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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Collapsed lungs and prohibitions to diving

Diving with a spontaneous pneumothorax is not recommended. First aid is needed to evacuate air if a lung collapses while diving, for which most divers and...

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...

Crime-free dive trips

We're not saying bad things will happen to you on your next dive vacation, but we are saying they can happen. Savvy travelers, however,...

Dive tips: 10 hints for setting up your new BC

Ten basic tips on how to set up a newly purchased buoyancy compensator (BC) for diving are offered. BCs need to be set up...

Buoyancy Control Selection

Manufacturers and dealers build and stock a variety of BCs. The perfect one for you depends upon your basic body type and the type...