An overview of the PADI Divemaster Program, including the content of the course and options for course format and length
Get started cave diving. Learn about prerequisites for cave diving certification, course lengths and structure, locations, and costs.
Technical diving (tec diving) is a type of scuba diving that enables divers to exceed recreational diving limits of time, depth, and penetation.
Do you need to be able to swim to scuba dive? Scuba experience programs do not require that students know how to swim, but certification courses do.
Michael Mallis is the guest author for scuba diving in Australia for About.com Scuba Diving. He is an avid cave diver, open water diver, and underwater photographer.
A divemaster is qualified to supervise certified divers and assist instructors. Suzy Phipps explains the role of a divemaster in the scuba industry.
One of the best ways to reduce the risk of freediving is to dive with a certified buddy. Learn three ways that a buddy makes freediving safer.
The five rules of accident analysis in cave diving are guidelines developed by examining diver's mistakes and creating rules avoid repeating them.
What is Trimix? Trimix is a blend of oxygen, helium, and nitrogen used by technical scuba divers to safely dive beyond recreational dive limits.
Suzy Phipps is About.com Scuba's Guest Author to PADI Professional Training. She is the Course Director and Director of training at XTC Dive Center in Mexico.