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...

Damselfish: reef farmers or fighters?

The damselfish is the most popular member in the family of reef fish. They consist of nine species which are identified based on color....

Sharks you should know: nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)

Nurse sharks may appear lethargic and slow but when disturbed, they can attack quickly and can inflict harm on other creatures. They can lie motionless for...

Underwater cleanup tips

An underwater cleanup activity is an entertaining way of preserving the ecology, meeting other people and engaging in a different underwater activity. Divers in a...

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...

The fishes of the Caribbean: an introduction

Watching fish is probably the most captivating activity that skin divers can engage in. There are hundreds of fish and over 150 species seen...

What divers should know about bone health

Essential facts about bone health and osteoporosis are presented. Most studies show that avoiding calcium loss is more important than large intake of dairy products in the...

Advanced diving: compass navigation underwater

Underwater compass navigation is both a challenging and enjoyable activity for divers. Some buying tips are discussed to assist divers in selecting the type of...

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...

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Ice diving techniques

Divers who have advanced diving skills can experience new adventures via ice diving. Preparation for ice diving requires weeks of dive training and assembling...

One more dive: is it worth it?

Silent hypothermia and dehydration are some of the conditions divers often encounter. Silent hypothermia, which is the most common form of hypothermia divers experience, predisposes a diver to...

Advanced diving: getting a grip on diver panic

Diver panic can be controlled when individuals take time to stop what they are doing, get control of their breathing and body, think about the solution...

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...

Diving regulator: Seven deadly sins

A diving regulator is subjected to a wide variety of corrosive contaminants because of the harsh environment in which it must function. Salt air...