Diving Blog

May 2015

Diving with Poor Eyesight

During your Open Water level training, you will learn that water magnifies objects underwater, making them seem larger and closer. For divers with mild vision problems (like myself) the magnifying effect of the water may help correct vision so it is ...

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May 2015

Boat Diving Etiquette

Boat diving has many advantages over shore diving, such as being able to go much further afield than normal, therefore getting out to the better dive sites. Most beginner divers will conduct most of their dives from the shore, which takes far less pl...

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May 2015

Is it Safe to Dive with Sharks?

Sharks as a species produce a wide variety of feelings in different people. As divers, snorkelers or free divers we usually cherish every moment we get to witness these top predators in their natural environment, whereas some people are too afraid of...

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May 2015

Diving and the Dentist

Not many scuba divers would think that a pre-dive holiday trip to the dentist is important, but the health of your mouth is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Many of us would dive for a life time and never have any kind of rea...

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May 2015

Different Diving Gases

Many non-divers believe that the cylinders that we use contain pure oxygen. Once you have completed your Open Water level course you will learn that this is not true, our cylinders ar...

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May 2015

Citizen Science. Helping Protect our Planet!

As scuba divers, free divers or snorkelers we are privileged to enjoy the beautiful marine environment, however we are also at the front line witnessing changes to it as the years go by. As the population continues to surge the impact on all of Earth...

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May 2015

Preventing Heartburn when Diving

If you feel heartburn, acid build-up or nausea while diving, don’t worry, there are others out there suffering too. Many people get the feeling of needing to vomit whilst diving that they end their dive pre...

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May 2015

Dive Cylinder Care

Generally scuba diving cylinders require very little maintenance, simply rinse the body and the valve after a dive, and make sure you keep up to date with visual and hydrostatic tests. The most important thing you can do to help ensure your cylinder ...

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Apr 2015

6 Tips to Help Protect the Reef

No matter how hard we try, divers generally have a negative impact on the coral reef ecosystem. Although there are significantly worse threats such as pollution, over fishing...

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Apr 2015

How Long will my Air Last?

'How long will my air last' is a frequently asked question by those who are new to the scuba diving sport, and it is one that most scuba professionals would have asked their instructors when they were learnin...

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Apr 2015

Defogging your Mask

A foggy mask can do more than just spoil your dive by obstructing your view to the incredible underwater world. It can damage you and your buddies ability to effectively communicate together, and it can even be dangerous to the less experienced diver...

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Apr 2015

Asthma and Diving

Asthma and diving is a controversial topic. Historically anyone with asthma, or with a history of asthma were told they would never be allowed to dive. More recently opinions have changed, and now there are many scuba divers with asthma. Potential fu...

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