Divers Direct Blog

  1. Sharks: What You Need to Know

    As ocean divers, we’re bound to encounter sharks at some point. Whereas having a healthy respect for these apex predators is good, being afraid of them can lead to... well... doing everything you’re not supposed to do in diving (aka panicking underwater). If you’ve never had the pleasure of diving with sharks, you’re missing out on an educational experience. Know...
  2. Women’s Dive Day 2021

    A Letter from our CEO on Women’s Dive Day Shelley and her daughter Hannah ready to go diving! “July 17th is Women’s Dive Day! While I celebrate any day that promotes diving, this day has special meaning. As the CEO and President of Divers Direct, I am impressed and grateful for the vendors’ offerings for female divers these days. Gone...
  3. 5 Things You Need to Know about Scalloping

    Scallop season is a’coming! Are you ready to dip down below the surface and scoop up these tasty creatures? If you’ve never been scalloping before or if you’re looking for ways to make your hunt more efficient, we’re here to guide you through the fun and rewarding process of scalloping! Scallops—A Brief Anatomy First of all, we need to know...
  4. Florida Spiny Lobster Season

    Have you caught the bug? The Florida Spiny Lobster bug that is. Every year, around the middle of July, people start getting that itch to hop in the water and start scoping out prime spots for lobstering. They realize Florida Spiny Lobster Season is only a few weeks away and they want to be ready. I mean, what’s better than...
  5. Divers Direct's Eco-Conscious Corporate Responsibility

    It’s Earth Day, but isn’t every day Earth Day really? Since the dawn of time it’s been Earth Day, and the earth deserves more than just a single day of the year to be celebrated and cared for. That’s what we think anyway and why we take as many sustainable steps and precautions as we can to achieve and celebrate...
  6. Grouper Season Tips and Tricks: From Spear to Plate

    With Grouper season upon us, let’s help ensure you’re all set to catch your daily limit. We’ve compiled a bit of tips and tricks for making your grouper spearing adventures safer, more efficient, more fruitful, and way more delicious. We’ll go over grouper types, what gear you’ll need, how to get a better shot, and tips on cleaning and cooking...
  7. WIN a FREE Mare’s Smart Air Wrist Dive Computer! ($540 value!)

    Feeling lucky? Fill out the form below to enter our giveaway! One winner will be chosen and notified by email. Will it be you? Dive in and find out! window.addEventListener("klaviyoForms", function(e) { if (e.detail.type == 'submit') { fbq('track', 'CompleteRegistration'); } }); Mares Smart Air Dive Computer Features: • 4 operating modes include Air, Nitrox, Gauge, and Freedive • Mineral glass...
  8. TOP 10 Snorkeling and Scuba Adventures of 2021!

    We’re kicking off the 2021 calendar by diving into planning our vacation by hitting Florida’s top snorkeling and scuba adventures!
  9. Scuba Fins Buyer’s Guide

    If you’re a new diver, you may be overwhelmed by the diversity of options for scuba fins out there on the market. No worries, we’re here to help sort things out. But first, before we dig into the “this type” and “that type” and the “whys” of everything in the world of dive fins, let’s take it back to a...
  10. Snorkel Buyer’s Guide

    Whether you’re snorkeling, scuba diving, or freediving, you’re definitely going to need a snorkel for your adventure. But not all are made the same, so how do you know which one will be the right one for you? Well, let’s first understand what snorkels do. It’s pretty straightforward—they allow you to breathe when your face is submerged just below the...

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