Reading the waves

Skin divers should understand the mechanics of waves to enhance dive safety. They should look for where the waves barely break on one side...

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...

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...

Mastering bouyancy control

Divers are encouraged to participate in buoyancy control workshops to master this essential diving skill. Excellent buoyancy control skills lead to better air consumption, improved perception...

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...

Advanced diving: using nature for navigation

Divers can use their senses and observation skills to navigate their paths underwater. Natural navigation includes checking for moving water, temperature, color and light,...

How to become a diver

Various diving opportunities are discussed which would suit any underwater enthusiast. Cold or warm water diving, independent or supervised group dives, night diving, wreck diving and...

Are sport drinks good for divers?

Tests indicate that drinking sport drinks does not create potential health hazards for diving enthusiasts. Although not harmful, sport drinks are incapable of sufficiently improving...

Shooting sharks in mid-water: what works, what doesn’t

The Difference The difference between shark photography on a coral reef and shooting sharks in mid-water is like night and day. One is fairly simple...

Professional shooting techniques

Techniques for shooting underwater video films are presented. These techniques include holding the camera steady, varying the shots taken, anticipating the action and using...

Recent Posts

Sea vegetables

Diving can be more fun than ever if you learn something about seaweeds. You can take home, free, the most delicious, nutritious vegetables in...

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...

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...

A new way to dress for tropical diving

Wetsuits that use 0.5 mm neoprene layers have recently been introduced in the market. These new suits feel like Lycra but do not allow...

Can you scuba dive with epilepsy?

Physicians are asked from time to time whether patients who have epilepsy should dive. It is my view that they should not and this...