- Dive Better, Dive Safer: 101 Tips that'll make you a Pro
You're a good diver. You could be better. Here's how.
- Swimming Against a Current
You planned your dive to avoid swimming into a strong current. The current switched, now what?
- Boat Smarts
The unspoken rules of dive boat behavior can be confusing, to say the least. Follow these tips to dive easy and look like a pro.
- Buddy System Breakdown
Keeping your buddy by your side takes communication--before and during the dive.
- 6 Secrets of Buoyancy Control
Neutral buoyancy is a moving target. Here's how to hit it every time.
- Compass Navigation Made Easy
Our simplified method gets you back to the boat without the math.
- Deconstructing Decompression Sickness
One woman's firsthand account of DCS, with commentary from the DCS experts at the Divers Alert Network.
- 4 Reasons Divers Die
The bad news: DAN's annual report on dive accidents highlights four factors common to fatal accidents. The good news: They're all preventable.
- Diving After DCS
- Diving Impaired
Nitrogen narcosis and too much fun.
- 10 Tips for Diving In Surge
When the waves are rocking, don't come knocking. Follow these tips for diving safely in surging water.
- How to Find a Buddy
Because when you've paid good money to dive, you don't want to be stuck with the last loser standing.
- Find More Fish: Eight Divemaster Secrets
We asked professional fish finders for their tricks. Now the secrets of the masters can be revealed.
- Finding Proper Trim
Balancing your ballast load is a crucial-but often overlooked-key to pinpoint buoyancy control.
- Your First Set of Gear - a Buyer's Guide
What you need to know, from head to toe, to get the gear that's right for you.
- Hidden Dangers
Have you grown complacent when it comes to dive safety? Here are eight examples of how little mistakes can add up to big trouble.
- How Safe Is Your Dive Operator?
23 things to look for before you step aboard another dive boat.
- How To Stay Warm Underwater
The eight best ways to beat the chill on your next dive.
- Into the Deep End
Dangers multiply quickly in the bottom half of the recreational depth range. Follow our tips to get there and back safely.
- Join Divers Alert Network (DAN)!
- Five Things You Can Learn from Tech Divers
You can make longer, deeper and safer dives by borrowing techniques from scuba's cutting edge.
- Magic Gas?
Nitrox may benefit some divers on some dives, but is it for you? Get the facts before you make the switch.
- Night Skills
Not afraid of the dark, are you? Conquer your fear of night diving with our 12 essential rules for after-hours fun. Plus: Nine nights you'll never forget and four lights you shouldn't dive without.
- Never Panic Again
An underwater panic attack can be a life-threatening experience. Follow these tips to keep it from happening.
- Penetrating Questions
When diving a wreck, should you go inside? Not without proper training.
- Rescue's Rewards
A rescue class can save your life and make you a better diver in the process.
- Rescue Yourself
When you face unexpected problems underwater, no one is in a better position to solve them than you are.
- Seven Secrets For Safer Diving
How to double your safety and practice important skills. Bonus: you waste no time, no air.
- Take a Friend, Share the Fun
How to make your own dive buddy--from scratch.
- Should You Go Solo?
It may be your ticket to underwater freedom.
- Swept Away
What to do when you surface down current from the dive boat.
- Teaching Kids to Snorkel
When and where should I begin teaching my kids?
- 18 Ways To Use Less Air
Use these secrets of the air-sippers to stretch your next tank.
- What's the Vis Today?
The answer to diving's age-old question can change every minute. Here's why you can't trust the brochures, the dive guide or your own eyes.