Several tips in photographing shipwrecks

Opportunities for shooting shipwrecks and other sunken, man-made objects are increasing for two reasons: More underwater videographers are traveling to locations that feature wrecks...

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...

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Avoiding CO poisoning while diving

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that forms when there is incomplete combustion of fuels. Everything we burn for fuel (wood, coal, oil, gas,...

How to choose a dive destination

Divers planning the next dive destination should consider their budget, the trip length, their own dive skills and diving objectives. These should also consider...

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...

Scuba quiz: circulation system

The cardiovascular system undergoes changes underwater. By being aware of the changes and knowing why they occur, divers can better understand what happens to...

Healthy eating for divers: protein and fat

Proper diver nutrition involves adequate intake of protein, fat, carbohydrate and fiber. Protein, an important component in body functioning, can be found in meat, vegetables, grains and potatoes....