Scuba quiz topic: bubbles

Decompression sickness (DCS) is caused by bubbles in the body. However, there are instances when people with bubbles may not have DCS. Information about bubbles...

Coping with currents

Diving techniques used when faced with underwater currents are presented. Underwater currents can provide a diver with a unique and enjoyable experience. A multitude of...

Advanced diving: boat etiquette

Divers should know the policies in boat diving to ensure safety and enjoyment. Knowing diving etiquette helps divers maximize their diving time and enhances...

Buoyancy Control Selection

Manufacturers and dealers build and stock a variety of BCs. The perfect one for you depends upon your basic body type and the type...

Underwater Photography: Wide angle video

Techniques for wide angle underwater photography are presented. Underwater video photography enthusiasts need to utilize supplementary wide angle lenses on their camcorders to achieve...

Advanced fishwatching: juveniles and their adult counterparts

Most fish living in shallow reefs use coloration for protection, predation and intimidation. However, such coloration changes as fish mature. Nonetheless, skin divers can distinguish between...

Heart problems that can affect your diving

Comprehensive screening is required to minimize the risk of heart problems while scuba diving. A table is presented to educate divers and future divers about heart problems...

10 great reasons live-aboards are so popular!

Live-aboard cruises are popular among diving enthusiasts because they offer diving opportunities in remote dive sites, more marine life encounters and equipment for underwater...

How to get great abs – and why you need them

Abdominal muscles can be strengthened through such exercises as crunches and trunk flexions, not through the usual sit-ups and leg lifts. Good abdominal muscles can...

Self-help techniques for divers

Self-help is another term for self-rescue. It enables divers to have a more enjoyable dive by increasing their knowledge on how to solve problems...

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Survival guide for computer failure

Computers in scuba diving can sometimes malfunction. In case of a computer failure, divers are advised to abort the dive immediately and make a safety stop at...

Be your own buddy: 10 self-rescue tips

Ten tips to rescue one's self in a dive emergency were presented. Proper training tops the list followed by experience. Air sharing should be...

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...

Drysuit valves and diving techniques

The different types of valves used in a dry suit are described to guide in divers' selection. Tips on drysuit diving are also offered including pre-dive inspections...

Safe shipwreck penetration

Short Penetrations In this scenario, one diver enters the wreck freely. The other stays outside at the opening and shines a light inside. The inside...