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...

Recent Posts

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...

What you should know about boat diving

Boat diving is fun and fulfilling as long as it is well planned and proper deck courtesy is observed. Divers should be aware of what to expect...

Scuba fitness: just overdo it

Excessive exercise can result in sore muscles, chronic injury and burnout. For scuba divers who want to stay physically fit, it would be wise...

Diving medicine: age limitations for divers

People of all ages can engaged in sport diving. To ensure safety, however, the elderly and young people are advised to consider factors such as...

10 good reasons why you might want to book your vacation through a dive...

Divers wishing to avoid the hassles of travel arranged through a general travel agent should consult dive travel specialists prior to going on diving vacations. These...