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The Risks of Forgoing Drysuit Training

Learn from one diver's tragic mistake of not properly training before diving in new equipment.

In the Field: What It’s Like to Be a ScubaLab Dive Product Tester

Testing out a seemingly never-ending parade of new (and new-to-us) dive gear isn’t all fun and games—it’s also a lot of work. Here’s what it takes.

Deep Diving 101: What You Should Know

Venturing into the depths is a hard-to-resist temptation for many divers, but it’s not without its risks. Here’s what you should know before diving in headfirst.

Dive Hacks: Tips for Wreck Diving

Always wanted to explore a wreck, but not sure where to start? We've got tips on wreck diving from a pro that will have you down there (safely) in no time.

How to Identify Staghorn Coral

Learn how to identify staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, with this marine-ID guide.

Slug Spotter: A Guide to Photographing Nudibranchs

Expert Alex Mustard guides readers on the best places to see nudibranchs and how to find and photograph the slugs on a dive.

Ask DAN: What Do I Need to Know About Scuba Cylinder Safety?

Experts from Divers Alert Network answer your questions about cylinder safety, including reasons why tanks rupture and how to keep yourself safe.

In the Field: What It's Like to Be a Commercial Urchin Diver

One diver's plans to become a scientific research diver shift to harvesting urchins for a boutique market

Ask a Pro Photographer: How to Achieve Awesome Color in Your Underwater Photos

Learn tips from pro photographer Jay Clue on capturing vibrant colors in your underwater photos by using custom white balance, lighting and photo editing software.