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...

Travel tips: 10 ways to sidestep sunburn

Divers should make use of sunscreens to avoid getting skin cancer. Ten basic tips are discussed that divers should be aware of to avoid sunburn. Here are...

Trumpetfish: masters of camouflage

Trumpetfish adapt well to life on a shallow reef due to their ability to change color and pattern as well as their numerous hunting...

Scuba quiz topic: bubbles

Decompression sickness (DCS) is caused by bubbles in the body. However, there are instances when people with bubbles may not have DCS. Information about bubbles...

Advanced diving: dealing with surge

Underwater surge can be dangerous even for experienced divers. When confronted with surge, one should stay relaxed and focused on the situation. One should...

Are sport drinks good for divers?

Tests indicate that drinking sport drinks does not create potential health hazards for diving enthusiasts. Although not harmful, sport drinks are incapable of sufficiently improving...

Advanced fishwatching: juveniles and their adult counterparts

Most fish living in shallow reefs use coloration for protection, predation and intimidation. However, such coloration changes as fish mature. Nonetheless, skin divers can distinguish between...

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....

Coping with currents

Diving techniques used when faced with underwater currents are presented. Underwater currents can provide a diver with a unique and enjoyable experience. A multitude of...

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Crime-free dive trips

We're not saying bad things will happen to you on your next dive vacation, but we are saying they can happen. Savvy travelers, however,...

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...

Ear squeeze and scuba diving

Ear squeeze is the most common diving related illness. All divers eventually have some ear problem. External infections, sometimes called swimmer's ear, are not owing...

Smoking: oxygen starvation from within

Down deep, most smokers realize they shouldn't smoke, but they find it very difficult to quit. Many rationalize, thinking they can always quit if their smoking causes any...

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...