Switzerland or the Swiss Confederation is a landlocked territory, occupied in great part by the Alp mountain range. Internationally recognized as a neutral country, Switzerland avoids military, economic or political alliances that could jeopardize their status, acting instead as an intermediary between other states. Considered to be one of the most developed places in the world, Switzerland invests its resources in peacekeeping missions and is the birthplace of the Red Cross.
Join the dive quest to save Cuba's Gardens of the Queen with divemaster AJ Bailey in Nicholas Harvey's second scuba novel.
Our ears struggle to maintain balanced pressure when scuba diving, snorkeling and free diving. To enjoy these activities we must equalize.
Lake Superior is home to a smorgasbord of fish both big and small. Under the right season spotting fish aggregations are a real possibility.
Saskatchewan may be coined as the prairie wheat-growing province, but there are more than puddles to be scuba-dived in this landlocked place.
The OrcaTorch D570-GL is a 1000 lumen dive light and laser pointer designed for recreational and commercial diving.
Stoney Cove is self-described as the UK’s most popular inland diving center. This quarry is found within the village of Stoney Stanton.
Wide-angle photography allows photographers to capture as much as possible. Underwater, this means shooting broad vistas of undersea life.
Scuba diving Nova Scotia's Terrence Bay and everything wedged between Halifax and the famous Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse.
The rugged and northern coast of Scotland is the perfect setting for large animal encounters. Take your snorkeling up a notch by plunging into the highlands and swimming with the second largest fish in the world; basking sharks.
When we go swimming, up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen is washed off our skin every year. This runoff eventually reaches coral reefs - with ingredients that are harmful to marine life.
We’ve all heard of escape room games, now scuba divers have taken this fun activity a step further beneath the waves.
Whether you’re spending time by the pool or fishing on the lake, wearing sunglasses is important for protecting your eyes against the sun.
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course helps individuals recognize a diving illness and treat with emergency oxygen until help arrives.
Take a dive on Cayman Island's Twelve Mile Bank with divemaster AJ Bailey and discover sunken secrets in Nicholas Harvey's first scuba novel.
Some of the best scuba diving in France is found along the coastline fondly known as les Côte d'Azur. The underwater landscape here features reefs, canyons, drop-offs and wrecks.
Spacefish Army is a clothing and rashguard line that specializes in unique apparel for divers, snorkelers, surfers and ocean lovers of all shapes and sizes.
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?
A book review of Deep Cut, an action-packed scuba diving thriller where dive buddies Boone and Emily explore their new home of Saba and weather one of history's most powerful hurricanes.
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.
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 book review of Deep Shadow, an action-packed scuba diving thriller where dive buddies Boone and Emily uncover a deceptively dangerous plot on the small Dutch islands of Bonaire and Saba.
There are more than 200 named lakes across the Temagami region. With the lakes being at the heart of this location's tourism, scuba diving is an activity worth exploring.
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.
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.
Visiting Brest reveals an enticing world of scuba diving in France. With walls, wrecks and potential seal encounters, find out why people from all over are drawn to this area.
La Méduse one of the oldest glass blowing workshops in Canada. They create beautiful glass jellyfish art pieces worthy of any scuba diver's home decor.
As a popular Caribbean island, Cozumel is a Mexican dive destination suitable for all levels of divers. With the second-largest reef system in the world, Cozumel is home to 26 types of coral and over 500 fish species, all of which play an integral part in the island’s identity.
While it may take close to a decade for the ocean to take a lowly piece of glass and turn it into a gem-like creation, thankfully it doesn’t take nearly as long to make this delicious sea glass punch.
Cable Bites are adorable little plastic animals, which as the name implies, “bite” onto your phone, computer and iPad cords protecting them from breakage.
Newfoundland is a place chock-full of life, and scuba diving a whale boneyard is one of the many shore diving opportunities this Canadian province offers.
Aquatic ecosystems are fragile environments that play an intricate role in the survival of species on the planet. Of this vast expanse of blue, approximately 40% are gravely affected by human activities.
Snorkeling is a water activity that involves swimming along the surface of the water with your face submerged underwater enjoying the world below. It is fun, does not require any special training and almost anyone can do it.
This Valentine’s Day we want our love for scuba diving to inspire you to get into the water and enjoy the world below.
