Tips & Tricks

The underwater world fascinates us all and these little tips and tricks will help make you a savvy and more informed scuba diver.

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Joey Using Reef Safe Sunscreen While Hitting The Beaches In Northern Ontario, Canada
Why you Should be Using Reef-Safe Sunscreen

The sun is shining, the UV index is through the roof. Wearing sunscreen is extremely important to protect your skin. But did you know that certain sunscreens cause damage to our planet’s reefs and wetlands?

Ali Scuba Diving In The Mangroves Of Tulum, Split Shot Photography, Mexico
A Guide to Split-Shot Photography

Split-level photography goes by many names. But regardless of what it’s called, this mixture of aquatic and terrestrial imagery takes viewers on a dynamic journey through two vastly different realms.

Joey Undertaking A 15 Foot Safety Stop On A Boat Dive In Spain, Diving Europe
Safety Stops and their Importance in Diving

Safety stops are an important part of scuba diving as they slow down a divers ascent to the surface, allowing bodies time to off-gas.

A Male Scuba Diver Behind A Hazy Thermocline In Tulum, Mexico
Recognizing and Understanding Thermoclines

Thermoclines are layers of water determined by temperature. They exist in all lakes and oceans, dividing the sunlit upper layer from the cooler water below.

A Scuba Diving Logbook And A Pony Bottle Tank
Why you Should Have a Dive Log

Dive logs are an important part of scuba diving and a way to keep tabs on not just your dives but also your experience and memories.

Joey Scuba Diving From One Of Our Favourite Local Eastern Canadian Dive Sites, Deer Island New Brunswick
Scuba Diving Locally

Given the current state of the world, travel is restricted and people are checking out their own backyards. Local scuba diving can be a very different experience than the usual holiday diving adventure, but it is one well worth exploring.

Ali Thinking Of A Dive Association To Use For Scuba Diving
PADI vs SSI vs NAUI vs SEI

Many scuba diving agencies that play a role in training divers. Here is a look at SEI, PADI, NAUI, and SSI, the top scuba agencies in the world.

Ali And Joey Trying Scuba Diving Under The Ice In Ontario, Canada
Scuba Diving and Staying Warm

Whether you’re scuba diving in cold or warm water, in the sunny tropics, or the icy Arctic, being chilly on a dive is never fun.

Alisha And Andy Preparing Scuba Diving Equipment Before Heading Into The Water In Temagami, Ontario, Canada
Why You Should Own your Own Dive Gear

Dive equipment may be expensive, but new divers will find, there are many advantages to having your own set of scuba gear.

A Macro Photograph Of A Piece Of Soft Coral In Bonaire, Underwater Photography Guide
A Beginner’s Guide to Underwater Macro Photography

Not all things underwater can be seen at first glance - for some, you need to take a closer look. Macro photography is the art of close-up photography on small subjects.

A Woman Diver With A Yellow Scuba Mask Rolling Into The Water With Scuba Diving Gear In Mexico
A How-To Guide for Backroll Entries

No matter what level of diver you are, scuba backroll entries are a fun-filled way to get off the dive boat and get into the water.

A Double Tank Diver Exploring The Underwater World In The Dark Of Night, Mexico
Are you Afraid of the Dark?

The day is over and the sun is setting on a day of scuba diving but is it really time to hang up your fins, or do you dare slip back into the water at night?

Ali Free Diving With Her Mermaid Hair Loose In The Ocean Of Bonaire, Caribbean
Dealing with Long Hair when Diving

Hair versus scuba, now that's a combination that doesn't mix. So how do you stay away from the tares, tangles and hours upon hours of post-dive hair brushing?

Underwater Bubbles From A Regulator Heading Towards The Surface In Italy
How to Improve your Air Consumption

Are you a pig on air? You are not alone. Find out how you can get more out of your scuba diving tank.

Go Pro Equipment For Underwater Photography While Scuba Diving
How to Take Good Underwater Photos with a GoPro

Problem: you want to take decent underwater pictures but good photography gear is just so expensive. Solution: learn how to take good underwater pictures with your handy dandy GoPro, it's easier than you think.

A Bin Full Of Dive Gear To Be Cleaned After A Dive In Brittany, France, Europe
The Dreaded Scuba Gear Cleanup

Everybody loves the idea of scuba diving, but the aspect of post dive cleanup is a much different story. It’s long, it’s tedious and it almost impossible to do it without getting wet - yet again.

Ali Hanging Out Over The Boat Being Sick With Motion sickness
5 Ways of Dealing with Seasickness

As a diver, sometimes you get hit with seasickness. Here are our solutions to dealing with seasickness before and during your dive.

Ali With Her Underwater Camera In A Pool in France
A Very Beginner Guide to Underwater Photography

Taking your love for photography to new depths can be a challenge. Here are eight tips and tricks for a beginner underwater photographer.

Group Of Scuba Divers In The Water At Blue Heron Bridge
4 Important Scuba Travel Questions to Consider

Organizing a dive vacation can be a challenge. To help, keep these four questions in mind when planning your next scuba diving vacation.

Heading Off On The Discover Scuba Dive in Greece
Becoming a Divemaster: Making the Jump from Passion to Pro

For some scuba diving is more than just a hobby - it’s a lifestyle. Here is everything you should know about getting your divemaster certification.

A Collection of Fishing Buoys in a Boat
Let’s Talk about Surface Markers

Sometimes a dive doesn’t go according to plan and when that happens, it’s important to be seen. Learn all about surface markers and why you should have one.

A Trio Of Scuba Divers In The Cold Water Close To Halifax, Nova Scotia In Canada
How to be an Eco-Friendly Scuba Diver

It's not easy being green in a day and age where everything is plastic and waste. Let sustainability lead the way as you explore the underwater world.

Nadine Learning to Scuba Dive and Swimming Along The Bottom of the Ocean in Greece, Europe
So You Wanna be a Scuba Diver?

Thinking about sprouting gills and making the plunge into the underwater world? Find out if you're cut out to become an Open Water scuba diver.

Scuba Joey And Ali Enjoying A Wedding Shoot On Rocks In Lake Ontario
A Scuba Diver’s Dream Wedding

If you are a scuba diver looking to get married on your surface interval here are some nifty ocean related idea's to incorporate into your special day.

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