Looking for the latest scuba diving news? Want a trusted source for scuba equipment reviews? Or do you just need some light reading to distract yourself from the fact that your latest surface interval has been months longer than you’d prefer? Scuba Diving magazine is your one-stop shop. To get started, we’ve listed the 10 articles available on scubadiving.com that we think you should read right now..
1. “New Tank Lets Scuba Divers Ditch Their BCD“
No, this isn’t an April Fools’ joke. One company is actually working on a tank that can help you control your buoyancy. Sounds great right? That’s what most readers think, which is why this is the most popular article on Scuba Diving magazine this year. Will you be investing in this new piece of kit? Check it out for yourself via the link below.
2. “How to Equalize Ear Pressure When Scuba Diving“
One problem many divers face at some point is ear squeeze. And, for many new divers, solving the problem of ear equalization can be the difference between continuing to dive and giving up before they can finish their Open Water Diver course. This is likely why this article on ear equalization is the second most popular article on Scuba Diving magazine. Whether you’re a new diver or an experienced pro, you might find one or two new hints or tips in this article.
3. “Guide to Nitrox Diving“
Did you know the PADI Enriched Air Diver course is the training agency’s most popular specialty course? That’s because most divers can see the benefits of diving with Nitrox, which allows for longer dives and shorter surface intervals. Learn exactly what Nitrox is, what the benefits of diving on Nitrox are and how to get properly trained for this type of diving by clicking on the link below and reading this article.
4. “Your First Set of Scuba Gear: A Buyer’s Guide“
Admit it. Buying scuba gear is intimidating. Each piece carries a hefty price tag, and if you’re a beginner, it can be difficult to know what to look for. We all need a little help when shopping for scuba gear. That’s why we always recommend checking out your local PADI Dive Shop to shop in person. But, if you still have questions, this guide from Scuba Diving magazine will definitely help you make a few decisions.
5. “Buoyancy Calculator – How Much You Need in Dive Weights“
Whether you sink too fast or you get too floaty by the end of the dive, buoyancy is a tricky beast to master. If you’re wondering how to calculate how much weight you need to wear in any given environment with any given exposure suit and cylinder, this is a good place to start. We also recommend taking the PADI Peak Performance Buoyance specialty course which will provide specific training for weight use and buoyancy checks.
6. “The Best Dive Computers of 2021“
Every year, new dive computers are introduced with the latest bells and whistles. Even for us, these innovations are difficult to keep up with. That’s why Scuba Diving’s ScubaLab tests the newest models to let divers know which ones are worth your hard-earned cash and which ones are worth skipping in favor of your trusty old device.
7. “Diver Finds Gold Coin Worth $98,000 on Wreck Off Key West“
Who wouldn’t want to find sunken treasure? We’ve all seen the movies (cough, cough ___), but did you know that there are actual treasure hunters scouring the seas? How exciting! This article details the incredible find of a second-generation treasure hunter. Seemingly straight out of Hollywood, this is a must read for divers.
8. “The Best Scuba BCDs of 2021 Reviewed“
BCDs are, of course, an essential part of a scuba kit, and they don’t seem overly complicated. But, when it comes to purchasing one of your own, there are several factors to consider, including whether you would prefer a jacket or back-inflate style. Fear not! ScubaLab has tested 10 of the newest BCs on the market to help you in your decision-making process.
9. “Best Scuba Diving in Florida“
Allow us to let you in on a little secret. The Scuba Diving magazine offices are located just outside of Orlando, Florida. So, you can be sure that their writers and editors are the experts in Florida scuba diving. This is the ultimate article for planning an underwater vacation in the Sunshine State, providing insight on diving in the Keys, diving in the state’s springs and diving on either the Gulf coast or the Atlantic coast.
10. “The Best Scuba Fins of 2021 Reviewed“
Do you see a theme here? Yes, Scuba Diving’s ScubaLab reviews are the most respected in the industry, allowing the publication to produce the most read articles comparing the latest models of everything from BCDs to scuba fins. We especially appreciate that each pair of these fins are tried and tested in dive environments. So, if you need a new pair of fins, this is the article to turn to.
Whether one of the articles above struck your fancy, or you just want to stay up-to-date on the latest scuba diving news, check out Scuba Diving magazine. You can even get a free subscription to the print magazine by signing up for PADI Club. Start your membership today!