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Scuba Diving Accessories

Add your own unique touch to your scuba diving equipment with a versatile, functional or even colorful scuba accessories.   An accessory is defined as an item that can be added to something else to in order to make it more useful, versatile, or attractive....

How To Breath Properly By Blowing Bubbles Underwater

Written by Laura Walton YOU: “I’m learning to scuba dive” THEM: “Wow, you must be really good at holding your breath!” YOU: “Actually, no, the first rule of scuba diving is that you keep breathing” Sound familiar? It is a common misconception among...

Breathing Underwater And 5 Other Ways Divers Are Like Aquaman

Some of us are born with special powers, while others take a scuba class. Learning to scuba dive transforms an average person into an ocean hero with extraordinary abilities – like Jason Momoa’s titular character in the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures...

7 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Action Camera

Do you own an action camera but somehow still can’t capture the perfect underwater photo? Or are you an aspiring underwater photographer wanting to learn all the tips and tricks to get started? Whether you are a beginner or an experienced underwater...

Six Ways Scuba Diving Motivates Healthy Living

Written by Laura WaltonLifestyle changes are hard! More nutritious diet?  More movement in the day?  We can know what we want to achieve, but getting there seems impossible at times.  Changing our habits is really tough because we can often get stuck in...

How Scuba Diving Calms Our Busy Minds

Written by Laura WaltonDescending into the depths on a scuba dive we can hear only bubbles.  We may also notice that the silence moves from the water and hushes the noise in our heads.  Mind chatter reduces and we can focus on the present, paying attention...

Transformed By Scuba

Written by PADI AmbassaDiver Jennifer IdolDiving is more than a bucket list item or an adventure sport. It is also more than an activity. Diving is a way of life that builds dreams.The influence of divingDiving inspires people to take action on behalf of...

How I Pack For A Dive Trip

When I travel solo on a dive trip this is what I take with me.  I'll be posting more videos of what I use and why I use it.I love traveling light 🙂

7 Signs You Need A Scuba Refresher

Sure, you have a certification card, but that doesn’t always mean you’re feeling ready to dive. If it has been awhile since your last dive, you may be in need of a PADI ReActivate scuba refresher program. Here are seven signs to look for.You can’t find...

Top 10 Best Selling Gifts For Scuba Divers

If you’re looking for a gift for that special diver in your life, or want to show your appreciation to a superhero divemaster, or inspiring instructor, you’ve come to the right place. This year marks the fifth-annual Scuba Diver Gift Guide. So we’ll start...

4 Misconceptions About Scuba Diving

When it comes to diving, there are a few misconceptions floating around that we think are worth clarifying. Maybe these four explanations will help you convince your BFF that it’s time to get certified or help assure your mom that it’s not as ‘crazy’ of a sport as she...

How To Celebrate Your Diving Milestones

For starters, to be able to celebrate your 50th, 100th or another hallmark dive, divers need to log every dip, even if that just means checking the log on your dive computer, if your dive computer is capable of keeping count.Doing something special not...

The Best Natural Sunscreen For Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

Sunscreen is a necessity for most scuba divers, but not all sunblock is created equal. Some contain an ingredient that’s destroying coral reefs around the world. The evidence is so strong, Hawai’i may pass a law banning certain sunscreens. The primary chemical culprit...

Is Scuba Diving Safe?

Scuba diving is enjoyed by thousands of people around the world every day and is considered a low-risk activity compared to many other outdoor and sporting activities – even such widespread activities as swimming, jogging and all-terrain vehicle riding have higher...

Disabled Veterans Benefit From Scuba Diving At PADI Dive Shops

Patriots for Disabled Divers (PFDD) offers therapeutic scuba training and experiences to people with disabilities through affiliate PADI dive shops in eleven states (and growing). Founded in 2009 by Jeff Currer, a retired US Navy Captain and his wife...

18 Things More Dangerous Than Sharks

Sharks are amazing creatures with a bad reputation. Though many see them as monsters, sharks are responsible for an average of ten fatalities per year worldwide. Ten deaths a year – compared to eight deaths every day in the US from people texting while...

