Your Lungs and Diving

How does diving affect lung function? While all divers will likely have increased CO2 levels (to some degree) during a dive, the manifestations are minor.

Woman dives beneath a boat

My Journey to Dive All 50 States

It was an ambitious goal, but one diver dove in all 50 states. It took over four years, but adventures had, memories made and lessons learned were worth it.

Diver Jennifer Idol wears her scuba suit and holds a camera

On the Hunt

Secret Bay, located in Anilao, Philippines, is home to many sea critters you have never seen before. Learn more about diving in this unique and fanciful location.

Anthias fish feed around plants

Defensive Dive Profile Planning

Decompression safety may be achieved by staying within dive computer or dive table limits, but decompression sickness (DCS) can develop even after dives that remain within prescribed limits. This article will discuss concepts important for conservative practices, some of the pitfalls that must be overcome, and practical strategies for defensive dive-profile planning and implementation.

Two divers swim up to corals

A Day in the Life of an Arctic Cave Diver

Cave diving is hard but doing so in the arctic may be even harder. Read a journal-style entry of what it’s like being a cave diver — physical demands, freezing temperatures, animal encounters, but at least there is hot chocolate.

A diver hovers amid the white limestone walls of Dolinsjö Cave in northern Sweden.

French Polynesia’s Tuamotus

The Tuamotu Islands are an archipelago located in French Polynesia and offers vibrant underwater scenes — including great shark experiences.

A school of adorable, yellow raccoon butterfly fish

The Maldives

The Maldives is a prime diving locale, with great animal encounters and attractions. Learn more about the Maldives and how to dive there.

With anthias in the background at Noonu Atoll, a giant moray eel gapes at the camera.

Cozumel Revisited

Cozumel is a year-round diving destination boasting colorful reefs and doesn’t involve many extensive travel logistics. One diver shares his opinion about why he loves going back to Cozumel.

A female diver swims next to a sea turtle.

Diving the World Heritage List

The World Heritage List recognizes outstanding places that offer value to mankind. Sites can be cultural, natural or a mixture of both. These sites are sources of inspiration and sources of life.

A giant grouper pokes its head out of some coral

Finding Treasure in the BVI

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) inspired the book “Treasure Island” and is itself a treasure to dive. Learn more about diving the BVI and what to expect.

Nurse shark swims over coral