Welcome to a new decade! I hope you had a restful and well-deserved respite over the holidays! Did you manage to fit in some aquatic adventures? Perhaps try something new? The start of the year is a great time to reflect on personal goals. What are some of the things you've accomplished in the last year, or last 10 years, that you're especially proud of? What would you like to achieve this year and the next 10 years until 2030? Personally, I'd like to dedicate my aquatic pursuits to … [Read more...] about January Round-Up: Beginner Freedivers Rejoice!
Happy Halloween everyone! So I really wanted to write a different sort of article this month in the spirit of spookiness! I wanted to write about deep-sea animals. I've been both fascinated and terrified by the extreme deep ever since I was a kid, and I'm guessing a lot of you may have been too! There's a lot of articles about scary deep-sea creatures going around this month, but I noticed something was missing... We all love learning about your classic abyssal scary … [Read more...] about October Round-Up: Deep-Sea Halloween!
Happy October everyone! This month, I have an exciting announcement for you: Tide Trek now has a Youtube channel! I started this website with the intention of adapting some of the content into video format eventually, and now that intention has come to fruition! The first few videos on the channel summarize and condense some of the more popular articles I've written. Everyone learns and absorbs information best in different ways, and I know the super lengthy detailed … [Read more...] about Special Announcement: Tide Trek is now on YouTube!
Alas, summer is coming to a close (if you live in the northern hemisphere; otherwise it's just around the corner!) Hopefully, you've had a chance to partake in some aquatic adventures this year, even if it was just a wade or two in the lake! Sometimes, simpler activities can bring you a unique kind of insight that you might take for granted on more complicated ventures. Even the most accomplished athletes include basic drills in their training routines. In that … [Read more...] about August Round-Up: Do You Flutter Kick When Snorkeling? Try THIS Instead…
Why does the cutest footwear have to hurt the most? For most of the year, I get by with comfortable boots and sneakers. But come the heat waves, all I want to wear are breezy sandals, elegant flats, and flip flops! And my feet absolutely hate it! Blisters, calluses, sore spots, you name it. Summer is the season of foot discomfort! These sad tales of unhappy feet often extend to the world of underwater sports as well. Especially for folks new to snorkeling or SCUBA, finding the right pair … [Read more...] about July Round-Up: Are Your Fins Working For or Against You?