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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The basics for calm confidence in the water

Beginners at snorkeling not only learn to wear and use equipment, they also deal with claustrophobia, the lack of swimming ability and a deep-seated...

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...

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...

Travel tips: 10 ways to sidestep sunburn

Divers should make use of sunscreens to avoid getting skin cancer. Ten basic tips are discussed that divers should be aware of to avoid sunburn. Here are...

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...