So Others May Live

Can your training prepare you for absolute worst conditions? One writer took the challenge to find out what it was like being a rescue swimmer.

A member of the US Coast Guard swims toward a potential victim

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

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

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

Ocean Views 2017

As part of the 2017 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards annual competition, the Ocean Views category honors those photographers whose skill and creative vision have captured a frozen moment in time that can bring attention to both the bounty and fragility of the marine ecosystems found in and near our underwater world.

A group of king penguins go for a walk at sunset

Air Hoses: A Closer Look

Air hose malfunction can be a very serious safety concern. From yellow “crystals” to degraded linings, air hoses are essential pieces of equipment. Learn more about air hoses.

A failed hose is ripped and crystals are everywhere

Severe DCS in the South Pacific

Severe neck and shoulder pain plagued one diver after a day of scuba diving in the South Pacific. The pain worsened and other symptoms developed, but local treatments were not an option. Thanks to DAN, treatments were coordinated.

A diver fights strong currents by holding a line

Escape from the Bubble Cloud

When his regulator hose burst during a dive, a diver not only lost his primary air source, he also was engulfed by a cloud of bubbles that made it nearly impossible to see or hear.

A female dive buddy gives her dive buddy the regulator so he can get air

Group Fitness at the Pool

Group fitness classes are appealing to many — but add a little water for a splash of fun! Discover some great pool fitness classes to boost health and performance.

A group of female swimmers swim laps at a pool.