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  • How to Prevent Vertigo When Scuba Diving
    September 17, 2021

    How to Prevent Vertigo When Scuba Diving

    Vertigo when scuba diving is a fairly common, yet infrequently discussed, experience. While it isn’t dangerous in itself, vertigo can lead to more worrying issues beneath the surface. For this reason, it is important to be prepared - know the causes and symptoms of vertigo, as well as ways to prevent it and deal with it.
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  • Proper Hydration for Scuba Divers
    June 24, 2021

    Proper Hydration for Scuba Divers

    When you’re diving, surrounded by tons of water, dehydration may be the last thing on your mind. Because it seems so counterintuitive, fluid intake is often neglected or reduced to just “good practice” among scuba divers. In reality, diving dehydrates you faster than many other activities. So, staying properly watered is vital to safe and healthy scuba diving.
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  • Tips for Divers to Deal With Motion Sickness
    June 10, 2021

    Tips for Divers to Deal With Motion Sickness

    Statistics show that roughly 1 in 3 people suffer from motion sickness or seasickness, and those of us who do, know that nothing ruins a dive trip like feeling poorly when on a boat. Constant nausea and vomiting on your way to the dive site and/or during the surface intervals can hinder your future dives. Fortunately, you don't have to let your dodgy inner ear destroy your plans. In this article, we’ll explain what causes motion sickness, and list some of the best and easiest ways of dealing with it.
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  • Hyperthermia and Scuba Diving: How to Prevent Overheating
    June 10, 2021

    Hyperthermia and Scuba Diving: How to Prevent Overheating

    Thermal challenges, especially excessive heat loss and hypothermia, are fairly common among divers. After all, water is usually cold in relation to the human body and has a higher thermal conductive capacity than air, so our bodies lose heat faster. This doesn’t mean, however, that the other side of the coin, hyperthermia, is never seen. So, today we will look at how to prevent, recognize and deal with overheating while scuba diving.
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  • Flying and Scuba Diving: Safety Guidelines
    June 2, 2021

    Flying and Scuba Diving: Safety Guidelines

    Diving and flying are two activities that often overlap, and although nearly all open water courses point up the risks of going to altitude after scuba, divers still have quite a few questions about specific recommendations on the topic. What are the safe intervals between flying and scuba diving? Why is it necessary to wait? Do the same rules apply to driving or hiking to high altitudes? We’ll answer these and a few other questions in the article below.
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  • Scuba Diving While Pregnant - Research and Practical Considerations
    May 31, 2021

    Scuba Diving While Pregnant - Research and Practical Considerations

    Is it ok for a woman to scuba dive while pregnant? The simple answer to this question is that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Divers Alert Network (DAN) and most dive organizations recommend no diving for the duration of the pregnancy. However, the rationale behind the assumption that diving and pregnancy don’t mix is not so straightforward.

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