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...

Heart problems that can affect your diving

Comprehensive screening is required to minimize the risk of heart problems while scuba diving. A table is presented to educate divers and future divers about heart problems...

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...

10 great reasons live-aboards are so popular!

Live-aboard cruises are popular among diving enthusiasts because they offer diving opportunities in remote dive sites, more marine life encounters and equipment for underwater...

What makes a good diver?

Almost all new divers coming into our sport are eager to prove to themselves, and to their friends, that they are good divers - that they...

Scuba diving with back problems

Back problems plague a large number of people and cause a significant amount of disability, loss of work and recreation. Diving in many ways...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Recent Posts

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...

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...

Have your lobster and eat it too

Lobsters and crabs are beautiful and complex creatures. If you ever catch a really nice one, you may be undecided between cooking it and having it mounted....

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...

8 Things Pros Do Before Every Dive

When it comes to trouble-free diving, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 1 DRESS WARMLY. Experienced divers know that hypothermia slows...