Category: Scuba Diving

  • Becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

    After working in digital marketing for 15 years, I have decided to retire from the corporate world and go on a permanent adventure. I’m not exactly sure what to call this new phase, because I’m purposefully keeping all doors open and seeing where opportunity takes me. I have a starting point, but not an end point.

  • Scuba diving the Picton shipwrecks

    The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total area, so it should be no surprise that they offer some best shipwreck scuba diving. Frequent sea-like conditions with rolling waves and sustained winds made shipping challenging, and a number 19th century schooners sank at just the right depth to be […]

  • Scuba diving in unique places

    Scuba diving in unique places

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Scuba diving in Tobermory

    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.

  • 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 diving in Capo D’Acqua (sometimes written as one word: Capodacqua) […]

  • Scuba diving in Belize

    Scuba diving in Belize

    We visited Belize in February, as an escape from our Canadian winter. Our home for the week was the Belize Aggressor III, a 110-foot yacht with 9 staterooms. We splurged on the single “master” stateroom, located on the sun deck.

  • 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 dive sites. A few of the main Canadian charter vacation […]

  • 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 St. Kitts. We nearly ended up in Cozumel when Air […]