There’s one dive skill that you’ve been doing way before you even became a scuba diver: breathing. You’ve been doing it all day, every day from the moment you’ve been born, and I’m guessing it has worked out pretty well for you so far. So it can come as a surprise when I tell you that your breathing technique may not be as good as you think it is! In this article you’ll find out everything you need to know about breathing underwater.

I’m sure you know all the reasons why the buddy system is so important (you do, right?). But how well do you actually follow it? As your experience grows, it’s likely that you get a bit more (re)lax(ed) when it comes to being a good buddy. That’s completely normal, it happens to the best of us. But that also means that we need to re-evaluate our habits every now and then, and face the truth about what type of dive buddy you really are.

Buoyancy control lies at the very core of scuba diving. It’s the key to a safe and relaxed dive, and it affects many other important factors such as trim and air consumption. It’s a skill that you can (and should) always keep perfecting – even as an experienced diver! Learn more about my 6 favorite tips to improve your buoyancy control.

Although tales about scary sea monsters may not be very common anymore in today’s modern world, there are still many ocean creatures that evoke an unprecedented fear in us. How rational are those fears? In part 2 of the Scary Sea Monster Series we take a closer look at 3 new and notorious ocean creatures, and how scary they really are!

Using your fins when scuba diving seems pretty straightforward. Besides correctly executing a certain technique, one technique may be more efficient than the other depending on the situation. In this article, you’ll learn how to execute the 4 most important finning techniques, and when to use them!

We all make mistakes sometimes. Big, small, funny or embarrassing mistakes. But in scuba diving, even a seemingly innocent mistake can lead to a dangerous situation. Here are 5 mistakes I’ve made when scuba diving over the years. Learn from them, laugh at them, but whatever you do: don’t repeat them!

Whether you love sharks or fear them, one thing is for sure: they make your heart beat faster. They’re some of the most fascinating creatures on this planet and are vital to the health of our oceans. Although they’ve been around for 450 million years, today they’re facing the biggest threat in their entire existence: humans.