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Is a Dive Knife Necessary for Scuba Diving?

Having a dive knife with you is kind of like wearing a seatbelt when driving. You hope you never need ...
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How to Wear a Dive Knife – Find it in a Pinch

You should probably carry a dive knife when scuba diving. It’s one of those things that you’ll probably never need ...
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Is it Safe to Scuba Dive in Australia?

When people think about scuba diving in Australia, they are usually thinking about diving in the Great Barrier Reef, the ...
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Can You Scuba Dive with a Beard and Mustache?

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Why Do Scuba Divers Use More Air at Depth?

Scuba diving for a long time is fun, right? Also, deep diving is fun as well, right? Wouldn’t it be ...
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Who Should NOT Be Scuba Diving?

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How Often Do Sharks Attack Scuba Divers?

Scuba divers’ opinions on sharks are divided. Either they are majestic, awe-inspiring creatures to see up close, or they are ...
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Why Do Sharks NOT Attack Scuba Divers?

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Is Scuba Diving a Sport? Are Divers Athletes?

Most people who scuba dive do so recreationally as a hobby. They do it because it is an enjoyable pastime ...
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How Long Can Scuba Divers Stay Underwater?

When you’re a new scuba diver, you are excited to explore the vast underwater world that has now opened up ...

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.