Category Archives: Scuba Diving

Scuba diving with sharks in the Dangerous Lagoon tank at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada in Toronto

Scuba diving in unusual places

Our top 3 unusual places to scuba dive When we think about scuba diving, we usually think about warm, tropical waters, full of coral, fish and sea turtles. Maybe some sharks if you’re adventurous. But there are also other, more unusual places that you can

Scuba diving with sea lions at Land's End, Cabo San Lucas

Scuba diving in Cabo San Lucas (with sea lions)

It’s been a dream of mine to dive with sea lions. So finding ourselves in Cabo San Lucas after a dive trip to the Socorro Islands, we had the perfect opportunity to find sea lions. Beyond sea lions, the other dive sites at Cabo San Lucas are worth a day or two of diving.

A giant oceanic manta ray shows her belly at Roca Partida, Revillagigedo Islands

Scuba diving in the Socorro Islands (Revillagigedo)

The Socorro Islands is a scuba diving paradise in the Pacific Ocean, 390 km southwest of Cabo San Lucas. Its known for its large animal life, including giant oceanic mantas, 10 species of (friendly) sharks, large schools of fish, whale sharks, dolphins and yellowfin tuna.

Over-under photo of the Sweepstakes shipwreck in Tobermory's Big Tub Harbour

Scuba diving in Tobermory

Tobermory is one of Canada’s best locations for scuba diving, and one of the top freshwater dive sites in the world. Scuba diving in Tobermory is renown for its numerous well-preserved shipwrecks. The scuba diving is all within the Fathom Five National Marine Park, which

Underwater ruins at Capo d'Acqua

Scuba diving in Capo d’Acqua

Hidden away somewhere near the centre of Italy is a scuba diving gem. In the 1950s, a valley was flooded to create an artificial lake for hydroelectricity. In doing so, they flooded a collection of ancient ruins that is now a scuba diver’s paradise. Scuba

Scuba diving in the coral channels at Canyon Reef, Roatán

Scuba diving in Roatán, Honduras

Discovering Roatán’s coral reefs with Anthony’s Key Resort Even though we got our open water certification in Roatán, we didn’t really get to see all that scuba diving in Roatán has to offer (underwater) because our training dives had been limited to just a few

A green sea turtle at the Tent Reef dive site in Saba

Scuba diving in Saba and St. Kitts

Our first scuba vacation With our relatively fresh PADI Advanced Open Water and Nitrox certifications, the next step was to take advantage of our hard work and get some dives under our belt. Sort of by accident, we ended up scuba diving in Saba and

Scuba cylinders (tanks) filled with 32% oxygen enriched air nitrox

Scuba diving with nitrox

It’s hard to get into diving without hearing the word nitrox thrown around. So what’s the fuss about scuba diving with nitrox? Many non-divers incorrectly believe that we dive with pure oxygen (I guess because it’s oxygen that keeps us alive). Most divers dive with the