Learning Underwater Photography: Know Your Settings

Learning underwater photography isn’t as hard as you think. The first step when it comes to capturing that fantastic shot is knowing your settings. Getting to know your way around a camera isn’t quite as difficult as you may think. Sure, there are a lot of buttons and choices to make but it really boils down to basic knowledge and lots of practice. This will eventually lead to muscle memory and mastery over your camera system. There are copious volumes [...]

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Five Essential Knots Every Diver Should Know

When it comes to diving, the uses for knots are numerous. Here we’ll explain a few essential knots that every diver should know. Ever had to attach a lift bag to an object during your dive training? Perhaps you’re just looking for somewhere to secure your hammock for a good nap after your dives. There are many practical applications when it comes to knot-tying and diving, not to mention that these skills can also be useful in everyday life. In diving, [...]

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Project AWARE has launched a Dive Against Debris app

The Project AWARE Dive Against Debris app launched this summer, making these dives much easier for participating divers. The app allows users to upload data to the Dive Against Debris Map more easily, not only helping to clean dive sites but also quickly spreading information on how crucial it is to stop marine pollution. What is Dive Against Debris? Project AWARE is a marine-conservation foundation focusing on some of the largest problems in our oceans, including marine debris. The Dive Against Debris project attempts [...]

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Giants of the Ocean

Spider Crabs, Squids and More: 5 Fascinating Giants of the Ocean

Evolution paid off in a big way for a crab the size of a kayak, legendary squid and four other species that may shock you with their sheer size. The ocean is full of giants. The 10 heaviest species on Earth are all cetaceans, and the blue whale is the largest known animal ever to live. Size is relative, however, when it comes to gigantism in the ocean — a phenomenon that includes species that aren’t necessarily gargantuan in the way [...]

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How to Reduce Weight When You Dive

Divers Alert Network (DAN) estimates that most divers wear too much weight. This is partially because most of us only dive once or twice a year on vacation. What’s the best way to shed that extra lead no matter how often you dive? Most of us start our diving careers wearing way too much weight because we’re not yet comfortable enough underwater to relax. The more nervous we are, the harder it is to descend, so we add more weight. As we [...]

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