Scuba Diving Guides

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How Tight Should a Shorty Wetsuit Fit?

Most people know that wetsuits are supposed to fit you tight. However, shorty wetsuits are intended to keep you cooler ...
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Split Fins vs. Blade Fins: Which Design is Better?

If you were asked to picture a pair of fins, the image you’ll likely conjure up in your mind is ...
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Are Sharks Attracted to Bright Colors?

Your safety should be your number one priority when scuba diving. That means doing plenty of buddy checks, bringing redundant ...
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Can You Go Scuba Diving On Your Period?

Generally speaking, female divers have an advantage over male divers because they are able to conserve oxygen better and dive ...
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How to Keep Your Scuba Mask from Hurting Your Face

It’s very difficult, if not impossible, to enjoy scuba diving or snorkeling if your mask doesn’t properly fit your face ...
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Don’t Wear Your Dive Mask on Your Forehead

As the years pass by, I find it harder to keep up with new trends, particularly in the world of ...
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How Deep Can A Human Dive with Scuba Gear?

One of the first things a new scuba diver asks is how deep they are allowed to dive. There is ...
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How Long Do Snorkel and Dive Masks Last For?

Whether you’re getting started with snorkeling, scuba diving, or even freediving, you’ll need to get yourself a high quality dive ...
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What to Wear Scuba Diving in Warm Water

What to Wear Scuba Diving in Warm Water

It’s quite obvious that you need to wear a wetsuit, or perhaps even a dry suit, when diving in cold ...
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Scuba Diving Hair Care Tips for Your Luscious Locks

If you’ve been dealing with hair problems while scuba diving and thought that getting a pixie cut or shaving your ...
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If you are looking to get started with scuba diving, you should first try out snorkeling. Snorkeling is a fun and cheap way to the ocean without much investment. Just rent a snorkel, mask, and fins and you can start snorkeling without any certifications.

Scuba diving, on the other hand, requires much more equipment, knowledge, and a 4-day certification course. Beginner divers are limited to shallow depths of just 16-32 feet below sea level, but with more practice and training can reach greater depths.

Once you have more certifications, you will be able to go to more places, and of course, attempt to reach deeper depths when you dive. Generally speaking, the further down you go, the more the aquatic flora and fauna changes. Scuba diving is best done with a group, because any equipment malfunctions or accidents are deadly without anyone watching your back.