Updated: Jul 15
COVID-19 is effecting traveling scuba divers, Diving Industry and sea lovers around the world. We want to bring you the latest COVID-19 updates and considerations to keep in mind for any future or planned dive travel
Please use this blog as a way to stay informed on what is taking place in the scuba diving community right now, and always check with local authorities and government entities before determining when and if it's safe to travel or leave your home.
This page is created by Scuba Diver for Scuba Divers and diving industry members gathering pertinent articles on travel, equipment usage and cleaning, and health guidelines.
We are relying mainly on and linking advice from trusted sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) so that you can most easily locate the latest updates. For scuba diving information we rely mainly on resources from Professional Association of Diving Instructors PADI and Divers Alert Network DAN.
Red Sea Project Guidelines:
Updates and Resources from WHO and CDC:
Relevant Websites & News Articles:
[Updated Regularly, PolitiFact] All Fact-checks for Coronavirus
[Updated Regularly, Poynter] The International Fact-Checking Network
[Updated Regularly] Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
[March 12, 2020, NBC News] Coronavirus scammers are seeking to profit off the deadly virus
EPA's diving safety manual for its guidelines on decontaminating scuba equipment.
Scuba Diving Magazine: COVID-19 Updates for Scuba Divers -
UK National Health Service (NHS) COVID-19 Advisory Page
UK FCO Travel Advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
http://divemagazine.co.uk: Travelling and Diving During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Resources from DAN - Divers Alert Network:
Divers Alert Network (DAN), USA, guidelines for equipment use and disinfection
Divers Alert Network (DAN), USA, list of all suitable cleaning products
Alert Diver Magazine: Scuba Equipment care – Rinsing and cleaning diving equipment
Resources from PADI - the Professional Association of Diving Instructors:
PADI Online Marketing Toolkit - Start Your Adventure Campaign (Authorize members only).
Social Distance for Divers:
http://divemagazine.co.uk: Diving Related Things to Do While You Can't Go Diving
Egyptian Tourism Authority
If you are a member of the scuba diving community and would like to provide a COVID-19 update on your business or region, please email editor at: email@example.com
Author: Ahmed Fouad