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Tropical night diving

Tropical night diving is fun, easy and safe with the use of proper lighting equipment, clothing and techniques. Divers who are doing it for the first time need...

10 good reasons why you might want to book your vacation...

Divers wishing to avoid the hassles of travel arranged through a general travel agent should consult dive travel specialists prior to going on diving vacations. These...

Ignoring basic safety rules almost ends in disaster

Basic safety rules in diving should never be taken for granted by divers, even by people with years of diving experience, as this could...

Buoyancy compensator rebreathing

In an out of air emergency, is it safe to rebreathe air exhaled into a buoyancy compensator? There are a number of considerations involved: Will...

Trumpetfish: masters of camouflage

Trumpetfish adapt well to life on a shallow reef due to their ability to change color and pattern as well as their numerous hunting...

Sharks you should know: nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)

Nurse sharks may appear lethargic and slow but when disturbed, they can attack quickly and can inflict harm on other creatures. They can lie motionless for...

Understanding currents and tides

Scuba divers should learn the basics of currents and tides to make their progress in the water much easier. Currents usually alter their force and direction...

Danger in paradise: cone snail collecting demands caution

Cone shells are carnivorous marine snails, distributed throughout tropical and subtropical seas. Known as toxoglossans (or poison tongues), these gastropod mollusks have developed an...

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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...

Underwater Modeling: Interacting With Marine Life

Some of the most exciting underwater photographs published feature models with fish or other forms of marine life. Perhaps the general viewing public considers...

Diving medicine: avoiding malaria and dengue fever

The best dive spots in the world are located in tropical regions. However, staying in such regions leaves one open to mosquito-borne illnesses such...

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