drift dives

Drift Dives and Currents

Currents are a strong factor in the quality of many a dive. Many of the best dives in the world are drift dives. Divers will descend to a reef, position themselves near the wall, then join the current and let nature propel them along the face of a wall. The views are generally stunning, the marine life varied and often large pelagic like sharks, barracuda and tuna are doing the same thing you are, except they are shopping for [...]

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Two Whale Sharks

Yesterday we had the pleasure of seeing to two different Whale Sharks at Chomporn Pinnacle plus a couple of Lion Fish. SeaLife DC1400 SeaLife DC1400 SeaLife DC1400 SeaLife DC1400 SeaLife DC1400 SeaLife DC1400 SeaLife DC1400

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Decompression Diving

Decompression Diving – What Is It and Should I Avoid It?

The term decompression diving is sometimes confusing for beginning divers. It brings forth the images of complicated formulas and in depth planning. They are told that it is “just” for technical divers who have vast amount of training and it not for mere recreational divers. They are right mostly, however, that does not mean that the recreational diver should not be aware of the topic and what it involves. In a broad definition, we can say that a decompression [...]

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The Dive Computer, an Essential Item You Should Own

The recreational dive computer has allowed divers to extend their diving as well as giving a better means to prevent DCI. The development and publishing of the recreational dive tables was one of the first steps that increased the safety of divers. These tables were a modification of the tables that the U.S. Navy had developed for their divers. For the recreational diver, the Navy tables had some fundamental even fatal flaws. Navy divers normally worked at one depth, they [...]

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Medical Fitness and Diving

Medical Fitness and Diving

Medical Fitness and Diving The medical community suggest that anyone who is going to start dive training should have a special medical exam before they start, and every five years if they are diving. In some countries such as Australia it is a legal requirement to receive a dive medical before starting training. The training agencies take a middle ground requiring a medical questionnaire to be completed and if any item is marked “yes” than a doctor must be consulted [...]

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Scuba Diving and Fitness

Scuba Diving and Fitness Scuba diving started out with a reputation of being high risk and requiring great physical strength. Those early days used rubber dry suits and flotation gear was often a military surplus Mae West life jacket. The Mae West was only used at the end of the dive to keep you afloat. Divers use pure muscle power to counter difference in buoyancy. Equipment was often heavy and bulky. Clearly not a task for a youngster or member [...]

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