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....

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...

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...

Sidestepping the 10 cardinal sins of decompression sickness

Decompression sickness can stop even the best divers from continuing their dives. Improper attitude can lead to a careless flaunting or deliberate violation of the rules 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...

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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Healthy eating for divers: carbohydrates and fiber

Carbohydrates and fibers are two food components that are high in energy that skin divers should eat to build up their strength and stamina. Carbohydrate foods also...

Drugs and Diving

Modern medicine includes thousands of medications to bring relief from illnesses. Which of these are safe to use while diving? Are there hazards associated...

Sixgill shark: a primeval visitor from the abyss

Since the 1950s, when spearfishing was a central focus of the sport dive, there has been a shift in popular emphasis to hunting with...

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...

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...