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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!

How to Recover and Clear Your Regulator When Scuba Diving

Scuba diving can be a breathtaking experience, provided you can breathe underwater properly. In order to do that, you need a properly functioning regulator. The reason why a regulator is important and absolutely vital to breathe underwater is that divers need to stay underwater for long periods of time. To stay submerged for that long, […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Scuba Diving

Scuba diving can be an exciting and fun experience, but it should not be taken lightly as an activity you can do without any prior knowledge or the help of an experienced scuba diver. There are many components that go into becoming a scuba diver or even just going scuba diving. With this guide, you […]

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Best Places to go Wreck Diving in the World

As a diver, you want to be able to explore unknown and unseen locations to gain new, unique experiences that you otherwise can’t in real life. Exploring age-old shipwrecks and plane crashes allows divers to enter a new fantastical world; divers are transported to a world long gone by exploring treasures forgotten by people on […]

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Yum Yum Yellow and Sharks: What’s the Deal?

Before we start talking about how sharks are attracted to certain colors and repelled by others, it is important to note that these are just theories by divers, rescuers, and surfers. A study was conducted by the US Navy in the 1970s to see what color life jackets they should use so sharks would be […]

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Best Scuba Diving Destinations in Belize

Are you a scuba diving enthusiast who has been looking for the perfect destination to go on your next scuba diving adventure? Boy, do we have the ideal destination for you! You might not think a tiny nation like Belize would have much to offer in terms of scuba diving, but you would be very […]

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Differences Between Freshwater and Saltwater Diving

Freshwater and saltwater are both common diving forms for scuba divers. Typically, factors like the sights divers want to see and the kind of experience they want to have underwater, determine where they are going to go. The difference between saltwater and freshwater is right in the name; saltwater is water that has a certain […]

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Best Scuba Diving Destinations in the Caribbean

You can find a variety of legendary scuba diving destinations in the Caribbean. Each of them is known for one thing or another, like spectacular reefs, wrecks, sharks, whales, underwater walls, or cenotes. The best Caribbean scuba diving destinations have it all. Scuba diving has been popular in the Caribbean for a long time. Many […]

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Dive Computer Algorithms – What you need to know!

When you start diving you are taught the use of dive tables. You should also be taught the theory behind them.  Today unfortunately many divers know that dive tables exist but have no idea why they exist. The same is often true when divers use dive computers. Only a few have any idea what type […]

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A Guide on How To Safely Go Diving In Strong Currents

For many divers, diving in strong currents can be an exhilarating experience. However, if you are not prepared and do not exercise caution, it can soon turn into a nightmare. The current can push you away from your dive site and your buddies, and sweep you into the open sea. To stay safe in the […]

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How Many Scuba Diving Certification Levels Are There?

Pretty much anyone can become a scuba diver if they have the right gear, an ocean nearby and are void of any serious medical conditions. However, before you get your underwater camera ready to capture the entire experience, there is one important thing left: every diver has to undergo some level of training and must […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Full-Face Scuba Diving Mask

People are constantly looking for ways to make scuba diving a more comfortable experience for themselves. One relatively recent innovation is the full-face scuba mask. Although previously full-face masks were used by commercial divers and those involved in scientific research, they have recently been introduced for the purpose of recreational diving as well. What is […]

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How to Choose a Scuba Diving Computer

The most important factor when you’re looking for a dive computer is how it looks and what color it comes in. It’s important that the color of the scuba computer matches the rest of the gear! It’s also important to choose bright colors so that you’ll be seen underwater… Just kidding. Color is certainly the […]

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Scuba Diving Surface Intervals – What Are They?

While beginners may dive once a day, most professional divers dive multiple times a day. However, you can’t just get back in the water immediately after returning to the surface. Your body needs to rest and off-gas (release stored nitrogen) before you’re ready to dive again. This is where your scuba diving surface intervals come […]

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What Is Mask Squeeze and How to Prevent Facial Barotrauma

Scuba diving can present a number of risks for a diver, such as decompression sickness, gear malfunction, nitrogen narcosis, and the most dangerous: drowning. Of course, these are the most obvious risks of scuba diving. Many divers are unaware that their own masks can cause serious problems, such as mask squeeze (also known as facial […]

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What are the Long-Term Effects of Decompression Sickness?

One of the main risks associated with scuba diving is decompression sickness. It occurs due to the buildup of compressed gases in the body and is characterized by joint pains. However, some divers are more seriously affected by it may suffer more harmful effects. We’ll walk you through the basics of decompression sickness and what […]

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What is a Purge Mask?

When scuba divers are on the hunt for a scuba mask, they have to choose from a range of brands, styles and basic features. Since the right mask is pivotal to keep the water out of your nose, keep your vision clear and make you feel comfortable in the water, this is a very important […]

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What is the Most Serious and Dangerous Diving Emergency?

Scuba diving is a relatively safe activity as long as you follow the rules and necessary safety precautions. However, since we’re not meant to live underwater and need to use a gas tank to help us breathe, emergencies may occasionally arise. Is Scuba Diving Dangerous? Although scuba diving isn’t a dangerous activity, there are some […]

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What is a Polarized Dive Mask?

A dive mask is an essential component of any scuba diver’s gear. Apart from keeping the diver from inhaling salty water, it also allows them to clearly focus on the water and everything in it. Every now and then, new types of dive masks are manufactured to help the diver see better and feel more […]

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