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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...

Emergency CPR techniques

Divers should become aware of basic emergency CPR techniques. The first step in CPR involves determining victim responsiveness and then calling for help. The...

How to shoot divers

Simple techniques for improving skills in handling underwater video cameras and in shooting touring divers are provided. Interesting subjects and strategies for working with...

Body fat – how to tell how much you’ve got

Extra fat weight provides divers benefits such as increased buoyancy, extra padding and insulation. However, some diving authorities have pinpointed the health problems and increased risk of decompression...

How to dive in kelp forests

Tips on how to properly dive in kelp forests are presented. A technique for overcoming the fear of diving in kelp forests is also presented. Divers...

Dive tips: 10 hints to avoid a coral collision

Divers should take special care in avoiding coral destruction. Ten dive tips are discussed to prevent an accidental collision with coral reefs. Divers make up one of...

Returning to the Boat Using Your Compass

You can see the dive boat, but the distance, steep chop and boat traffic argue against a surface swim. That's why you have a...

Avoiding CO poisoning while diving

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that forms when there is incomplete combustion of fuels. Everything we burn for fuel (wood, coal, oil, gas,...

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Correcting vision for diving

A list of options are given for divers with vision problems. This includes masks with corrective lenses, gas permeable and soft contact lenses as well as disposable contact...

Advanced diving: avoiding the pitfalls of computer diving

Dive computers can be very useful to divers, if these are used with common sense and caution. Since dive computer readings do not guarantee...

Mastering the art and science of balanced buoyancy control

One of the basic but difficult tasks to learn in skin diving is controlling one's buoyancy. Several tips on how to properly maintain buoyancy...

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