The shaka hand gesture is the symbol made by holding the hand in a loose fist and extending the thumb and pinky finger with the back of the hand facing the recipient. You have most likely seen this gesture being flashed by surfers and Hawaiian natives, but do you know […]Read more ›
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Divers owe a lot to Jacques Cousteau. Often nicknamed “the father of scuba diving,” Cousteau played a huge role in the development of modern scuba diving. He also raised awareness of various marine life and opened eyes to the problems that endanger it. Here are just three of the ways […]Read more ›
Discovering the thrill of scuba diving can be life changing. There’s just something so electrifying about breathing underwater and exploring the unknown! Without the diving equipment available today, however, recreational diving as you know it wouldn’t be possible. Can you imagine a life without scuba diving? We certainly don’t want […]Read more ›
Scuba diving is exhilarating, but when there’s historical allure, it can bring the experience to a whole new level. Take a step back in time and get a unique glimpse of an underwater time capsule with these three poplar historical dive sites. 1. The Underwater Archaeology Park of Baiae […]Read more ›
Frustration over the state of the diving industry in the 60s paired with long conversations over a bottle of Johnny Walker served as the springboard for what is today the Professional Association of Dive Instructors – or PADI as most of us call it. Founders John Cronin and Ralph Erickson […]Read more ›
Scuba diving has evolved through many stages with many experimental scuba diving apparatuses. SCUBA is an acronym for “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus”. Early attempts at diving gear consisted of an air pump and diving barrel which allowed air to be pumped to the diver. In 1825 the English Inventor, William […]Read more ›