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...

Inflatables – are they the boat for you?

Are you looking for an alternative to driving from crowded charter boats or beach dives on murky, picked-over reefs? Why not consider an inflatable...

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...

Sea stings

The Pacific Ocean contains some of the most dangerous jellyfish in the world such as the Portuguese man-of-war and the sea wasp. The best...

The 5 sharks most dangerous to divers

The three most dangerous sharks are the Great White, the Tiger and the Bull. The next most dangerous are the Gray Reef and the Silky, although...

BC survival skills: how to make a safe ascent

Making a safe ascent with a buoyancy compensator (BC) depends on how the equipment is used. Six techniques for ascending safely with the use of a...

Advanced diving: diving in zero visibility

Divers should be able to cope with a sudden loss of underwater visibility. Divers faced with this predicament can feel around their regulators' exhaust ports...

Coronary Artery Disease and Scuba Diving

We have heard from a number of divers who developed coronary artery disease and required bypass surgery to obtain relief from their symptoms. The question that...

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...

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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...

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...

21 hints on flying after diving

Vacationists who travel by plane right after diving may possess enough residual nitrogen that is responsible in causing bends. To prevent decompression sickness, divers can follow a series suggestions that would...

Underwater search basics

Searching for lost things under the sea involves certain skills, techniques and the proper equipment. Divers should not rely only on the information they...

Top 10 Best Slowpitch, Fastpitch Softball Bats Reviews 2017

There are different models of softball bats available on the market with promising characteristics such as more pop, improved swing and more distance. Picking...