Scuba Diving magazine includes breathtaking imagery, comprehensive gear-related advice, helpful safety tips and educational, science-based articles. Comprising the perfect balance of informative and entertaining content, it is an ideal resource for scuba divers of all experience levels.

In this article, we take a look at six great reasons to subscribe to the physical version of Scuba Diving magazine. Sign up to PADI Club and enjoy a free 12-month subscription to Scuba Diving magazine and get exclusive access to the archives from the last two years!

PADI Club member benefits are designed to keep you connected with the dive community and maintain an active diver status. Scuba Diving magazine is just one of a number of ways that PADI Club does just that!

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1. Breathtaking Underwater Imagery

Captured by a broad range of talented photographers, the breathtaking imagery included in Scuba Diving magazine provides a unique insight into some of the remarkable inhabitants of our oceans. As with all great works of art, this imagery is best enjoyed in its physical format. This is one of the many reasons that we recommend subscribing to the print version of the magazine.

While perusing its pages, readers can also find various photography-related articles, including equipment reviews, photography tips, and editing tutorials, which are perfect for those seeking to enhance their own photography knowledge and skills.

Are you looking to get started in underwater photography, or want to take your underwater imaging to the next level? Scuba Diving magazine’s pages are packed with images to inspire you to get underwater and start shooting!

See Scuba Diving magazine’s 2023 Underwater Photo Contest Winners here.

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2. Gear Reviews by ScubaLab

Scuba gear enables divers to safely immerse themselves in the marine environment, if only temporarily. Hence, the acquisition and effective use of appropriate scuba gear should be a priority for all divers.

To assist with this process, Scuba Diving magazine provides comprehensive gear guides on ScubaLab, catering to divers of all experience levels. Articles address a variety of important considerations relevant to factors, such as gear purchase, fit, and maintenance. The best part? All the reviews are based on first-hand experience. The team actually tests the gear themselves.

Readers can also find extensive reviews of the latest scuba gear releases from a range of brands, which simplify the comparison and decision-making process. When looking online, Scuba Diving magazine has an excellent search function – simply type in the gear item you want to know more about to find a list of relevant articles.

See everything scuba gear-related here.

3. Ask DAN

Written by the Divers Alert Network (DAN), Scuba Diving magazine’s Ask DAN column provides readers with a broad range of safety-related information. Covering all manner of topics, including dive preparation, overall dive safety, underwater task management, and emergency situation response, Ask DAN is an essential read for all divers, regardless of experience level. Additionally, you’ll also find a range of dive incident insights that allow divers to learn from real-life incidents and take steps to avoid a repeat situation (more on this below).

See the Ask DAN column here.

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4. Lessons for Life

Based on real-life events, Scuba Diving magazine’s Lessons for Life column explores a broad range of emergency situations experienced by members of the global scuba diving community. Articles provide in-depth analysis of near misses and tragic events associated with factors such as heavy task loading, undiagnosed health conditions, buddy separation, decompression related issues, environmental hazards, and frequently asked questions.

Through this Lessons for Life column, author Eric Douglas provides an opportunity for divers to enhance their safety awareness and reduce the likelihood of experiencing a diving emergency. This is an invaluable read for divers of all levels, diving in a range of environments.

See the Lessons for Life column here.

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5. Stay Up to Date

Whether you are interested in marine life, gear, diver safety, underwater photography, or the best places to travel, scuba diving is ever evolving. Staying up to date couldn’t be easier than with a subscription to Scuba Diving magazine delivered to your door.

Not only will you stay up to date, but you will also feel connected to diving even when you can’t get into the water. Stay inspired and ready for your next underwater adventures!

6. Unique Content & Special Offers

While there are plenty of reasons to subscribe to Scuba Diving magazine, it is important to note that the print version includes a variety of content that is not found in its digital counterpart. Additionally, readers can find a number of special offers embedded in the pages of the print magazine.

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Join PADI Club & Stay Connected to the Diving Community

Are you ready to stay connected with the diving community, maintain your active diver status, and keep up to date on all of the latest news, travel updates, gear releases, reviews, safety information, and inspiring underwater images? Join PADI Club and start reading Scuba Diving magazine today!

Members of PADI Club receive a huge range of valuable benefits, including but not limited to:

  • A FREE 12-month subscription to Scuba Diving magazine PLUS access to archives from the last two years*
  • The chance to be featured in the next Member Spotlight article in Scuba Diving magazine
  • 20% OFF select PADI eLearning® programs
  • 20% OFF PADI Gear™ merchandise
  • A FREE PADI ReActivate® online refresher program
  • A FREE DAN® Prepared Diver online course
  • 25% OFF a new physical certification card

Please note that the 12-month subscription to the print version of Scuba Diving magazine is available for US-based PADI Club members only. However, the digital archives from the previous two years of the magazine are available worldwide.

Written by Louise Hosking.

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