How To Pick Your Type of Snorkeling Fins

The main Purpose of snorkeling fins is to increase our speed, efficiency and maneuverability while kicking our legs. Although snorkeling unaided is possible, it’s definitely harder and more tiring. Using snorkeling fins will free our hands, which tend to tire faster, allowing us to use them for other activities like snapping underwater photos.

Diving Wood's Cove

Some of our Team Members diving in Wood's Cove, Laguna Beach, on August 24, 2017.Like Music (cdk Mix) by cdk (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (3.0) licens

Next Dive Vacation

Wondering where your next dive vacation should be? Pause the video at any time and that is where you should go! What did you get? Let us know in the comments!

How to Charge the Atomic 2 Cobalt Dive Computer

This video demonstrates how to charge the Atomic Cobalt 2 Dive Computer.

Sherwood Sage Dive Computer

This video demonstrates some of the Sherwood Sage's best features.Purchase it here:

Canada Day Cleanup 2016 Another Great Day For The Environment

Canada Day Cleanup 2016 & September 18th Cleanup There was a light drizzle and dark skies flew overhead of the dive site, DDS divers had a happy Canada Day this year.   Eventually though, the da

Oceanic OceanVu Mask

An up close look at Oceanic's OceanVu Mask. It is available in multiple colors!

Scuba Diving Gift idea

Here’s an idea for an indispensable scuba diving gift that should be in everyone’s stocking this holiday season-check out the $9.95 must-have item of the season. Order here:

Boy Meets World Explains SCUBA

In this scene, the acronym SCUBA is explained in Boy Meets World.

Scuba Gear: Ocean Quest 800 L.E.D. Rechargeable Dive Light

A quick demonstration of the Ocean Quest 800 L.E.D. Rechargeable Dive Light. You can purchase it here:

Full face mask quick adapter-essential scuba gear

If you are diving with a full face mask this is a must-have product.

Snorkeling Fins Tips, Reviews and Comparison

Learn how to find good snorkeling fins and how to maintain them. Use our snorkeling fins comparison to make an educated decision when buying.

Truk Lagoon DDS Divers In A Wreck Diving Paradise

Truk Lagoon DDS Divers In A Wreck Diving Paradise A little over three years ago DDS Divers booked a trip of  a lifetime to Truk Lagoon in Micronesia, a pre-war Japanese territory which housed their

Wednesday Night and Local Diving Schedule for 2017

Wednesday Night and Local Diving Schedule for 2017 The Wednesday Night and Local Diving Schedule for 2017 is well underway.  Get involved and get diving some of the best dive sites in the area this s

Spring Is In The Dive Air – Spring 2018 DDS Newsletter

Spring Is In The Dive Air – Spring 2018 DDS Newsletter Our latest DDS newsletter is online now have a peak at all the upcoming trips, charters, new gear and some great promotions. 2018 promises to b

Winter Travel Tips

Winter Travel Tips Repost from The Businesss Link Niagara Planning a little underwater getaway this winter? Dan’s Dive Shop can help you enjoy the water to its fullest. By Matt Mandziuk A popular H

Unmasked A Modern Look at Scuba And Snorkel Masks

Unmasked A Modern Look at Scuba Masks And Snorkel Masks Today we’re going to talk about Scuba and Snorkel Masks, which also hold true for FreeDiving applications. Many Divers and Snorkels ask us “

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Dive Destination: Scuba Diving In Belize

Ahhh Belize. There sure is a lot to do in this one of the smallest countries in Central America. From diving flourishing reefs and the iconic Blue Hole to exploring ancient Mayan ruins and trekking th

Oceanic Dive Computers: Are they worth it?

