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Learn to Scuba Dive: Tips for Beginners

Open Water Referral Scuba Diving Certification

What is the best way to learn to dive? Should you get certified back home or on vacation? One of my favorite open water certification options …

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Winter sun diving spots: readers' travel tips

For a winter escape, how about scuba diving in warm, blue waters before putting your feet up on an uncrowded beach? Readers share their favourite places • To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of winning a Vango tent worth £450, go to GuardianWitness<p>WINNING TIP: Malta<p>Slip beneath …

How Probability and Statistics Differ

Probability and statistics are two closely related mathematical subjects. Both use much of the same terminology and there are many points of contact …

Long Hose vs Short Hose Regulator Configuration

As a cave diver, I spend the majority of my time underwater in technical scuba gear. I have become so comfortable with this gear that when I switch …

Scared of Getting Water in Your Dive Mask?

Open-water diving courses—the prerequisite for the lowest-level recreational diving certification—require candidates to recover from mask flooding in …

Why Proper Trim Is Important for Scuba Divers

Do you want to look like a sleek diving ninja? Then you need to learn proper trim, or body position in the water. Don't be offended, but unless you …

What Is Trimix - Technical Scuba Diving

Most experienced divers are probably already familiar with the concept of deep diving beyond recreational limits using a breathing gas known as …

Description of Scuba Diving Regulator Parts

A scuba diving <i>regulator</i> is the piece of equipment that enables a diver to breathe from a scuba tank. The regulator is so named because it regulates …

Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving Buoyancy Control Advice

Proper buoyancy control is one of the most important (and sometimes the most difficult) skills for a diver to master. This list reviews basic …

What to Expect Your First Time Scuba Diving

Chest-deep in calm turquoise waters, buoyancy compensator inflated, regulator in hand, you begin to wonder if learning to dive was really such a …

Dealing With Ear Pain When Scuba Diving (Reverse Block)

I had enjoyed an almost stress-free first dive with an open water course student when he suddenly flashed me the dreaded "not okay" sign during the …

Can Asthmatics Scuba Dive?

Diving with asthma is a controversial topic. In the past, any history of asthma was considered a definitive contraindication for diving. Recently, …

Scuba Diving

Dangers of Scuba Diving With Sharks

Sharks are amazing and powerful animals. Although sharks are carnivorous, they do not preferentially prey on scuba divers or even humans in general. …

What Is Boyle's Law? How Does It Apply to Scuba Diving?

One of the fantastic consequences of enrolling in a recreational scuba diving course is being able to learn some basic physics concepts and apply …