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The Paralenz Dive Camera was one of 2017’s biggest innovations in underwater videography. What makes it so special?
Voracious crown-of-thorns starfish are dealing another severe blow to the already struggling Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
A proposed ocean corridor between Ecuador and Costa Rica would protect migrating endangered species.
As we all know, or should know, there are a limited number of hyperbaric chambers that can provide emergency recompression treatment around the UK if a diver has an accident. On the 15th of January
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
We’ve all seen images of an adorably puffed-up pufferfish, but in reality, divers and divemasters do real harm when they cause these fish to puff up.
A warmer external temperature means 99 percent of baby green sea turtles are turning into females, endangering the worldwide population
A baby turtle gets turned around on a busy road in Grand Cayman, but never fear: A Good Samaritan is there to shepherd him to the beach and on his way.
For PADI AmbassaDiver Edgardo Ochoa, the Gulf of California has had a special place in his heart since he saw it for the very first time as a little boy, from 30,000 feet in the air.Ochoa, who also w
Lovely Lake Lucerne is in the central part of Switzerland, surrounded by mountains. What’s it like as a dive site?
Don’t let chilly temperatures keep you out of the water. The world’s best cold water scuba diving offers wrecks, crystal-clear visibility, kelp forests, tons of fish and more.
Like the cheetah on land, some marine animals are capable of reaching impressive speeds. What are the ocean’s fastest animals?
For people with no experience who wish to become PADI Scuba Diving Instructors on our scuba instructor internships at the Utila Dive Centre.
In sobering news, scientists report that coral reefs are bleaching every six years — four to five times faster than they did in the 1980s.
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
For over 50 years, PADI has remained committed to diver safety and education, underwater exploration, community and conservation.EducationExplorationCommunityConservationJoin the world’s largest, m
Black Friday 2017 is almost here and we have lots of exclusive scuba bargains this year that you won't find elsewhere. Our team have been busy negotiating deals with our suppliers to ensure you can gr
The beautiful state of South Australia has a rich heritage that is equally matched by its natural beauty both above and below the surface. South Australia's bio diverse temperate waters offer amazing
The expedition, lead by Ecuadorian Marine Wildlife videographer, Roberto Ochoa, and written and narrated by Pierre-Yves Cousteau, the youngest son of legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau, shows the impo
There are many myths and misconceptions about scuba diving floating around the internet and popular culture. So we are here to put some of these to rest, get people diving and ease some worries for ne
Do you want to learn how to best support a dive buddy who has a physical or mental challenge? The PADI Adaptive Support Diver course will increase your awareness of divers’ varying abilities, and e
PADI Freediver Instructor Kris Landers traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii with Demi O'connor to teach Madison Stewart (Shark Girl Madison) and underwater filmmaker Perrin James the PADI Freediver c
Apeks have just released an exciting new regulator with some understated benefits. The XL4 is a small and fairly light weight regulator but still cold water rated. Designed for technical divers wh
Suunto have just released their newest dive computer the EON Core. The EON Core is a smaller cousin to the EON Steel that was their first colour screen computer that has proven very popular and the
“My PADI is the answer that showed me that nothing is impossible.” – Cody Unser, Founder, Cody Unser First Step Foundation, PADI AmbassaDiver™, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver The First Breath
Dive sites in Jamaica are teeming with marine life - from turtles to crabs to all types of sponges and coral. Dive in to experience the secrets and wonders of the Caribbean Sea. Don't miss the Sandal
"When I'm underwater the way I perceive the world changes. The way I perceive color, sound, distance, and time all change. On a good dive, with friends watching out for each other, it's bliss.&q
"I travel the world diving and filming all these places, but as long as I'm in the water, I feel like I'm in my own backyard." PADI Freediver and underwater photographer and filmmaker Perr
At GoProUtila and Utila Dive Centre we have a proven success in our training programs and can offer you training in IAHD Adaptive Teaching (disabled divers), International Yacht Training and the Diver
Utila is the real Caribbean, escape the crowds, no cruise ships, sustainable development, a way of life that is traditional and authentic. Amazing diving with over 50 dive sites, diversity of fringi
“Because my worst nightmare is to wake up old and grey, thinking about all the things I didn’t do!” – Start your journey to becoming a PADI Scuba Instructor and living the dream lifestyle an
Awaken your inner explorer and advance your dive training and discover the depths of technical diving. Our PADI TecRec courses are offered all year round and Utila is the perfect training location f
Well done to Dee Wilson, Jordan Kirkland and Jason Sharp on qualifying as an International Yacht Training Dive Boat Mates opening up an ocean of possibilities in both the dive industry and superyacht/
Make a difference with Utila Dive Center We're proud to announce that in January 2014 and beyond Utila Dive Center will be supporting Project Aware as a 100% partner and financially supporting Project
Join our Rebreather Trip to the Galapagos September 7th to 14th 2015 Following the success of our first comprehensive rebreather trip to the Galapagos in 2013, we are now organising the next bi-annual
Look who's showed up! – Utila Whale Shark Sightings! During the Easter week the conditions on Utila have been flat seas and the Whale sharks have been consistently sighted, in this photo our awesome
How fitting that on Earth Day this week, marine biologist Ossie Stewart qualified with us as a PADI Poseidon Rebreather Instructor, and becomes the 1st female certified as a PADI Rebreather Instructor
Congratulations to our August Scuba Instructor course with another 100% Pass – Often Imitated but Never Surpassed!!!! What a way to start summer and giving themselves a gift that can now be shared w
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