Silence Beneath a White Ceiling

Researchers test to see how rebreathers function in arctic environments. Read how a team of researchers aimed to explore this little-known subject.

A diver waits under an ice hole as a seal uses the hole first

Mastering Neutral Buoyancy and Trim

Neutral buoyancy is a tough skill to master, but when it is accomplished, the rewards are dramatic. Learn the importance of good buoyancy and how to master this advanced technique.

Perfectly horizontal diver approaches a reef while holding a camera

Current Dives

Diving in currents can be exhilarating, but it can also be hazardous if you do not have the proper training or are unprepared. To get the most enjoyment, perform proper predive research and dive planning. Make sure you prepare physically and mentally and have the proper gear, training and experience. Divers often say that current dives are some of their most memorable and exhilarating dives.

Two divers are in the water, and one is deploying a red surface marker buoy attached to a reel.

Underwater Navigation

How comfortable are you with underwater navigation? Do you prefer a compass or your innate sense of direction? Regardless of which method you choose, learn more about proper underwater navigation. Never get lost in the water again!

Diver charts path forward through use of a compass watch on his arm

Always Ready

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Coast Guard Diving Program. With its rigorous testing, do you have what it takes to make the cut?

A U.S. Coast Guard Diver jumps off a dock and into the water


It may be time for you to try freediving. Test your limits and push your abilities by picking up freediving. Learn about the safety, gear and more needed to be successful in the sport.

Freediver, holding a camera, swims through a wreck

Empowering a Spectacle

What does it take to be a safety diver for Cirque du Soleil? With a 1.5-million-gallon, 25-foot-deep pool, these safety divers have to be ready for anything.

A group of performers in colorful costumes pose as a group next to water

Cavern and Cave Diving

Cave diving is exhilarating, but not suitable for all divers. You’re able to explore often overlooked places and see new-to-you critters and environments. Learn more about cave diving, current safety precautions and how to get started.

Cave diver with red hood pops head out of cavern

The Logistics of Exploration

Get a deeper understanding of exploratory diving — a sometimes controversial topic. One team of divers schemed a plan to dive and explore a deep wreck. Read more about the process.

Dive team explores propeller

Closed-Circuit Rebreathers: A Different Way to Dive

Closed-circuit rebreathers provide a different way to dive — where the rebreather’s primary jobs are to remove carbon dioxide and replenish oxygen. Read more about closed-circuit rebreathers.

A diver on a closed-circuit rebreather floats near a reef