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)?
The Aqua Lung i300C provides more features than your typical entry-level dive computer, yet its price is similar to if not lower than them, making it such a value-packed product. This wrist dive computer is designed to be versatile with functionality that is useful for all levels of divers, even more than its predecessor the i200C. Whether it’s numerous dive modes, gas … [Read more...] about Aqua Lung i300C Dive Computer Review
On a dive trip years ago, my trusty Perdix died on me. On another, the replacement battery failed. Thankfully, these incidents happened near the end of my trip. I had considered what would have happened if they failed at the start, and concluded that I would have wasted two precious days of diving. Now, I don’t dive without a backup. These are just some of the reasons why … [Read more...] about Best Backup Dive Computer – Never Dive Without One
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