Popular prescription medications for treating erectile dysfunction include Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra. They work by increasing blood flow to certain areas of the penis, and like all meds have side effects. Most worrisome is a potentially dangerous decrease in blood pressure in those taking certain other drugs that also dilate blood vessels. Other possible side effects tend to be transient and mild in nature, but still can be problematic for the diver.
It's unshakable — the hope that your next dive trip will be graced by the presence of marine life so big and wild that your friends won’t believe the stories. And while part of diving’s mystique is that anything is possible on any given day in the water, there’s nothing wrong with playing the odds. At these six dive sites in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, South Africa, Hawaii and Mozambique, the animals that call these places home routinely give divers plenty to talk about. And while our friends might not believe the tales of breaching, acrobatic maneuvering and comic posturing, photos will suffice — that is, until they join us underwater to experience the thrills for themselves.
SUMMER SPECIAL-WESTIN PLAYA CONCHAL ALL INCLUSIVE RESORT -SAVE $745+ PP DIVE CATALINA ISLANDS 3 DAYSSUMMER SPECIAL 7 NIGHTS & 3 DAYS DIVING * SPECIAL RATE $2050 Per Person +PLUS Intl AirSAVE*$745 PP* REGULAR RATE $2795 PER PERSON**Valid travel dates April 1 to Nov 1, 2013FREE DAY DIVING MONTH OF MAY & AUG 1 TO DEC 15-PAY 3 GET 4 DAYS DIVING CATALINA ISLANDSWINTER SPECIAL- NOW to March 31- $2195 Per Person & Nov 1-Dec 23 ,2013 SAVE $800 PP7 NIGHTS 8 DAYS , ALL INCLUSIVE DELUXE JR SUITR, MEALS, DRINKS,
Costa Rica is nature's best! See it all with the 5-Star Jungle Dive Tour from Indiana Jones Dive Adventure.
National Geographic says the Corcovado National Park is one of the last remaining rainforest touching the Pacific Ocean in all of the Americas. Whales are here 9 months out of the year. Nature surrounds you and wakes you in the morning instead of an alarm clock -- those monkeys! On your way to Cano Island Marine Reserve, watch whales and dolphins, then dive with large schools of barracuda, horse-eyed jacks, white tips sharks and much more!
SAVE OVER $200 PER DIVER- The Catalina Islands are known for large pelagic's and huge schools of sea life, with a chance to see whale sharks, hammerheads and Manta Rays of all types and sizes. Dive the beautiful Catalina Islands of Costa Rica and stay at Flamingo Marina Resort, starting at just $875 per person, double occupancy in a Captain’s Suite with partial ocean view & semi-kitchen. Choice of 1 queen or 2 double beds. CALL FOR CUSTOM PACKAGE RATES WITH FREE NIGHTS AND DIVE DAYS
This July, drift dive some of the healthiest reefs in the world, see the world’s largest brain coral, get up close and personal with sharks, turtles and rays, explore lush tropical rainforests, and capture the week using a SeaLife DC1400 camera.
Adventure & Dive Tours of Costa RicaValid From: 02/01/2013 to 12/14/2013Rate: $925Guanacaste Diving ~ Costa Rica- EXCLUSIVE SPECIALFREE: 1 Night & 2-Tank Dive Day at Ocotal Dive ResortAdventure & Dive Tours of Costa Rica EXCLUSIVE OFFERValid From: 02/01/2013 to 12/14/20137-Nights / 5-Days 2-Tank Boat Dive PackageRate: $925 PP - SAVE- REGULAR RATE $1132 PP-Enjoy the best diving season along the Guanacaste coastline, combined with the best rates for 2013.
With cell phones, computers, and video games offering a continuous source of distraction, spending quality time with your family is harder than ever these days. Thankfully, dive vacations where you can literally immerse your clan in the wonders of the natural world provide one of the greatest ways to reconnect. Here are six of our favorite destinations for the ultimate family dive trip.
Stretch panels are placed in specific performance zones in the suit and then double-glued with BARE’s Secure-Lock construction. A 360-degree Glideskin neck seal and internal skin-in flip seals at midforearm and midcalf help reduce water entry.
Designed for the advanced diver, this tough BC includes the Wrapture Harness System, Surelock II integrated-weight system, a dump valve in each corner, plus lots of D-rings and other features no serious diver can do without.
This caviar-class titanium reg continues to set the bar for cutting-edge features and superb breathing performance. The T3 comes with lighter component parts and a new three-year, 300-dive service-interval lifetime warranty, plus a deluxe padded travel bag.
The DC1400 Maxx Duo combines a 14-megapixel camera, fisheye wide-angle lens, flash, video light and tray (and a host of accessories), so you’ll never get caught choosing between shooting cool video or photos again.
