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The diver’s survival kit for dive boat trips

Dive boat trips are exciting. However, they expose people to harsh environmental conditions that often result in serious discomfort or affect one's health. Preparing...

How to become a diver

Various diving opportunities are discussed which would suit any underwater enthusiast. Cold or warm water diving, independent or supervised group dives, night diving, wreck diving and...

Riding the rips

A rip current can be a diver's best friend. This phenomenon is produced when waves break on a shallow water bar in rapid succession....

Diving regulator: Seven deadly sins

A diving regulator is subjected to a wide variety of corrosive contaminants because of the harsh environment in which it must function. Salt air...

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...

Sea stings

The Pacific Ocean contains some of the most dangerous jellyfish in the world such as the Portuguese man-of-war and the sea wasp. The best...

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...

Invertebrates: the twilight transition

Reef activity changes to predation as illumination fades. The nighttime creatures come out of their hiding places and look for food. Some of these animals are...

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Advanced diving: dealing with surge

Underwater surge can be dangerous even for experienced divers. When confronted with surge, one should stay relaxed and focused on the situation. One should...

Malaria – how to avoid it

Malaria is a mosquito-borne illness often encountered by divers, especially in tropical regions. Divers should inquire about malaria protection and start on chloroquine once a week...

Diving regulator: Seven deadly sins

A diving regulator is subjected to a wide variety of corrosive contaminants because of the harsh environment in which it must function. Salt air...

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