The Best Mentawi Islands Surf Charters

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more idyllic spot for surfers than the Mentawi Islands in Indonesia. With over 70 islands to explore, there are waves ranging from fat and longboard-friendly to hollow barrels. ...

Scuba Movie Tropes We’re Tired of Seeing

If you're a diver who has seen virtually any Hollywood movie that features humans breathing underwater, it's hard not to spend the entire film critiquing all that's wrong. Once you realize the implausibility o...

How to Standup Paddleboard with your Dog

Ever wanted to SUP with your pup? If standup paddleboarding is one of your favorite activities, you'll love it even more when your best four-legged friend joins in. Moose, a regular reader of The Salt Sire...

How to Overcome Your Fear of Diving

Whether you're going for your first dive or your fiftieth, it's normal to be nervous. While scuba diving is a generally safe activity, the experience of being out of our natural element and surrounded by water...

The Best Apps for Freedivers

The best way to get better at freediving is to freedive -- but that's not always possible or convenient. Thankfully, a few tech-savvy freedivers have developed apps to help divers train their breath holds wit...

The Best Beach Tent: A Buyer’s Guide

Every beach bum knows the warm feeling of enjoying the sun's rays warming their skin and the ocean mist blowing through their hair. When it's time to duck out of the sun, there's no better place to go than th...