6 Common Health Considerations for Divers

Many divers have questions regarding health concerns before they take a dive trip. Whether you use over the counter medications or you suffer from a chronic illness, health concerns can put a damper on a dive trip, and cause unneeded stress on what should be a fun and relaxing adventure. Naturally, one of the best…

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Top 8 Scuba Training Tips for New Divers

Whether you have just gained your scuba diving certification or have been diving for decades, there’s always room to learn something new. One of the best ways to advance your scuba diving skills is to dive and dive often! But beginners who are just getting their feet wet may find it handy to keep these…

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Top Tips and Tricks for Incredible Shore Diving

The summer months are prime time for some potential shore divers who want to explore gorgeous stretches of coastline simply by heading to their favorite beach. While shore diving can seem relatively easy on the surface, there are a number of key considerations and factors that can make a shore dive more difficult than an…

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How to Totally Aggravate Your Diving Guide in Five Simple Steps

Nobody wants to be the diver that the dive guide can’t wait to bring back to shore. After all, if you annoy your dive guide, chances are when you try to make your reservations for your next trip, your guide will be all “booked up.” The other dive guides in the area may suddenly have…

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The Best Diving Tips for Beginners

Regardless of whether you’re taking the plunge close to home, or embarking on your first real dive in an exotic locale, there are a few steps that will keep you from being automatically classified as the group’s token newbie. From having a courteous presence on the boat to coming well prepared before your excursion, there’s…

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How to Avoid Being A “Touron” While Traveling

Have you ever heard the term “Touron?” It’s a not-so-nice mash-up of the terms “tourist” and “moron” and service industry personnel use it all over the world. After multiple diving trips, you know how to behave with grace and etiquette on the dive boat. You learned how not to be the person everyone wants to…

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The 6 Biggest Mistakes Made by Recreational Divers

Mark took a scuba certification course, has been in the water a few times and is pretty well equipped to handle an emergency. Mark feels prepared for his next dive. However, Mark could be making several mistakes diving instructors and pros classify as “off the radar.” If you are guilty of making these mistakes, like…

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Can’t Touch This! What You Should Never, Ever, EVER Disturb while Diving

Every good diver knows when you’re underwater, you should keep your hands and fins to yourself! Disturbing corals and marine life can have unintended, but dire consequences to the underwater environment. Everyone has had a once-in-a-while brush with a reef wall or a critter that is hiding along the sea floor. However, there are some…

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Diving Instructor Pearls of Wisdom

When you’re learning the basics, it’s natural to pay attention to the big stuff — how to breathe, how to submerge without ear pain and how to come back to the surface safely. However, in between all the “big stuff,” your instructor may also be passing along little pearls of wisdom that will come in handy throughout your…

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One Diver’s Near-Death Experience – What We Can Learn

In early March, a Florida scuba diver made local and national headlines when he was diving close to the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant in Florida. He got sucked into a pipe that pulled in approximately 500,000 gallons of ocean water per minute. The pipe is 16 feet in diameter and a quarter-mile long. The…

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