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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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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