Part 2

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

A Local’s Guide to Visiting and Diving in Turkey – Part 1

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

Doctor’s Orders – Becoming Adaptive Buddies for Patients

  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,

U.S. Virgin Islands: Ready for Business

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.

My Journey Into The Deep Blue

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

What Makes Mexico Such an Incredible Country to Visit, Underwater and Beyond?

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

Deep Stops and Gradient Factors

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

Diving the Goliath Grouper Aggregation in Florida

Each year from August to October, diving the goliath grouper aggregation in Florida is a spectacular experience.

Ongoing Underwater Cleanups Around the Globe

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

Inspiring Future Ocean Guardians in Mozambique

Marine Megafauna Foundation launches crowdfunding campaign to prevent local drownings and create a new generation of marine conservationists

Photographer Spotlight: Brent Durand

In an ongoing series, we’ll chat with prominent and up-and-coming underwater photographers. Today we chat with Brent Durand.

Interview with PADI AmbassaDiver and PADI Freediver Instructor, Renee Blundon

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

Japan

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Japan

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Get Off The Grid

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

All about the 5 most dangerous sea creatures!

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

The Philippines Top Dive Sites

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

Gozo - Is it the Best Diving in the Mediterranean?

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

Gozo’s Top Dive Sites

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 Diving

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

Indonesia’s Final Frontier: Alor

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

The Gift Of Time

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

South Korea

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South Korea

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Sun's Out

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

The World’s 5 Best Diving Destinations by Oyster Diving

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

Reasons Australia Should Be On Your Radar

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

New Zealand Diving Rocks!

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.

Panama

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Panama

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French Polynesia

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French Polynesia

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Suunto Computer Trade In

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

Introducing Shearwater Computers

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

Lavacore Exposure Protection

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

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: Snorkeling With The Sharks

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

Introducing The Paralenz Underwater Camera

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

5 Indoor Diving Destinations

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

Testing The Seiko Prospex Automatic Diver Watch, Awesome!

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

Top 3 Reasons Divers Choose Isla Mujeres, Mexico for Their Family Vacation

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

Tiger Beach | Big, Really Big SHARKS!

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

Captain Don’s House Reef in Bonaire, PRETTY!!!

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

Selecting The Best Swim Fins

Selecting The Best Swim Fins In the world of sporting activities there are many different companies that make a wide[...]

Scuba BCD Buyers Guide – How to choose the right Scuba BCD

Scuba BCD Buyers Guide – How to choose the right Scuba BCD Scuba Buoyancy Compensator devices come in a variety[...]

RESPONSIBLE SCUBA DIVING PRACTICES

Are you Really a Responsible, Eco Friendly Scuba Diver? Scuba Divers are the ambassadors to the underwater realm. We have[...]

ADVANCED OPEN WATER COURSE

Advanced Open Water Course Review Advanced Open Water Course advantages: The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course offers the opportunity[...]

SCUBA DIVING WITH THE OCEANS GIANTS

Where would you have a chance to dive and swim with Manta Rays, Dolphins and Whale Shark, all in one day? I did, let me tell you my story

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DIVE CENTER

Choosing the right dive center can make a huge difference on your experience whether you plan on learning scuba diving[...]

SCUBA DIVING UTILA – HONDURAS

Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras. Beautiful sandy beaches slow and joyful Caribbean rhythm, turquoise water full of wildlife and a once in a life time chance to meet the worlds largest fish- the Whale Sha

AIR DEPLETION TUTORIAL

FEEL WHAT ITS LIKE WHEN YOU’RE RUNNING OUT OF AIR Air depletion ascent  skill objectives Where to practice Air depletion[...]

REGULATOR CLEARING

REGULATOR CLEARING TIPS AND TRICKS who is regulator clearing for? What is the regulator clearing goal ? why learning regulator[...]

GETTING READY TO DIVE

Things to check before scuba diving Getting ready for the scuba diving begins way before we’re fully equipped and are[...]

HOW TO BECOME A SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

HOW TO BECOME A SCUBA INSTRUCTOR Imagine the beach as your office, your scuba equipment your tools, and marine life[...]

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