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Scuba Diving Training

Learn about scuba diving skills, trainings, certifications and lessons on how to make your scuba bottom time safe, fun and lasting! Also, see what it's like to scuba dive in crazy situations, read our Lessons for Life, get underwater photography tutorials and check out expert scuba dive hacks for any and every dive condition.

The Ultimate Guide to Nitrox Diving

What is nitrox diving, what are the benefits of enriched air nitrox vs. air and how do you get your enriched air certification? Here’s everything divers need to know.

How to Find a Doctor for Scuba Medical Advice

It's wise to schedule a medical checkup before embarking on a dive trip—even better if you can see a doctor who specializes in diving. Thankfully, there are resources to help you find one.

How to Choose Between Rebreather Styles

Join PADI Pro Jay Clue as he explores the differences between chestmount, backmount and sidemount closed-circuit rebreathers and his suggestions for choosing your first style of rebreather.

Recent Articles

What Can You Do With a Degree in Marine Biology?

Many dream of being a marine biologist when they grow up, but what job opportunities are available to one graduating with a degree in marine biology? Expert David Shiffman, Ph.D. shares in his latest edition of “Ask a Marine Biologist.”

What It's Like to Be a Cavern Guide in Mexico

Leading fellow divers through series of underwater caves can be extremely rewarding, but there's a lot of skill that goes into the work. Here's what it takes to become a pro cave diver.

Your First Set of Scuba Gear: A Buyer's Guide

What divers need to know, regulator to fins, to get the scuba gear that's right for you.

Introduction to Manual Underwater Photography

Before becoming a professional photographer, you have to master the basics. These are the most important settings to help you get started.

Dive Accident Insurance: What You Need to Know

What is dive accident insurance, and how do you pick the best option for your travel and dive lifestyle?

How to Be a Better Underwater Navigator

Some people are more inclined to lose their bearings when diving, but there are ways to improve. These techniques will help you hone your skills so you become a navigation pro.

What It’s Like to Be an Adaptive Diving Instructor

Adaptive diving is all about modifying the standard skills and practices of scuba diving. Diveheart, an organization at the forefront of this endeavor, operates out of hundreds of cities worldwide. Here’s how to get involved.