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The best approach to snorkeling at dusk

Coral reefs are a vision of activity and color during the day but they offer an entirely different world as daylight fades. The nocturnal...

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...

Reading the waves

Skin divers should understand the mechanics of waves to enhance dive safety. They should look for where the waves barely break on one side...

Scuba quiz topic: bubbles

Decompression sickness (DCS) is caused by bubbles in the body. However, there are instances when people with bubbles may not have DCS. Information about bubbles...

Diving medicine: age limitations for divers

People of all ages can engaged in sport diving. To ensure safety, however, the elderly and young people are advised to consider factors such as...

Getting to know the butterflies: colorful fish that flit

The butterflyfish are one of the most colorful inhabitants of coral reefs. The name is suggestive of their behavior, flitting about shallow to deep...

Dehydrated and don’t know it?

Dehydration is one of the most common problems faced by divers which can lead to decompression sickness, fatigue and hypothermia, to name a few. The best way to...

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...

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Fish portraits: eye to eye with some very willing photo subjects

The key to successful fish photography is making eye to eye contact with the subject. Groupers are good subjects because they approach divers and sit motionless...

21 hints on flying after diving

Vacationists who travel by plane right after diving may possess enough residual nitrogen that is responsible in causing bends. To prevent decompression sickness, divers can follow a series suggestions that would...

What exercises do divers need?

Ideal exercises for improving the overall health and strength of divers are described. Workouts that may cause injuries are also discussed. The preferred aerobic exercises, weight lifting and stretching...

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