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Dizziness during diving

Occasionally, a diver may experience dizziness while diving. Some experience dizziness while on the bottom, others while ascending; few complain about feeling dizzy during...

What to do when panic strikes

Panic attacks can be prevented by initially checking the anxiety level of the diver. Such is undertaken since anxiety tends to increase as nitrogen narcosis inevitably occurs...

Can you scuba dive with epilepsy?

Physicians are asked from time to time whether patients who have epilepsy should dive. It is my view that they should not and this...

Drift diving with currents

Drift diving or anchorline drifting and the new experiences it can offer are discussed. Techniques and safety rules for learning this new skill are given. Skill...

Schizophrenic photographer

The underwater photographer is an incongruous mixture of three personalities: technologist, artist and diver. The task of making temperamental terrestrial equipment perform complex calculated...

Advanced diving: using nature for navigation

Divers can use their senses and observation skills to navigate their paths underwater. Natural navigation includes checking for moving water, temperature, color and light,...

Be your own buddy: 10 self-rescue tips

Ten tips to rescue one's self in a dive emergency were presented. Proper training tops the list followed by experience. Air sharing should be...

Safe ascents techniques

Speed kills. After turning on the air, the second most critical skill for safe scuba diving is turning off the speed on ascent - which is...

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What makes a good diver?

Almost all new divers coming into our sport are eager to prove to themselves, and to their friends, that they are good divers - that they...

Mussel madness: a delectable diver’s delicacy

What subsea dweller has a foot but does not use it to move; has no arms yet holds onto its host with tremendous adhesion;...

Drugs and Diving

Modern medicine includes thousands of medications to bring relief from illnesses. Which of these are safe to use while diving? Are there hazards associated...

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