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  • Scuba Questions: What Is a Pointer Stick
    July 13, 2021

    Scuba Questions: What Is a Pointer Stick

    Known by many names - including the muck stick, the reef stick, the lobster or tank tickle stick - the humble scuba pointer is one of the most versatile accessories you can have at your disposal while diving. This short stick is usually made from fiberglass or an anti-corrosive sturdy metal, such as stainless steel. Some models come with a noise maker on one end and/or a hole for a lanyard on the other.
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  • Beginner Tips: Everything You Need to Know About Dive Weights
    June 29, 2021

    Beginner Tips: Everything You Need to Know About Dive Weights

    A proper weight system is an important part of every diver’s gear setup. Choosing the right amount and type of dive weights can make or break a dive, however many beginner scuba divers struggle with the task. In particular, there are a few common issues divers face in regard to weights - not being able to calculate how much weight they need to wear on a dive; not knowing what type of weights to use and how to distribute them properly; failing to adjust the amount of weight they wear as conditions or gear change.
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  • Scuba Essentials: Underwater Writing Devices
    June 4, 2021

    Scuba Essentials: Underwater Writing Devices

    Whether you are a new diver or an experienced dive professional, every now and then, you’ll find the need to write something down underwater, be it a quick message to a buddy, the species of fish you’ve encountered, a map of your dive site or some information for your logbook. Here is where various underwater writing devices come into play. Dive slates, scuba notebooks, magnetic boards, and wrist slates are all useful tools that facilitate underwater communication, education, and data collection.
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  • Packing Your Scuba Gear for Travel
    June 2, 2021

    Packing Your Scuba Gear for Travel

    Packing your scuba gear for travel can be quite a chore. You need to make sure everything fits in your bag, valuable and fragile items are protected and you are under the airline weight limit (if you’re traveling by plane). So, here are a few tips on how to get all of your gear around the world safely without breaking the bank.

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  • Snorkeling, Scuba, and Freediving Fins: What's the Difference
    June 1, 2021

    Snorkeling, Scuba, and Freediving Fins: What's the Difference

    Whether you're into snorkeling, scuba diving, spearfishing or freediving, fins are among the most essential pieces of equipment to have. They help you easily move through the water both on and under the surface. That being said, fins come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each designed for specific conditions and activities. In this article, we’ll share a few key differences between the various types of fins on the market so that you can decide which design will work best for your sport.

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