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Many diving enthusiasts often wonder: I've heard about scuba diving and freediving, but if I'm new to diving, which one should I learn first? What are the differences between these two?

We've moved our office underwater, teaching others the skills beneath the waves and leading explorations into new realms. As a mermaid instructor, you're not just pursuing your passion; you're sharing a unique lifestyle, allowing others to feel the allure of the underwater world. We showcase our expertise through graceful movements and embody the ideals of ocean conservation. Have you ever considered diving into a whole new life underwater? Introduction To Diving Organizations PADI® (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is a prominent global organization for ocean exploration and divers, operating in 186 countries and territories. It boasts a worldwide network that connects over 6,600 dive centers and resorts, along with more than 128,000 professionals. With over 29 million certifications issued to date, issuing over 1 million certifications annually, PADI enables people worldwide to explore adventures, transform lives, and contribute to ocean conservation through diving education and travel experiences. In November 2020, PADI launched a

Fortunately, these venomous marine creatures typically won't initiate attacks. Their actions are largely rooted in passive defense, often arising from feeling threatened by the presence of divers. Consequently, it's imperative to exercise vigilance when encountering them. Avoid pursuing, making physical contact with, or inadvertently stepping on them. Maintaining a safe distance is key to ensuring your safety as well as respecting their habitat.

Being skilled at breathing and managing air consumption is a sign of an experienced diver. Many factors can affect how much air we use underwater, and it varies from person to person. Mastering optimal air consumption is a journey filled with practice and perseverance. Embrace the occasional setbacks with a smile, for failure is our greatest teacher. Remember, every stumble along the way is just another step toward success! So, keep diving, keep learning, and soon you'll be gliding through the water with the utmost efficiency. You've got this!

Night dives offer a completely unique and distinct experience compared to diving during the day, even if you've already explored the same dive sites or reefs before. When you shine your flashlight on the underwater surroundings from a short distance, the colors become much more vivid and vibrant. Additionally, the light from your flashlight can cause many creatures to appear as if they are changing colors, adding to the enchanting experience.

If you ever encounter such a situation, it's crucial to stay calm as the first step. Afterward, follow these steps:1. stop and 360-degree turn. 2. use your signalling device. 3. search for one minute. 4. return to surface.

Few things are as frustrating as a continuously leaking dive mask during snorkeling or scuba diving. Not only does a leaking mask distract you from the underwater wonders you're there to observe, but it also hampers your ability to fully appreciate the experience while negatively affecting your air consumption. Fortunately, there's good news: by following a few simple steps, you can achieve an excellent seal and effectively prevent water from seeping into your mask. Does your mask fit? Make sure you test the mask for proper fitment before you purchase it! Each individual's face shape, including its width, narrowness, cheekbones, and brow structure, differs. One way to assess the mask's seal is to place it on your face, move the strap aside, and inhale through your nose to create suction. If the mask comfortably and snugly adheres to your face without any discomfort, you should have a good seal. You can also test the

If you're considering learning scuba diving but unsure where to start, this article will provide you with all the information you need to know about obtaining a scuba diving certification. Let's dive in! What is Scuba Diving? Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world without relying on surface air supply. By wearing a tank on your back, you can freely navigate underwater. The air inside the tank is identical to the air we breathe on the surface, consisting of 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen, except that it is compressed within the tank. This allows you to breathe normally underwater, just like on land.。 Ocean Divers Fun Dives Why do I need a scuba diving certification? If you're daydreaming about beautiful coral and schools of fish, and you have a friend with extra tanks and equipment, so you can just go diving with them, right? Wrong! Even if you're a skilled swimmer, learning the

Recommendation 1: Choose a wetsuit of appropriate thickness Selecting the appropriate thickness of wetsuit is a crucial step in cold-water diving, as it will help you stay comfortable and warm underwater. When diving in Melbourne during winter, due to the lower water temperatures, it is generally recommended to choose a wetsuit with a thickness of 7 mm or more to provide sufficient insulation to keep you warm. NOVASCOTIA SEMI-DRY 7.5MM (Click the image for more details) Keeping the Core Warm: You can also consider adding insulation to your core area, such as wearing a diving vest underneath your wetsuit. Using Proper Diving Accessories: Choosing the right diving accessories is also important. For example, use diving boots to protect your feet, wear a hood to prevent heat loss from your head, and use thick diving gloves to keep your hands warm. These accessories will help reduce heat loss. Regulating Body Temperature: Prior to diving, ensure good physical

