Diving and snorkeling

Freediving, scuba diving and snorkelling are different ways to discover the underwater world. All, however, amazing and require some practice.

With scuba, you will have to go through a PADI or SSI open water or discover scuba diving course before you can dive with a buddy or an instructor. Both PADI and SSI offer great skill succession programs allowing you to learn more and go deeper. The maximum depth of recreational scuba diving is 40 meters.

Freediving is very different. It’s a skill to hold your breath. Freedivers have been known to the world for centuries, and some techniques were used by people for both fishing and pearl hunting. A beginners course takes three days, and you should be able to go to 18 meters and hold your breath for 3 minutes after you are done.

We write about both types of diving, as well as best locations and gear. We also provide tips on best dive sites around the world.

Evolution of Caving and Cave Diving Equipment

Wednesday, August 09, 2017 Caving and Climbing by Martyn Farr

Cave diver Martyn Farr, the author of The Darkness Beckons, talks about the evolution of caving and cave diving equipment since the 1960s.

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The Best Places to Start Scuba Diving

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Diving and snorkeling by Sarah Graves

There is nothing like the tranquillity of floating below the surface of the ocean, passing above a coral reef and being surrounded by the colourful fish and sea creatures that live there. The ocean is an entirely different world that few people get to truly experience from anywhere but above. The best way to explore and get a true sense of these underwater habitats is by scuba diving.

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What to Do in Grenada? Water Activities!

Monday, October 24, 2016 Canoeing and Kayaking by Aisha Sylvester

Water is everywhere you turn in Grenada and it’s clear hues and cool temperatures are one of the major lures of the Spice Isle. Venture toward the coastline and beaches plucked right out of postcards will compel you to spend an entire day doing nothing but soaking up the sun and cooling down in the gentle blue surf. Head inland and cascading rivers and emerald green waterfalls will entice you take a relaxing dip or a rejuvenating water massage.

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Swimming with whale sharks

Sunday, August 14, 2016 Diving and snorkeling by Elina Pedersen

Swimming with whale sharks is the ultimate once in a lifetime experience. Many people travel thousands of miles to see whale sharks and swim with the gentle giants. Despite being a very popular tourist activity, not much is known about this species’ life and history. There are some things you must learn before you jump in the water to meet the mysterious giants.

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Diving in Thailand: Amusement Park for beginners and Paradise for Professionals

Saturday, April 23, 2016 Diving and snorkeling by Kate Rutkovskaya

Following Elina’s post about diving sites in Mallorca (great job covering ALL possible sites on the island btw), I’ve decided to look around my own habitat and find out if there are any decent diving facilities in Thailand and Phuket in particular.

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