Not Enough Plastic In The Ocean

New study finds that the amount of plastic debris found in our oceans is much less than previously estimated. But is this good or bad news? A new study, by Cozar et al, and published by PNAS.org, finds that plastic debris is more widespread in the world’s oceans than previously believed, but at the same time that there is far less of it than estimated in other studies of pollution of our oceans. The study, the first of its kind, used primary data collected from a research ship which, during a worldwide cruise, trawled for plastic debris on the...

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Where To Place Your Arms While Scuba Diving

In this article we are going to help you find a place to put your arms while scuba diving. If you are new to diving not having any ideas of what to do with your arms is common. Lots of times divers’ arms just sort of dangle and hang or they use them to swim along with their legs. With any luck, one of the following ideas on where to place your arms while scuba diving will work. Where Can They Be? Ultimately your arms can be wherever you’d like them to be, all you need to keep in...

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Safety Stop: Why Do I Need To Do It?

We generally see scuba diving as a fun sports activity that we are simply passionate about. To become a good scuba diver we need to receive professional training and then get into the water. That is true, but that is not all. We need to always remember a few important aspects of diving, and we can never afford to forget the safety rules while indulging in this fun sport. Safety stop is something we need to be cautious about. It is recommended at the end of each dive and mandatory for deeper dives. Let us look at this safety...

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Night Dive: Rules, Recommendations and Fun Facts

If you feel that scuba diving is a thrilling exercise, try night diving. It is quite an interesting and mysterious experience. Once you descend into the water at night and discover a whole new world, you will definitely want more. Surprises or Fun Facts Night dives are always full of surprises. Let’s look at a few of them. Diving at night at a location which is very familiar to you will present you with a completely new experience. Night diving definitely changes the way we see marine life.  At night the marine world appears to be more beautiful, colorful...

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How To Master Your Buoyancy: With UW Frisbee

Fun with the underwater Frisbee A great way of becoming a better diver is by mastering your buoyancy to perfection. It makes you stir up less bottom silt, gives you better air consumption, and generally gives you a greater control of yourself underwater. There are a lot of ways you can enhance your buoyancy skills. For example you can enroll in a PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course. Or have your dive instructor give you pointers before or after dives. Playing with your Frisbee I found, teaching a peak performance course, that the best and a really fun way of...

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What Is The First Dive Equipment I Need To Purchase?

You have just finished your last of many diving courses and now you are a certified diver. You learned a lot of new exciting things and a whole new world has opened up to you. This includes a lot of new cool dive equipment. During the course you learned to use the basic rental scuba equipment, and now you want your own. A lot of the equipment used for diving is expensive, with the exception of fins, mask, snorkel and small accessories. Most beginning divers can’t buy all the dive equipment at once, but choose to buy one or...

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Underwater Wedding

Take the Plunge and Say “I do” With More Bubbles than Champagne When most people dream about their wedding, it usually involves a tranquil romantic scene with a bride in white floating elegantly down the aisle. There’s usually not a lot of water involved in these dreams. Unless you’re looking for a touch of adventure and want to plunge under the waves for your vows. You’d be surprised how many people consider and actually do have underwater weddings. So, how deep is your love? What an Underwater Wedding Entails An underwater wedding is just that: a wedding ceremony that...

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Buddy Diving For Safety and Support

If you could choose solo diving or buddy diving, which would you prefer? It is actually not the question of preference; it is a matter of safety. If you are a novice diver, the buddy system is a must for you, and if you are an advanced or expert diver, it still might be the right way to go! It is more like a rule of thumb for all divers. In solo diving you enjoy the adventure individually. However, diving with a buddy gives you someone to share the noble experience with, talk about photos and much more. Diving in...

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A Scuba Diver’s Impact On A Coral Reef

Coral reef diving is an all-time favorite to most scuba divers. But like it or not, scuba divers are causing substantial damage to the world’s coral reefs. Scientific evidence shows that divers are directly and/or indirectly responsible for damaging the reef life with some of their thoughtless behaviors. Not to say that all divers are harming reef life intentionally. But due to some divers’ lack of proper training, it is done unknowingly at times. Coral reef diving possesses some unique challenges compared to other methods of diving. A diver needs to have a passion and affection for nature when...

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Safety Gear: The 4 Things To Bring So You Don’t Get Left Behind

We have all been in the situation. You and your buddy come up from a dive and can’t see the boat. This is the point where the doubts start coming: did they forget us, did they leave us behind, are we stranded in mid ocean all alone? Luckily this is almost never the case; instead you see the boat sailing around a cliff, heading straight towards you and your buddy. On the way back to shore you talk about the great dive you just experienced. Although this will probably be the case almost every time, you still need to...