Tide pools are pools of water exposed at low tide and submerged by the ocean at high tide. They give non-divers a chance to glimpse the underwater world while remaining on land.
Marine protected areas protect endangered species and critical habitats. As scuba divers they play a big role in the conservation of our lakes, rivers and oceans.
A dive light is an essential piece of your kit whether you are a beginner or a more advanced diver. Here is our review on the Xtar DB20 1000 dive light.
Located at the mouth of Fundy, there are many good reasons that the rocky coastlines of Grand Manan island would be ideal for scuba diving. Thanks to the ocean exposure and changing tides, the outer Bay of Fundy has some of the most dauntingly productive waters in Eastern North America.
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.
Scuba divers are always tricky people to shop for and with the holidays just around the corner here are some great stocking stuffer ideas.
When the winter holidays come around, my mind is often stuck in the sand from my last dive trip. Countdown the days until Christmas with this unique advent calendar.
Mattawa is a far cry from wonderful diving, but given the region’s strong connection to its waterways - through the Indigenous people, Voyageurs and logging industry - Mattawa begs to be explored.
Rooted in history, you’d be hard-pressed to find a diving local that offers a better opportunity to witness World War II wrecks. Dive into the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy.
England may be known for its rainy weather and Stonehenge but don't discount this country's love for scuba diving, particularly on the Jurassic Coast.
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.
Sometimes all you need is a dash of colour and a splash of water! Spark your child’s creative spirit as they colour their way through the underwater world with the first official Dive Buddies 4 Life colouring book.
Year after year Newfoundland enjoys large marine animal migrations, rich fisheries and icebergs floating down from Greenland, so it should come as no surprise that this province would pair well with scuba diving.
Awesome Maps creates illustrated maps inspiring travel and wanderlust. Their world dive map is a comprehensive art piece showcasing over 500 different dive spots with snippets of information about the type of dive and underwater attributes.
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.
Blackwater diving is a type of night diving where scuba divers immerse themselves over deep channels of offshore water to witness the largest migration on the planet - the diurnal migration.
Dive equipment may be expensive, but new divers will find, there are many advantages to having your own set of scuba gear.
For some Tulum is a region of ancient civilization and crumbling ruins. For others, it’s one of the best cave and cenote diving places in the world.
From age-old shipwrecks to lukewarm water, the Saint Lawrence Seaway is considered one of the go-to diving destinations in Ontario.
If you thought drinking wine couldn’t get any better - allow us to introduce you to the shark wine glass.
Do you want to try diving inside an aquarium? This unique Canadian location lets you experience scuba diving and up-close animal encounters like never before.
Fluodiving, fluorescent night diving, UV diving, glow diving - goes by many names. But no matter what you call this vibrant type of diving, the optical magic of fluorescence adds a totally new dimension to your night diving repertoire.
Is your scuba diving feeling a bit too routine? Shake things up and try scuba diving in this unique German dive location - we promise you won't be disappointed.
Saint Andrews by-the-sea may be small in size, but this summer town packs a pretty big dive punch for scuba divers willing to brave the Bay of Fundy's tides.
Bonaire TEK is an annual October occurrence, where Buddy Dive Resort partners with leaders in the tech diving industry for a week of technical dive demonstrations, equipment trials, presentations, training ins and outs, and camaraderie.
When it comes to getting outside and immersed in nature, Ontario Parks is at the top of the list. Not only do the parks boast magnificent nature, but it's hundreds of thousands of lakes make it a real treat for those who love the water.
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.
Do you enjoy cold water wreck diving? This dive destination will let you experience the best shipwrecks and scuba diving opportunities on the Canadian east coast.
When diving in Nova Scotia where do you even begin? Do you start in Halifax the province's capital or do you wander beyond to see what the surrounding area has to offer?
Sometimes finding a good dive spot is easier said than done. Shore diving around Saint John, New Brunswick is a testament to how unpredictable the Bay Fundy can be.
Sitting pretty right next to the gulf stream, Jupiter is known as one of Florida's best shark diving location. Drift along in the current as you enjoy an up-close encounter with the ocean's apex predators.
Forget the colorful piñatas and all-you-can-eat tacos, when in Mexico's coastal town of Zihuatanejo, it's all about the scuba diving!
