Artificial reefs

You are diving on a beautiful coral reef. The ridges reach upward from white sandy bottoms in a colorful display of tropical marine life...

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...

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...

Underwater search basics

Searching for lost things under the sea involves certain skills, techniques and the proper equipment. Divers should not rely only on the information they...

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...

Underwater Modeling: Interacting With Marine Life

Some of the most exciting underwater photographs published feature models with fish or other forms of marine life. Perhaps the general viewing public considers...

Advanced diving: diving in zero visibility

Divers should be able to cope with a sudden loss of underwater visibility. Divers faced with this predicament can feel around their regulators' exhaust ports...

Diving medicine: first aid for divers

Divers need to know first aid measures to treat simple diving injuries and prevent them from becoming full-blown medical cases. Bleeding can be treated by applying pressure to the area...

Travel tips: 12 hints for staying healthy on a trip

The key to enjoying one's dive vacation is to stay healthy during the trip. Ten pointers for taking care of one's health during a...

21 hints for planning your first dive vacation

Guidelines to help the diving enthusiast in selecting a spot for a first dive vacation are presented. The multitude of dive resorts all over...

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21 hints for planning your first dive vacation

Guidelines to help the diving enthusiast in selecting a spot for a first dive vacation are presented. The multitude of dive resorts all over...

Healthy eating for divers: protein and fat

Proper diver nutrition involves adequate intake of protein, fat, carbohydrate and fiber. Protein, an important component in body functioning, can be found in meat, vegetables, grains and potatoes....

Underwater Photography: Wide angle video

Techniques for wide angle underwater photography are presented. Underwater video photography enthusiasts need to utilize supplementary wide angle lenses on their camcorders to achieve...

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....

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...