After getting your scuba certification, you might be wondering if you can scuba dive alone. After all, you might not always have a dive buddy available. You probably also heard during your scuba courses that you should always dive with a buddy. If you are new to scuba diving, we will also echo the recommendation that you should not dive solo. Once you are more experienced, you … [Read more...] about Is It Safe to Scuba Dive Alone?
You already know some of the dangers of scuba diving: drowning, boating accidents, dangerous encounters with marine life, and so on. However, there’s danger that is silent but no less dangerous than the rest. It is known as “the bends” or decompression sickness (DCS). You’ll know you are experiencing the bends when you have symptoms like fatigue, pain, and immobile, bent … [Read more...] about Can You Die From Decompression Sickness (The Bends)?
Drift diving is a diving style where you go with the flow of the current as opposed to fighting it (good luck with that, by the way). If you’re caught in a strong underwater current, you have no choice but to be swept along with it. Rather than panicking and using up precious energy and oxygen, try using the current to your advantage to reach speeds you never thought possible … [Read more...] about What is Drift Diving? Tips for Beginners
Nowadays, scuba diving is a popular leisure activity that adults and even teenagers can enjoy. With the proper scuba gear and training, nearly anyone can breathe underwater and explore the beautiful coral reefs, historical wrecks, and view the amazing marine life that you won’t find anywhere else. Thanks to the numerous innovations of modern scuba equipment, recreational … [Read more...] about The Dangers and Risks of Deep Sea Diving
When you are first starting out with scuba diving, there are a few things that you need to worry about. From the basic things like finding the right dive equipment and dive locations, to which scuba certifications you need, to the serious things like whether you will experience the dreaded bends and how to prevent them. If you’re not aware, ‘the bends’ or decompression … [Read more...] about How to Prevent the Bends (Decompression Sickness)