10 Best Dive Sites in Florida

As a PADI Divemaster based out of South Florida, I have been a resource for many on what the best dive sites are. Using my experience, I wanted to put together a list of the best dive sites in Florida, to point tourists, or even locals, to where they should go diving next. Best Shore […]

Aqua Cat Review 2023 – Best Luxury Bahamas Liveaboard?

Aqua Cat Liveaboard

Are you in search of a Bahamas liveaboard experience that caters to divers and non-divers alike, all while offering a luxurious and comfortable stay with amazing diving? To get a better idea if this is the liveaboard for you, we hopped on board the vessel and spoke to Kevin Purdy, Marketing Manager at AllStarLiveaboards, the […]

Deepblu Cosmiq+ Review (A Divemasters Thoughts)

Deepblu Cosmiq+

Before I start this review, I first want to thank the Deepblu team for sending me a Deepblu Cosmiq+. I used the device as my primary dive computer around 75 dives, with part of them occurring during my divemaster training. During my training period, I used the dive computer in the pool, guiding new divers […]

Scuba Tank Inspection Guide: How Much Does it Cost?

Scuba Tank Inspection Stamp

A large portion of divers rent their tanks from dive shops and charters, so the job of scuba tank maintenance falls on the shop. But for divers that own their scuba tanks, it’s essential to stay on top of you scuba tanks maintenance and inspections. The cost of a scuba tank inspection depends on: Geographical […]

How Much Does Scuba Diving Cost? A Comprehensive Guide

NAUI Junior Scuba

As a Divemaster working in the South Florida Scuba Diving industry, one of the most common asked questions I get asked by potential beginner divers is: “How much does scuba diving cost?” So this article will attempt to answer the question, and analyze all of the various factors that influence the overall cost of scuba […]

How Old Do You Have to Be to Go Scuba Diving: Age Requirements Explained

Scuba diving is an incredible experience that in my opinion, every single person should try at least once in their life. In my case, I was exposed to the hobby at the ripe age of 16, when I got my PADI Open Water Certification at a scuba diving summer camp in Hawaii. To this day, […]

Warm Up to Cold Water Diving: 5 Tips for Sub-Zero Adventures

Silfra fissure Iceland

As a Florida man, I am not a fan of being cold either. But a cold water dive is something that every diver should experience once in their life. It offers challenges, test your skills, and even offers health benefits. The water temperature affects the behavior of marine life, so cold water diving offers unique underwater […]

35 Jaw Dropping Shark Attack Statistics & Facts (2023)

Shark Attack

Shark attacks on humans are rare, with only a few dozen reported each year in the whole world. On this page, you’ll find shark attack statistics and facts, to help how misunderstood these creatures are. Let’s see the stats. Key Shark Attack Statistics On average only 70 shark attack incidents happen annually. In 2022 worldwide […]

3 Best Tank Markers for Night Scuba Dives in 2023

Tank Marker

When diving at night scuba divers should always be carrying certain items besides their standard kit, a signaling device, and 3 lights are key for safety. The diver’s primary light is usually on the wrist, turned on at the beginning of the dive and the brightest of them all. The second is a backup smaller, […]

5 Best Scuba Tanks For Each Type of Diver

best scuba tanks

Scuba diving tanks are one of the last pieces of equipment most divers buy for themselves.

For divers that dive frequently enough, there’s certainly some savings in getting tanks of your own. Not to mention the ability to do spontaneous trips with them, without having to pickup and drop off tanks from a dive shop.

7 Best Dive Bags Reviewed (2023 Edition)

A reliable scuba diving bag is an essential accessory for any avid diver looking to keep their gear organized, protected, and ready for underwater expeditions. They also make it easy to transport your gear via a plane or just down the road. Based upon my experience as a PADI Divemaster working in Floridas scuba diving […]

4 Best Scuba Diving Gloves (2023 Update)

Austin Tuwiner with several pairs of scuba diving gloves

Dive gloves are an optional accessory for scuba divers seeking exposure protection, dexterity, and thermal insulation during their underwater explorations. If you’ve never bought dive gloves before, you may not know exactly what to look for. As a PADI Divemaster, I’ve dove all around the world in some coldest environments such as Monterrey, CA. I’ve […]

Blue Heron Bridge Scuba Diving Guide – Phil Foster Park (Florida)

phil foster park diving

Blue Heron bridge is a shore dive that every Floridian or tourist should try at some point in life. Rated the #1 shore dive in the USA, and for a good reason. Hundreds come out every weekend to do this dive Did I mention it’s also a FREE dive? I  lived on the East Coast […]

Boat Diving Basics: 5 Simple Tips for New Scuba Divers

A dive boat at dock

Boat diving is likely the most common and convenient method of getting to a dive site. On a boat dive, divers load up the marine vessel with their dive gear and are taken directly to the dive site(s). The alternative to boat diving is shore diving, where divers enter the water from you guessed it, […]

Muck Diving Guide: Discover Hidden Life on the Seafloor

Muck diving

The word muck does not have the best connotation. But when it comes to scuba, muck diving is a glorious world that all divers should experience. The term muck diving gets its name from the combination of sand, silt, dead corals, natural debris, and manmade debris (including but not limited to tires, bottles, and cans) […]

