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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When we’ve used up all our vacation time, we live vicariously through the Instagram feeds of…