We traveled to Florida to speak with the team at Divepicks.com, an influencer in the scuba scene, with a comprehensive website offering to the diving community. Divepicks.com offers the scuba scene useful information, tips, and reviews on diving techniques, qualifications, gear, and trips. We caught up with them to talk about the industry and where they see it going in the next few years.
The team at Divepicks.com felt the scuba diving scene come to an abrupt halt in March last year, with the WHO announcing a global pandemic. Tourism ground to a halt, and most of the world went into lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19.
With travel bans instituted worldwide, the diving industry saw a major drop in revenues in 2020 and Q1 2021. However, with the vaccine rollout coming along, business is reopening across the country, and the dive scene is seeing new green shoots of growth.
Divepicks.com kept its love of scuba diving and commitment to the community going throughout 2020. The site’s informative blog posted plenty of interesting articles over the year. The team at Divepicks.com has a focus on safety with their work. Whether they’re reviewing dive locations, certifications, or locations – the team always takes a safety-based approach to every dive.
Visit the Divepicks.com site, and you’ll find a wealth of resources available to scuba enthusiasts. The blog has informative articles on the following categories: Breathing, Decompression, Dive Basics, PADI Certification.
All articles come with a holistic theme of introducing new divers to safety best practices in and out of the water. The Divepicks.com team notice an upward tick in industry movement as travel restrictions lift and more people start to travel.
The Divepicks.com team understands newbies and experienced divers need a resource for finding the latest reviews on new gear hitting the market. The site has plenty of reviews on fins, gloves, masks, regulators, wetsuits, tanks, and cameras from leading scuba brands. If you’re looking for some new kit, this site has unbiased reviews on the latest equipment.
Divingpicks.com also states that they’re experiencing more inquiries from divers looking to arrange trips and newbies looking for certification. The company says it sees more demand for its in-house trips to locations in Europe, Asia, Africa, Mexico – Cozumel, Florida, and the Great Barrier Reef. With the vaccine rollout continuing across the US into late April, the team a Diving picks.com expects this summer dive season in the US and Caribbean to be the best in years.
When wrapping up with the Divepicks.com team, we asked them if they had any advice for new divers traveling to dive locations this summer. The advice? “Always focus on safety standards with your knowledge, gear, location, dive site, and instructors. Pay attention to your buddy in the water, and remember to have a good time!”