Are you interested in the latest release of "The Little Mermaid" movie? When you see Ariel in the film, have you ever imagined yourself enrolling in a mermaid course, becoming a real mermaid one day, and embarking on underwater adventures? Ocean Divers PADI Mermaid Instructor Gloria What is mermaid diving? Some individuals hold the misconception that mermaid diving is simply performing the butterfly stroke with fins or engaging in monofin freediving. However, this is not entirely accurate. Firstly, mermaid diving is a form of breath-hold diving, distinct from swimming, and falls under the category of diving. Consequently, a crucial aspect of mermaid training involves acquiring the skills and understanding the safety measures associated with breath holding. Secondly, in contrast to monofin freediving, mermaiding involves more extensive movements and does not prioritize efficiency of motion. Mermaid diving is actually a fusion of freediving, swimming, dancing, and yoga. It revolves around artistic expression and interactions

Diving in Melbourne We are extremely fortunate that here in Melbourne there is an active dive community, and once you have dived some of Melbourne's piers, you'll see why! There are dozens of piers scattered around the shore of the Port Phillip Bay, which means plenty of dive sites to choose from. But you’ll find some of the best pier dives on the Mornington Peninsula, which is within easy reach of Melbourne City and perfect for weekend breaks Dive Conditions The majority of pier dives offer easy conditions suitable for all levels and perfect for beginners and underwater photographers. If you are new to diving we have sites that offer ideal conditions for learning - take a look at getting certified with the PADI Open Water Course HERE. Here are 4 of our favourite Pier dives we hoe to explore with you soon! Mornington Pier The closest pier to Melbourne is Mornington Pier, which is an

Be a responsible scuba diver and protect our oceans for the future - and look cool while doing it! Being a responsible scuba diver is important for your own safety, the safety of others and for the longevity of marine eco-systems. The great news about being a responsible scuba diver is that it has a major feel good factor, and together we can make a difference and raise awareness – all of which leads to maintaining the incredible dive sites we have around Melbourne.

Dive your way to a healthier you! When most people think about scuba diving they picture vibrant coral reefs, sea turtles and colourful reef fish and although these are definite reasons to go diving, they are not all that diving has to offer. Did you know that scuba diving has a multitude of positive health effects? Some of the health benefits of scuba diving are derived from the physical activity which it entails, but there are also proven mental health benefits too. In fact, you might be surprised to learn just how far-reaching the effects of scuba diving are on both your physical and mental well-being. Here are just a few of the key benefits which you can experience when you join us for scuba diving in Melbourne. Breathing and Respiratory Systems: Scuba diving encourages divers to take long and slow deep breathes. A slow and calm breathing pattern reduces the risk of a

Do you dream of learning to dive? Take the PADI Open Water Course with us in Melbourne and get scuba certified for life! The PADI Open Water Course is the first level of diving certificate. You’ll learn how to become a safe, competent and confident diver and you’ll be certified to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters. When you finish your PADI Open Water Course at Ocean Divers you’ll feel proud of your accomplishments, you’ll have made new friends and you’ll have your ticket to dive anywhere in the world.

Are you considering a career break or change of direction after COVID? Here's why it might be the ideal time to dive into a career in the diving industry. Whenever events take place which affect our working lives, salary or general security, it often makes us consider where we are in life, what we are doing and how much happiness we are deriving from our work. If you’ve been thinking about taking a career break, or are considering a change in direction, read on to find out more about taking a career break as a PADI Instructor.

Are you missing being a diver during lockdown? We are too!! Being on lockdown doesn’t mean that you need to completely disconnect from your love of diving though – here are some ways to stay involved in diving, and even develop your dive skills, from home…Have you always thought about taking your next level of PADI Course or wanted to take a specialty but never found the time or didn’t want to commit your time to studying? Well, there is no time like the present to get started and get the theory out of the way without even leaving home. If you are looking for something to do on lockdown then this could be the solution! PADI eLearning takes care of the knowledge development component of your PADI course and by taking it at home, you can work through it at your own pace

Many parents inquire whether their children can learn mermaiding. The answer is yes! Children who are over 6 years old are eligible to enroll in our PADI Basic Mermaid course. Additionally, all students participating in Ocean Divers' Mermaid series courses are eligible for free refresher training. Ocean Divers regularly organize training sessions in a 2m swimming pool and a 4m diving pool. Students can choose the training venue based on their skill level.