Advanced diving: avoiding the pitfalls of computer diving

Dive computers can be very useful to divers, if these are used with common sense and caution. Since dive computer readings do not guarantee...

20 ways to prevent coral reef damage

Tips on how to avoid damage to coral reefs are presented. Suggestions focus mainly on proper swimming techniques, buoyancy control and avoiding contact with the corals. Extra...

Body fat: what to do about the shape you’re in

Tips on how to lose fat the right way are given together with an explanation on why people accumulate fat. The tips include activities...

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...

Choosing a wetsuit

Proper fit is the most important factor in buying a wetsuit. Wetsuits need to be sufficiently snug to reduce water seepage. While there should...

Scuba quiz topic: bubbles

Decompression sickness (DCS) is caused by bubbles in the body. However, there are instances when people with bubbles may not have DCS. Information about bubbles...

14 vital segments for a dive trip video

The purpose of this lesson is to show you how to use 14 basic segments to construct a video documenting a dive trip. Each...

Why should divers get fit?

Health fitness is a must for all divers. Some benefits of fitness are increased heat and cold tolerance, increased diving safety, reduction of injuries, delayed aging...

Dive tips: 10 hints for setting up your new BC

Ten basic tips on how to set up a newly purchased buoyancy compensator (BC) for diving are offered. BCs need to be set up...

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...

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Surf entries for the rocks

Skin divers often find exploring underwater rock formations an exciting and interesting adventure. Several tips on how to safely enter rock formations are discussed. No...

Buoyancy Control Selection

Manufacturers and dealers build and stock a variety of BCs. The perfect one for you depends upon your basic body type and the type...

Scuba fitness year-round

One of the most difficult problems facing the certified diver is staying fit. Once the scuba class is finished and the novelty of those...

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...

Scuba diving: All about warm ups

Warming up before a dive could make a diver more susceptible to decompression sickness. However, warm ups should be done before the usual exercises that...