Divers Direct Blog

  1. Florida’s Spookiest Dive Sites

    We are getting thrillingly close to the year’s scariest holiday, and we hope you’ll celebrate the spirit of Halloween with us by taking on one of these spectacularly spooky dives. Here we’ve listed the most spine-chilling, goosebump-worthy dive sites all over Florida that may just make you pee your wetsuit. Let’s dive in (and don’t forget your dive buddy!). 9...
  2. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wetsuits

    Step 1: Understanding What Wetsuits Do Understanding what wetsuits do and why you need one may help to steer you in the right direction when it comes to buying one. Also, it’s just good to know why you’re buying this essential bit of gear. Wetsuits are called wetsuits because they trap a thin layer of water between your skin and...
  3. 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award

    --------- We’re shouting from the rooftops (okay, our website): Because of you, all four of our local dive shops earned the 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award. We’re humbled and have to admit that we’re blushing a bit because our family and staff work hard to serve the dive community and provide an excellent customer service experience for each and every...
  4. Scuba Regulator Buying Guide

    Mike, Regulator Pro — Diving for over 50 years, I've seen changes in regulators and advancements in underwater breathing technology. Knowing the parts and features of your regulator makes all the difference when selecting the right regulator for your dives. First of all, let’s review some crucial information—what’s the Number One rule in scuba diving? Come on, I know you...
  5. How to Buy a Dive Computer

    Cindy, Dive Computer Guru — With 32 years of diving, I’ve seen the shift from dive tables to dive computers. As technology advances, the features and functions of dive computers evolve, making diving safer. If you’re a new diver looking at getting yourself your very first dive computer, welcome! If you have a few hundred dives under your belt and...
  6. The Great Dive Drive - Central Florida

    Welcome back! We’ve just been sweetly reminiscing about all our road tripping dive fun through South Florida and the Keys these past few weeks, but now it’s time for us to look ahead at trekking through a different type of dive adventure all together. We’re packing all our dive and snorkel gear to prepare for a road trip within a...
  7. How to Choose a Scuba BCD

    Hal, Scuba Gear Aficionado— Being a diver myself and having been in this industry for several years, I’ve learned a lot about how to choose the right Scuba BCD (Buoyancy Compensation Device) - or, as some call it, BC (Buoyancy Compensator). Choosing the right one is fairly simple, but there are a few things to consider before you buy. The...
  8. The Great Dive Drive - Key West

    The Florida Keys are finally open again and we can’t wait to get on the road and head south. Considering Key West has the third largest barrier reef in the world and the largest reef in the United States, our Great Dive Drive adventure wouldn’t be complete without it. As soon as we cross over from the mainland to Key...
  9. The Great Dive Drive - Ft. Lauderdale & West Palm Beach

    Fort Lauderdale As we drive deeper into the fast-paced world of South Florida, we definitely notice traffic getting a bit thicker (and wilder) on the way in. We finally make it through our first dangerous adventure—driving on I-95—safe and sound, and once we unload our luggage at the hotel, we notice we only have about an hour before our first...
  10. The Great Dive Drive - Key Largo to Islamorada

    As we make our way into Key Largo, adoring the sudden shift into a more relaxed island vibe, our excitement and hunger levels soar and we decide to make our way to a favorite spot, the Key Largo Fisheries Backyard Cafe, for an early lunch. While we dine, we really start to dig into the most intricate levels of planning...

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