Scuba fitness year-round

One of the most difficult problems facing the certified diver is staying fit. Once the scuba class is finished and the novelty of those...

8 good reasons for getting a passport

Divers planning to explore foreign waters should consider acquiring a passport. In many countries, a valid passport and a tourist visa are mandatory requirements. Aside...

Ear squeeze and scuba diving

Ear squeeze is the most common diving related illness. All divers eventually have some ear problem. External infections, sometimes called swimmer's ear, are not owing...

Scuba fitness: just overdo it

Excessive exercise can result in sore muscles, chronic injury and burnout. For scuba divers who want to stay physically fit, it would be wise...

Drift diving with currents

Drift diving or anchorline drifting and the new experiences it can offer are discussed. Techniques and safety rules for learning this new skill are given. Skill...

How to start an underwater photography club

Being an U/W photographer enables a diver to capture on film the beauty and essence of the marine world. It also adds a list...

12 hints on avoiding the most common travel injuries and illnesses

Following simple things can help travelers avoid situations and conditions that can lead to injury or sickness. Dive travelers have come up with a list of...

Schizophrenic photographer

The underwater photographer is an incongruous mixture of three personalities: technologist, artist and diver. The task of making temperamental terrestrial equipment perform complex calculated...

Back pain: prevention and treatment

Divers can avoid back pain by correcting bad standing, sitting and lifting habits, by performing the right exercise and by doing healthy stretches. In cases wherein the...

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...

Recent Posts

10 great reasons live-aboards are so popular!

Live-aboard cruises are popular among diving enthusiasts because they offer diving opportunities in remote dive sites, more marine life encounters and equipment for underwater...

Life in the deep sea

Strange forms of marine life thrive in the deep waters of the ocean. These creatures have been forced to support complex adaptations to cope...

Scuba diving and dizziness

Dizziness that occurs while diving can be dangerous. Some divers felt they were going to blackout, while others had brief periods of disorientation. Either...

Advanced diving: using nature for navigation

Divers can use their senses and observation skills to navigate their paths underwater. Natural navigation includes checking for moving water, temperature, color and light,...

Advanced diving: getting a grip on diver panic

Diver panic can be controlled when individuals take time to stop what they are doing, get control of their breathing and body, think about the solution...