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How To Make your Life Easier When Divin How To Make your Life Easier When Divin
smilingseahorse - 8/24/2020 2:36 AM
Most of the best dives are in a location where you are likely to meet strong currents. Take as example our beautiful Mergui Archipelago: currents bring nutrients and therefore lots of underwater life. But, it can be tricky to navigate, especially if you can’t drift with it because the underwater topography doesn’t allow it. Below you will find a few tips to make your immersion more comfortable and safe! 1) CHECK THE CURRENT FROM THE SURFACE ​ If there are any marker buoys at the surface, have a ...
Are you properly weighted for your dive? Are you properly weighted for your dive?
smilingseahorse - 6/16/2020 1:20 AM
"How much weight do I need?" "Should I take one more kilo to be sure?", "how do I know when I can shed one more weight from my belt?". These are very common questions asked to dive professionals all over the world. ​Good buoyancy control is a crucial part of diving which allows you to dive safely, while avoid damaging the reef or your equipment. When properly weighted, you will consume less air, and generally enjoy your dive more. Although mastering this art requires time and practice, a very go...
High-quality ozone generator that helps in destroying all the impurities!
stevestark103 - 6/27/2018 2:28 AM
Water is essential to every human being. It is a necessary medium for the survival. Without it, it would be very difficult to sustain life. People must understand the need of having the purest drinkable liquid in order to have a healthy lifestyle that is necessary to get rid of all the perishable diseases. Ozonated water must be consumed so as to be assured of good quality and transparency of liquid being consumed on a daily basis. The people should use ozone generator that helps in transforming...
For treatment of decompression sickness, Naval Base Guam is the place to go
Smithsgold - 3/29/2016 1:32 PM
For treatment of decompression sickness, Naval Base Guam is the place to go NAVAL BASE GUAM — Guam is a scuba diver’s paradise. Thousands flock here each year for a glimpse of the small Pacific island’s spectacular coral reefs, sea creatures and shipwrecks from both world wars. But for those who dive too deeply or ascend too quickly, the fun can suddenly end with decompression sickness, and there’s only one place to go in t...
Beginner Diver dies in Thailand
Scubadad2 - 2/16/2016 9:45 AM
The title is a bit misleading because there was gross negligence involving the boat operator and the dive master. Read the article and let me know what your thoughts are.
Santa Barbara Oil Spill. Santa Barbara Oil Spill.
LiveBait - 5/31/2015 11:29 PM
SeaWorld San Diego reported Thursday that specialists are taking care of 15 sea lions and six elephant seals affected by last week’s oil pipeline rupture near Santa Barbara, after receiving four more of the marine mammals Wednesday night....
FitDiver® Magazine is a FREE Special Edition FitDiver® Magazine is a FREE Special Edition
ScubaFit - 5/21/2015 5:24 AM
A single diver is just a tiny speck in the vast ocean world, yet each dive is an enormous personal experience. Fitness, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle keep divers in the water. Aloha! Get in shape for SCUBA diving in Maui. This SPECIAL EDITION integrates the ancient Hawaiian culture of a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle with modern day nutrition and fitness. Island vistas, sea breezes and Humpback whales inspire divers to prepare for spectacular experiences that strengthen the body an...
ScubaFit Hosts Workout for PADI Women’s Dive Day 2015 ScubaFit Hosts Workout for PADI Women’s Dive Day 2015
ScubaFit - 5/07/2015 12:31 PM
ScubaFit is hosting a fitness for diving workout as part of the PADI Women’s Dive Day 2015 event. Since exercise is NOT recommended on dive days we are meeting the day before Friday, July 17, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to get you ready to dive on Saturday, July 18, 2015. The location of the workout is in southern California. At North Ponto Beach in Carlsbad. This beach location is on the coast side of Carlsbad Blvd. across from Carlsbad Seapoint Resort. Access the parking area going south ...
Fitness for Diving Seminar at Scuba Show 2015 Fitness for Diving Seminar at Scuba Show 2015
ScubaFit - 5/04/2015 2:39 PM
Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, SFT, SFN, NBFE, founder of ScubaFit® and co-author of the ScubaFit® Diver Course which is also approved as the PADI ScubaFit® Diver Distinctive Specialty, is presenting at the Scuba Show on Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Seaside Room 7. Use this coupom for a discount on entry to the show and attend "Fitness Considerations for Diving Around-the-World". Fit divers are safer, tend to dive more often, and are more likely to go on for advanced dive trainin...
ScubaFit® Joins Dive Zone Radio - Fitness for scuba divers on the air ScubaFit® Joins Dive Zone Radio - Fitness for scuba divers on the air
ScubaFit - 12/20/2013 4:01 PM
Whether you’re an avid scuba enthusiast or just love adventure, you’ll want to listen to Dive Zone Radio every Sunday. ScubaFit® debuted this week on a new radio program for scuba divers. Dive Zone Radio airs every Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 960 The Patriot. Dive Zone Radio is a continuing conversation about all things aquatic and adventuresome. Created and hosted in Phoenix, Arizona by NAUI scuba diving instructors Mark J. Hadrich and Lew Edwards, Dive Zone Radio is starting out quie...
