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How to Check Whether Your Scuba Tank Meets the Safety Standards

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Gas tank is among those pieces of scuba equipment that we don’t interact with directly when diving and, therefore, rarely pay attention to. However, it is of crucial importance to make sure that the tank you are using is fale-free, as it supplies you with air underwater. Not only your cylinder has to be of high quality, but it should also be periodically inspected and tested.

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Simple Tricks to Improve Your Air Consumption

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Some time ago we have talked about different factors that influence your air consumption rate, as well as a few ways to calculate it. Hopefully, you have already had a chance to measure your SCR/DCR and can now move from theory to practice by using this knowledge in real-life diving situations. That being said, you should keep calculating your SCR periodically to measure your progress as you gain experience and become more comfortable in the water. What’s more, if you want to accelerate the process and improve your air consumption faster, you can try a few proven techniques that we are going to examine below.

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Scuba Skills: How to Thread the Tank Strap Properly

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When it comes to your scuba equipment assembly, there are many little details that need to be taken care of. Sometimes, tasks that seem simple at first, such as mounting your BC on a tank, may present a real challenge, especially if done for the first time.

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Calculating Air Consumption: Infographic With Hands-On Examples

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Don’t we all want our dives to last as long as possible? Well, the key to achieving this is understanding and improving various factors that determine the duration of each particular dive. While there are many aspects to consider, today we are going to talk about one of the most crucial influences - your air consumption rate.

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What to Do When You Surface Away From the Boat

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Last week we have discussed one of the most critical parts of each dive - safe ascent (in case you have missed the article on the topic, you can find it here). If you plan your dive properly, keep your navigation skills sharp, perform all the necessary safety stops and keep an eye on any possible obstacles ahead, you will be able to have a smooth ascent and reboard your boat safely. However, for one reason or another you may encounter difficulties once you surface. So today we have decided to go one step further and direct our attention to yet another important but often overlooked question - what do you do if you surface too far away from the boat?

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SNUBA, SASY And BOB - 3 Fun Ways to Explore the Underwater World

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Scuba diving is an amazing activity that opens the door to a whole new range of experiences and sights. All kinds of fishes, marine animals, corals and algae allure thousands of people to go beneath the waves. But what if you too dream of exploring the magical underwater world, yet for one reason or another can’t go scuba diving? Well, then read carefully because this article will introduce 3 other activities that can be your passage into the subsurface realm.

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