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Scuba Diving Without the Mrs

So you are going on a holiday, you and your partner it’s just the two of you. No interruptions, just long walks on the beach, shopping and so on, you know the drill. Quality time together! But then, when you want to go diving, one or preferably two days - she starts complaining. Now all of you who don’t have this problem, because your Mrs. also loves diving. You guys are just lucky. There is no reason for you to read this article, so go ahead and leave a taunting remark in comments and move on to reading another...

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Epic Scuba Fails – How NOT to Enter the Water

Entry can sometimes be hard! Waves can be big and cliffs can be steep and slippery. But even in the worst of conditions I’ve never seen this bad entry from a dive boat! Read How to enter the water in Rough Sea Giant Stride or James Bond Roll Well except of a few of the divers, they are trying to do the James Bond Roll Entry. Where 007 jumps head first in a roll and lands on his tank. I couldn’t find a clip of the real Bond Agent doing it but this is how it’s actually done: Head...

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Dive Packing Guide – What to bring on a Scuba Holiday?

You just booked your first Scuba Diving Holiday since you started diving. So what do you bring with you for the trip overseas? Well, you’ll pack the usual: clothes, sun lotion, camera, toiletries…those kinds of things of course. But where do you fit all of your dive equipment? Don’t worry! Here’s a step-by-step guide to all you need to bring and what you should just leave at home. Traveling With Full Gear First thing is to just let your dive tank and weights at home, unless you are going on a dive expedition to a deserted island. They are...

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Shark Finning: What is it?

Why would anyone ever kill a shark for its fins? And cut it off and let it drop to the bottom for a slow and painful death! There are many different type of animals that are hunted from beneath the ocean’s surface. From the larger fish to clams and oysters, many of us have heard of these options of fishing. You may not, however, have heard about the practice of killing sharks for their fins alone. The following explains the practice of shark finning, why these fins are wanted, the problems with this practice, and what we can do...

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Crazy Shark Attack – Whitetip Reef Shark Vs Moray Eel!

As you already know nature is no stranger to conflict and struggle to survive. And this is even more true for the animals we see underwater. Here a group of 3 Whitetip Reef Sharks attack a Giant Moray Eel, and in a brutal fight tearing it to pieces. Ironically enough only a year a go we saw the exactly opposite when a Giant Moray Eel attacked a Whitetip Reef Shark and ate it whole. Moray Eel vs. Moray Eel But's it's not just sharks against Moray Eels, underwater everyone is potentially an enemy or...

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Managing Your Air Consumption: Practical Tips

Nothing is more disappointing than prematurely ending your dive because you have used too much air.  In situations like these, you, along with your dive buddy, surface, and sees the rest of the dive group diving on. If you are a new diver, chances are you may experience this incident a few times. The best way to get more dive time is by gaining more experience. You'll slowly learn the small factors that helps you to conserve air and efficiently manage your air consumption. You can also improve your dive time by Knowing Your Air Consumption on Land Here are some practical pointers that will help...

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Underwater photo: A beginner’s guide

Tired of bluish underwater pictures with lots of white spots? Here we'll guide you to much better pictures form your dives. Taking pictures while diving is quite different than taking them on the surface. Underwater there are a lot of factors that will effect on the outcome of the picture. First of all you are in a different element, you need to focus more on yourself. You need to know where you are in the water and be in control of your buoyancy while taking the picture. At DIVE.in we would like to give you a small beginner’s guide...

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Buoyancy Control – How to Improve Your Skills

Buoyancy control is one of the most essential skills that you can learn and perfect as a scuba diver. It is the skill that will fine tune your diving efficiency and make your diving fun and effortless. It is an important skill to master to eliminate a diver’s frustration in regard to moving and destroying the fragile environment. What is Buoyancy? We all know the example of a big heavy ship that floats and a small rocks that sinks. Why? Because of difference in mass and weight. The big ship displaces more water than it weighs, therefore it will float. Whereas...

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Divers Unite to Protect and Conserve: Raised $14.000

You love the ocean and all of the life in it! You want to help the fragile ocean, but how? Here’s how three dive centers in Indonesia  and the Philippines raised $14.000 The Funathon proved that when divers collaborate they can make a significant contribution to marine conservation. Project AWARE’s Funathon was a unique fundraising effort that focused on shark and ray conservation. Although many countries have shark and ray protection policies, these magnificent animals travel great distances, crossing national boundaries. Therefore it is up to you as a diver and the conservationists to join forces in order to raise funds...

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