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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...

Fish poisoning

The four most serious illnesses related to eating toxic fish are ciguatera, paralytic shellfish poisoning, scombroid poisoning and tetrodotoxin poisoning. Several symptoms of these fish...

Materials and undergarments

Drysuits are commonly divided into foam neoprene, vulcanized rubber and urethane coated fabric. Most drysuits normally require undergarments to enhance insulation and improve moisture...

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...

Dive safety requires knowledge and awareness of underwater conditions

Dive safety requires knowledge and awareness of underwater conditions on the part of both dive leaders and divers. Dive leaders are required to inform...