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Quarantine. Self-Isolation. Lockdown. Shelter in Place. What’s the Difference?

A glossary of terms in the coronavirus age.

Since the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 first emerged in Wuhan, China at the end of last year, many of us have started to learn a new language of pandemics. Phrases like “distance learning” and “flattening the curve” have quickly entered our daily conversations.

One area where the terminology around COVID-19 can be confusing is in the different measures being adopted to contain its spread. These terms and exactly how they are used can vary from place to place and they are also evolving, but here we explain some of the most common ones. Read more

March 26, 2020 |


Coral reefs are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems. They teem with life, with perhaps one-quarter of all ocean species depending on reefs for food and shelter.

This is a remarkable statistic when you consider that reefs cover just a tiny fraction (less than one percent) of the earth’s surface and less than two percent of the ocean bottom. Because they are so diverse, coral reefs are often called the rainforests of the sea. Read more

March 7, 2019 |

Scientists Have Discovered Over 200 New Species In 2018

And Here Are Some Of Our Favorites

Researchers at the California Academy of Sciences and their international collaborators have discovered 229 new species of plants and animals this year. The list of animal discoveries includes a new frog, a new snake, and a new seahorse, as well as two tardigrades, three sharks, four eels, seven spiders, 19 fishes (including a neon-colored one), 28 ants, 34 sea slugs, and a whopping 120 wasps. On the plant side, there are seven new flowering plants, one liverwort, and one moss. Read more

December 27, 2018 |

Find the Perfect Gift for Your Valentine

Looking for the perfect gift for the diver or ocean lover in your life? Or how about treating your self.  Check out Scuba Diving Resource’s GIFT GUIDE for expert advice, reviews, and recommendations

Practical or luxe, quirky or classic, these Unique gifts will send just the right message to the people you are oh-so grateful for this year.  Or maybe you deserve to buy yourself one of these great items. Read more

November 19, 2018 |



The shortfin mako shark, one of the fastest shark species, can move upwards of 60 miles per hour through the water. The shark’s ability to dart so quickly has much to do with their strange, toothlike skin. A new discovery unraveling the mysteries of shark skin could have implications for the speed and efficiency of more than just sharks—it could also change how we build planes, drones and wind turbines. Read more

March 23, 2018 |

Can you be too old to buy dive travel insurance?

By Bonnie McKenna

I have never thought of myself as old, despite my chronological age telling me so. I am in good physical shape, I have been diving since I was 14-years old, I work-out 5-6 days a week, don’t take medications, travel internationally and have a sunny, bright outlook on life. The idea of being old was rudely brought to my attention when I attempted to purchase travel insurance. Read more

January 8, 2018 |
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