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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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  • Scuba Skills: How to Become a Self-Sufficient Diver
    April 27, 2021

    Scuba Skills: How to Become a Self-Sufficient Diver

    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.
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  • Getting Ready for Dive Season
    April 26, 2021

    Getting Ready for Dive Season

    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.
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  • Pre-Dive Equipment Check and Setup Guide
    April 12, 2021

    Pre-Dive Equipment Check and Setup Guide

    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.
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  • What Are Tide Tables And How to Read Them
    April 8, 2021

    What Are Tide Tables And How to Read Them

    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.
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  • Deep Diving Safety Tips
    April 6, 2021

    Deep Diving Safety Tips

    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.
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