How To Become A PADI Scuba Dive Instructor

Ever dreamt of becoming a proffesional diver? Learn what it takes to become a PADI Divemaster and Instructor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Diving the Goliath Grouper Aggregation in Florida

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

Beginner to PADI Instructor | Scuba Instructor Internships

For people with no experience who wish to become PADI Scuba Diving Instructors on our scuba instructor internships at the Utila Dive Centre.

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

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.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Go Beyond with PADI TecRec | Technical Scuba Diving

Technical (tec) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, PADI TecRec Divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one

LIVE from Underwater in Grand Cayman

Learn all about the marine fauna and flora LIVE on another interpretative scuba dive by diveLIVE on the reefs of Grand Cayman off Casuarina Point. Ask the marine biologists on the surface questions a

LIVE Scuba Dive in Grand Cayman

Join the celebration of “Share the Oceans Week” with the diveLIVE team, on a mission to connect the world with our oceans.Learn all about the marine fauna and flora LIVE on another interpretative

Scuba Diving LIVE in the Cayman Islands

Learn all about the marine fauna and flora LIVE on another interpretative scuba dive by diveLIVE on the reefs of Grand Cayman off Casuarina Point. Ask the marine biologists on the surface questions a

LIVE Underwater Scuba Dive in Grand Cayman

Learn all about the marine fauna and flora LIVE on another interpretative scuba dive by diveLIVE on the reefs of Grand Cayman off Casuarina Point. Ask the marine biologists on the surface questions a

Night Dive LIVE from The Cayman Islands

Explore the mystery and magic of the planet's aquatic wilderness with diveLIVE. Interact with marine experts and stand a chance to have your questions and comments answered LIVE from underwater in th

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Search for the Winter Sun

If you're looking for some winter sun, look no further!Find out more on the blog: to our channel: https://www.

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

PADI’s Pillars of Change

PADI is committed to supporting social and environmental efforts through its Pillars of Change, designed to empower divers with information to get involved with causes they care about in tangible way

PADI Women's Dive Day 2018

Join in a day of shared adventure and passion for the ocean.PADI Women’s Dive Day is Saturday, 21 July 2018. Since 2015, divers from every corner of the globe have come together each July to bond

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.

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

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

Specialised Training for Career Enhancement

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

Island Lifestyle & Environment

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

Becoming a PADI Scuba Instructor

“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

Tec diving

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

IYT Coxswain & DiveBoat Mate Graduates!

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/

Utila Dive Center 100% Aware

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

Get Rebreather Certified & Dive Galapagos with us!

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

Utila Whale Shark sightings

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

Congrats Ossie – Rebreather Instructor

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

Congrats August Instructors!!!!

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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