Diving Blog

Jun 2020

Top 10 Diving Websites for Divers and Ocean Lovers

The ocean is captivating in many ways. Here at Dive Compare, we love everything about it, from scuba diving to freediving, as well as the many destinations you can visit and the marine life you can discover! While we pride ourselves in providing you ...

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Apr 2020

COVID-19 and Scuba Diving

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world to a virtual standstill and affected industries across the board. Its impact, in the long run, remains to be seen but we hope and pray that humankind can fight this outbreak together, with strength and soli...

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Apr 2020

Become an Environmentally Aware Diver this Earth Day

On 22nd April 1970, millions of people rallied together to try to do something about environmental destruction. That was the very first Earth Day, and now every April 22nd, more than 190 countries around the world celebrate the day by focussing on ta...

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Apr 2020

Discover Freshwater Diving

With a big focus on the marine environment within scuba diving, freshwater diving often gets overlooked, despite being more accessible to most people living inland and in colder climates. Freshwater can bring a new experience, with contrasting fish s...

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Mar 2020

Why Freediving is Fun and How to Get Started!

Freediving is quite simply the act of diving and swimming underwater with no breathing apparatus, also referred to as free-diving, freediving or breath-hold diving. A freediver is usually snorkelling and spends more time under the water’s surface t...

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Feb 2020

The Top 10 Scuba Diver Errors

Scuba diving is an exhilarating sport where divers get to witness some of the most spectacular interactions among animals and explore the underwater world. Let’s face it, diving is fun, but it is a very serious sport. Proper training is necessary ...

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Jan 2020

The Most Amazing Relationships in the Ocean

From the Ocean to the human body, nature is full of symbiotic relationships. Derived from the Greek ‘sym’ and ‘bios’ translated as together and life, biologists and ecologists have researched how species interact whilst intimately living and ...

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Jan 2020

Top 15 Places to Scuba Dive Over the Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season and many people are looking for an exotic place to escape to on vacation. Whether you live in a place that gets quite chilly over the holidays or you are just looking for a great place to relax with some extra time off, visi...

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Dec 2019

Ahmed Gabr. A World Record Breaking Diver!

So, how do you become the Guinness World Record holder for deepest scuba dive? In Ahmed Gabr’s words: “I wanted to satisfy my curiosity of how deep the human body can go, I was researching in books and on the internet but still never had the abso...

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Dec 2019

White Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Many of us have been conditioned to fear the Great White Shark (Carcharadon Carcharias), by a repetition of two musical notes and a series of ba...

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Dec 2019

Planning a Snorkeling Trip? This is what you need to know.

Let’s be honest: there is a lot of misconception when it comes to snorkeling. Scuba divers often overlook it, and beginners are usually afraid of what this water sport entails. But because we can reframe our thinking in ways that make us more aware...

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Dec 2019

Great White Shark: Everything You Need to Know!

Tell somebody you’re a diver, and you’re guaranteed to be asked whether you’re scared of sharks or if you’ve ever seen one. It’s part of the collective consciousness to associate the deep blue with threats and lurking predators, and the mos...

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