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Travis Marshall

Travis Marshall is an Asheville, North Carolina-based writer and diver covering scuba diving training and travel.

What You Need to Know About the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty covers skills needed to achieve precise neutral buoyancy underwater.

What is a PADI Rescue Diver Certification?

While earning PADI Rescue Diver certification, you will learn how to handle a variety of dive emergencies, making you a more confident diver and a better buddy.

What is a PADI Adaptive Support Diver Certification?

A PADI Adaptive Support Diver certification equips divers to be buddies with physical or mental disabilities.

What is the PADI Freediver Course?

This PADI course teaches you how to spend extended periods of time underwater on a single breath, making it easier to encounter marine life and improving your air consumption while diving.

What is a PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty?

Extend your bottom time by learning how to use enriched air, also known as nitrox.

Six Health and Safety Questions to Ask When Choosing a Liveaboard

Maintaining distance (when you can), picking nearby destinations, and staying home if you have any symptoms of illness are among the steps you can take to increase everyone's safety while traveling.

What is a PADI Divemaster Certification?

The PADI Divemaster course is a starting point for many scuba diving jobs. It covers the physics and physiology of diving to in-water safety, diver supervision and the business of diving.

What is a PADI Dive Against Debris Speciality?

Learn about the damage of marine debris, how divers can be part of the solution and tips for establishing and conducting a Dive Against Debris survey with this PADI speciality.

What is a PADI Emergency First Response Course?

Learn the foundations for CPR and first aid so you can help injured divers until emergency services arrive on the scene.