From planes to cars, diving Vobster Quay means experiencing a range of underwater sights and covering a lot of ground in little time.
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?
Whether your diving with turtles or admiring coral reefs, get ready to be wowed by the underwater beauty of Bonaire, the shore diving capital of the Caribbean.
For fresh bubbles, magnificent viz and spectacular wildlife encounters, now is the perfect time to explore the volcanic island of Lanzarote.
If marine animals could talk here's what they would say to scuba divers this Valentine’s Day.
Bask in warm water bliss as you explore the tropical dive facility of TODI. From pufferfish to piranha let the flurry of freshwater color envelop you.
When you can’t be frolicking at the beach, why not bring the beach home to you with these festive sand dollar shortbread cookies.
Florida may be known for its ocean coast, but this southern state is also home to some of the best spring and cave systems in the country.
Some people go to Brussels for the waffles, others go for the impressive architecture scene. Scuba divers go to Brussels to dive in the Nemo 33 indoor pool.
The Mediterranean oasis of Spain's Costa Brava is a delight for divers. With wreck dives, shore dives and wall dives just off the coast, to truly explore this destination you must take to the sea.
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.
Dark, ancient and mysterious are a few words that can be used to describe the Devil's Den cavern in Florida. Find out what it was like to visit this world-class tourist destination and dive this prehistoric spring system.
Nothing compares to the thrill of diving to a helicopter, airplane, army car, and double-decker bus all in one dive. Don't miss this epic diving jungle in England.
Who says cold water diving can’t be filled with color? Plunge into Carnac, France and explore the bountiful anemone gardens, intricate macro life, and delicate fragility below the surface.
Backroll into to the cold water world of Portugal's Berlengas Island Natural Reserve. Located off the coast of Peniche, this underwater paradise will have you have you gurgling with excitement into your regulator.
With thrilling shore dives, an amazingly sunny climate and marine animals coming from the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean sea, it's no wonder scuba divers are seduced by the underwater world of Costa del Sol.
The tropical oasis of Key Largo is a scuba diver's delight. Night dive, reef dives, and wreck dives are all right at your fingertips ready to be explored.
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.
For land loving travelers, Portugal has got it all, but if you are a scuba diver, this beautiful European country can easily fly’s under the radar. Pending the cooperation of the tides, wind, and weather, there are neat things to see and plenty of good macro life these cold and productive waters.
As one of the sunshine states top shore diving destinations, Blue Heron Bridge offers some of the best diving in Florida. Mud, beaches, wrecks and small critters, no matter where you dive under the bridge, there is so much to see, explore and photograph.
When in the Florida Keys, make sure to take the time to learn all about man’s quest to explore under the sea at the History of Diving Museum.
We all remember the viral Ice Bucket Challenge that went around social media to raise money for ALS? Well, like the Ice Bucket Challenge, the #binbagchallenge was an idea put together to raise awareness on environmental pollution and hopefully take steps towards a cleaner and better future.
The crystal clear water of Ginnie and Devil’s spring systems is arguably some of the best freshwater diving in all of Florida. As a scuba diver heading to the sunshine state, make sure to put this spot on your travel itinerary!
Taking your love for photography to new depths can be a challenge. Here are eight tips and tricks for a beginner underwater photographer.
Who would have thought that resting in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, the Azores would be a top Portuguese diving site? With nine volcanic islands to choose from and a plethora of local and offshore diving, this up and coming hotspot is just waiting to be discovered.
While most people were at home celebrating Mother’s Day, the North Bay Scuba Club donned dive gear and took to the water to clean up the local marina.
Organizing a dive vacation can be a challenge. To help, keep these four questions in mind when planning your next scuba diving vacation.
A scientist has made a shocking new discovery in England. Under UV light the bills of Atlantic puffins light up like a glow stick.
Nova Scotia has seen a few strange things over the years but never has a 360 kg leatherback turtle washed up dead and frozen in a Cape Breton lake.
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.
Submerging into the cold waters of Deer Island is one of the best ways to appreciate the vibrant array of color the Bay of Fundy hides beneath her surface.
With the civil unrest a recent memory, few places in the world lay claim to unexplored waters off its coastline. Let Albania help you become an underwater explorer.
