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Get Started Scuba Diving


A step-by-step guide getting started scuba diving.

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Becoming a Scuba Instructor

Information about becoming a PADI Scuba Instructor including the instructor training program, the role of a scuba instructor, and continuing education options after instructor certification.

Scuba Diving in Australia

An overview of Australia's diving by region - from the Great Barrier and Ningaloo Reefs, to Mount Gambier's Caves, to Wreck Diving and Kelp Diving.

Sam Craven - Guest Author for Conservation and Diving

Sam Craven is an guest author to Conservation and Diving on About.com Scuba. She currently works with both Zoox and the Reef-World Foundation.

The Intro to Tech Course

The Intro to Tech Course (2-3 days) introduces divers to technical diving gear and covers advanced buoyancy, trim and propulsion techniques.

5 Tips for Breaking Into the Marine Conservation Industry

5 tips for breaking into the marine conservation industry. A volunteer position can help you gain experience, but choose your program carefully . . .

AIDA Recreational Freediving Training

AIDA is a freediving training agency. AIDA offering courses for everyone from complete novices to advanced freedivers.

Christine Kathleen McMahon

Christine Kathleen McMahon is a guest author for About.com Scuba, writing about scuba diving for people with disabilities.

The PADI Divemaster Course

An overview of the PADI Divemaster Program, including the content of the course and options for course format and length

Get Started Cave Diving

Get started cave diving. Learn about prerequisites for cave diving certification, course lengths and structure, locations, and costs.

What Is Technical Diving?

Technical diving (tec diving) is a type of scuba diving that enables divers to exceed recreational diving limits of time, depth, and penetation.

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