If you like history and diving, this is a must visit if you are in the Murcia area of Spain! The ARQVA or Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática offers treasures found underwater from up to 2500 years ago! From amulets of the Roman world to golden snuff boxes... explore it!
Have you noticed how some divers always seem to know best? In Facebook groups or at diving boats discussions often run high. Many divers want to share their knowledge and experience in a way there is no room for other opinions. So in contrary, let me share five hilarious things I have learned this year - time for some confessions of a dive instructor!
Cartagena is such an incredible historic city in Spain you probably schedule a visit when you are in the area. Close to the harbour, at a popular spot for locals in during the weekend, you can snorkel and dive with shoals of fish and look for small critters in the shallows.
Arguably this is one of the best dive areas of Europe, for sure the best of Spain. This spot has wrecks, deep drop offs, exciting underwater pinnacles and large quantities of fish and mammals including Mola Mola's. Islas Hormigas marine park, or the Cabo de Palos / La Manga area in Murcia, has it all.
Do you have any idea how old fish get? There are quite some differences between the fish we can spot during our dives. Can you guess the maximum age of all the species in this quiz?
Exactly one year after my intro to tech I finally took the chance to officially enter the world of technical diving with TDI. As I never had the interest of diving deep or with a lot of gear it was a different and wonderful experience. Doing a dive course with another dive organization as well as being the student instead of the instructor was even more exhilarating...
Do you think you know something about corals? Test your knowledge and impress your dive buddies! No need for scientific names, easy and fun!
Compare dive instructor courses worldwide from various dive organizations. Search through dozens of locations, teachers, dates and prices. Compare PADI IDCs and SSI ITCs. Start your search here and connect with the best option for you!
Looking for something dive related to give a women? Twenty-five ideas for when diving, at home and to share the love for SCUBA diving. Find Birthday presents, Christmas gifts or something to thank that special person!
Switching from dive organization can be very beneficial for a dive instructor or dive center. It can bring challenges that may work out great or the other way around. The story of a crossover of a dive center explained!
How deep is the ocean? How deep can light penetrate in the ocean? How deep has a human ever been in the ocean? Can you guess the right depths of these and other questions in this quiz?
There are some things you should and definitely should not do when rinsing your regulator. A regulator is often the most expensive part of a dive equipment set. Taking good care of it obviously extends the lifespan but it also can prevent unnecessary repairs or malfunctions.
If you are looking for cuteness overload, go snorkeling or SCUBA diving with sea lions! They are incredibly playful and curious like a puppy. In Mexico you can dive with them in warm water, no dry suit needed!
If you are looking for a unique dive experience and are willing to go a bit off the beaten track you need to visit this hidden gem. It is no surprise marine biologists, oceanographers and film makers seem to come and go. The story is incredible and the diving is mind blowing.
There are a few places in the world where you can go on a scheduled hammerhead shark dive. Along the West coast of Mexico you have several option to spot these magnificent creatures, with a day trip or liveaboard. Mission Hammerhead Sharks: ON!
Right in the South of the Baja California, where the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet, whales, sharks and dolphins are often seen. La Paz, the capital of this area, even has a whale museum (Museo de la Ballena) to learn more about the giants of the sea. A must do for divers and snorkelers!
One of the risks involved with diving under pressure is decompression illness. There are two diseases related to decompression illness: Decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism. Can you separate the two in this quiz?
With countless dive sites, even separate dive areas and some impressive seasonal marine life creatures it might take a bit of planning when you are coming to Cozumel. When looking for the 'better' dive sites for experienced divers around Cozumel a few things became clear...
Isla Mujeres might not be the most famous dive area in the Yucatan area, but there are some great dive sites around for sure! How about schools of fish or World War 2 wreck diving with some current and eagle rays?
Are you still thinking about taking the leap to become a dive instructor? Or maybe you are a dive instructor and ask yourself something like 'What do I do after my career in the water?'
Some people have made it to the Guinness Book of World Records while SCUBA Diving. Can you guess the right numbers to these impressive underwater performances?
How about swimming with a whale shark up close? Exciting? How about swimming with a few hundred?! It is possible in Mexico! The highest number of Whale sharks in the world can be spotted off the coast of Mexico.
Chasing coral is a recently released Netflix documentary about the rate that coral reefs are vanishing around the world. This quiz tests how much you know about coral reefs!
Do you love being blissfully submerged in the deep blue? Can you never get enough of the underwater world? Do you sometimes wish you could sprout gills? For some people scuba diving is more than just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. If you are one of those divers that just craves a little more, it may be time to take your scuba diving passion to a professional level.
Have you ever heard of DIR diving? The abbreviation DIR stands for Do It Right and I thought it was all about being a true rebel when it comes to safety standards. So what is DIR diving exactly? Is it technical diving? Is it a mindset? Time to ask some DIR diving professionals!