Aqua Lung is excited to offer Slingshot - a revolutionary fin that will take the dive world by storm. The Slingshot will make diving more comfortable, efficient and fun. Its innovations include Power Bands, Gear Shift and Mid-foot Flex Joint ...
The Pearl is a new mid-level women's BC that combines the superior fit, comfort and cosmetic of the pioneering Pearl i3, with the traditional operation of the Diva series. For real women who come in all shapes and sizes, the Pearl offers an ...
Characteristics: The single-piece silicone body rotates at the hose joint, allowing positioning to be optimised. Fitted with a "Comfo Bite" orthondontic mouthpiece. Double exhaust valve for an easy discharge
Here's the BC that you have been waiting for. The fun, travel-friendly ZUMA will find favor with those divers who are tired of paying excess baggage fees. This ultra-light, weight-integrated, back inflation BC has everything you need, yet lacks ...
Classic and elegant, put forward again the Look formula in a modern fashion with added technical features. The inclined-to-the-cheeks frame design produces a mask with an excellent view upwards and downwards. New colours matching with ...
Bonaire’s an out-there destination — blink and you’re in Venezuela, just 50 miles to the south — with its wide-open, otherworldly landscape of salt mountains, giant cactuses, rosy flamingos and rugged stone coasts. There’s a freedom here — to go where you will and dive when and where you like, 24/7 — that’s utterly intoxicating.
Escape to our beautiful Caribbean Paradise, and experience our valet dive service. Barefoot Cay is a luxury boutique resort on the south shore of Roatan. Take advantage of our great fall special: just $1,190 per person, based on double occupancy in a studio loft or quadruple occupancy in a loft suite, or $1,240 per person in a master bedroom, based on doublé occupancy.
Buddy Dive Resort, Still home of the most complete Drive & Dive package.Inclued: Transfers & taxes, unlimited air or Nitrox, pick-up truck, daily buffet breakfast, accommodations, 6 X’s 1 tank boat dives From $776 pp/per week (based on 6pax/3 bedrm. apt.)2nd Diver Dives for Free when booking our Drive & Dive Package with unlimited shore diving PLUS 6 one-tank boat dives!Valid from: Aug. 17th-Sept. 29th & Nov. 30th – Dec. 20th 2013
If you want a great dive experience and more... it's Magdalena GrandTobago is the drift diving capital of the Caribbean. Tobago’s pristine reefs are rich in color and their diversity of sea life, from hammerheads and mantas to the smallest of reef fish. Popular sites include the “Diver’s Dream” and the wreck of the “M/V Maverick”.
Includes: 7 nights deluxe oceanview accommodations, 6 days of 1-tank boat dives and unlimited shore diving, roundtrip aiport transfers, hotel tax, and service charges.Valid through 5/4/13, 6/1/13-6/29/13 and 8/31/13-10/5/13.
Includes: 7 nights deluxe gardenview accommodations, 5 days of 2-tank boat dives, unlimited shore diving, all meals, snacks and beverages, resort activities, up to $200 in resort coupons per room to use on applicable items as stated by hotel, roundtrip airport transfers, hotel taxes, and service charges.
Pay for 5 Nights get the 6th & 7th Night FREEPay for 5 Days of Shore Diving get the 6th Day FREE SAMPLE SELLABRATION PACKAGES: Ride to the Reef packages from $551.00 per diver/$401.00 per vacationer based on four people sharing a two-bedroom/two-bath condominium.
Take advantage of some great diving adventures this summertime for the family. With warm clear waters, colorful shallow reefs and an award winning staff all set in an idilic resort on the NW tip of Grand Cayman, you'll have a great family adventure! Options are available for kids age 8 and up to kern about he marine environment, or continue the adventure for kids and teens already certified. New bookings only. Blackout dates: July 2013. Kids 12 and under stay free. Kids 12-17 qualify for the 25% off diving reward.Kids eat at 50% Kids dive at 25% off
SHARK ADVENTURE WEEK - Ranked one of the top 100 Dive Resorts in the world FREE Resort Course in the pool to refresh or learn how to Scuba Dive $1199.00 Rate per person/Double Occupancy required SHARK WEEK Adventures Bimini BIg Game Club Resort & PADI Dive Center 60 foot glass bottom dive boat with bathroomsFull Line of Dive Equipment
Our 2013 season is almost sold out*! Just 3 cabins in July available, otherwise we’re fully booked until next year. That’s a great excuse to book a last minute trip this summer ... or start planning your 2014/2015 dive calendar! MORE ON OUR 7 JULY 2013 CRUISE This trip is an incredible ‘2 for the price of 1’ itinerary, visiting both of the West Nusa Tengara destinations; KOMODO and ALOR! Trip departs Labuanbajo on 7 July 2013 for 13 nights, ending 20 July in Maumere.
