Learning to Dive

How to master your dive skills with top tips about learning to scuba dive from expert divers and dive instructors
PADI shout out for Women’s Dive Day 10th anniversary celebration

PADI shout out for Women’s Dive Day 10th anniversary celebration

ByDIVE StaffMay 9, 2024
PADI is calling on its members around the world to register more events celebrating Women's Dive Day's tenth anniversary in July
Nitrogen Narcosis – beware the Rapture of the Deep

Nitrogen Narcosis – beware the Rapture of the Deep

Nitrogen narcosis is often thought of as slightly comic, but scuba divers are often unaware of the potential severity of its impact
RAID launches new freediving courses

RAID launches new freediving courses

ByDIVE StaffApr 24, 2024
Dive training agency RAID expands its breath-hold training programmes with new Static Apnea and Advanced Freediving courses
PADI teams up with GoPro to create new distinctive specialty certification

PADI teams up with GoPro to create new distinctive specialty certification

ByDIVE StaffMar 13, 2024
PADI and GoPro have teamed up to create a GoPro Distinctive Specialty Course, with training for the camera, accessories and video editing app
Night diving – both beautiful and nerve-wracking

Night diving – both beautiful and nerve-wracking

Night diving can by turns be exhilarating, luminous, beautiful – and panic-inducing. Mark 'Crowley' Russell explains why
Scuba diving skills – visualisation

Scuba diving skills – visualisation

Visualisation can be used to practice skills without being physically present, but is often overlooked as part of recreational scuba diving
a scuba diving instructor swimming with his student not wearing a mask

Getting comfortable with mask removal, replacement and clearing

Top of the panic-inducing skills while learning to scuba dive is removing, replacing and clearing a mask underwater - here's how to prevent that from happening
Ten weird and wonderful diving certifications to take this Halloween

Ten weird and wonderful diving certifications to take this Halloween

ByDIVE ContributorsOct 18, 2023
Experience a real challenge this spooky season by learning how to survive a zombie apocalypse, master underwater magic or become a CSI diver
Speaking Up – voicing your predive worries

Speaking Up – voicing your predive worries

Small problems can rapidly escalate into very big problems underwater, so it's essential that you raise any concerns you have before diving
Breathe Easy – Emma Farrell’s top tips for underwater breathing

Breathe Easy – Emma Farrell’s top tips for underwater breathing

ByDIVE ContributorsJul 8, 2023
Freediving and Olympic breathing coach, Emma Farrell, shares top tips and two exercises to help improve underwater breathing for divers
PADI ‘elevating dive safety culture’ following fatality

PADI ‘elevating dive safety culture’ following fatality

ByDIVE StaffMar 10, 2023
PADI has issued a statement addressing the importance of diver safety as a response to the recent settling of a court case involving the death of a student diver
Advanced open water courses are advancements, not ‘advanced’

Advanced open water courses are advancements, not ‘advanced’

The typical 'Advanced Open Water' scuba course is not meant to be 'advanced' but an important advancement of our entry-level skills
Learning to dive – which agency is best?

Learning to dive – which agency is best?

There's an alphabet soup of dive training agencies out there - so which one is best, and how do you choose?
Learning to dive – what to expect from a scuba diving course

Learning to dive – what to expect from a scuba diving course

An overview of what happens during a beginner-level scuba diving course, as a little preparation may make it a lot more enjoyable
Why Tobago is a great place to learn to dive

Why Tobago is a great place to learn to dive

ByDIVE StaffOct 24, 2022
Tobago is a perfect destination for learning to scuba dive, with experienced dive operators and great conditions for novice divers
Learning to dive – is scuba diving right for me?

Learning to dive – is scuba diving right for me?

Many people are interested in learning to scuba dive, but aren't quite sure it's right for them - so here's some tips on finding out if it is
Scuba diving charity Deptherapy to close

Scuba diving charity Deptherapy to close

Deptherapy, the scuba diving rehabilitation charity for wounded ex-service personnel, has announced that it is to close in August 2023
Scuba diving skills: how not to panic

Scuba diving skills: how not to panic

Mark 'Crowley' Russell shares some useful tips on how to avoid panic and stay calm when things go wrong underwater
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