A diver’s first line of defense against the ocean environment is the exposure protection suit - wetsuits and drysuits. But do you know what neoprene is made from, or what our forefathers used to stay warm underwater? Check out these five surprising facts.
As scuba divers, we’re intimately connected to our equipment, especially our most fundamental gear — masks, fins and snorkels. But do you know who was the first human to strap fins on, or why mask lens are tempered? Check out these surprising facts, plus view the latest masks, fins and snorkels on dive store shelves right now.
The newly released AWARE Shark Conservation Diver Distinctive Specialty Course will turn you into an advocate for shark conservation. A course for both divers and non-divers alike, you’ll learn all about the world’s most vulnerable shark species and how to protect them. What will you discover during the AWARE Shark Conservation program? • The value of sharks to marine ecosystems and economies.• Major threats pushing many shark species close to extinction.• What is missing in current shark fisheries management.
Technical diving has always seemed a bit out of reach for me — too complicated, too difficult, too risky. But my mind has been seriously changed thanks to PADI’s recent Tec Xplor Days, a series of three events offering divers the chance to sample the latest in tec diving gear and rebreather technology in a safe, controlled — and free — environment.
Shore diving offers the ultimate in freedom for scuba divers: no schedule to keep, no divemaster to follow and no boat to catch. However, with that freedom comes responsibility, and these five diving tips provide expert advice on making effortless entries and exits from any beach.