Why sharks don’t bite divers

Tall tales about sharks have made people afraid of these creatures. Contrary to belief, not all sharks bite and those that can bite feed on fishes...

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...

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...

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....

Sidestepping the 10 cardinal sins of decompression sickness

Decompression sickness can stop even the best divers from continuing their dives. Improper attitude can lead to a careless flaunting or deliberate violation of the rules for...

The fishes of the Caribbean: an introduction

Watching fish is probably the most captivating activity that skin divers can engage in. There are hundreds of fish and over 150 species seen...

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...

Sea stings

The Pacific Ocean contains some of the most dangerous jellyfish in the world such as the Portuguese man-of-war and the sea wasp. The best...

Decompression & diving

Recreational skin divers do not have to make decompression stops because of the absence of adequate support facilities. However, divers taking long recreational dives...

Returning to the Boat Using Your Compass

You can see the dive boat, but the distance, steep chop and boat traffic argue against a surface swim. That's why you have a...

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Responsible deep diving for recreational divers

Dive enthusiasts need to be proficient in their skills before indulging in deep diving. As compared to recreational diving, deep diving entails a descent up...

The best approach to snorkeling at dusk

Coral reefs are a vision of activity and color during the day but they offer an entirely different world as daylight fades. The nocturnal...

Learning To Dive Can Be Fun!

Compared to other outdoor sports, scuba diving is easy. It is safer than sky diving, warmer than snow skiing and less strenuous than tennis....

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...

Dive tips: 10 hints to avoid a coral collision

Divers should take special care in avoiding coral destruction. Ten dive tips are discussed to prevent an accidental collision with coral reefs. Divers make up one of...