Whats the hype with Oceanic dive computers?! On several of our last scuba diving trips we noticed quite a few of our fellow divers were sporting Oceanic dive computers. They tend to be eye catching bu

Costa Rica: PADI Open Water Certification Part II

Read part I here The sleek white bow of the boat cut through the choppy waves of the pacific ocean as the early morning sun danced across the surface. A cool breeze made the blazing sun bearable as s

Gear Review: Best Scuba Mask of 2015

The Epitome of Luxury…The Best Scuba Mask of 2015… I winced as I punched in my credit card number. I will be candid, $200 for a mask is pretty steep, especially seeing as it didn’t come with a s

Inspiration Between Scuba Diving Trips

  Since this video was posted 6 months ago, I have loaded it up every few days to receive a constant stream of motivation to further my scuba skill set into a full time passion. PADI is always putti

Costa Rica: Open Water Diver Certification Part I

The plane’s wheels bounced off the cracked tarmac of the runway as we touched down with a jolt on the San Jose landing strip. I looked out the window and off into the thick jungle surrounding the a

Why I Became a PADI Certified Scuba Diver

Ever since I was young I have always been fascinated by anything to do with exploring the ocean. Most of my Lego sets were some form of underwater base, I was in love with the Lotus that transformed

Mares Matrix Dive Computer Review at a Glance

Mares Matrix Dive Computer Review: Compact powerhouse? Read our in depth Mares Matrix Dive Computer Review here. The Mares matrix has a boatload of features packed into it’s compact unit. Our firs

Ontario Scuba Diving Trips and Events 2015 with Dan’s Dive Shop

Ontario Scuba Diving Trips and Events 2015 with Dan’s Dive Shop It’s that time of the year again where the weather is warming up, the birds are singing in the morning as the sun kisses the earth w

Do Backplates Tip You Face Down on the Surface?

Backplates Tip You Face Down on the Surface? by Matthew Mandziuk There is a common misconception in the world of scuba diving that backplates  and wings can push a diver facedown on the surface.  Th

Scuba Diving Fins Review the Good, the Bad and The Ugly

Scuba Diving Fins Review the Good, the Bad and The Ugly This is a rewrite of a previous fin report I did up a few years ago.  This is a great overview of dive fins, especially for the diver who only

New Dan’s Dive Shop Website Launched!

Well here we are, 2014!  40 years of Dan’s Dive Shop adventures in scuba diving equipment and education! We couldn’t think of a better way to finish off the last quarter of the dive season than b

Australia’s shark cull program

In February this year thousands of people gathered on a Sydney beach to protest the Western Australian shark cull, while a few hundred metres behind them our own dirty secret lurked in the ocean. With

10 tips for night diving

Descending into the inky darkness of the night to experience the nocturnal underwater world can certainly be a surreal experience. Many new divers find the thought of diving at night rather scary. How

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[...]

Drinking and diving – the facts

For those that know me, they will know how much I love a drink! Indeed, divers in general are a fun-loving bunch and we love nothing more than to re-live our diving stories over a beer …or 6! Diving

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[...]

Diving Komodo National Park

The azure waters and vivid reef failed to grab our attention. As we gazed into the crystal clear abyss, the mayhem slowly unfolded before our eyes. Perhaps a sensory overload? The grey reef sharks now

Fishing in marine protected areas in NSW

An open letter to Barry O’Farrell, NSW Premier, and Katrina Hodgkinson, Primary Industries Minister for NSW We have been diving for over a decade in Australia and there is nothing quite like it. T

Why a shark cull is not a solution to beach safety

A recent move by the Western Australian Government to introduce a shark cull program has invoked public outcry globally. Under the program, the government has allocated more than $20 million over the

Mola Mola Madness – The sunfish of Nusa Penida

Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida, Bali Hovering motionless, gazing into the blue abyss. Praying for Lady Luck. Hoping. We waited. Under more normal circumstances, the vibrant reef life, pristine corals, deep

Dive community contributes to Philippines relief effort

In the wake of the devastation left by the passage of Super Typhoon Haiyan through the central Philippines, liveaboard dive boat operator Worldwide Dive and Sail (WWDAS) was quick to weigh into the re

Poor eyesight and diving

Are you new to diving? Perhaps you have less than perfect eyesight? Are you wondering what your options are for seeing underwater or indeed whether you can dive at all with less than perfect eyesight?

Are you fit to dive? Diver fitness

As divers, we all know the risks involved in diving. That said, with appropriate training and the application of safe diving practices, diving is a safe sport. Like any sport of course, accidents do h


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


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


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


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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


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


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


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


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