Misguided rescue

An effective dive rescue or search operation requires training, experience, planning and proper equipment. Divers should not join in any dive rescue operation unless the person...

BC survival skills: how to make a safe ascent

Making a safe ascent with a buoyancy compensator (BC) depends on how the equipment is used. Six techniques for ascending safely with the use of a...

Safe ascents techniques

Speed kills. After turning on the air, the second most critical skill for safe scuba diving is turning off the speed on ascent - which is...

Danger in paradise: cone snail collecting demands caution

Cone shells are carnivorous marine snails, distributed throughout tropical and subtropical seas. Known as toxoglossans (or poison tongues), these gastropod mollusks have developed an...

The art of breath holding

Both open and closed bells were the first apparatus used by divers to breath underwater. Divers are advised to evaluate water conditions before diving...

Tropical night diving

Tropical night diving is fun, easy and safe with the use of proper lighting equipment, clothing and techniques. Divers who are doing it for the first time need...

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...

Sea vegetables

Diving can be more fun than ever if you learn something about seaweeds. You can take home, free, the most delicious, nutritious vegetables in...

Professional shooting techniques

Techniques for shooting underwater video films are presented. These techniques include holding the camera steady, varying the shots taken, anticipating the action and using...

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...

Recent Posts

Fish portraits: eye to eye with some very willing photo subjects

The key to successful fish photography is making eye to eye contact with the subject. Groupers are good subjects because they approach divers and sit motionless...

How to become a diver

Various diving opportunities are discussed which would suit any underwater enthusiast. Cold or warm water diving, independent or supervised group dives, night diving, wreck diving and...

Nitrox: miracle gas or double jeopardy?

There exists a number of glaring misconceptions regarding the usage of nitrox in scuba diving. Nitrox use may not be as safe as what a...

Body fat: what to do about the shape you’re in

Tips on how to lose fat the right way are given together with an explanation on why people accumulate fat. The tips include activities...

Scuba fitness: five great stretching mistakes

Proper stretching techniques increases one's capacity for flexibility. Divers need to develop flexibility to decrease the possibility of skeleto-muscular injuries. Have you ever started to fall...