Sharks you should know: Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)

The White Reef Shark is desribed as a bottom shark and classified as a Requiem Shark. It occupies a wide range of habitats and...

Mastering the art and science of balanced buoyancy control

One of the basic but difficult tasks to learn in skin diving is controlling one's buoyancy. Several tips on how to properly maintain buoyancy...

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 quiz: circulation system

The cardiovascular system undergoes changes underwater. By being aware of the changes and knowing why they occur, divers can better understand what happens to...

How to rescue your buddy

Techniques on how to rescue a diving buddy are presented. The steps include problem recognition, surface actions, approach and contact and exit from the...

Advanced diving: getting a grip on diver panic

Diver panic can be controlled when individuals take time to stop what they are doing, get control of their breathing and body, think about the solution...

What to do when panic strikes

Panic attacks can be prevented by initially checking the anxiety level of the diver. Such is undertaken since anxiety tends to increase as nitrogen narcosis inevitably occurs...

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...

Diving medicine: age limitations for divers

People of all ages can engaged in sport diving. To ensure safety, however, the elderly and young people are advised to consider factors such as...

Inactivity: the diver’s worst enemy

Winter is now in full swing. In some parts of the country, February brings bone-chilling winds, and snow and ice on the local ponds. For...

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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...

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...

Caribbean critters

A fun way to increase the pleasure of diving is finding creatures in the Caribbean to observe and photograph. This is basically simple provide...

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...

Self-help techniques for divers

Self-help is another term for self-rescue. It enables divers to have a more enjoyable dive by increasing their knowledge on how to solve problems...