Each year, an increasing number of “superhumans” attempt new freediving records. These amazing achievements do not come without risks and many have lost their lives in the pursuit of their dream. We’ve gone over the current freediving records recognized by the Guinness World Records organization to discover some of the bravest men and women on Earth who are willing to risk it all to be the absolute best at their discipline.Continue reading
It has always been in the nature of human beings to surpass the existing limits and prove both to themselves and to the whole world that they are the best at their discipline. This instinct led to some amazing scuba diving records that show us that we can always find a way to push forward. Some have successfully achieved their goals while others have lost their lives in the process. Here are the inspiring humans that have set some of the most incredible scuba diving records.Continue reading
With each dive, you get to experience the numerous benefits of scuba diving, some of which you may not even be aware of. Aside from all the natural wonders you get to see with your own eyes, there are other things that should get you excited about your next diving trip. Here are the ways scuba diving helps you physically, psychologically, emotionally, and socially.Continue reading
So, you’ve decided it’s about time you experienced what it’s like to breathe underwater. Your first dives are something to be remembered, which is why you should pick your destination and dive school wisely. Before planning your first-ever diving vacation, take a look at some of the best places to learn to scuba dive. The following regions offer great diving conditions for novices, easy dive sites, and dazzling underwater life.Continue reading
Should you snorkel or should you scuba dive? Well, it all depends on how much you want to see of the underwater world and the effort you want to put into practicing a water activity. There’s still a lot of confusion surrounding the difference between snorkeling and scuba diving, but we’re here to clear it up. Here’s our take on the snorkeling vs scuba diving debate.Continue reading
More than 70 percent of the surface of the Earth is covered in oceans. Hundreds of thousands of known animal species call these waters their home, but it is believed that millions of other species have yet to be discovered. Some of the marine animals we do know more or less about are a bit more bizarre than others, be it in the way they look or how their bodies function. Let’s take a look at some of the weird sea creatures that prove we live in a strange and diverse world.
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