Inside the March/April 2019 issue

In this issue: Diving as a family, the underwater freeway, synchronized spawning, Iceland and more. Explore the March/April 2019 issue below – and test your knowledge with an interactive quiz at the bottom of this page.

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FEATURES

The Family Aquatic: Transitioning from Single Diver to Diving Family
By Abi Smigel Mullens
You’ve no doubt heard, “First comes love, then comes marriage …” In the author’s case, it went more like, “First comes love, then comes scuba certification, then comes marriage, then comes dive travel, then comes baby in a baby carriage, then comes traveling with baby, now comes getting the kids in the water.” In her debut article for Dive Training, scuba instructor and underwater photographer Abi Smigel Mullens shares her story of transitioning from traveling scuba professional to wife of a wannabe diver and a mom of two. She offers practical advice for divers facing similar challenges.

The Underwater Freeway: What You Never Knew About Submerged Cables and Pipelines
By Karen and Ian Stewart
In the last 25 years, submarine communication cables have become a dominant element in the world’s economy. If one of your favorite apps is Facebook, Facetime, Skype or Netflix then a submarine cable is involved. Undersea cables currently carry more than 95 percent of the data traffic that is crossing the oceans.

Synchronized Spawning: The Amazing Sex Lives of Stony Corals and Sponges
By Jesse Cancelmo
At certain times of the year, while diving in the dark of night lucky divers get to witness one of Mother Nature’s most spectacular feats — the synchronized mass spawning of corals and sponges. Scientists have figured out the timing of these events, which means sport divers can plan diving adventures to coincide with mass spawnings. But to get the most out of a spawning dive, it’s important to know more about corals and sponges.


COMMENTARY

Editorial: Scaredy Cats
By Cathryn Castle Garcia

Buddy Lines

Say Cheez

Dive Observer: Caribbean Challenge Initiative Partners Commit to Marine Conservation
By Betty Orr

No Dumb Questions: Exposure Suits, Full Face Masks, Health and Fitness for Diving
By Robert N. Rossier


DIVE EXPLORATION

Dive Geo: A Hot Destination for Frigid-Water Diving: Exploring Iceland Above and Below
By Andy Dietsch

Destination News: What’s happening at diving hotspots
Compiled by Betty Orr

Passport: Dive travel deals from all over
Compiled by Betty Orr

Dive USA: Highlighting North American diving
Compiled by Betty Orr


EVERY ISSUE

Scuba Skills: How to Get Seen and Be Understood: Surface Communication for Scuba Divers
By Barry and Ruth Guimbellot

Instructor Tips: Keeping Students in the Comfort Zone: Confidence-Boosting Tips for New Divers
By Robert Rossier

Always Learning: Surreal Scuba: Reflecting on Decades of Diving
By Marty Snyderman

Dive Shop
Compiled by Betty Orr

What’s That?: Who’s Who: Sea Lion or Seal, Sea Snake or Sea Krait, Blacktip Shark or Blacktip Reef Shark
By Marty Snyderman

Behind the Lens: Adapting for Impact
By Marty Snyderman

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Final Check: What It Looks Like When…You Avoid Creating Chaos on Deck
By Barry and Ruth Guimbellot