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Survival guide for computer failure

Computers in scuba diving can sometimes malfunction. In case of a computer failure, divers are advised to abort the dive immediately and make a safety stop at...

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,...

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...

Avoiding deaths or accidents during basic scuba diving courses

Suggestions for avoiding deaths or accidents during basic scuba diving courses are presented. Beginners should see to it that their instructors are properly certified...

The basics for calm confidence in the water

Beginners at snorkeling not only learn to wear and use equipment, they also deal with claustrophobia, the lack of swimming ability and a deep-seated...

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...

A new way to dress for tropical diving

Wetsuits that use 0.5 mm neoprene layers have recently been introduced in the market. These new suits feel like Lycra but do not allow...

Catch the excitement of diving on your next vacation

Scuba diving can be a wonderful experience for people who wants to see the underwater world. Some of the most enjoyable diving activities are underwater...

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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...

More exercises for divers

Healthy exercises and postures for the back, legs, arms, abdomen and neck beneficial for divers are presented. Problematic or harmful exercises are also discussed....

Inactivity: the diver’s worst enemy

Winter is now in full swing. In some parts of the country, February brings bone-chilling winds, and snow and ice on the local ponds. For...

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