Whale Shark

Olympus Tough TG 5

After my mouths of debating to my I finally decided to buy the Olympus Tough TG 5 and I am not disappointed. Design The TG-5 retains a lot of the same design elements from the TG-4, and for good reason: They just work. For instance, the TG-5 uses the same dual-latch design on its two compartment doors  — one for the battery and memory card, and the other for the ports (micro HDMI and micro USB). Each ensures you don’t damage [...]

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Scuba Gear

Scuba Gear Buyer’s Guide

Having the best diving gear will always enhance your experience underwater. Your mask is arguably the most important element to consider when gathering your equipment. You’re going to want to put a lot of thought into choosing the right mask, regardless of whether you prefer snorkeling or scuba diving. Many beginners find this out the hard way. When you’re starting out, it’s a good idea to rent equipment first. This allows you to get a feel for the sport before [...]

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Scuba Diving Fins

Best Fins for 2019 Buyers Guide

There’s nothing quite like diving with a pair of powerful fins that are comfortable and fit like a glove. Our 2019 scuba diving Gear Buyers Guide will help you find the best scuba diving fins that fit your diving style. Apeks RK3 This tough, tec-minded find is built to take serious abuse, with rugged construction and stainless spring straps. That’s why it’s the choice of many public safety, military and Coast Guard divers. For all divers, the RK3 offers a wide, short, vented [...]

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Wetsuits

How To Clean and Maintain Your Scuba Diving Wetsuit

Lingering saltwater, sand, silt and other unsavory liquids can wear down on your wetsuit or get it stinky in a hurry. To keep your wetsuit in tip-top shape and have it last as long as you can fit, it’s important to properly prep and clean it before and after each dive. Here are a few tips from our Gear Editor on keeping your scuba diving wetsuits in great shape. WETSUIT CARE — BEFORE YOU DIVE • CHECK ALL ZIPPERS to make [...]

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Suunto D5

Suunto New D5 Dive Computer

The Suunto D5 design enhances the user experience of the computer, making it suitable for all divers. An intuitive, three-button logic makes it easy for every diver to navigate through the dive modes which include Air, Nitrox, Gauge, Freedive, Watch and compass with intuitive graphical views, transflective display technology and LED backlight and it is rechargeable. In addition to the new vibrate alarm feature alongside the standard beep alarms, you can set this unit to silent for uninterrupted underwater exploration. Suunto has added one more language to [...]

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Cressi

Cressi Thor EBS Fins

Cressi Brand new design for this extremely effective and yet very easy to use fin. The special arched profile of the fins combined with the two central ribs promotes a significant flow convection effect, known as “spoon effect”, which stabilises and boosts propulsion. Two lateral holes discharge the negative forces typically associated with this area and at the same time make for enhanced stability. The blades are moulded from two different materials for improved reactivity. These fins are perfect for scuba diving, whether you are an experienced [...]

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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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Dive Computers

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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Dive Computer

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Dive Computer

The dive computer is arguably one of the greatest technological advances in the sport of scuba diving since Jacques Cousteau and Émile Gagnan invented the Aqua-Lung. Practically every diver in the water today uses a dive computer to monitor his or her depth and bottom time, rather than dive tables. But how well do you know your dive computer? Here’s how to maximize your bottom time and your safety. In the PADI open water course now teaches all new divers how to use a computer not [...]

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scuba divers

The Equipment Of The Scuba Diver

Not as Complicated as It May Look The first time for anything can be overwhelming, that first day of High School, your first date, your first driving lesson and, yes, your first diving lesson. When you slipped behind the steering wheel of the car for the first time, you had years of experience observing other drivers as they used the different tools – accelerator pedal, brakes, steering wheels – that a driver uses. Knowing the basic function of those items [...]

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