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...

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...

21 hints for planning your first dive vacation

Guidelines to help the diving enthusiast in selecting a spot for a first dive vacation are presented. The multitude of dive resorts all over...

Dizziness during diving

Occasionally, a diver may experience dizziness while diving. Some experience dizziness while on the bottom, others while ascending; few complain about feeling dizzy during...

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...

The best approach to snorkeling at dusk

Coral reefs are a vision of activity and color during the day but they offer an entirely different world as daylight fades. The nocturnal...

Cold water night diving

Night diving offers experiences different from conventional daytime diving. Extensive preparation should be undertaken before conducting a night dive. Special vision-enhancing and safety equipment...

Women and diving

Physiological conditions that affect women divers are discussed. Among these are physical fitness, temperature adaptation, menstruation and pregnancy. Studies that clarify these issues are cited and...

Body fat – how to tell how much you’ve got

Extra fat weight provides divers benefits such as increased buoyancy, extra padding and insulation. However, some diving authorities have pinpointed the health problems and increased risk of decompression...

Dragon of the deep

The scorpionfish is one of the most grotesque, yet most beautiful fishes of the coral reef environment. It is so ugly it is absolutely...

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Diving from surface support craft

Small boat diving entails many risks and should always be done with careful planning and with a companion. It requires competent seamanship and diving...

Women and diving

Physiological conditions that affect women divers are discussed. Among these are physical fitness, temperature adaptation, menstruation and pregnancy. Studies that clarify these issues are cited and...

Tropical night diving

Tropical night diving is fun, easy and safe with the use of proper lighting equipment, clothing and techniques. Divers who are doing it for the first time need...

Scuba diving with back problems

Back problems plague a large number of people and cause a significant amount of disability, loss of work and recreation. Diving in many ways...

The diver’s most deadly disease

Ask new scuba divers about the bends and they're likely to mumble something about bubbles in the bloodstream and pain in the elbow or...