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What Are the Different Kinds of Gas Mixes for Scuba

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Many non-divers mistakenly think that scuba cylinders are filled with pure oxygen. In reality, most divers use natural air (filtered and dehumidified) to breathe underwater. There are also a few other gas mixtures and gasses than can be used for scuba. So, let’s take a look at what those are and why one might need to use them.

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Eating Lionfish - Preparation And Recipes

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In our recent article - The Beautiful Depredator: a Story of Lionfish Invasion we have discussed how lionfish have become one of the fastest spreading invasive species in the Atlantic. We have also outlined the ways in which each of us can help fight the invasion. Many of our readers were particularly curious about eating lionfish. So we have decided to follow up with some advice on filleting and preparing lionfish, as well as a few of our favourite lionfish recipes.

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Health And Beauty Tips For Your Dive Vacation

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Dive vacation is a unique chance to experience both topside attractions and the wonders of the underwater world. Avid scuba divers can optimize their adventure by planning ahead, reading up on popular dive sites, researching trip options and preparing their equipment. However, sunburn, bug bites, stomach aches and tangled hair can undermine even the best laid plans. So here are a few health and beauty tips that will help you avoid unpleasant surprises during your scuba vacation.

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Diver Communication in Low Visibility

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Good communication between dive buddies is essential to a safe and enjoyable dive. Signaling can help you to communicate intentions, give direction, ask your dive buddy if they’re okay, how much air they have, or inform them about a problem. The most common method of underwater communication is through hand signals. However, such factors as darkness, silt, or plankton can affect the visibility underwater in a negative way and hamper your ability to communicate effectively. So what do you do, if there is a risk you may not be able to use hand signals? Let’s look at a few alternative methods of communication that you can use depending on dive conditions.

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