14 vital segments for a dive trip video

The purpose of this lesson is to show you how to use 14 basic segments to construct a video documenting a dive trip. Each...

More exercises for divers

Healthy exercises and postures for the back, legs, arms, abdomen and neck beneficial for divers are presented. Problematic or harmful exercises are also discussed....

Choosing a wetsuit

Proper fit is the most important factor in buying a wetsuit. Wetsuits need to be sufficiently snug to reduce water seepage. While there should...

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...

8 Things Pros Do Before Every Dive

When it comes to trouble-free diving, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. 1 DRESS WARMLY. Experienced divers know that hypothermia slows...

Ice diving techniques

Divers who have advanced diving skills can experience new adventures via ice diving. Preparation for ice diving requires weeks of dive training and assembling...

Travel tips: 12 hints for staying healthy on a trip

The key to enjoying one's dive vacation is to stay healthy during the trip. Ten pointers for taking care of one's health during a...

What to do when panic strikes

Panic attacks can be prevented by initially checking the anxiety level of the diver. Such is undertaken since anxiety tends to increase as nitrogen narcosis inevitably occurs...

Returning to the Boat Using Your Compass

You can see the dive boat, but the distance, steep chop and boat traffic argue against a surface swim. That's why you have a...

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...

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What to do when panic strikes

Panic attacks can be prevented by initially checking the anxiety level of the diver. Such is undertaken since anxiety tends to increase as nitrogen narcosis inevitably occurs...

Advanced diving: using liftbags

Liftbags are indispensable equipment during technical diving activities, where moderately large recoveries are expected. Although they are usually easy to use, divers should always be safety-conscious...

Crime-free dive trips

We're not saying bad things will happen to you on your next dive vacation, but we are saying they can happen. Savvy travelers, however,...

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...

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...