Education & Conservation

Learn more about dive education and marine conservation. From how to save money on SCUBA gear to the risks of touching marine life. Various SCUBA dive courses compared and useful information to find the best one for you.

5 Confessions of a Dive Instructor!

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!

Having Fun while Learning Technical Diving!

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...

The Experience of a Crossover from PADI to SSI!

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!

12 Funny Christmas Gifts for SCUBA Divers!

From Ugly SCUBA Christmas sweaters to THE BEST charity calendar of 2018, these dive related items are just too funny not to share! Put them on your Christmas list or hope Santa has put you on the naughty list.

25 Awesome SCUBA Gifts for Women!

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!

10 Tips on How to Rinse your Dive Regulator!

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.

5 Exciting Jobs as a Dive Instructor!

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?'

So you Wanna Become a Divemaster?

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.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Online Learning!

In an era of digitization and gathering information online it is no surprise that even dive courses can be done partly online. Various advantages and disadvantages are present, especially when it comes to professional dive courses, like becoming a dive instructor. How to find out what is the best option for you?!

From Divemaster to Instructor - an Interview with Course Director Camille Lemmens!

A teachers perspective on IDC's, good & bad students, the hardest part and hilarious moments!

How to Select Your PADI Dive Instructor Course!

Are you thinking about becoming a dive instructor with PADI? Wondering where to do your IDC (Instructor Development Course)? Find the best teachers, dive centers and offers for you!

10 Things You Learn After Becoming a SCUBA Dive Instructor!

For years I thought being a Divemaster was the perfect way to travel the world and earn money at the same time, until I became a diving instructor. Once certified a new dimension was given to my passion and I found out I still had a lot to learn!

How to Select Your SSI Dive Instructor Course!

Are you thinking about becoming a dive instructor with SSI? Wondering where to do your ITC (Instructor Trainer Course)? Find the best teachers, dive centers and offers for you!

Visit a Whale Museum in the Dominican Republic!

Every year thousands of Humpback whales migrate through the waters around the Samana peninsula in the Dominican Republic. There is even a special museum where you can learn about these majestic creatures. The huge humpback whale skeleton in the middle of the museum might just blow your mind!

How Far Would You Go to See a Whale Shark in Real Life?

We partnered up with Whale Shark Diaries to explain you all about whale shark tourism through the eyes of a marine biologist! 12 steps to choosing a responsible operator, good and bad examples and why choosing a responsible company is vital for the future.

Top 10 Assumptions about DIR diving explained!

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!

Taking the next step: Intro to Technical Diving!

What is your deepest dive? Going deep is not difficult, but solving problems at those depths is. Extreme diving for beginners and my first attempt with technical diving skills!

5 Awesome Dive & Snorkel Adventures around the World!

Are you looking for some real special dives? How about night diving without a light or helping turtles? No special certification required, just an adventurous mind!

Diving into the History of SCUBA!

If you like SCUBA diving, do not miss out on this museum explaining all about the history of exploring the underwater world!

Visiting a Turtle Hospital in Florida!

Who does not like sea turtles? These slow moving round shaped dudes are so adorable! Right in the middle of the Florida Keys there is a operating turtle hospital for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sea turtles.

Things to Consider Before Deep Wreck Diving!

Is it safe to dive deep and inside wrecks? The answer is not simple. Things that can go wrong, the limits of different levels of recreational diving and things to know about extra equipment and procedures.

The Risks of Touching Marine Life!

Have you been in the position where your dive guide or buddy showed you something by grabbing it? Picking up a sea cucumber, using a stick to grab an octopus or poking a puffer fish to see how big they can get? Did you wonder if this is good or bad behavior and WHY people always say NOT to touch marine life?

10 Reasons Why You Should Keep Logging Your Dives!

If you are thinking about buying a (new) logbook, creating your own or even if you are considering to stop logging your dives - read this first!

Coral Health Care in Jamaica!

For World Oceans Day 2016 Dive o'clock partnered up with INTASAVE Oceans to explain you all about coral nurseries and coral health care in Jamaica! Learn more about how to adapt to the effects of climate change! Think global - act local!

10 Snorkeling Tips for Your Summer Holiday!

Have you planned a summer holiday? Are you thinking of going snorkeling? Check out these 10 snorkeling tips to have an awesome time in the water!

10 Simple Tips to Save Money on SCUBA Gear!

If you love SCUBA diving and snorkeling you might have bought your own mask, snorkel or maybe even a full SCUBA set. Let me share some of my money savers on SCUBA gear with you! These simple tips can give you a better dive experience!

How to Help Saving The Reef - 10 Easy Ways!

Coral reefs are amazing and they can be incredibly beautiful with countless colors. Unfortunately more and more reefs are being destroyed over the years and it goes fast! 10 easy ways to help saving the reef without changing your whole lifestyle.

5 SCUBA Dive Expressions to Act Like a Pro During Your Holiday!

When you have booked a dive trip and you are preparing for the dive the pre-dive briefing from your dive guide might get you a bit confused when one of these expressions are used! Impress your buddies with these SCUBA expressions!

The 7 Best SCUBA Diving Destinations for Beginners!

Where to start your SCUBA diving adventure? Are you ready to soak up an amazing experience? The feeling of being weightless underwater, the numerous wildlife encounters, the amazing colors and the thrill of treasure hunting for a creature you have never seen before…

How to Compare Different Dive Destinations!

Valuable information about dive destinations is often hard to get. Seasons, weather and time conditions and migrating marine life create changing circumstances. Your own dive experience is another influencer. With this list it is easy to start comparing information.

The Experience of SCUBA Diving and Snorkeling!

It has something magical, relaxing and adventurous at the same time. It is a different world out there! Are you ready to soak up an amazing experience?

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