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...

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...

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Scuba diving with back problems

Back problems plague a large number of people and cause a significant amount of disability, loss of work and recreation. Diving in many ways...

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...

One more dive: is it worth it?

Silent hypothermia and dehydration are some of the conditions divers often encounter. Silent hypothermia, which is the most common form of hypothermia divers experience, predisposes a diver to...

Life in the deep sea

Strange forms of marine life thrive in the deep waters of the ocean. These creatures have been forced to support complex adaptations to cope...

Advanced diving: avoiding the pitfalls of computer diving

Dive computers can be very useful to divers, if these are used with common sense and caution. Since dive computer readings do not guarantee...