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USA Wreck Diving Haven – Outer Banks North Carolina

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Jul 15, 2013
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USA Wreck Diving Haven – Outer Banks North Carolina

With over 21 wrecks in the waters of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, this wreck diving mecca has quite a collection of foundered and decommissioned wrecks just begging for you to explore. With wrecks close enough to the surface for snorkelers to enjoy to wrecks that are over 100 meters below, there is enough variety to please every diver. There are distinguished war ships as well as wrecks that were just unlucky in trying to navigate through Hatteras without running lights. The marine life in...

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How to Get Underwater Photos Published in Diving Magazines

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Jul 5, 2013
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How to Get Underwater Photos Published in Diving Magazines

Figuring out how to get underwater photos published in diving magazines is something that you will end up having to figure out if you ever want to become professional or semi-professional at it. Doing this is very similar to getting recognized for any artwork. Exposure is a key feature of this process. The best way for you to do this is to make your pictures available on social media that focuses on user created content like pictures. Facebook, Flickr, Reddit, and...

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Luxury Liveaboards – Best Charter Company and Dive Site Locations

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Jun 17, 2013
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Luxury Liveaboards – Best Charter Company and Dive Site Locations

When looking for luxury in a liveaboard, it often requires simply finding the best charter company and the dive site location(s) it services. One of the very best charter companies available is the Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet. This charter company boasts two separate fleets of ships that traverse the globe visiting the most sought after diving destinations and are priced according to destination as well as cabin size. Their ships feature gourmet dining as wel...

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Wakatobi Resort in Southeast Sulawesi – One of the Best Reef Diving Resorts in Indonesia

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Jun 17, 2013
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Wakatobi Resort in Southeast Sulawesi – One of the Best Reef Diving Resorts in Indonesia

Wakatobi Dive Resort, located in Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia is a world-class resort offering world class diving. Whether you choose to take a step into the water from the shore and immediately begin enjoying the fantastic reef life, or you prefer taking a dive boat out further into the water to experience the three-mile long house reef, and the soft and hard corals in multitudes that provide an amazing display for even the most experienced diver. With over fort...

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Sharm El Sheikh Land-Based Resort with a Twist – Diving Sites in Egypt’s Red Sea

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Jun 17, 2013
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Sharm El Sheikh Land-Based Resort with a Twist – Diving Sites in Egypt’s Red Sea

Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village in Sharm El Sheikh is a diver's hotel, very laid back and offers hillside rooms and some beach cabins. This is not your fancy touristy resort; it is mainly for divers that want best value accommodations, and some great diving opportunities.

Named for the vibrant hued "sea sawdust" that floats in the water, the Red Sea offers some of the most beautiful sea life and color saturated reefs anywhere in...

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What to Avoid When Choosing a Dive Shop

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Jun 13, 2013
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What to Avoid When Choosing a Dive Shop

You will find dive shops in the most unusual places--sometimes miles and miles from a source of open water, however, that does not mean they are not a good dive shop, it just means the dive instructors at these dive shops have to travel to dive, as you will when you want to go diving.

Good Dive Shops and Dive Centers--Some scuba agencies such as PADI have standards that are sanctioned out for dive shops and dive centers....

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Scuba Certification – What Else Do I Need to Know?

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Jun 13, 2013
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Scuba Certification – What Else Do I Need to Know?

If you are thinking of getting your scuba certification these tips below should be followed in the order mentioned for best possible results:

  • Find out what equipment is needed by checking online and at your local dive center. Don’t cut corners on your equipment, your facemask should fit your perfectly and if not have it adjusted. Inquire about a package deal or individual prices for facemask, flippers, snorkel - tha...

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Scuba Lessons – Completing the Open Water Diver Course

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Jun 13, 2013
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Scuba Lessons – Completing the Open Water Diver Course

Before you can become certified as an Open Water Diver you will either participate in an online theory course or complete theory training at the dive center. Upon completion of the theory portion, you will then visit the dive center or resort where you will participate in a review so the diver instruction can confirm your understanding of diving theory and the safety factors. Then you must pass and complete a succession of five confined (pool) dives and training d...

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Advanced Deep Sea Diving – Dive Master and Dive Instructor Opportunities

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Jun 10, 2013
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Advanced Deep Sea Diving – Dive Master and Dive Instructor Opportunities

Once you have some dive experience and training under your belt, it is common to want to progress further. Dive Master and Dive Instructor opportunities become the main focus. This level of skill needed to become a master or instructor is only attained after such a vaunted repertoire as to include fifty dives, advanced open water diving, rescue diver, as well as five other specialty courses. The difference between them is dependent upon whether you want to remain ...

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Best Underwater Video Camera for Night Diving

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Jun 10, 2013
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Best Underwater Video Camera for Night Diving

The best underwater video camera for night diving would also be the Canon Mark III. Night diving requires the use of specific additions to your camera setup that generally entail attachments to the underwater housing. Ikelite is a top manufacturer of aftermarket housings for the most popular models of cameras and they have one specifically made for the Canon Mark III. Their housings focus on ability to use all the controls without taking your hands from the handle...

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