Archive for the Scuba Diving Tips & Tricks Category

5 Essential Tips to Becoming an Eco-Friendly Scuba Diver

5 Essential Tips to Becoming an Eco-Friendly Scuba Diver

It’s a reality fact that scuba diving, as a growing industry, can be very damaging to the reefs. The saddest part of this truth is that it doesn’t have to be damaging, at least not that much. Indeed, if every scuba diver that enters the water would be knowledgeable and aware of its potential impact on the ocean, they would

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Why Do I Need Medical Clearance Before Scuba Diving?

Why Do I Need Medical Clearance Before Scuba Diving?

New divers often ask their instructors the following question. “Why do I need medical clearance before scuba diving?” The short answer is that certain pre-existing medical conditions are not compatible with scuba diving.  In other words you may increase your risk of scuba diving related injuries if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. The next question has always baffled me a

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Is Nitrogen Narcosis Dangerous? Let’s Get Narced And Find Out!

Is Nitrogen Narcosis Dangerous? Let's Get Narced And Find Out!

As a dive instructor I love to experience narcosis. Seeing other divers affected by narcosis is pure joy. This state is referred to as “being narced”. Sometimes people are afraid of it. Adrenaline junkies seek it out. As a result there are many questions surrounding this phenomena. In particular, is nitrogen narcosis dangerous? What is Nitrogen narcosis? What are the

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How To Equalize Your Ears While Scuba Diving Like A Pro

How To Equalize Your Ears While Scuba Diving Like A Pro

Excited to try Scuba diving on your next trip? Most of us have read some horror stories about scuba diving before. Plenty of scuba diving scenes in Hollywood movies end in disaster. A certain apprehension is natural. After a bit of “googling” around you feel ensured enough, until you enter the landing phase on your flight. Now your ears start

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12 Ways To Avoid Seasickness When Scuba Diving: What Works & What Doesn’t

12 Ways To Avoid Seasickness When Scuba Diving: What Works & What Doesn't

During a bit of a rough ride to Koh Tao you got seasick on the ferry and now you are worried about getting seasick when taking a diving course. Very valid concern. Seasickness is often described as true misery and the fear of it alone can cripple people completely. But never mind there are many ways to avoid seasickness when

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Why Does Diving Make You Pee & Will My Wetstuit Forgive Me?

Why Does Diving Make You Pee & Will My Wetstuit Forgive Me?

Why does diving make you pee so much? From beginners to ocean explorers we all have to pee more when we are scuba diving. Then there is always the question to pee or not to pee? Will anyone notice? What about my poor wetsuit, will it ever forgive me? We have a stance in the scuba diving industry that there

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Bad Air Consumption: How do I make sure I am not an Air Guzzler?

Bad Air Consumption: How do I make sure I am not an Air Guzzler?

How do I know that I have bad air consumption? Ever had to signal low on air after 18 minutes of dive time? Ever been on an alternate air source? Ever hear other divers exclaim that they still have 120 bar in their tanks afte the dive? Then, the answer is, Yes! You have a faster than normal air consumption

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Should I Buy my Own Mask for Scuba Diving? What to Consider.

Should I Buy my Own Mask for Scuba Diving? What to Consider.

Should i buy my own mask for scuba diving? Maybe you are just starting to learn how to dive or you have been travelling around doing fun dives and are wondering if you should buy equipment or keep renting scuba gear. There is of course not just a straight answer. Scuba diving gear can by expensive and might be hard

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Baking Soda – Great remedy against Reflux and Heart Burn

Baking Soda - Great remedy against Reflux and Heart Burn

To those divers out there that suffer from heart burn and acid reflux, i would like to give you some advice. I wouldn’t even think about setting off on a day of diving without the particular white powder that is baking soda (or sodium bicarbonate). This cheap easily found, powder is the best quick fix for acid reflux or heart

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5 Buoyancy Tips – Perfect your Buoyancy as a Diver

5 Buoyancy Tips - Perfect your Buoyancy as a Diver

It can be frustrating if you do not have expert buoyancy control, especially when starting out as a new diver. Follow these 5 buoyancy tips and you are well on the way to perfecting the art of flight underwater. Buoyancy is often compared to as the feeling of flying.

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