Scuba Diving Guides

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How to Properly Store Your Scuba Gear

As much as we’d love to go scuba diving every day, unfortunately most of us have other priorities like work ...
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What to Do With Old Scuba Tanks?

Perhaps you haven’t gone scuba diving in a long time or you have since upgraded to new gear but haven’t ...
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What to Do With Old Scuba Gear: Sell, Donate, Service?

Is my scuba gear too old? That is a question that is often asked by divers who have either stopped ...
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What Scuba Gear Should You Buy First?

After considering whether you want to rent or buy gear, you’ve come to the conclusion: you want to have some ...
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Should You Buy Your Own Dive Gear or Rent?

When you’re just starting out with scuba diving, you are probably not yet willing to make an upfront investment of ...
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Scuba Diving Buddy Check Guide (Pre-Dive Safety Check)

The dive buddy check done before every dive is a crucial safety check that every diver should do. Unfortunately, many ...
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How to Properly Weight Yourself for Scuba Diving

One of the first things divers learn about in the Open Water course is buoyancy control. There are three main ...
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How Tight is a Wetsuit Supposed to Be?

If you are in the market for your first wetsuit, it can be difficult figuring out how tight a wetsuit ...
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Scuba vs. Surfing Wetsuit – Use One for Both Sports?

If you will be engaging in multiple water sports like snorkeling, surfing, or scuba diving, then you had best purchase ...
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Best Scuba Diving Sites in Venice, Italy

Venice is unique because it was built over a group of 118 small islands which are separated by canals and ...

If you are looking to get started with scuba diving, you should first try out snorkeling. Snorkeling is a fun and cheap way to the ocean without much investment. Just rent a snorkel, mask, and fins and you can start snorkeling without any certifications.

Scuba diving, on the other hand, requires much more equipment, knowledge, and a 4-day certification course. Beginner divers are limited to shallow depths of just 16-32 feet below sea level, but with more practice and training can reach greater depths.

Once you have more certifications, you will be able to go to more places, and of course, attempt to reach deeper depths when you dive. Generally speaking, the further down you go, the more the aquatic flora and fauna changes. Scuba diving is best done with a group, because any equipment malfunctions or accidents are deadly without anyone watching your back.