Drysuit valves and diving techniques

The different types of valves used in a dry suit are described to guide in divers' selection. Tips on drysuit diving are also offered including pre-dive inspections...

Top 10 Best Slowpitch, Fastpitch Softball Bats Reviews 2017

There are different models of softball bats available on the market with promising characteristics such as more pop, improved swing and more distance. Picking...

Underwater search techniques

Search and rescue divers follow systematic movement patterns to cover as large an area as possible under different diving conditions. These diving patterns are...

Underwater cleanup tips

An underwater cleanup activity is an entertaining way of preserving the ecology, meeting other people and engaging in a different underwater activity. Divers in a...

Damselfish: reef farmers or fighters?

The damselfish is the most popular member in the family of reef fish. They consist of nine species which are identified based on color....

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...

Dealing with downdraft currents

Downdraft currents such as laminar flows affect wall diving. Divers should be ready to adjust their equipment, particularly buoyancy compensators, to counteract the downward pull of such...

The 5 sharks least dangerous to divers

The five least dangerous sharks include the basking shark, the whale shark, the scalloped hammerhead, the horn shark and the zebra shark. Other sharks that are...

What divers should know about bone health

Essential facts about bone health and osteoporosis are presented. Most studies show that avoiding calcium loss is more important than large intake of dairy products in the...

Dizziness during diving

Occasionally, a diver may experience dizziness while diving. Some experience dizziness while on the bottom, others while ascending; few complain about feeling dizzy during...

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Advanced diving: recognizing diver panic

Anxiety and stress need to be stopped if they are to be prevented from escalating into diver panic. Signs of the onset of panic include feelings...

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...

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...

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...

Improving your air consumption

Ensuring an adequate air supply during a dive requires the use of a submersible pressure gage for monitoring air supply. Guestimating one's air consumption...