10 Best Dive Sites and Locations in Thailand for 2023

Thailand reed as seen white scuba diving

There are a lot of reasons why everyone wants to dive and visit Thailand and for good reason. They have some of the most pristine reefs in the world for starters. The wildlife is out of this world and you can see creatures ranging from whale sharks to the Pikachu Nudibranch. You can go even […]

Steel vs Aluminum Scuba Tanks: Which Should You Use?

scuba diving tanks in the rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5Y1zJX_548 Regardless of whether you’re planning on purchasing your first scuba diving tank, or just curious to know the differences between aluminum and steel scuba tanks, this articles got you covered. We’ll explain the difference between both tank types, so you know which one to buy or take on your next dive. Tank Durability To […]

Shore Scuba Diving 101: A Step-by-Step Guide for New Divers

two women scuba divers walking out for a shore dive

I remember my first shore dive in Hawaii. I was at a scuba diving camp in Hawaii at 16, getting my PADI open water certification. We pulled up the camp van to a rocky beach, went for a short hike, geared up, and plunged into the water to start out one of the most memorable […]

9 Interesting Scuba Diving Jobs, Careers, and Side Hustles

Group of Marine Biologists helping a shark

It’s pretty natural to want to turn the incredible scuba diving hobby into a career. So we’ve compiled a list of several careers, jobs, and side hustles that can allow you to make some money from your passions. While these different tasks have varying levels of involvement with the hobby, they all should give you […]

Air Travel with Scuba Gear: Tips for Hassle-Free Flying

Woman preparing her dive gear

Not everyone is so lucky to have accessible diving at home. Or maybe you’re tired of diving in your backyard and want to explore other reefs of the world? Regardless, we’ve compiled all the information that you need to know regarding packing and flying with scuba equipment. Can you Take Scuba Gear on a Plane? […]

Snorkeling Tips For First Time Snorkels

Woman snorkeling in turquoise water

Snorkeling is an incredible way to get a sneak peek of everything the underwater world offers without all of the gear, training, and costs that come along with scuba diving. So in this guide, we’ll discuss everything there is to know about snorkeling so that you get the most out of your next snorkeling vacation. […]

Scuba Diving at Night: Safety Rules, Fun Facts, & More

scuba diver night diving with a dive light

Night dives. Some people love them, and others refuse to ever do them and that is understandable. Delving into the underwater world, in pitch darkness, with only your dive light to illuminate your surroundings, can be a scary prospect. Those that look past the eerie feeling of diving at night, and push themselves to go […]

Blackbeards Liveaboard Review (Sea Explorer and Morningstar)

Blackbeards Bahamas Liveaboard sailing on ocean

Today, we will review and share my experience with the Blackbeard Liveaboard Duo – The Sea Explorer and The Morning Star. While my experience took place on The Sea Explorer, the boats are pretty much identical, with the only differences being the crew that tends to run the operation and some smaller structural changes. We’d […]

Scuba Diving in Miami: Dive Sites, Charters & More (2023)

Scuba Diving Miami

Miami is one of South Florida’s best dive locations and a little bit of something for everyone. It features beaches, art, history, culture, sports, and let’s not forget about diving! With most of our dive sites located only 3 miles off the coast, you can enjoy the underwater world with the Miami skyline as your […]

Where to Dive with Manta Rays (Our 7 Favorite Spots)

Underneath photo of giant manta ray

In general, not a whole lot of people have seen or gotten to dive with manta rays, which really is a shame. These majestic creatures float through the water with ease and they can grow up to 23 feet (7 meters). Once you see them up close and personal, you are mesmerized, and instantly fall […]

9 Best Snorkel Masks of 2023 [+ Buying Guide]

An optimal snorkel mask will provide you with a crystal clear view of the underwater world, without ever leaking or fogging. It’ll fit you comfortably and will be rugged enough to take on years’ worth of adventures. But with so many different shapes, sizes, types of masks available, buying a mask for snorkeling can be […]

7 Best Dive Computers of 2023 (Divemaster Tested)

Austin Wearing Air Integrated Dive Computers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUj91zp34qE Scuba diving computers have completely revolutionized the way divers plan and execute their dives. Gone are the times where you study dive tables in-between dives. They offer real-time dive data, including depth, time, decompression limits, and nitrogen levels, enabling divers to make informed decisions. With a wide range of scuba brands and dive computer […]

7 Best Wetsuits For Scuba Diving (Updated 2023)

Best Wetsuits

https://youtu.be/a63NrsNdZfY Scuba diving wetsuits are an optional piece of scuba gear, that help you stay warm on your dives.  The reason I say optional, is that the choice of wearing wetsuits comes down to the water temperature and your comfort with cold exposure.  For example, I only wear a wetsuit in Florida during winter. That […]

5 Best Dive Sites in Socorro, Mexico for 2023

Nautilus Belle Amie liveaboard boat on the ocean around Socorro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp8V4_8tmvI Scuba diving in Socorro is a parade of the world’s most exciting marine megafauna. Often referred to as The Galapagos of Mexico, this pelagic paradise is one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations. Located 250 miles off the west coast of Mexico, Socorro is the largest of four islands that make up the Revillagigedo archipelago. More commonly […]

Drift Diving 101: A Complete Guide

scuba diver with under water with a scuba diving light

There’s nothing more frustrating than a dive entirely into the current. Instead of focusing on all the beautiful sites of the dive, all you can think about is how bad your leg is cramping. But what if there was a way to consistently dive with the ocean currents headed in the right direction? Rather than exerting […]