Jet lag may affect one’s ability to dive safely; therefore, divers need to know how to minimize its effects.
Getting Ready For Your Next Dive Trip
Traveling can be a great experience and a wonderful opportunity for divers to explore new territories, but it is essential to be prepared before the big dive trip. Planning ahead will help your trip run smoothly so you can enjoy yourself more fully. You don’t want to miss out on scuba diving because you didn’t...
The Value of Owning Your Own Scuba Equipment
There are many advantages to owning your own dive equipment. Familiarity with a personal set of scuba gear means greater comfort and a better dive experience. More importantly, it can help you avoid an emergency situation. From a safety perspective, owning your own gear ensures you know how to manipulate it in an emergency -...
Coral Reef Safe Sunscreen for Scuba Diving?
I’d like to consider myself someone who helps rather than harms the underwater world. But late last year I saw an ad for "coral reef safe sunscreen". Uh Oh.
Scuba Diving Essentials: Save-a-Dive Kit
Save-A-Dive kits are often available from your local PADI Dive Shop, or you can create a custom one. Here are some ideas for items to include.
Become a Better Dive Buddy, Become a PADI Rescue Diver
Who would you rather have as a buddy? An Open Water Diver or a PADI Rescue Diver? Scuba diving is the gateway to a lifetime of exciting adventures, and by continuing your training through PADI’s Rescue Diver course you can experience greater confidence and comfort when diving. Whether you're a newly certified diver or PADI...