1. Be prepared! Proper wreck diving needs proper prep – good training kit considerations, a little research, and the right dive operator are all vital. 2. Get a guide The right dive guide will know the site inside out and will be able to ensure you have a safe and thoroughly enjoyable experience. 3. Be [...]
Finning techniques come in a few different forms, and opting for a certain technique is up to the diver. After all, each diver has their favourite style like they do their own mask. Finning techniques can be used in different environments, to conserve energy or save air, and even to escape a territorial titan triggerfish. [...]
Remember that the term decompression illness (DCI) includes both decompression sickness (DCS), resulting from dissolved nitrogen (or another inert gas) being eliminated from a diver’s body tissues, and arterial gas embolism (AGE), which is caused by air entering the arterial blood as a result of a burst lung. 1. Getting DCI while diving within the [...]
OK, so you messed up on your first dive of your holiday, didn't listen to the pain in your ears, and now you've got middle ear barotrauma. Your ears feel "full" (they are: with blood and mucus) and you can't hear too well. But you feel fine, and equalising is no longer a problem. Can [...]
Regardless of whether you are interested in, or are already experienced in this niche area, technical diving requires rigorous discipline and skill. To fully appreciate the beauty of technical diving, it is essential to keep in mind several considerations that are easily discounted. Here are some tips that could help you achieve a safe and [...]
Many of us go through phases of depression or anxiety, and feel constrained and limited in opportunity, sapped of a zeal for life. Then, there are those of us who face physical as well as mental disability. Whatever one's desire in life, it can be pretty hard to achieve it with impairment such as cerebral palsy [...]