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Diving with DPVs

Diver propulsion vehicles (DPVs) help scuba divers move faster and go farther. With their high fiddle factor, they keep the batteries charged and the...

Danger in paradise: cone snail collecting demands caution

Cone shells are carnivorous marine snails, distributed throughout tropical and subtropical seas. Known as toxoglossans (or poison tongues), these gastropod mollusks have developed an...

Diving and dentistry

The maintenance of dental health should be of prime importance to the diving enthusiast. Dental conditions such as barodontalgia, joint and facial muscle pain and the...

Collapsed lungs and prohibitions to diving

Diving with a spontaneous pneumothorax is not recommended. First aid is needed to evacuate air if a lung collapses while diving, for which most divers and...

How to dive in kelp forests

Tips on how to properly dive in kelp forests are presented. A technique for overcoming the fear of diving in kelp forests is also presented. Divers...