This is a very special issue for us: it marks the 25th anniversary of Dive Training Magazine. Here’s a look at what you’ll find...

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This is a very special issue for us: it marks the 25th anniversary of Dive Training Magazine. Here’s a look at what you’ll find between the covers of the November/December 2016 issue.

In addition to our special anniversary issue, we’ve created an online library of every Dive Training magazine cover ever printed over the years, vintage ads, and a collection of articles that have proven to be game-changers in the dive industry. Click here to see them all.


In celebration of Dive Training’s 25th anniversary, we’re reprising a collection of articles that appeared in our very first issue, November 1991. Enjoy these timeless classics — and at least one article that reminds us how times have changed.

Dive Training 25th anniversary sealWater: It’s the Medium of Life and the Pursuit of Happiness
By Edward M. Sydney

Dive Training 25th anniversary sealWhat Instructors Expect From Their Students
By Rod Machado

Dive Training 25th anniversary sealChecklists: An Important Key to Safe, Enjoyable Diving
By David Hutson

Dive Training 25th anniversary sealPreparing Mentally for Your First Dive: Coping With the ‘Jim-Jams’
By Michelle McBeth

Dive Training 25th anniversary sealBuoyancy Basics: Working Toward Weightlessness
By Barry K. Shuster

Dive Training 25th anniversary sealWind and Waves: Being Weatherwise Can Improve Your Diving Safety
By Kyle Tupin

Dive Training 25th anniversary sealOpening New Worlds: CompuServe’s SCUBA Forum Is an Unbeatable Information Source
By Robert E. Gardner


Editorial: ‘It Will Never Work.’
By Alex Brylske

Editorial: On 25 Years
By Mark Young

Say Cheez!

Dive Observer: Dive Resorts Escape Worst of Hurricane Matthew
By Gene Gentrup

Dive Training 25th anniversary sealThere Are No Dumb Questions: (Except Those That Are Never Asked)
By Alex Brylske


Dive Training 25th anniversary sealDive Geo: Diving the World: A Whirlwind Tour of Diving the Planet’s Oceans
By Coleen Bondy

Passport: Dive travel deals from all over
Compiled by Gene Gentrup

Diving USA: Dive travel opportunities across America


Scuba Skills: Putting It All Together: Assembling the Scuba Unit
By Barry and Ruth Guimbellot

Instructor Tips: People Power: How to Build Resilience In Your Students
By Greg Laslo

Dive Training 25th anniversary sealAlways Learning: USS Arizona: A dive into infamy
By Joe Strykowski

Dive Shop
Compiled by Gene Gentrup

What’s That?: California Natives: The Sheephead, Bay Ray and California Sea Lion
By Marty Snyderman

Behind the Lens: Strobe Success
By Marty Snyderman

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Final Check: What It Looks Like When…Your Dive Center Makes You Ho-Ho Happy
By Cathryn Castle Garcia

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Dive Training Magazine, November/December 2016 coversThe Covers

We’ve been publishing Dive Training magazine for 25 years now. In celebration of our “Silver” anniversary, we bring you some of our favorite covers, one from each year of the last two and a half decades.