This notice is to let you know that we have temporarily suspended publication of Dive Training magazine.
There’s a lot happening behind the scenes that led to this decision. The entire diving industry is reeling from the economic effects of COVID-19. Dive travel is the catalyst for our activity, and as you know, travel has ground to a halt. The large majority of dive centers in the US are temporarily closed, coming back on line or have limited operations, and without them the equipment manufacturers aren’t selling much. So many companies don’t have anything to advertise. To say it’s a crazy time would be an understatement.
The state of the industry has made it impossible for us to continue putting together new issues, but know that we fully intend to return to our regular schedule as soon as possible.
So what does this publication suspension mean for our readers? For those with active subscriptions (both print and digital), we will be automatically extending your subscriptions by the length of our publishing hiatus. For Dive Training app users, you will still be able to access the past issues in your subscription as long as you do not delete the app from your device. App troubleshooting will be limited until the magazine resumes publication, but reach out and we’ll do our best to help you.
While we ride this out I encourage you to get to know our website. There are hundreds of articles available for free and we’re always adding content. If you want to get out and dive, the website has a terrific local diving section, and you’ll find all of our past scuba skills videos on our YouTube channel – after this hiatus from the water, we’ll all need a little refresher.
It’s a bummer to announce this after publishing continuously for 29 years, but when the seas calm we will be back with the same quality content you’ve come to expect from us over the past three decades. We hope that you will enjoy each issue even more when we return.
Finally, we sincerely appreciate you as a reader. So much content comes to us in short-form, quick-read formats, and your subscription to Dive Training affirms that you want to learn about scuba diving and marine environments in a very comprehensive way. We are especially grateful for your commitment to the sport of scuba diving.
We would love to hear from you – please use this link if you wish to comment. We eagerly look forward to returning to your mailboxes and devices. Thank you very much for your readership and support.
Mark Young, Publisher