Proper buoyancy control is an essential safety skill that requires practice and our full concentration. The scenario that the diver describes most likely occurred due to two factors that divers frequently underestimate. The first is buoyancy control. Had the diver established neutral buoyancy, he would not have continued to descend
We all strive to be the best divers we can be. But, let’s face it, we’re not perfect! There are certain mistakes every diver can make. The good news is that with a little knowledge and practice, they can be avoided. Check out this great guide to becoming a safer diver by avoiding some common mistakes.
What’s the Difference Between PADI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water? We often get the question, what's the difference between Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water. This article lists the differences between the 2.
From claustrophobia to a fear of sharks, people give a lot of reasons why they won’t get scuba certified. Here’s a list of some of the most common hesitations people face and how to address them head-on. Who knows? Your non-diving best friend may end up being your next dive buddy.
Bob Island (also known as Pulau Sinyaru), is an island about and hour and a half boat ride off Padang, is a relatively undiscovered and unspoilt by humans. Marine life thrives here due to the topography and amazing visibility. The coral, which is very much alive and thriving, are a refuge to both pelagic and macro marine life. There is plenty to explore and you
From simple cases of swimmer’s ear to the serious and sometimes lasting damage of barotrauma, divers are vulnerable to ear problems because the delicate mechanisms that govern our hearing and balance just aren’t designed for the rapid pressure changes that result from diving.
The shaka hand gesture is the symbol made by holding the hand in a loose fist and extending the thumb and pinky finger with the back of the hand facing the recipient. You have most likely seen this gesture being flashed by surfers and Hawaiian natives, but do you know what it actually means? Sure it can be a way to say “hey” or “that’s