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...

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Advanced diving: diving in zero visibility

Divers should be able to cope with a sudden loss of underwater visibility. Divers faced with this predicament can feel around their regulators' exhaust ports...

How to get great abs – and why you need them

Abdominal muscles can be strengthened through such exercises as crunches and trunk flexions, not through the usual sit-ups and leg lifts. Good abdominal muscles can...

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...

Ice diving techniques

Divers who have advanced diving skills can experience new adventures via ice diving. Preparation for ice diving requires weeks of dive training and assembling...

Healthy eating for divers: protein and fat

Proper diver nutrition involves adequate intake of protein, fat, carbohydrate and fiber. Protein, an important component in body functioning, can be found in meat, vegetables, grains and potatoes....