American divers are the luckiest on the planet. Our fair country boasts some of the best dive sites in the world, from the towering kelp forests of California to the silent underwater museums of the Great Lakes, the deep, cold quarries of the Midwest, the wreck-littered Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the sunny coral gardens of the Florida Keys. Take a look at the best of American dive culture.
Nudibranch lovers can embark on the fifth annual Nudibranch Safari on Norway next year. Underwater photographer Christian Skauge will be leading the workshop as divers and photographers learn more about nudibranch biology and collect them for research.
Nearly 700 photos were submitted for this year's Photo Contest, and we received some awesome and moving whale pictures in the process! Our readers' best whale images, presented by Scuba Diving Magazine.
The Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau recently announced the opening of a Visitors Center for the Cancun Underwater Museum. The center showcases 26 replicas of the museum's most popular underwater sculptures, and a recent submersion of 11 pieces of Jason de Caires Taylor's work increased the museum's total sculpture count to 500 pieces of underwater art.
Most divers probably put “cage diving with great white sharks” high up on their bucket list of must-have dive experiences. But how many of us are truly serious about doing it? Adding it to a list of scuba fantasies is one thing, but actually putting yourself inside a steel cage and coming face to face with the world’s greatest predator is an entirely different matter. For all those who wonder what it would be like to make that epic leap from the safe confines of fantasy into the bone-chilling world of reality, check out field editor Terry Ward’s blog and photo gallery below documenting her first experience cage diving with great whites off Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
It may not seem like a crucial piece of life-support gear for scuba diving, but your dive mask is important. Need help finding a well-made mask that's perfect for you? ScubaLab explains five features you should understand when shopping for your next window on the underwater world.