Diving with a whale shark is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as the elusive creatures can be found in significant numbers in only a few locations across the globe. These slow-moving animals are imposing in their size and pose no threat to humans. This has only contributed to their growing popularity in the diving world, ranking high on most divers’ bucket list. But if they’re so hard to find, then where to dive with whale sharks? Here’s where you actually have a chance to spot the gentle giants.Continue reading
Depending on where you dive, you are required to wear a specific type of scuba diving suit for both comfort and safety. That’s when many divers start to wonder what to choose between a wetsuit and a drysuit. While water temperature is the most important factor in picking the right suit, there are other considerations to have in mind. Read on to learn the difference between wetsuit and drysuit.Continue reading
Coral reefs are the most diverse marine ecosystems and some of the most complex of all ecosystems on the planet. These large underwater structures are formed by the skeletons of marine invertebrates known as corals. Scientists estimate that as much as one million species of fish, invertebrates, and algae live or grow in and around the world’s reefs. This is truly remarkable, considering that coral reefs cover less than one percent of the ocean’s floor.
According to research, there are three main types of coral reefs – fringing reefs, barrier reefs, and atolls. Patch reefs and bank reefs are also important natural systems. We’ll discuss the characteristics of each of the different types of coral reefs and share some of the most awe-inspiring places where you can observe these stunning ecosystems.Continue reading
Compared to many other outdoor activities, scuba diving is generally considered a low-risk activity. However, it does involve some inherent dangers for which it requires training and good health. Being aware of the main scuba diving risks is the first in many steps you have to take to prevent harm and practice safe diving.Continue reading
Scuba diving is an increasingly popular hobby for people all around the world. While it is a generally safe activity when conducted correctly, it does entail a few risks. Luckily, these dangers are almost always preventable as long as you follow some vital scuba diving safety rules.Continue reading
There are dozens of specialty diving certifications you can obtain depending on your level of experience and expectations. Whether you’re looking to move on to more advanced types of diving or you’re just curious to see what other options there are, we’ve got you covered.
Diving can be divided into two large categories: scuba diving and freediving. While freediving is done at breath-hold, scuba diving requires a breathing apparatus. There are many different types of scuba diving, each defined as either recreational or professional. Let’s go over each of the common types of diving and their main characteristics.
New underwater attractions will soon be admired by divers visiting the British Virgin Islands. Three shark-shaped planes and a former pirate ship are being sunk to create an artificial reef that should boost biodiversity in the area.Continue reading
About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water, most of it found in oceans. There are thousands and thousands of spectacular diving locations throughout the Globe. It would take a few lifetimes to explore them all, so we’re always looking for ways to discover those that are most worthy of our attention.
Picking the best scuba diving in the world was no easy task but at the end of the day, after debating over the most memorable of all experiences, we’ve settled on these ten spots. From some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world to eerie underwater caverns, here are our favorite diving locations for blowing bubbles.