Welcome to active scuba!

Hey there! My name is Thomas and I love the ocean, since I was a kid I have always been fascinated by the sea  and everything to do with it. Whenever I get the opportunity I am in or on the ocean. There is a calmness and a beauty to it that you just don’t experience anywhere else. I first got hooked on scuba diving when I was on holiday as a kid and went scuba diving in just the hotel pool, being under water and gliding along was a fantastic experience and that was only the beginning. 

My Mission on this site, is to help you scuba with enjoyment & respect to our oceans

How I create content

All the content you will find on this site has been planned and edited by me to ensure we meet the highest quality standards. Nothing is put on this site without the green light from me, the chief editor. This is to ensure all information we publish is accurate and you can trust it, to make trips and purchase decisions.

As much as possible we try to get hands on the items we mentioned in this blog to get real life experience with them but it is not always possible so we also rely on extensive online feedback from real customers of these items.

I also spend a lot of time in local stores and talk to their staff to get to know all the items that come out and which ones may be of interest to you.

All in all, i want this site to be a place you can trust and that it is not rigged by brand sponsorship so you can use our information to make the best decisions for yourself when it comes to planning your dive.

Saving our oceans

Another one of my main concerns is marine pollution, plastic pollution is a global crisis. Plastic marine litter affects at least 267 species worldwide including sea turtles, whales, dolphins and marine birds. Hopefully this site can help in two ways.

Scuba dive responsibly

We will help you to pick items that will not have an adverse effect on the eco system, so you can dive and benefit rather than add to the problem.

Raise awareness

We will look to promote any solutions to pollution and hope in our small way of helping people to love the ocean through scuba diving, the better equipped  you are the more you will enjoy scuba diving the more you will enjoy the experience of being in the ocean. 

Whats in it for you

So why should you read Activescuba? I would say the main reason you would want to check us out is because you want to dramatically improve your diving experience in a responsible way, whether you are snorkeling, deep sea diving or scuba diving off coral reefs.  

If you resonate with the following statements, you will enjoy the content you find on this site:

  • You want to feel assured & safe when you out diving or snorkeling
  • You want to feel comfortable enough to focus on moments and people you are sharing them with over the technicalities of scuba diving
  • You want gear advice based on customer experience and not commercial sales pages
  • You are environmentally conscious and want to give your children a shot at having the same experiences you are having by protecting the oceans                                                               If you are on board with this, I look forward to having you read our guides and tests

Thomas Collins