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How Old Can You Start Scuba Diving?

Scuba diving is an increasingly popular activity with over 9 million divers worldwide, primarily located in Europe and the United States. With many things to do while underwater from wrecks to reefs, people of all ages are joining the trend. However, one of the most frequent questions I hear from prospective divers is if they […]

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Can You Scuba Dive If You Smoke or Vape?

While smoking rates have been declining, the number of people vaping e-cigarettes has been increasing. Many people often wonder if they can scuba dive if they currently smoke or vape.  After all, breathing is a core aspect of scuba diving. So can you scuba dive if you smoke or vape? Yes, you can scuba dive […]

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A Guide to Scuba Diving in the Florida Keys

There are many excellent diving sites in the world; however, one of the most impressive lies at the southern tip of Florida. The Florida Keys are an archipelago of over 800 islands spanning roughly 125 miles, connected by 42 bridges along the Overseas Highway. The Florida Keys have long been a popular tourist destination, and […]

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Do Scuba Divers Need a Dive Knife?

Fans of classic James Bond movies will be quite familiar with dive knives. This is the iconic weapon that the superspy used in underwater battles. However, modern dive knives are quite a bit different from those on the silver screen. Within the diving community, there is a bit of a difference of opinion regarding the […]

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Do You Need a License to Scuba Dive?

Many travelers wonder if you need a license in order to scuba dive. For some people, scuba isn’t necessarily something they plan to do a lot but rather something they’d like to participate in on a vacation to the Caribbean. This is a normal question. In fact, it is one of the things I googled […]

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How Much Faster Can You Swim with Fins? (Scuba and Snorkeling)

One of the most fun things about snorkeling or scuba diving is the relative ease with which we are able to propel ourselves through the water thanks to equipment. Often, I have people ask how much faster they can swim with fins on. For some people, the reason for this question is simple curiosity. When […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Picking a Mask for Scuba Diving

If you’re looking to dive even semi-regularly, one of the essential purchases is a mask.  While divers can get by renting gear, a mask is one of the few items that nearly every diver should purchase due to its important nature. However, anyone who has spent some time browsing the internet or perusing at their […]

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What Are Aircraft Wreck Depths To Scuba Dive Globally?

Scuba diving takes participants all over the world. It’s largely one of the attractions. No matter where you are, if you’re near the sea then you can rent some gear and descend beneath the waves. Everyone gets into scuba diving for their own personal reasons. It can be for a sense of fun, adventure, and […]

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Do I Need To Be a Good Swimmer to Scuba Dive?

So you want to learn to scuba dive, but you aren’t that big of a fan of the whole swimming thing. Maybe you have limited or no swimming skills or perhaps you just don’t enjoy swimming.  If you’re like me, you probably assumed scuba divers must be very good swimmers. Almost everyone does when they […]

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How Deep Are Wrecks To Scuba Dive In The United States?

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to take up the sport of scuba diving. Whatever you want to explore is available somewhere, with a variety of different experience levels needed. Beginners look for amazing underwater topography as the experience is entirely new, and enjoy the fish, wildlife, and corals that are available to witness. […]

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What Depth Are Scuba Tourist Attractions Around The Globe?

Scuba diving makes the inaccessible accessible. The normally unseen becomes the seen. Anyone who dons the correct equipment can take a trip to a world not normally observed by the modern world. There’s a true sense of freedom and exploration down beneath the surface. Learning to dive is all about going beneath the waves in […]