Diving Blog

Jul 2015

4 Items a Traveling Diver Should Own

Although we probably agree that diving is pretty much the best thing on the planet, there is no denying that it is an expensive and heavy hobby to have. Scuba equipment is not cheap, and you need a lot of it to be able to actually get underwater in t...

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Jun 2015

Divemaster. The First Step to Professional Diving

The school and university year has come to an end. At this very moment, people from all over the world are packing their backpacks and booking tickets to travel all over the world. For many, the gap year is a way of improving oneself, gaining life sk...

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Jun 2015

The Galapagos Islands

Some 900 km west of the Ecuador mainland in the open Pacific Ocean is the island chain that forever changed our understanding of where we came from. The Galapagos Islands are considered by many to be the ultimate destination for nature lovers due to ...

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Jun 2015

Marine Conservation Projects

Over 1 billion people around the world rely heavily on fish as a source of protein, with small scale fisheries supporting the livelihood of over 500 million people, mainly in the poorer parts of the tropics. With the world population rising rapidly, ...

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Jun 2015

Pregnancy and Diving

At the start of any dive training program the students must fill out a medical statement. This lists varies medical ailments or contradictions to diving that the student may have. Recently I was teaching an Open Water course and one of my female stud...

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Jun 2015

How to Deal with Currents while Diving

Currents evoke different reactions in different divers. Some divers love the thrill of zooming along a wall with the moving water, just hovering and watching the marine life pass by. Others may be terrified by the idea that they might suddenly get sw...

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Jun 2015

Diving in Trim. Part 2

A diver who has perfect trim will be horizontal in the water, their fins should be higher than the rest of the body but kept flat, and the diver should be extending their arms outwards. Although it is very easy to put into words how a diver should lo...

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Jun 2015

Relieving Cramp while Diving

Imagine you are swimming along one day over the top of a beautiful coral reef, your mind is focused on watching all the colorful critters in their natural habitat when suddenly it feels like somebody has torn a hole in your calf and you cannot even m...

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Jun 2015

Diving in Trim. Part 1

Recently PADI has completed a huge change to the way that they teach the Continue reading

Jun 2015

Post Dive Drinking and Dehydration

It is no secret that many divers love a drink. What can be more refreshing than cracking open an ice cold beer after spending a day bathing in the sun’s rays and scuba diving. Many dive resorts have bars attached where it is common to see customers...

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May 2015

Traveling with Scuba Gear

As scuba divers we travel often by nature. Maybe to check out that new quarry 100 miles down the road, or to dive with Thresher Sharks in the Philippines. Without travel we would only be able to dive the same sites over and over, until there wouldnâ€...

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May 2015

Snorkeling Safety Tips

Snorkelling is a great activity that can be enjoyed by almost anybody who has access to a body of water, such as a lake, a river or the ocean. Snorkelling is often shunned by scuba divers, but snorkelling is cheaper than scuba diving, generally safer...

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