Tips for Equalizing

9 TIPS FOR A EQUALIZING WHILE SCUBA DIVING

Have you ever descended too quickly on your scuba dive only to find your ears starting to hurt? Or maybe your scuba ascent rate was too rushed and your Divemaster had to suddenly grab you just to slow you down?Although we know you want to make the most out of your dive, remember that a safe and controlled ascent and descent while diving is also important. So what can make an ascent or descent unsafe? How can you avoid [...]

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Good Habits

Maintaining Good Diving Habits

Most scuba divers are taught certain habits and rituals in their entry-level courses, which they discard as small or insignificant details as soon as they graduate from students to qualified divers. Although many of us choose not to maintain these simple habits, we shouldn’t forget their importance. Wearing a snorkel You remember one of these — it’s that irritating tube that hangs uselessly on the left side of your mask. The clip is often awkward and gets stuck in long hair. It [...]

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Saving Air

Secrets to Saving Air while Scuba Diving

Do you use up air faster than your dive buddy? We’ve got tips. Do you consistently run through your gas supply faster than other divers on the boat? Do you frequently have to end the dive before the rest of the group? What’s going on? And what can you do about it? First, you can stop beating yourself up over it. People are different. Those with slower metabolisms will — other factors being equal — use less oxygen. Small divers have [...]

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Open Water Referral

Certification While on Vacation, Should I Start at Home?

The majority of the world’s population lives within a two hours drive of a coast or major waterway. However, that does not mean that they have access to someplace suitable for scuba diving year round. While many a diver will dive in cold water, even under the ice, the majority of divers prefer warm water diving. Learning to dive in a tropical paradise adds to the excitement of someone planning on learning to dive. Going diving is an integral [...]

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Reef Diving

Steps To Become an Open Water Diver

There are three sections of your open water training, knowledge development, confined water training and open water training. For most people considering learning how to dive, it is the water sessions that have the largest concerns. The progression is simple, the five knowledge session provide the background information to understand the need for the skills in the corresponding confined water sessions. The skills learned in the five confined water sessions are honed in the four open water session. There [...]

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Discover Scuba Diving

What Every Scuba Diver Should Know About Training Agencies

What is better, a Ford or a Chevy? That debate has been going on for over a hundred years and will likely still be going on a hundred years from now. On scuba diving message boards and dive boats around the world you will find a similar debate. What scuba diving training agency is the best? While the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the largest scuba diving certification agency in the world, it is not the only [...]

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