Stuck indoors? Feeling like your gills are drying out? We totally understand. Whether you need a quick break from the news, ideas to keep your kids entertained, or a total escape from reality, here are a few ways to cope when you can’t get in the water.
Looking for a Quick Break?
Take a breather from the news and do something that will make you smile.
- Take a quiz like What Kind of Shark Are You? or What’s Your Scuba Diver Nickname? and tag a friend.
- Discover how your astrological sign affects your diving behavior
- Learn about cephalopod camouflage and surprising octopus facts
- Scroll through our favorite scuba diving memes
- Read about dolphin echolocation and how humans can learn to do it
- Watch the cutest little penguin video we’ve ever seen (sound ON)
Need to Unplug from Reality?
- Immerse yourself in the underwater world with Dive Stories – PADI’s new podcast.
- Escape with a good read – here are some of our favorite books about scuba diving and marine life.
- Check out our Top 10 Most-Read Blog Posts of All Time – especially if you’re interested in dolphins.
- Do something with the underwater video footage taking up space on your computer. Check out these editing tips from GoPro and The Bucket List Family, then start your YouTube masterpiece.
- Plan a diving holiday. Even if you’re not ready to book, it’s good to have a shortlist ready. Contact your local dive shop for recommendations, or find inspiration on the PADI Travel® website.
Things to Do With Your Kids
- Make a Scuba Diver Costume for Your Baby or Toddler
- 5 Ocean Documentaries to Get Kids Interest in Conservation
- Show Your Scuba Diver Pride With These School and Office Supplies
- Read them a book about the underwater world or a famous scuba diver. Here are a few options for different ages – some are available on Kindle:
- Gracie Green Turtle Finds Her Beach
- If Fish Could Talk
- Rebuilding the World’s Coral Reefs: The Story of Coral Restoration
- Astronaut-Aquanaut: How Space Science and Sea Science Interact
- Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau
- Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist
NOTE: The links above are connected to Amazon Associates. Any revenue earned from sales of these books is donated to Project AWARE.
Improve Your Scuba Skills Indoors
Become a better diver from your sofa by watching these scuba how-to videos. Support your local dive shop by enrolling in an online course.
- Contact your local PADI® Dive Shop about online training – some are offering special online-only classes in addition to PADI eLearning®.
- Avoid the hassle of improving your underwater photos and videos through trial and error by starting the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course online. You have a year to complete the dives and earn your certification.
Connect With Other Divers
Join one of these Facebook Groups to meet other divers from around the world. Talk story, share photos, ask questions and exchange travel tips.
Many PADI Dive Centers and Resorts remain open. If you can safely and lawfully get out there and dive, say “hi” to the fish for us.