Should I Travel With Dive Gear?

This is the question I had before starting this blog. In fact, it’s the reason I started Backpacking Scuba Diver in the first place. And now, over a year later, I feel comfortable enough to answer. If The Dive Gear Fits, Wear It Deciding what to bring on any trip,...

I Got “New” Gear!

As they say: One man’s junk is another man’s treasure -they Well, I was fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of some “junk” the other day when a friend of mine told me he was willing to part with his old dive gear. Of course I took him...

Equalizing Your Ears Made Easy

“I can’t dive because I can’t equalize,” is a common phrase I hear. Whether the person believes it or uses it as an excuse is a different subject, but most of the time the dreaded equalizing problem can be solved. I’m pretty fortunate myself and rarely have an issue with...

One On One With A Mission 31 Support Diver

During my years working in South Korea as an English teacher, I met quite a few people that have done some pretty spectacular things – driving a car from London to Mongolia, hiking the trails in Nepal, sailing a boat up the coast of Mexico, living in Ho Chi Minh...

Become A Scuba Diver: Basic Requirements

Have you ever pictured yourself gliding effortlessly amongst schools of beautifully colored fish? How about maneuvering through a garden of corals, vibrant as they are diverse? Or drifting in the open blue waiting for an encounter with a creature the size of an 18-wheeler? Well, that might all take some...

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