Tinnitus and Diving (Ringing in the Ears) - Scubadoc’s Diving Medicine Tinnitus and Diving (Ringing in the Ears) - Scubadoc’s Diving Medicine
Greg - 12/10/2013 9:47 AM
Ringing in the ears or ’tinnitus’ (pronounced with the accent on the ’tin’) is one of the most prevalent and bothersome of symptoms related to diving. Tinnitus may be caused by damage or disease, anywhere along the path of the auditory system. Tinnitus is the perception of sound when no external sound is present; and is often referred to as "ringing in the ears." It can also take the form of hissing, roaring, whistling, chirping or clicking. The noise can be intermittent or constant, with single...
Good dives & bad
scubadmike - 12/01/2013 6:04 AM
Went diving on Black Friday .N.O.A.A. stated small craft advisory . 4 to 6 seas up to 8 seas . Paid for a charter in Jupiter Fl. The charter stated it’s not that bad . N.O.A.A. were dead on . 6 divers got sick & I brought a new meaning to " HEARL " I lost 2 lbs. on that trip ........... You do not want to see a photo !!!...
Brian_V - 10/25/2013 8:38 AM
Diver’s body found inside ’Grove’ Monroe County dive team members located the body of a missing diver from Orlando who was last seen deep inside the USS Spiegel Grove, a 510-foot Navy ship that was intentionally sunk in 2002 as an artificial reef about six miles off the coast of Key Largo. The missing diver was identified by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office as Joseph Dragojevich, 43, a captain with the Lake County Emergency Medical Services. Deputy Becky Herrin, a Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman,...
Diving Safety: How to Treat Stings From the Most Common Jellyfish
Scubablog - 10/24/2013 1:30 AM
Apart from sharks, the sea is home to other marine life that poses a potential danger to divers. Jellyfish or jellies, for starters, is one of the most common aquatic animal to cause discomfort. These carefree organisms effortlessly roam the seas, in their translucent (sometimes almost invisible) and mesmerizing bodies, attracting attention even from a […] The post Diving Safety: How to Treat Stings From the Most Common Jellyfish appeared first on
Storm brewing for Keys divers!
Brian_V - 10/11/2013 7:52 AM
Coast Guard looks into ’spout chasers’ The Coast Guard is investigating two Florida Keys divers who made a splash on the Internet and TV news stations last week after they posted a video of themselves entering a waterspout. Investigative service agents are looking into whether Aaron Osters and Kevin Johnson are licensed Coast Guard boat captains, and if they are, whether they should be civilly reprimanded, said Coast Guard Sector Key West Deputy Cmdr. John Reed. Osters is the owner of Bandito Sp...
Angler jumps overboard to revive 300-pound bull shark
Brian_V - 10/02/2013 1:18 PM
For your continued ’Health & Safety’, I would recommend NOT doing this!!!! It’s refreshing that more shark fishermen are practicing catch and release these days, but one angler appears to have taken the practice too far. The accompanying footage shows an angler off Lee County, Florida, who has jumped in to physically try to revive a 300-pound bull shark, which his charter group had just unhooked. The result, thankfully, was successful as viewers can see the shark, after being given a friendly sh...
Drowning Accidents and Long Term Impairment
doreenbertrand - 9/20/2013 2:07 AM
It is one of the most terrifying experiences as a parent to watch your child become injured while doing something that was supposed to be full of joy and fun. In a blink of an eye a day at a beach, swimming hole or public pool can change the lives of your family irreparably when a near drowning incident occurs. While drowning deaths are most prevalent in children under four years old, they happen at virtually any age. And sometimes when the child is revived and rescued, the family is faced with ...
Out of Air Event
lerpy - 9/12/2013 1:56 PM
Thought I would share the events of a recent dive as I feel it is important to share share when things go wrong so can all learn and be safer divers. Last week went out for a dive on the boat, and with the group that I dive with weekly. This time my friend ( call him Jeff) came along, and he brought his friend, (call him Mike) who brought his friend (call him Chuck). I have dove with Jeff previously and was confident of his skill and ability, I did not know his friends. Jeff knew Mike, but not C...
Dive Professionals Be Aware [Beware!] Part III
Brian_V - 9/03/2013 11:56 AM
Dive Professionals Be Aware [Beware!] Part III Yes, it’s the dive community itself creating the climate for many of the lawsuits! I’m sure most of the divers reading this article have visited other scuba internet discussion forums. Many of those forums have an area dedicated specifically to diving accidents. The intent of the discussion is to educate the dive community on the errors committed during those dives, so as to prevent other divers from making those same mistakes. [A noble and worthwhi...
Mercury Levels Predicted to Rise in Pacific Ocean Fish
Brian_V - 8/27/2013 11:08 AM
As countries throughout Asia become increasingly reliant on fossil fuels, more harmful mercury is finding its way into the fish we eat. But new research suggests people can limit their mercury consumption by eating less fish that dwell deeper in ocean.Mercury Levels Predicted to Rise in Pacific Ocean Fish Aired 8/26/13 As countries throughout Asia become increasingly reliant on fossil fuels, more harmful mercury is finding its way into the fish we eat. But new research suggests one way people ca...