Out of Air: The 5 Most Common Reasons Divers Run Out

Hopefully, you’ve never experienced an out-of-air situation while scuba diving. However, it can happen to anyone. More often than not, it’s diver error, not an equipment failure. Even if you don’t drown, you may develop decompression sickness if you have to surface too quickly in an out-of-air emergency, which can also be fatal. Let’s explore…

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Female Diver? Read These 5 Tips!

Scuba is predominantly a “man’s world.” According to PADI, 66% of divers are male and only 34% are female. For lady divers to fully enjoy the sport, they must be comfortable and make the sport their own. Here are a few recommendations to help you ladies get on your way to happier dives! 1) Buy…

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Part 2: How to Choose a Wetsuit for Diving

Welcome to Part 2! In case you missed Part 1: How to Choose a Wetsuit for Diving, you can still check it out. In Part 1, we explored the differences between wetsuit thickness, style, seam seals and zippers. Having a comfortable, well-fitting wetsuit allows you to focus on the amazing underwater scenery instead of shivering…

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Part 1: How to Choose a Wetsuit for Diving

Unless you have the luxury of scuba diving only in the tropics in mid-summer where the water temperature is 90 degrees, you will want a wetsuit! We lose a lot of body heat while in the water, so even water that feels comfortable for swimming can make us feel cold while diving. Another benefit of…

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Flying After Diving – What’s the Big Deal?

One of the best things about scuba diving is that you can do it practically anywhere in the world! You might have even created a diving destination “bucket list.” To get to these places, you usually need to fly. Naturally, you want to spend as much time as possible in the water. If you have…

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Why Are Divers at Risk for Decompression Sickness?

Tales of “the bends” are often the first horror stories many divers hear before they first enter into the world of SCUBA. While the stories are justified, the condition can have severe and lasting implications on the body. It’s important to know that if you dive safely, you can avoid it entirely. What are “The…

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Tips for Controlling Your Buoyancy When Diving

Whether you are diving a reef, braving a cave, or exploring an old shipwreck, one of the most important things to master is buoyancy. With great buoyancy, comes a better diving experience. Being buoyant, or floating underwater, is something that sounds simple in theory but can take a bit of practice. There are three kinds…

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New to Diving? Avoid These Common Mistakes

Every diver was a new diver at some point, so it’s normal to feel a little nervous before a dive. You’ll enjoy a more relaxed dive if you avoid these common mistakes. 1) Not practicing what you learned. You took the time to get certified, but if you don’t practice what you learned, you’re likely…

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How to Choose a Scuba Diving Destination

One of the perks of being a scuba diver is we have an almost endless supply of reefs, wrecks, caves and other fantastic underwater features and sea life just waiting to be explored. That’s why so many of us start planning our next dive trip as soon as we arrive home from our last one!…

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6 Tips to Avoid Seasickness When Scuba Diving

Nothing ruins your eagerly awaited dive trip more than feeling seasick on the boat while you head to the dive site. Some of us unfortunate ones are more prone than others to feel seasick, otherwise known as motion sickness, but all of us are susceptible. Motion sickness symptoms develop when we are standing or sitting…

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