8 good reasons for getting a passport

Divers planning to explore foreign waters should consider acquiring a passport. In many countries, a valid passport and a tourist visa are mandatory requirements. Aside...

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...

Scuba fitness: just overdo it

Excessive exercise can result in sore muscles, chronic injury and burnout. For scuba divers who want to stay physically fit, it would be wise...

Drift diving with currents

Drift diving or anchorline drifting and the new experiences it can offer are discussed. Techniques and safety rules for learning this new skill are given. Skill...

How to start an underwater photography club

Being an U/W photographer enables a diver to capture on film the beauty and essence of the marine world. It also adds a list...

12 hints on avoiding the most common travel injuries and illnesses

Following simple things can help travelers avoid situations and conditions that can lead to injury or sickness. Dive travelers have come up with a list of...

Schizophrenic photographer

The underwater photographer is an incongruous mixture of three personalities: technologist, artist and diver. The task of making temperamental terrestrial equipment perform complex calculated...

Back pain: prevention and treatment

Divers can avoid back pain by correcting bad standing, sitting and lifting habits, by performing the right exercise and by doing healthy stretches. In cases wherein the...

Understanding currents and tides

Scuba divers should learn the basics of currents and tides to make their progress in the water much easier. Currents usually alter their force and direction...

Several tips in photographing shipwrecks

Opportunities for shooting shipwrecks and other sunken, man-made objects are increasing for two reasons: More underwater videographers are traveling to locations that feature wrecks...

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How to get the muscles you want

Diving activities call for the use of muscle power, strength and endurance. Various training methods using weightlifting have been devised to develop the different...

When good divers do dumb things

Accident research experts would be the first to point out that divers frequently do some very dumb things. Even though these men and women have been...

Wall diving techniques

Wall diving presents an enjoyable alternative for the diving enthusiast. Marine life abounds in reef walls presenting an impressive underwater spectacle. Divers should exercise caution not to cause...

How to get great abs – and why you need them

Abdominal muscles can be strengthened through such exercises as crunches and trunk flexions, not through the usual sit-ups and leg lifts. Good abdominal muscles can...

Misguided rescue

An effective dive rescue or search operation requires training, experience, planning and proper equipment. Divers should not join in any dive rescue operation unless the person...