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Will Scuba Diving Hurt My Ears? Will Scuba Diving Hurt My Ears?
PhuketDiving - 5/20/2022 5:26 AM
Pressure Will Affect Your Ears When Scuba DivingWill scuba diving hurt my ears? is a question we frequently get asked. Anybody who’s tried diving down when snorkeling will have felt the effect of pressure on their ears. So it’s natural to assume it will only get worse when going deeper. That assumption would be 100% correct so that’s why you’re taught simple techniques to prevent pain or damage as part of the PADI Open Water Course. The techniques will quickly become habi...
Test Diving the LEFEET S1 Pro DPV Test Diving the LEFEET S1 Pro DPV
scubadivingnomad - 5/18/2022 6:21 AM
LEFEET S1 Pro Test Dive by the Scuba Diving Nomad I recently had the opportunity to test dive the new LEFEET S1 Pro on a recent scuba diving/ snorkeling vacation. I was very impressed with this lightweight Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), and plan on making the scooter a standard accessory on future trips. General Summary Over the years I have used a number of different DPV. I had used the LEFEET S1 for a number of years and like it very much. The LEFEET S1 Pro has many of the same features that ...
How to Treat Jellyfish And Coral Stings How to Treat Jellyfish And Coral Stings
PhuketDiving - 5/03/2022 6:35 AM
Advice On How To Treat Jellyfish and Coral StingsJellyfish and coral stings are not a frequent occurrence in Phuket. The few cases we get are mild, only requiring some basic first aid immediately after the incident. Occasionally around the coast line, we sight box jellyfish and in low season we often have bluebottles wash up on the shore. However it’s incredibly rare to see either around our main Phuket dive sites. Still, the environment we choose to spend our spare time in is not risk fre...
Jacques Cousteau, Scuba Diving and Me Jacques Cousteau, Scuba Diving and Me
ArgonautScuba - 4/29/2022 9:49 PM
I was five years old when my mum turned on our brand new state-of-the-art Magnavox color television, to watch the debut episode of the ABC documentary series, “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau”. The episode took place on the expeditionary diving ship Calypso, in the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, and the Gulf of Aden, in order to study shark behavior and to test methods of protecting shipwreck and air crash victims from shark attacks. From the very first moment of narrated dialogue, I was comp...
My Most Memorable Scuba Dives My Most Memorable Scuba Dives
scubadivingnomad - 2/04/2022 12:20 AM
I am sitting here thinking about some of my most memorable scuba dives. It has been a while since I have been diving, and it is frustrating. I had plans to spend a part of this winter in Mexico. However, the high COVID rates pushed those plans aside, just like they did last year. Hopefully, things will improve and I can take a late spring trip instead. Completing my rescue diver course this year and getting my Master Diver rating is goal for this year. I decided to finally do that 2 years ago, o...
What Is A PADI Master Scuba Diver
PhuketDiving - 12/22/2021 7:13 AM
Sounds Awesome but what is a PADI Master Scuba Diver?A PADI Master Scuba Diver is certainly someone who takes their diving seriously. To achieve this awesome sounding certification you have to put in a lot of time and effort and show exemplary dive skills. You’ll need five PADI specialties to begin. There’s a lot specialties to choose from and your selection will depend on your location and your favoured dive environments. For most we would suggest that Enriched Air Nitrox and Deep a...
Ornate Ghost Pipefish Ornate Ghost Pipefish
PhuketDiving - 11/03/2021 6:42 AM
Where Do Ornate Ghost Pipefish Come From?Ornate Ghost pipefish seemingly appear from nowhere. After months of no sightings they suddenly show up, some years it’s just a few and some years it seems every crinoid has a pair. They spend the first part of their life as plankton, drifting along in ocean currents until the time is right to settle on one of our many reefs. How long they travel the ocean currents is not known but unlikely to be long. They disappear just as quickly as the appeared ...
What Is The Best Dive Site In The Similan Islands? What Is The Best Dive Site In The Similan Islands?
PhuketDiving - 10/21/2021 6:26 AM
Best Dive Site In The Similan IslandsThe Similan and Surin Islands offer many great dive sites and we’re fortunate to have dived at a vast majority of them. The best dive site in the Similan Islands is obviously very subjective but below is our top five and why. The liveaboard route around the Similan Island National Park will also include a fair percentage of dives inside the Surin Islands National Park so we have to include them. #5 – North Point So called because it’s the fu...
