Scuba Diving Equipment Explained

You’ve decided to explore the wonders of the deep sea and enjoy swimming among the schools of fish, sea turtles, and coral reefs. Before you dive, you need to make sure you have the right scuba diving equipment. Read on to find out what scuba diving equipment entails.

Choices Available For First Time Divers

Padi vs. other dive organizations

PADI is the world’s largest and leading scuba diving and certification organization. PADI has global recognition and an extensive presence on almost every beach and diving location worldwide. Your PADI certification can be used virtually anywhere.

PADI’s training is one of the safest and most comprehensive among offerings from other diving organizations. 

Common questions from potential scuba divers

You want to learn to scuba dive but you are feeling anxious and no doubt you will have a few questions for your scuba Instructor. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxiety before you enter the water and begin your scuba training. You are going to be breathing underwater for the first time in a shallow pool with your instructor right by your side. It sounds exciting but you may still be apprehensive,

Diving With Turtles

Sea Turtles have been living in our oceans for more than 100 million years with some species surviving the mass extinction event which wiped out 90 percent of life on earth. The bodily functions of sea turtles are very slow, so they do not need a lot of energy to keep going and this may have helped in their survival. 

Diving with Octopus

Imagine a creature from another world that has 9 brains, 3 hearts, and blue blood. It sounds like an alien from another world, but they actually live here on this planet. Their collective name is octopuses and fossil records have shown that they have been around for at least 300 million years which is a long time before the dinosaurs arrived. All species of octopus are venomous but only one (The Blue-ringed octopus) is dangerous to humans.