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Welcome to /r/scuba where scubbits dive deep! Please msg the mods with ideas, links, and info that can help our community grow. Just a warning, we want this community to be about sharing news, stories and experiences, questions and help, and diving photos and video - basically anything diving and dive lifestyle related. But, image meme posts will be removed without mercy, speared like a lionfish in the Caribbean and left on the reef of removed posts to be eaten by oblivion.
If you intend on posting any medically related questions, (like ascending to altitude after a dive) please refer either to your local barotrauma doctor, or call DAN at one of the numbers on the link below
Remember that the vast majority of members here are NOT qualified to give accurate medical advice!
Would you like a badge?
Click on Edit user flair below on the right side and pick your certification level. (Green is nitrox, red is diver down) If you'd like a Dive Instructor badge you will have to PM a mod to prove you are a certified DI).
Getting Started with Diving FAQ
Help us put together a guide for all the common questions and answers. From how to buy gear as someone new to the sport, to tips on tech diving, to how to become a dive professional, we want to compile a resource for divers of all experience levels.
If you want equipment help that isn't covered by the FAQ, make sure to mention the kind of environment you would be diving in and your experience level. People frequently post lists of equipment and ask "if its good", but equipment is dependent on the purpose/environment of the dive (are you in cold or warm water? Do you want to get into cave, wreck, or sightseeing for critters).
BUYING AND SELLING USED GEAR
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Dive Certification Agencies:
- DIR / GUE
- SDI / TDI
- Scuba Educators International (aka SEI, formerly YMCA/YScuba)
- National Association for Cave Diving (NACD)
- National Speleological Society Cave Diving Section (NCC-CDS)
- International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers (IANTD)
- American Canadian Underwater Certifications
Medical Research and Assistance: