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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Diving medicine: first aid for divers

Divers need to know first aid measures to treat simple diving injuries and prevent them from becoming full-blown medical cases. Bleeding can be treated by applying pressure to the area...

Boat Traffic – Now What?

Your safety stop at 15 feet is accompanied by the scream of boat engines? Here's how to surface without being sliced and diced. STEP 1:...

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...

Cold water wreck diving

Cold water wreck diving demands certain considerations, aside from standard warm water wreck diving procedures. Selection and adjustment of equipment such as drysuits and double tanks...

Materials and undergarments

Drysuits are commonly divided into foam neoprene, vulcanized rubber and urethane coated fabric. Most drysuits normally require undergarments to enhance insulation and improve moisture...