The hardest skill to master as a SUCBA diver is buoyancy control. That mid-water, floating-in-space, horizontal body position may look effortless, but learning to do it can be tricky and confusing. Buoyancy control is also the most important diving skill; in fact, it is the essence of diving, and a diver without buoyancy control is

On average, a scuba diver can expect a tank of air to last around one hour. But there is nothing average about scuba diving. Strong currents and deeper dives can affect this, as can cautious situations. New divers can go through a tank in 15 minutes, especially if they do not breathe easily. This is

While Cuba is just 90 miles south of Florida, it’s an undiscovered paradise, especially for Americans who, until recently, have been banned from visiting the country.  Now that the political relations between the United States and Cuba are on the mend, Cuba is becoming a top destination spot for tourists, especially scuba divers. Because the

When you hear the word giant, I guess the first things that pop to mind are fairy tales, children’s books and maybe “Lord of the Rings”, yes I read the books and find it interesting…But I’m referring to actual giants, who live among us. Yes? No? I’m talking about Whales! They occupy every ocean, north to south,

I have always found culture fascinating. Two people living on two sides of a border, only an hour’s drive apart, might be so different that they won’t even speak the same language. Despite the cultural difference, both communities acquire their culture in the same way- social learning. They identify and empathize with their group and imitate

The Maldives. The name of this country alone conjures up images that make most dive enthusiasts float away on a SCUBA daydream. These isolated atolls in the middle of the immense Indian Ocean have sat firmly among the top five tropical dive locations worldwide for decades. This is the place to go for big and

On November 4th, 2016, we set out to colorful Cuba, in hope to dive in one of the Caribbean’s best kept secret – The Gardens of the Queen archipelago, located just south of the main island of Cuba. Diving in Gardens of the Queen is said to be one of the most incredible experiences for

Tropical weather, warm water, crystal clear +100ft visibility, healthy colorful reef, giant corals, hundreds of different species of marine life and all you have to do is kick back and relax, letting the currents drift you along and enjoy the view. This is what diving in Cozumel is like. Add to that the cheap airfare from

Who doesn’t like to dive in wrecks? I always get that eerie “Indiana Jones” feeling every time I visit an underwater wreck. You enter a world of mystery, exploring and peeking around every corner, wondering which animals you might encounter next, hiding in the shadows and the different chambers. Each wreck is abundant with marine

There’s nothing a diver parent wants more that for his little kid to join him / her underwater. If you’re like most parents, most likely you didn’t have as much time to actually go diving since the little angel was born. Let’s face it, they’re quite a handful. So I bet you have this whole