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

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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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

The Diving Bell

One human trait that has existed since the beginning of time, is that of curiosity. Our curiosity to explore the lofty skies, the insides of the earth and the depths of the oceans. This curiosity for exploration resulted in something that is now know...

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Jun 2019

Is Scuba Diving Dangerous? 8 Tips for Safer Diving

You often hear non-divers citing their reasons for not learning to dive, and often one of those main reasons is because scuba diving is dangerous. Their diver friends will often disagree, normally falling bac...

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Jan 2018

How to Prevent your Underwater Camera from Flooding

Buying your first underwater camera set up can be a daunting task. With so many options on what camera and housing to buy, making a decision can be difficult, especially when you consider the price – and that's not including all the additions you m...

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Oct 2015

Find Your Perfect Dive Mask

There is a huge choice of dive masks out there, many different brands, shapes, sizes and colours. It can be a minefield trying to find your perfect match, and one thing is for sure: you need to make the right choice. Using a mask that doesn’t fit p...

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Jul 2015

Cold Water Considerations

Chances are that you may have gotten into scuba diving while on holiday in some tropical location. You may have fallen in love with diving, but the only spots near you might seem uninvitingly cold. Well with the right planning considerations, a cold ...

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Jul 2015

4 Items a Traveling Diver Should Own

Although we probably agree that diving is pretty much the best thing on the planet, there is no denying that it is an expensive and heavy hobby to have. Scuba equipment is not cheap, and you need a lot of it to be able to actually get underwater in t...

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May 2015

Traveling with Scuba Gear

As scuba divers we travel often by nature. Maybe to check out that new quarry 100 miles down the road, or to dive with Thresher Sharks in the Philippines. Without travel we would only be able to dive the same sites over and over, until there wouldn...

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May 2015

Different Diving Gases

Many non-divers believe that the cylinders that we use contain pure oxygen. Once you have completed your Open Water level course you will learn that this is not true, our cylinders ar...

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May 2015

Dive Cylinder Care

Generally scuba diving cylinders require very little maintenance, simply rinse the body and the valve after a dive, and make sure you keep up to date with visual and hydrostatic tests. The most important thing you can do to help ensure your cylinder ...

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