Turning Rigs To Reefs

In this week’s featured video, we check in with Emily Callahan and Amber Jackson, the team behind Rigs-to-Reefs. The mission of Rigs-to-Reefs is to provide an alternative to the complete removal of oil rigs so that they can continue to support the marine...

Diving The Cenotes In Mexico

Written by Shawn MahoneyThe second man to walk on the moon once said, “My favorite thing to do on this planet is scuba dive.” This makes sense because some of the same principles apply; weightlessness, inability to sit still, and endless itch to explore. A...

How To Enhance Your Scuba Diving Experience With Yoga

Article written by Amanda ParrLike most divers, I naturally felt some apprehension when first learning how to dive. With all thecumbersome gear, awkward movements, and unfamiliar sensations, scuba diving can be a bitstressful in the beginning. Even...

Male Seahorse Gives Birth

Just seen this video on Youtube of a male seahorse giving birth in Little Beach, Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Watch the amazing footage this diver captured on his camera.

The Truth About The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

It’s a devastating thought that in the North Pacific Ocean there’s a congregation of marine debris known as ‘The Great Pacific Garbage Patch’. The debris has been guided there by the ocean currents and is trapped in the centre of the North Pacific...

6 Ways To Persuade A Non Diving Partner To Try Scuba

We all agree: It’s better to have someone you know—not just a de facto second person won during the boat-buddy lottery—to share the underwater experience with. It’s even better when that person is your romantic partner, someone you could share every dive...

Plastic Not So Fantastic. Tips On How To Cut Down Waste Everyday

The Garbage PatchRight now, a plastic island the size of Texas (or bigger) floats adrift on the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. It’s a collection of straws, water bottles and lighters — all things that we don’t need to keep buying and using...

5 Reasons To Dive With Your Significant Other

One of the best parts about diving is sharing the experience with others. While most of us make friends through diving, some of us are lucky enough to find a significant other who also loves scuba. For those of you who believe your partner looks their best...

Learning to Dive

Curiosity brought you this far… (by Michelle Kelleher) So maybe it’s time. “There is something that speaks to you even when you are a child you don’t realize it. It gets into your DNA and haunts you until you connect to it later in life.” – Drew Richardson The moment...

15 Minutes: Underwater Adventurer

An article from the 15 Minutes column of the Chico News & Review. The article can be found at: https://www.newsreview.com/chico/underwater-adventurer/content?oid=18940503 Some people make life into a great adventure. Take Rich Ashley, who was born and raised in...

Scuba Diving and Rugby

Normally you wouldn’t associate Scuba Diving and Rugby together. However, I love scuba diving but I also love rugby union. With the Rugby World Cup 2015 kicking off tomorrow I thought I would post about the six laws you need to know to make the game a lot easier to...

Humpback Whale Breaches on Top of Kayakers

This is insane, what a crazy experience. I found this video on youtube. Below is the text from the description. On our 08:00 am Sanctuary Cruises whale tour, just outside the harbor in Moss Landing, two kayakers on a tandam kayak were almost crushed to death by a...

R/C Plane Crashes Into The Sea

A sunny afternoon ends in disaster when a pilot flying his electric powered plane becomes disorientated from the glare from the sun. All ends well after the plane is recovered with his GoPro 3+ Black Edition attached. Location is The Cape Range National Park, Exmouth...

Biz Bits: Chico Gets Another Scuba Store

Here is an article that was published in the Chico Enterprise Record. The article can be found at: http://www.chicoer.com/business/20150829/biz-bits-chico-gets-another-scuba-shop You think of scuba shops being near the ocean, but there are opportunities for underwater...

Grand Opening Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Scuba Hut Opens New Dive Shop and Training Facility in Chico Chico, CA - August 29, 2015 – Scuba Hut will be opening the doors for the first time at the Grand Opening of its new Chico, CA dive shop. The new location showcases the latest in dive...

5 Reasons We Love Diving California Kelp Forests

The long stalks of kelp anchored on the ocean floor reach up to the surface like trees. When the seaweed-trees are grouped together, they make an underwater forest. The forest supports a population of marine life and makes an arena for divers. There are...

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