Scuba quiz topic: Stress and panic

Stress and panic are two factors which cause diving accidents. The techniques on how divers can deal with pressure and prevent panic attacks during...

Life in the deep sea

Strange forms of marine life thrive in the deep waters of the ocean. These creatures have been forced to support complex adaptations to cope...

Tips & techniques on mastering buoyancy control in cold water

Excellent buoyancy control is important in cold water diving and photography. The different skill levels, physiological aspects of buoyancy and several techniques for greater buoyancy control...

How to choose a dive destination

Divers planning the next dive destination should consider their budget, the trip length, their own dive skills and diving objectives. These should also consider...

17 essential drills

Seventeen exercise tips are presented to practice using a camcorder during a dive. The most important skills for this are buoyancy control, body control...

Mastering the art and science of balanced buoyancy control

One of the basic but difficult tasks to learn in skin diving is controlling one's buoyancy. Several tips on how to properly maintain buoyancy...

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...

Scuba fitness: five great stretching mistakes

Proper stretching techniques increases one's capacity for flexibility. Divers need to develop flexibility to decrease the possibility of skeleto-muscular injuries. Have you ever started to fall...

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...

What makes a good diver?

Almost all new divers coming into our sport are eager to prove to themselves, and to their friends, that they are good divers - that they...

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Underwater Photography: Wide angle video

Techniques for wide angle underwater photography are presented. Underwater video photography enthusiasts need to utilize supplementary wide angle lenses on their camcorders to achieve...

How to rescue your buddy

Techniques on how to rescue a diving buddy are presented. The steps include problem recognition, surface actions, approach and contact and exit from the...

What makes a good diver?

Almost all new divers coming into our sport are eager to prove to themselves, and to their friends, that they are good divers - that they...

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...

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...