Why You Should Take a Scuba Refresher Course

If you haven’t been diving for a while or you’ve got a big trip planned, it’s wise to take a scuba refresher course before you blow bubbles again. Learning to scuba dive requires mastering certain skills and remembering specific rules. And diving safely requires remembering those skills and rules. However, lots of certified divers leave large periods of time between dives. Months or years may pass between dives due to financial or family circumstances, or you may only dive once [...]

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How To Handle Heavy Current While Scuba Diving

Heavy Current Current can be found on the surface, in mid-water or at the bottom. Assuming you’re not doing a planned live-boat drift dive — with your exit down-current from your starting point — follow these strategies for beginning and ending in the same place. • Pay attention to the briefing. If there’s surface current, the boat crew will have specific instructions for getting into the water, including hanging on to a tag line so that you can descend together as [...]

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