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Why Diving Should Be Done Slowly

Most new divers are told the same thing when diving with more experienced buddies: slow down! Most inexperienced divers swim too fast, and fidget too much under water. The immediate result is that they consume too much air (ending the dive prematurely), scare off...

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Ditch The Compass: Natural Underwater Navigation

Often referred to as “pilogate,” naturally navigating your way underwater is an incredible skill to have as a diver. Knowing how to naturally navigate means that you are not dependent on anything other than your own senses and observations and don’t have to rely on a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Survive A Silt-Out!: Diving In Low Visibility

Would you know what to do if you get caught in a silt-out with almost zero visibility? Silt-outs are what happens when we kick up the fine sediment that we often find in enclosed underwater areas, such as inside wrecks or caves, as well as sometimes on the bottom of...

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Cave Diving: Why Choose Cave Diving In The Cenotes

The Yucatan Peninsula and Riviera Maya in Mexico are very well known among other things for the Cenotes. They are the largest underground fresh water cave system in the world. They run for kilometers from North West to South East of the Peninsula and end up in the...

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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...

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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...

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Drift Diving 101: All you need to know about Drift Diving

Drift diving can be one of the most rewarding types of diving, but it does require certain precautions. What is drift diving? Drift diving is a type of diving where instead of fighting a current, we go with it. Usually we’re told to always start a dive swimming...

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Underwater Navigation 101: How to navigate underwater

Finding your way under water can be tricky, Right? So navigation skills are key to a successful dive. Learn to cover the basics here. One of the elements of both entry-level dive and advanced dive courses that challenges most divers is the navigation. There are a...

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Getting Your Scuba Skills Ready For Spring

The mercury is slowly inching its way into warmer temperatures, and your scuba gear’s all ready. But how are those dive skills? Still fresh after the off-season? In a previous article, we covered how to prepare your gear for the coming of the spring, and with it, the...

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Night Diving 101: Get started Scuba Diving at Night

Getting started on night diving requires a bit of training, a bit of kit, and a bit of new procedures, but it opens up a whole new world of diving. Night diving can seem daunting for many scuba divers new to the sport. The prospect of a dive in the dark of night can...

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Boat Diving 101: How to do Boat Diving right

Boat diving is by far the most convenient form of diving: easy access to dive sites off-shore, and minimal walking around with your gear on your back. Boats are used extensively in diving, and for good reason. While shore diving has much to offer, a number of dive...

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Cave Diving: First Time Cave Training in the Cenotes

For a long time I had been intrigued by cave diving. There are many underwater caves in the world ready to be explored by intrepid cave divers. The Cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico are particularly famous caves. Read more about why we chose the Cenotes for...

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Know Your Air Consumption: Calculating Your SAC’s

If you’ve moved beyond the basics of Scuba diving, and have started planning your own, independent dives, you should know you Surface Air Consumption, or SAC. It could save your life. It’s happened to me more times than I like to admit; running out of air during a...

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Free diving: All the best Skin Diving Techniques

Most people get into scuba diving out of a wish to go deep and stay long, something that requires a plethora of equipment. But just maybe there’s merit in re-visiting the techniques of skin divers? I recently spent some time at a coastal town, with not a dive center...

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Become a Better Diver through Shore Diving

If you’re anything like me, you still vividly remember that first breath from a regulator while you were under water. And if you’re reading this now, that experience probably changed your life forever! You became a diver! For most of us, after earning the scuba...

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Stay Longer Underwater: Learning to Breathe

Nobody wants to have to cut a diving trip short because they run out of air more quickly than expected. What’s even worse is when you have to cut your buddy’s diving trip short too. Suffice is to say you’ll likely be buddy-less after a few of those episodes. Time is...

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Underwater Communication – A Guide to Hand Signals

Contrary to popular belief, there are a lot more hand signals than only those involving the thumb; or the middle finger. When you are underwater, talking is not an option and your dive buddy may not understand what your frantic flailing and waving means. That’s why it...

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