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Diving into Ocean Science

By Ocean Allison Scuba diving is obviously an incredible way for humans to observe and explore the underwater world. For ocean scientists, scuba diving is often essential to being able to observe and study the complex dynamics found beneath the surface. Using diving for science allows for a better understanding of the ocean, …read more […]

8 Tips for Rocking the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

By Brooke Morton Ready for the PADI Instructor Development Course? Don’t wait until the course starts to see where you stand. We talked with a handful of PADI Course Directors and Staff Instructors about what it takes to pass an IDC with flying colors. Their best advice? Start now. Here’s how: Spend time …read more […]

Scouts Australia Introduces Scuba Diving into Their Activity Program

By Guest Blogger Guest article written by Peter McLeod Scouts Australia provides an opportunity for young people to get out doors and experience a wide range of activities from which they can choose to seek fun, excitement and adventure. Recently the adventures offered by Scouts has expanded to include scuba diving as …read more Source:: […]

Top 7 Jobs for Scuba Divers

By Megan Denny Born to dive but forced to work? Below are some of the top career options for scuba divers. Most, but not all, require a Divemaster or Instructor scuba certification. Become a PADI® Professional, and you’ll always have a “Plan B.” #1 Dive Guide or Dive Instructor A PADI Divemaster …read more Source:: […]

Top 5 Dive Sites Around Japan

By Ocean Allison Made up of thousands of islands, with a coastline that stretches more than 34,000 kilometers (21,000 miles), Japan is home to an incredible array of different landscapes, both above and below the surface. The vast distance between the northernmost and southernmost islands of Japan provides a variety of spectacular diving …read more […]

How to Equalize When Diving

By Emily Bates Introducing the PADI ‘How To’ series featuring helpful tips as you discover the underwater world. If you’ve just started the PADI Open Water Diver course, or simply haven’t been in the water for some time, we’ve got you covered with a full visual breakdown on how to perfect these skills …read more […]

Where to Do Your PADI IDC in the USA

By Guest Blogger Some divers travel thousands of miles to complete instructor training in a resort destination, but divers in North America have plenty of great options closer to home. When choosing where to do your PADI® Instructor Development Course (IDC), there are a few things to consider:  What is your dream …read more […]

Hope Spot for White Sharks: Salisbury Island, Australia

By Ocean Allison Dr. Sylvia Earle and her team at Mission Blue have just announced a new Hope Spot – a haven for white sharks – off of Western Australia’s Southern coastline. Hope Spots are unique parts of the ocean that are critical to the health of our blue planet, and Mission Blue …read more […]

How to Edit Underwater GoPro Videos

By Emily Bates When it comes to shooting epic underwater footage with a GoPro, we’ve got you covered with this helpful list of pro tips that considers everything from settings to accessories. However, if you’re now looking to tell a story with those clips, a whole new set of creative factors comes into …read more […]

How To Clear Your Mask

By Emily Bates Introducing the PADI ‘How To’ series featuring helpful tips as you discover the underwater world. If you’ve just started the PADI Open Water Diver course, or simply haven’t been in the water for some time, we’ve got you covered with a full visual breakdown on how to perfect these skills …read more […]

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