Dutch Springs

Pennsylvania is not known as a premier dive destination, but on the east side of the state is a gem for divers. Dutch Springs is an old quarry-turned-lake and was made into a scuba diving facility.

Rebreather diver Josh Dykeman swims through “the jet” for the first time a few months after it was sunk in Dutch Springs as a new underwater attraction.

No Sit-Ups, No Problem

Admit it: You hate performing sit-ups. (We all do.) But there are other ways to engage your core muscles and strengthen the area. Here are some great core exercises that provide strength and work other muscle groups.

A personal trainer demonstrates bridge pose

DAN Member Profile: Deano Cook

Tattoo artist Deano Cook is also an accomplished painter and underwater photographer. The DAN member discusses how he got into scuba diving and what he enjoys about the sport.

Tattoo artist Deano Cook wears scuba gear

A Rude Awakening

Although training emphasizes the theoretical aspects of safe freediving, sometimes it takes real-world experience to really make it sink in. Freediving is risky so it is always important to have your skills sharp.

Cory Wagner performs medical services in water

Studying Deep Reefs and Deep Divers

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands is the largest marine conservation area in the United States and one of the largest in the world. Studying the biodiversity of the Hawaiian archipelago using scuba has given scientists a unique opportunity to monitor the physiological impacts of deep dives and thus expand our knowledge of diving science, particularly decompression risk.

Researcher photographs coral and fish

Member to Member: Giving Back

An ophthalmologist set up a team to perform eye surgeries in Grenada as a way to give back to the local community. More than 100 children received eye exams.

An ophthalmologist performs an eye test on a little girl in Grenada

The Restoration Revolution

Coral restoration projects are currently underway in the Florida Keys to help rebuild these reefs from the ground up. Coral nurseries off the coast of Florida, grow and later transfer corals.

Elkhorn corals sit at the bottom of the sea

Cayman’s Sister Islands

Cayman’s Sister Islands, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, offer divers a lot of explore — amazing marine life, geography sculpted by volcanic activity, mangrove-shrouded lagoons and much more.

Deck guns of a sunken war craft

The Emerald Sea

British Columbia is surrounded by scuba hotspots. There are difficult currents to traverse, magnificent sea creatures, shipwrecks and much, much more.,

Vancouver Island, British Columbia at sunset