Diving Blog

Sep 2020

Diving After COVID-19. Where Can You Travel After Lockdown Ends?

The last few months have been frustrating for divers, forced to stay on dry land and ignore the calling of the sea. Is this what a fish out of water feels? You are probably wondering if you'll ever be able to go diving after COVID-19. We’ve seen...

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Jul 2020

Goodbye Smooth Handfish

How destructive fishing practices and loss of habitat led to the demise of the smooth handfish, the first marine fish do disappear from our planet in modern times. If there is one thing that we divers know, is the privilege of seeing first-hand t...

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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

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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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

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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Nov 2019

A Complete Guide to Wreck Diving

Wreck diving is one of the most fascinating underwater activities you can do. The sites and locations are always shrouded with mystery, tragedy and there are fascinating tales behind each wreckage. Continue reading

Nov 2019

The Sardine Run. An African Ocean Safari

Something stirs in the part of the southern African continental shelf known as the Agulhas Bank, where the warm Indian Ocean and the cold Atlantic meet. With a myriad of theories circulating about what exactly stirs, from the ideal temperature spread...

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Oct 2018

Top Tips for Dive Travel

Scuba diving and travel go together hand in hand. Dive travel can see you going to places that you never would have dreamed of visiting, and I think it is fair to say that one of the best parts of scuba diving holidays (aside from the diving, obviou...

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Oct 2017

Sea Turtles – All You Need to Know

Relatively speaking, there aren't that many species of marine reptile you are likely to run into on a dive. However, their charisma, curiosity, majesty and of course love they elicit is enough to fill every single ocean on earth.  Similar to their t...

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