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Scuba Diving and Antidepressants

One in four people will experience some form of a mental disorder during their lifetime, according to the World Health Organization. Mental health issues can take many forms including anxiety, depression, attention-deficit and bipolar disorders.


5 Mistakes Divers Make


We all strive to be the best divers we can be. But, let’s face it, we’re not perfect! There are certain mistakes every diver can make. The good news is that with a little knowledge and practice, they can be avoided. Check out this great guide to becoming a safer diver by avoiding some common mistakes.


How The First Stage Works

Like the diver’s beating heart that moves air from the lungs to the rest of the body, the scuba regulator’s first stage provides the critical connection between divers and the air in our cylinder, allowing us to work and play underwater.


How to Recover Your Regulator When Diving

During the PADI Open Water Course, you will learn how to recover your regulator while at depth.


What’s the Difference Between PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water?

What’s the Difference Between PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water? We often get the question, what’s the difference between Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water. This article lists the differences between the 2.


5 Common Reasons Your Friends Aren’t Diving Yet (But Should Be)

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From claustrophobia to a fear of sharks, people give a lot of reasons why they won’t get scuba certified. Here’s a list of some of the most common hesitations people face and how to address them head-on. Who knows? Your non-diving best friend may end up being your next dive buddy.


Destinations: Diving at Bobs Island, Padang, Indonesia

Bobs Island

Bob Island (also known as Pulau Sinyaru), is an island about and hour and a half boat ride off Padang, is a relatively undiscovered and unspoilt by humans. Marine life thrives here due to the topography and amazing visibility. The coral, which is very much alive and thriving, are a refuge to both pelagic and macro marine life. There is plenty to explore and you are guaranteed to see a different species every dive you take. It is a heaven for underwater photographers, both macro and wide angled.


Project AWARE 2019

Project Aware

AWARE Week is back! Ocean lovers around the world are invited to join in the AWARE Week celebrations and act for change. With a focus on encouraging more scuba divers to remove, record and report marine debris found on the seafloor, including reporting debris-free sites (which is just as important), this year’s AWARE Week provides a new opportunity to build bridges between community action and policy change.


How to Equalize Your Ears

From simple cases of swimmer’s ear to the serious and sometimes lasting damage of barotrauma, divers are vulnerable to ear problems because the delicate mechanisms that govern our hearing and balance just aren’t designed for the rapid pressure changes that result from diving.


A Short History of the Shaka

The shaka hand gesture is the symbol made by holding the hand in a loose fist…