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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Riding the rips

A rip current can be a diver's best friend. This phenomenon is produced when waves break on a shallow water bar in rapid succession....

Artificial reefs

You are diving on a beautiful coral reef. The ridges reach upward from white sandy bottoms in a colorful display of tropical marine life...

How to buy a wetsuit

There's more to it than just choosing a thickness and a color. Our consumer's guide to neoprene shows you the difference between the good....

Getting to know the butterflies: colorful fish that flit

The butterflyfish are one of the most colorful inhabitants of coral reefs. The name is suggestive of their behavior, flitting about shallow to deep...

Healthy eating for divers: carbohydrates and fiber

Carbohydrates and fibers are two food components that are high in energy that skin divers should eat to build up their strength and stamina. Carbohydrate foods also...