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  • Diving Solo: Yes or No?
    June 1, 2021

    Diving Solo: Yes or No?

    The buddy system has been at the heart of recreational scuba diving since its very beginning. Nearly all new open water divers are taught to make pre-dive safety checks, practice descents and ascents, as well as perform air-sharing skills in buddy pairs. This, however, is not the only way to dive. Solo diving has become a preferred option for many scuba divers worldwide, with some of the major training agencies now offering solo and self-reliant diver training courses. Still, the topic of solo diving remains one of the most controversial in the scuba community.

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  • Continuing Education: 5 Signs That It Is Time to Take Your Next Scuba Course
    May 31, 2021

    Continuing Education: 5 Signs That It Is Time to Take Your Next Scuba Course

    For virtually every diver, there comes a point in their diving “career” when they need to go back to the classroom. Whether you are a novice diver, not confident enough in your abilities, or a scuba pro, starting to experience a bout of aquatic apathy, enrolling in additional scuba classes might be just the cure. Continuing your scuba education is a great way to advance your diving knowledge, build confidence, gain new and perfect existing skills, expand the horizons of your diving world and unlock a fresh passion for underwater exploration.

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  • Diving Certification Agencies Overview
    May 28, 2021

    Diving Certification Agencies Overview

    Scuba diving is a great way to explore the underwater world, but before taking a plunge into the deep blue with a tank behind your back, you need to get certified. Scuba certification is designed to provide aspiring divers with proper training and knowledge required to practice scuba diving safely and responsibly. Moreover, most dive shops will not rent or sell gear without proof of certification.

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  • Scuba Skills: How to Plan a Dive
    May 19, 2021

    Scuba Skills: How to Plan a Dive

    Ever seen a diver in a movie? Here is how it looks most of the time - a diver (often wearing the wrong equipment) simply steps to the edge of a boat and jumps into the water. No planning, no prep. Cue the music. Of course, we can’t expect Hollywood to show us every intricate detail of a scuba dive, but these scenes present a skewed image of diving.
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  • 6 Simple Guidelines for Signaling on the Surface
    May 18, 2021

    6 Simple Guidelines for Signaling on the Surface

    Even when you surface from your dive, it is not quite over yet. You still need to convey your status to the crew and get to the boat. What's more, you should be prepared and know how to act in case you get separated from the boat or need urgent help. So here are 6 simple but important tips for surface signaling.
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  • What Is Muck Diving And Why Should You Try It?
    May 17, 2021

    What Is Muck Diving And Why Should You Try It?

    The term “muck” diving, coined by a scuba legend Bob Halstead, takes its name from the sediment that lies on the bottom of many dive sites. This sediment can be a mixture of sand, silt and a variety of natural debris such as dead corals or coral rubble. Although typical muck diving sites may appear to be desolate and uninspiring at the first glance, you really need to give this activity a chance.
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