Snorkeling vs. SCUBA Diving | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 013
SKubaSteve - 10/12/2021 6:59 PM
On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music ...or your favorite podcatcher!   Snorkeling vs. SCUBA Diving What if I told you that there is a way to enjoy the reef when SCUBA diving isn’t an option or if you’re a diver traveling with non-divers? Snorkeling is an underestimated […]...
Avoid Running Out of Air SCUBA Diving | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 012
SKubaSteve - 9/30/2021 6:09 PM
On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music ...or your favorite podcatcher!   Avoid Running Out of Air SCUBA Diving One thing we can count on when we’re on land is that we don’t run out of air. When we’re diving though, this becomes a possibility with serious consequences. […]...
How to Be a Great Dive Buddy! | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 011
SKubaSteve - 9/24/2021 12:28 AM
On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music ...or your favorite podcatcher! What makes a Great Dive Buddy? If you’ve been diving for a while you’ve probably already been on a dive with a great dive buddy! You’ve also most likely been on a dive with a buddy that […]...
SCUBA Diving and Managing Motion Sickness | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 010
SKubaSteve - 9/13/2021 7:29 PM
On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music ...or your favorite podcatcher! SCUBA Diving and Managing Motion Sickness It’s definitely an ’uncomfortable’ topic but we’re going to talk about SCUBA diving and managing motion sickness. I started diving here in Colorado in 2002. I never had any trouble with […]...
Do you need a SCUBA skills Update? | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 008
SKubaSteve - 8/30/2021 5:12 PM
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music ...or your favorite podcatcher! Do You Need a SCUBA Skills Update? You love SCUBA, but life happens and you haven’t been in the water for a while. How do you know when you need a SCUBA Skills […]...
Losing Your Mind on SCUBA | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 007
SKubaSteve - 8/25/2021 1:39 AM
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music ...or your favorite podcatcher! Losing Your Mind on SCUBA Are you losing your mind... on SCUBA? Have you ever been completely ready for a dive, listened to the briefing and knew what you needed to do only […]...
SCUBA Mask Care and Maintenance | Under Pressure Divecast | Episode 006
SKubaSteve - 8/14/2021 3:56 PM
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music …or your favorite podcatcher! SCUBA Mask Care & Maintenance Even though taking care of a SCUBA mask is easy, proper and thoughtful care will help you get the most out of all your SCUBA gear and your […]...
Under Pressure Divecast | Choosing a SCUBA Mask | Episode 005
SKubaSteve - 8/10/2021 2:41 PM
Watch the Video Youtube On the go? Check out the audio version! iTunes Spotify Google Play Amazon Music …or your favorite podcatcher! Choosing a SCUBA Mask Did you know that every feature of a SCUBA diving mask can make a difference in your underwater experience? Let’s break it down and find out why! It’s been […]...
Diving From Liveaboards Banned In The Similan Islands Diving From Liveaboards Banned In The Similan Islands
PhuketDiving - 4/29/2021 6:14 AM
Diving Directly From Liveaboards Has Been Banned in the Similan IslandsIf you’re not a fan of diving from dinghies then we have some bad news for you. Diving directly from your liveaboards has now been banned. It’s a move that is supposed to protect corals and marine life, personally I’ve never seen a liveaboard in the Similan Islands National Park go near a reef. Liveaboards will have to keep their distance from the dive site or use official mooring lines. The other reason tou...
How Much Does Scuba Diving In Thailand Cost How Much Does Scuba Diving In Thailand Cost
PhuketDiving - 4/21/2021 6:59 AM
The Cost of scuba diving in Thailand has many variablesThe cost of scuba diving in Thailand will vary depending on location, type of dive centre and in some respects yourself. Phuket probably offers the best all round diving in Thailand but it’s also amongst the most expensive. It’s not simply that we think you should pay more for better diving, simply down to logistics. Apart from a few really nice beach dives, most of our recognised dive sites are over an hour journey from port. Yo...
Promising Conditions & Retro Ocean Defenders
PSD - 3/01/2021 6:28 AM
February’s weather was mostly crappy, but it looked like it was getting better this morning. However, for various reasons I was not able to dive. I’m hoping to get back in the water this Friday or Saturday. On another note, I have been going through my vast collection of VHS tapes and digitizing the best. […]...
Conception Dive Boat Disaster: Feds To Reveal Cause Of Blaze That Killed 34
PSD - 9/01/2020 5:15 AM
On September 2nd, it will be the one year anniversary of the Conception dive boat tragedy. I found an interesting article from the Los Angeles Times that states the NTSB will be announcing their findings soon… By Richard Winton Staff Writer Aug. 31, 20204:30 PM As the anniversary of California’s deadliest maritime disaster in modern history […]...