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How to Be a Good Dive Buddy

How to Be a Good Dive Buddy

Dive Planning
Scuba diving goes hand in hand with a buddy system and we won’t be the first to tell you about its importance; however, with such a crucial topic as this one, repetition is more than necessary. For beginners, having a buddy on a dive is a must. That being said, even if you are a professional diver, a good buddy can literally be a life-saver in some situations. So, let’s look at why the buddy system is so important, how to find a good buddy, and how to become a better buddy yourself.
Scuba Skills: How to Plan a Dive

Scuba Skills: How to Plan a Dive

Dive Planning
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.
Scuba Skills: How to Become a Self-Sufficient Diver

Scuba Skills: How to Become a Self-Sufficient Diver

Dive Planning
Every diver has been taught the importance of buddy system and its role in resolving underwater emergencies. Indeed, having somebody at your side can be invaluable in case things go wrong. However, relying too much on your fellow divers defeats the purpose of the approach, as the diver who can’t help himself is likely to be of little assistance to his buddy. Therefore, you should strive to be a self-sufficient diver. Developing self-reliance skills does not only make for a stronger buddy pair, but also helps, if you get separated from your buddy or for some reason need to perform a dive alone.
Getting Ready for Dive Season

Getting Ready for Dive Season

Dive Planning
The spring is finally rolling around, and for many, it marks the beginning of a new dive season. Unless you live in a tropical climate or enjoy cold water diving, it has probably been a few months since your last dive, which means that both your gear and skills may have gotten rusty over the winter. So, here are some useful tips to help you prepare for the upcoming scuba season and make sure that everything is ready for you to get into the water.
Pre-Dive Equipment Check and Setup Guide

Pre-Dive Equipment Check and Setup Guide

Dive Planning
When you are about to dive underwater, your scuba gear is your life support, and having it properly setup is key to a safe and comfortable dive. Therefore, your pre-dive preparation and especially the equipment check shouldn’t be taken lightly. In case there are any equipment issues, it is important that you discover them before getting into the water.
What Are Tide Tables And How to Read Them

What Are Tide Tables And How to Read Them

Dive Planning
As a diver, you probably already have some understanding of tides and tidal movements, since these natural phenomena can influence your dives greatly. However, by far not all divers know how to read tide tables and put the obtained information to good use. In this article, we’ll try to go over all the essential things you need to remember about tides and tide tables.
Deep Diving Safety Tips

Deep Diving Safety Tips

Deep Diving
Deep diving is one of the most fascinating forms of scuba. It offers you a unique chance to observe some rare species of marine life and explore various special environments. However, these exciting new experiences come with a few risks, such as DCS or running low on air. Luckily, all of these potential dangers are avoidable, if you have proper training, right equipment, and enough experience. So let us briefly discuss a few essential tips that will help you to stay safe and enjoy your deep dive.