scuba diving books

12 Scuba Diving Books You’ll Want to Read

We love watching movies, documentaries, and YouTube videos about diving, but we’re always returning to the good ol’ books. In our opinion, a good book is one that makes us feel, takes us on a compelling journey, or teaches us important lessons. We’ve gone over our favorite scuba diving books, and we believe you’ll love them just as much as we do. Whether you’re looking for entertainment, history, survival guides, memoirs, or journalistic pieces, you shouldn’t have a problem finding your next read among these wonderful suggestions:

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virtual dives

Yes, You Can Still Dive. Virtually!

Stuck at home with nowhere to go? Get behind the screen and give “couch diving” a totally different meaning with these amazing virtual dives. All you need is a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet, and you’re all set. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Google Earth offer viewers the chance to keep themselves entertained and educated in the underwater world without having to leave the house or get their fins wet.

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jacques cousteau inventions

5 Groundbreaking Jacques Cousteau Inventions

Jacques-Yves Cousteau is renowned for his accomplishments in the field of marine research and contribution to television and the film industry. Divers too owe a lot to the award-winning filmmaker, dubbed “the father of scuba diving”, as he played an important role in the development of scuba gear. Here are some of Jacques Cousteau’s inventions that impacted the way humans explored the underwater world:

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10 Scuba Diving YouTube Channels to Subscribe to

Some of the best things in life are free, and we feel like YouTube is the perfect example. With so many content creators using the platform, we would’ve been surprised not to find some scuba diving enthusiasts, eager to share their adventures and knowledge on this popular social network. If you’re tired of what Netflix or other streaming services have to offer and want to check out what else is there, we know a few scuba diving YouTube channels that are both entertaining and informative.

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the aquatic life with steve zissou

6 Scuba Diving Movie That Are Actually Good

Diving and the underwater world have been a source of inspiration for film directors since the birth of cinema. But although there are numerous artistic films involving scuba diving, you’ll find that many are also downright cringey. In between diving trips, we like to remove our fins, dive into the couch, and spend time watching good scuba diving movies. Here are our top picks:

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7 Ocean Documentaries You Need to Watch

Water covers more than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and the vast oceans are home to a myriad of creatures and one of the biggest animals of the world. People have always been curious to explore the mysteries of the underwater realm, and thanks to technology, explorers and filmmakers can bring the natural world into our living rooms. Here are some of the most memorable ocean documentaries that everyone with a keen interest in the marine environment will surely enjoy.

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Italian Engineers Turn Snorkeling Masks into Emergency Ventilator Masks

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic affecting many of Earth’s nations, healthcare systems throughout the world have been knocked off balance. Coronavirus victims face a risk of pneumonia and acute respiratory syndrome, and ventilators are a critical care tool for patients with severe cases of coronavirus. The shortage of breathing devices has prompted nations worldwide to come up with innovative solutions. A team of doctors and engineers from Italy, one of the worst affected countries by the COVID-19 outbreak, has come up with a crafty invention designed to meet the demands of the pandemic.

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Scuba Diving During the COVID-19 Outbreak: Precaution Measures

The travel and leisure industry has been hit hard these past few months following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has had disruptive effects on economies worldwide. The diving community has not been spared either. Recently, the Divers Alert Network (DAN) and several major diving organizations such as PADI and SDI have taken to the internet to discuss the issue, including the health and safety precaution measures one needs to take during this period.

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striated frogfish

What Is Muck Diving?

Coral reef diving is an all-time favorite to most recreational divers. Those vibrant, beautiful underwater reefs filled with coral of all shapes and sizes attract travelers from all parts of the world. But not all coasts are bordered by reefs and not all dive sites feature colorful fields of coral. Luckily, this doesn’t mean those places don’t offer other attractions. Some of the best experiences you can ever have as a diver involve something known as “muck diving”, which we can all agree it does not sound too exciting, but it’s worth it. Here’s why.

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