Category Archives for "Scuba Diving"

Hello fellow divers! We are glad to have you on board. You’ll find all of our scuba diving related posts in this section. Browse and read! But, most importantly: Get Into The Water!

Best Dry Waterproof Bag for Snorkeling

Snorkeling is a great recreational activity that more and more people take it up during a vacation on the beach. It’s a great experience to see the world underwater through a snorkel mask. How to find the Best Waterproof Bag for Snorkeling Unfortunately, some of the locations you might go snorkeling at areas that are […]

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Differences between a Dive and a Snorkel Mask

At first glance, a dive and a snorkel mask look the same. Well, that is if you leave out the full-face snorkel masks which don’t look anything like a scuba mask. Taking a deeper look at a standard snorkel and dive mask reveals some subtle differences. Snorkel Mask vs Diving Mask Let’s look at the main differences between […]

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Split Fins vs Regular Fins and Blade Flippers for Scuba Diving

There’s an ongoing debate between divers whether split fins or regular/blade/paddle fins are better. Regular fins are also usually referred to as paddle fins, blade fins, or full fins. Historically, regular fins are what were the only fins available for diving and snorkeling. Even today many divers prefer paddle fins over splits. There’s no perfect […]

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Air Integrated Dive Computer or Not?

Air integration on dive computers are getting a more common sight as they get cheaper and the technology has gotten more reliable. We’ve compiled the arguments on whether or not you should look at an air integrated dive computer or not. Do you need to get an Air Integrated Dive Computer or is that Overkill? […]

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Wrist Mounted vs Console Dive Computer

Which type of dive computer is better: Wrist or Console Mounted? Technology enabled computers to get smaller and smaller. We are at the point you can wear a sophisticated dive computer at the wrist. But is that the best way to use it? Or is it easier and better to use a console mounted dive […]

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Best Tips on Equalizing when Diving

As much as we love diving, we are land mammals that cross into a foreign world when going underwater. Part of this adjustment is that we have the need to equalize when we dive. Below we share the best tips on equalizing when diving to make it easier the next time you go down. It’s […]

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How to Exercise for Scuba Diving

Many recreational divers do not understand the importance of their physical fitness when they dive. They are all worried about their gear and to have the latest dive computers but many do not keep in shape and stay fit in order to improve their safety underwater. How to Get and Stay Fit for Scuba Diving […]

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Six Epic Scuba Dives for Every Adventurer

Bloomberg created an article on six epic scuba dives for every adventurer. They did not look at the usual suspects like Stingray City or Tiger Beach but instead highlighted six destinations that are somewhat less known and crowded. If you’re looking for an adventure then have a look at the list below. You’ll find a […]

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Do you need to know Dive Tables when you have a Dive Computer?

Before dive computers became a common sight in the scuba scene, the only reliable way to calculate safe dive times were dive tables. Dive tables were initially created for military use in order to ensure that scuba divers don’t suffer from decompression sickness. Do you need dive tables when you have a dive computer? Technically […]

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Dive Computer History – From Analog to Digital

Many technical advances have come from military needs. Dive computers are not different. The Navy needed a reliable system for their underwater warfare. They met in 1951 with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California. The requirements the Navy had was to get a device that reliably monitors the nitrogen loading in the body of […]

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What you need to know about Diving with Nitrox

Nitrogen and Oxygen are part of the air we breathe. During diving, Nitrogen concentrations increase in the body and can cause decompression sickness (the bends) when you ascend too fast. The thought behind Nitrox is that the concentration of nitrogen in the gas you breathe is reduced while the concentration of oxygen is increased. This […]

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What is a Scuba Dive Computer?

Before the age of dive computers it was necessary to use dive tables to figure out how long you can stay under water and how many stops you had to make when coming up to avoid risking decompression sickness. You also needed a depth gauge to measure your depth and a dive watch to know […]

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