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Join Pro Dive for amazing dives in beautiful Cozumel, mystique Cenotes, exciting bull shark dives and many more! DEMA 2020 GROUP SPECIALS – COZUMEL Allegro Cozumel 4* All-in / Occidental Cozumel 5* All-in / Melia Cozumel 5* All-In: From 22. August – 23. December: – 1 DIVER FREE (HOTEL & DIVING) FOR EACH 5 PAID – NITROX FREE! Rest of year: 1 DIVER FREE FOR EACH 9 PAID (HOTEL) 1 DIVER FREE FOR EACH 7 PAID (DIVING) – NITROX FREE! DEMA 2020 GROUP SPECIALS RIVIERA MAYA & CANCUN Catalonia Costa Mujeres Cancun All-In / Catalonia Playa Maroma All-In / Catalonia Riviera Maya All-In…

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Totally new RAID instructor materials launched Becoming an instructor, regardless of agency, takes a huge amount of time and dedication. One of RAID’s primary goals as an agency is to keep our teaching methodology in line with technical and teaching advancements across all educational industries. RAID released its last update to the Instructor and Instructor Trainer programs in 2014, and today, we announce the release of our new instructor-level core programs: Instructor Development Program (IDP), Instructor Trainer Program (ITP) and Instructor Playbook.Since RAID is an entirely digital agency, we are, by default, prescriptive teaching experts, and this can present a…

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The Reef-World Foundation – international coordinator of the UN Environment Programme’s Green Fins initiative – and Reef Check Dominican Republic have adapted to the new situations caused by the pandemic in order to reach even more dive and snorkel operators with their conservation messaging.  The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption for the global travel industry and resulted in environmental concerns; for example, through the increased use of single-use plastic items such as gloves and masks. However, for the Green Fins initiative in the Dominican Republic, the pandemic has also brought some positive conservation effects, such as coastal water quality improvements due to the drastic reduction…

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In perfect timing, and in a phase where the world is getting hopeful for the arrival of a long awaited Covid vaccine, and finally travel activities around the globe are starting to increase again, Pro Dive International is welcoming PADI Course Director Leo Saldunbides, as the new leader of their prestigious IDC, GoPro & TecRec Academy. Leo, originally from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, started freediving and scuba diving at a very young age, and has been working in the diving industry as a professional since almost 20 years. Throughout those years, Leo has been diving, teaching and working in many locations…

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The Oscars are out! The readers of Scuba Diving Magazine, one of the leading magazines in the scuba diving industry, have spoken. Pro Dive International, has been voted WINNER, as one of the best dive operators, now for the 6th year running. Readers also specifically recognised Pro Dive for their Quality of Staff, and Quality of Dive Training and Courses. Mexico, was voted No.1 in the Caribbean/Atlantic region for Cave Diving, Advanced Diving, Best Value and Best Overall. The Cozumel South hotels Allegro Cozumel and the Occidental, where Pro Dive International is located, were both voted among the BEST OVERALL dive hotels in…

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Pro Dive International, one of the Caribbean’s premier Dive Operators and a recognized PADI Career Development Center, proudly announced the inauguration of a new diving center at the All- Inclusive Cozumeleño Beach Resort, the 1st of December 2020. The resort is located on the island of Cozumel, on white sandy beach facing the Caribbean Sea, at the north of the quaint city of San Miguel and just 5 minutes from downtown and the International Airport. With spacious rooms, all with balconies and splendid ocean views, El Cozumeleño Beach Resort is the ideal choice for families seeking comfort, fun, relaxation, and of…

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For all your technical diving needs, the all-new POWERCOM and MILCOM lines carry wireless communication output to the next level. The specially designed rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers more power for a greater range, up to 14 hours of run time and a dramatically improved overall battery life, meaning that when you need it the device can keep you connected. Looking for added protections for communication? Don’t go any further. With the all-new Scrambler Mode of POWERCOM and MILCOM, for the first time in wireless communication history, wireless communications can now be transmitted discreetly and more securely. POWERCOM and MILCOM are…

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Divers’ who have purchased their twinset total diving system which includes a backplate and a harness will need to know “How to correctly thread a one-piece harness to a backplate”. During both the SSI Extended Range and Extended Range Foundations programs there is a strong emphasis and focus on equipment configuration to ensure that the equipment being worn is correctly assembled and personally configured for the diver. This ensures that the diver has the greatest likelihood of success when performing skills in the water. Assembling the backplate and harness correctly is a skill in its own right and something that…

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It can be expensive over time to purchase a diving computer, compass, and camera separately for your diving and not to mention, they are very heavy and can weigh you down when underwater. At DIVEROID, we thought of adding the comfort of always getting a smartphone on hand with the dive tracking technology. All in the palm of your hand, our product includes a dive computer, compass, and logbook. To ensure that the highest efficiency and resistance are met, DIVEROID goes through a strict water pressure chamber, a closed water test and an open water test protocol. DIVEROID devices are…

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According to a report from Sharkwater, Florida was the epicentre of the shark fin trade. The shark fin trade ban (the Kristin Jacobs Ocean Protection Act (SB680)) was signed into law by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. As well as importing or exporting overseas fins from Florida, the bill forbids shipping fins across state borders. While it allows local fishermen to continue fishing while the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) studies the economic effect of the ban on local communities, conservation groups remain optimistic. There are approximately 22 Florida fishermen, in the shark fin industry in 2017 which takes…

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