Nova Scotia is full of cold water diving opportunities, particularly around shores of Halifax.
The world knows the Netherlands for their windmills and clogs, but what is not as well known is the excellent shore diving in the southern province of Zeeland.
Getting ready for Halloween, scuba diver style, with the PADI Zombie Apocalypse Diver Specialty Course. It's a scuba course that is to die for.
Italy is a cultural hub for art, history, dining and scuba diving. Dive the Amalfi coast and see some of the best-kept secrets of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
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.
Submerge yourself into an underwater playground of fun as you explore some of the best shore dives Slovenia has to offer.
Vibrant and full of outdoor adventures, Croatia, is a dream to scuba dive. Explore the underwater mystery of the Adriatic Sea in and around Dubrovnik.
Want to step into to cold and clear Mediterranean sea? The Greek island of Zakynthos is the perfect place to take the plunge and spot some rare animals.
Join us for an underwater adventure as we take my sister on her first ever Discover Scuba Diving.
Step up your scuba diving game by jumping into the volcanic crater of Nicaragua's Laguna Apoyo.
The sea life was plentiful at the Catalina Islands. It was the perfect spot to introduce Dad to Costa Rica's underwater playground!
Bat Islands are a collection of volcanic islands off the coast of Costa Rica with some pretty unique diving.
Trying to windsurf for the first time is no easy feat but a good place to start is on Spain's Mar Menor a sheltered lagoon well-known for watersports.
Famed for its caves, Slovenia's Karst region has some of the most unique underground systems in all of the Balkan countries. Join us as we venture into the heart of the Skocjanske James UNESCO cave.
If you are an adrenaline junkie, who wants to avoid the crowds while traveling in Portugal, head to the Arrábida region of this country and try coasteering, an extreme sport that combines swimming, climbing, and cliff jumping.
Visiting Croatia's beautiful city of Dubrovnik and exploring the Game of Thrones filming locations around old town.
Use this list during your vacation to take yourself to the top 5 most important sites on Zakynthos island!
While traveling Greece, don't miss out on Athen's Panathenaic Stadium, a world renown sports complex that hosted the first modern day Olympic games.
The tip of Cape Sounion, Greece was the picture perfect spot for our half day adventure and swim with Poseidon, the mighty god of the sea.
Explore the windmills filled horizon of the Kinderdijk while learning all about Dutch history in just one day.
On vacation in Granada, Nicaragua and wondering what to do? Check out the best 9 things to do around the city.
Recklessly sliding down the Cerro Negro volcano on a piece of plastic is not an activity for the fainthearted.
The wild Pacific waves of San Juan del Sur are a hit with the surfers. Read about our weekend at Nicaragua's most popular surfing destination.
The city of Masaya has tours galore looking to show off their active volcano, colourful markets and exquisite pottery.
The Miravalles Volcano Tour gave us a the best overview of some of Costa Rica's highlighted activities.
Hidden in the jungles of Tenorio National Park, the Río Celeste proves time and time again that it is a favourite waterfall among Costa Rican tourists.
La Fortuna is a small city with a big personality. This tourist hot spot has some unique outdoor places that are a must-see.
Read about our trip to Ostional and find out about the prime sea turtle nesting beaches in Costa Rica.
Iceland's natural beauty is overwhelming, specifically around Mývatn. Check out the top 5 places to hike in this region.
Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon and the Mývatn Nature Baths, two of Iceland's best geothermal hot springs.
Try these 9 adventures and truly feel like you have lived it up on your vacation to Iceland.
Iceland's pristine beauty is world renowned and after having visited 8 different waterfalls around the country we now understand why.
The Fossatún troll gardens is a neat spot to check out and learn about Icelandic fables and superstitions.
Seeing the beauty of Iceland's world renowned Jökulsárlón Lagoon was a jaw dropping experience. Check out our frigid adventure.
Follow our vacation highlights for a list of the best things to do while traveling to Cuba.
While in Belgium, the city of Bruges is worth a trip both for the view and to sample local delicacies.
You haven't truly explored Amsterdam until you have been to the Red Light District, a place leaving nothing to the imagination.
From world-famous windmills to delicious cheeses, there is no shortage of places to see in Holland all year round.