Scuba Diving Guides

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Is It Safe to Smoke or Vape and Scuba Dive?

At this point, it’s not a secret that smoking is bad for one’s health. Yet people do it anyways, and ...
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Is it Safe to Cough/Sneeze/Yawn While Scuba Diving?

On land, we take many of our natural bodily functions for granted - coughing, sneezing, even yawning - are things ...
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How to Deal With Vomiting While Scuba Diving

Vomiting while scuba diving is perhaps one of the most uncomfortable experiences that a diver can experience. Not only is ...
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Can You Leave Scuba Tanks in the Car on a Hot Day?

On a scorching hot summer day, the heat can be so damaging that it can even cause your scuba gear ...
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Can Scuba Tanks Explode?

Thanks to movies like Jaws or any action film where pressurized cylinders get shot, most people are aware that scuba ...
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How to Transport Scuba Tanks By Car & By Plane

Scuba tanks must be in tip-top condition in order to safely contain the pressurized gas(ses) stored within it. The gasses ...
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How to Store Scuba Tanks for the Long-Term

Scuba tanks can last a long time if they are properly cared for. There are tanks used today that have ...
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Can I Scuba Dive with a Cold?

In our daily life, we don’t really think of a cold as much of a threat. Obviously, it’s something you ...
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How to Prevent Leg Cramps While Scuba Diving

Few things are worse than ending a dive for reasons such as needing to go to the bathroom, nausea, equalization ...
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Should I Buy My Own Wetsuit? & How to Buy Used

Wetsuits are a crucial piece of equipment for scuba divers because they provide the necessary insulation to be able to ...

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.