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: using liftbags

Liftbags are indispensable equipment during technical diving activities, where moderately large recoveries are expected. Although they are usually easy to use, divers should always be safety-conscious...

Travel tips: 10 ways to sidestep sunburn

Divers should make use of sunscreens to avoid getting skin cancer. Ten basic tips are discussed that divers should be aware of to avoid sunburn. Here are...

Using dive tables and dive computers safely

Divers should follow the limits set by their dive tables and computers. This is because there is lesser risk of decompression sickness when divers...

20 ways to prevent coral reef damage

Tips on how to avoid damage to coral reefs are presented. Suggestions focus mainly on proper swimming techniques, buoyancy control and avoiding contact with the corals. Extra...

How to get the muscles you want

Diving activities call for the use of muscle power, strength and endurance. Various training methods using weightlifting have been devised to develop the different...