Advice to Underwater Videographers and PhotographersAdvice to Underwater Videographers and Photographers

Underwater photographer and videographer, Christoph Weber talks about giving advice to underwater videographers and photographers… What are your top three tips for budding underwater videographers and photographers? In addition to the more practical tips I mentioned in my previous article, I would add these three more general ones: Practice S...

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The PADI Master Scuba DiverTM rating is sometimes called the “black belt” of diving. In a previous post, we discussed how the Master Scuba Diver program can be tailored to individual interests like photography or cold water diving. In today’s post, we’ll review how your Master Scuba Diver curriculum can be customized […]

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Here’s to all the women in diving—the trailblazers, explorers, and fearless females that have made and continue to make incredible contributions to the sport. As an organization, we aim to encourage, empower and educate women who either want to start diving or who want to be part of a community […]

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Picture it. You’re on a dive taking in the beautiful marine life all around you when you feel something brush past your ankle. Immediately, an intense burning sensation travels up your leg, and you realize you’ve been stung by a jellyfish. Now what? It depends on what kind of jellyfish […]

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Master Scuba Diver-  Giant StridePADI Master Scuba Diver: More Than Just Bragging Rights

The PADI Master Scuba Diver (MSD) rating is considered the highest recreational diving level and is often referred to as the “Black Belt” of scuba diving. PADI Rescue Divers who have also completed 5 individual PADI Specialty Courses can apply for their MSD rating. Some people take on the challenge just […]

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