During this exciting time of the year, where diving is at it peak, with everything from flat calm seas to coral spawning, Sunset House is offering for travellers booking early 25% off accommodation portion of their package and 20% off the dive portion of their packge.
Tick Papua New Guinea off your dive bucket-list today!The coast of Papua New Guinea is home to some of the world's most spectacular diving. Located in the Indo-Pacific Area, experts say that the oceans surrounding Papua New Guinea have up to twice as many marine species as the waters of the Red Sea and up to five times as many as the Caribbean. Divers in our oceans enjoy a huge diversity of dive sites, including barrier reefs, coral walls (drop off), and coral gardens, patch reefs, fringing reefs, sea grass beds, coral atolls, and WWII wreck dive sites.
Dive Eden Rock and Devil's Grotto with one of our experanced diving instructors.Who will help you see the best of these two outstanding reefs.Explore the caves and tunnels and see tropical fish, sponge and coral close up. The maximum depth is 45 feet two dives with equipment for the special price $100.00 per person. Starting times are 9:00 11:30 and 2:00 PM. If you have all your own equipment except for tanks and weights the cost is $80.00.
Pay for 6, Play for 7 at Anthony's Key Resort Roatán from $1008 pp DIVE package. Book a new stay now & get a free night! Good for any available week in 2013 (AKR is closed Oct 5-26). Book anytime, but our best weeks are filliing up fast! Payment due within 7 days of reservation
Dive at least three days during your stay at Small Hope Bay Lodge and receive 10% off all your dives during your stay! Come and dive the world's 3rd largest barrier reef, just minutes from our dock. We have walls, wrecks, caverns, shark dives, inland and ocean blue holes, and beautiful coral gardens!
From the provocative promiscuity of dumpling squid and the magical dance of mandarinfish, to the exhausting hookups of loggerhead turtles and gentle nuzzlings of porcupinefish, the behavior of marine animals in the act of reproductive lovemaking is a fascinating subject for voyeuristic divers and underwater photographers.
Why do scuba divers love the Bahamas? Home to sharks of nearly every stripe, colorful reefs, intact wrecks and a keen devotion to laid-back living, it’s no wonder the Bahamas is a go-to vacation spot for North Americans. Do these 3,000 islands and cays that lie scattered at the convergence of the Atlantic and Caribbean have it all? As divers and general lovers of the tropical good life, we say these islands come pretty darn close to scoring a perfect 10. From the electrifying shark-feeding dives of Nassau and Grand Bahama to the lost-in-time allure of the Out Islands, here are 20 reasons to love the Bahamas.
Dive lights make night dives possible, and they can really ratchet up the fun quotient of a day dive by allowing you to probe darker recesses in the reefs. Whether you prefer a mini light that lives in a BC pocket (until you need it), a powerful primary light that can lay down some serious illumination on a tropical night dive, or a compact canister light that you wear on your wrist, there are myriad models to choose from ranging in size, burn time (dependent on the type, size, number and even brand of batteries being used, and also on the measuring procedure), power and price.
When South Florida underwater photographer Craig Dietrich packed his bags for a scuba diving trip to the Bahamas, he left his macro setup at home — his itinerary was diving with big animals like tiger sharks and dolphins.
Underwater photographer and environmental educator Annie Crawley has an incredible, magical manta encounter in Indonesia. At a time when mantas are in desperate need of protection, scuba divers need to be educated about these magnificent animals.
The beauty, impressive biodiversity and relative health of the reefs off Thailand's Phi Phi islands have made them legendary among scuba divers. These islands offer up many attractions big and small – from macro critters like nudibranchs to regular sightings of zebra sharks.
Blackbeard's Cruises offers live-aboard scuba diving travel vacations to the Bahamas Out Islands. Three sailboats — Sea Explorer, Morning Star and Pirate's Lady — take guests for a week of diving on various itineraries in the Exumas, Southwest Eleuthera, Little San Salvador and Bimini.
In the Bahamas, you’ll find a Caribbean reef shark for every 100 yards of underwater habitat. And when feedings occur, sharks appear in droves, swimming increasingly tighter circles around the divers gathered in an arc on the sand.
IST’s Flexus jumpsuits are available in three thicknesses—3 mil, 5 mil, and 7 mil—to provide dependable thermal protection in both temperate and tropical waters. The 5 and 7 mil suits are triple glued and double blind-stitched, with the 7 mil offering zippers on the ankles to aid in getting in and out of the suit.
Ikelite has packed more than 35 years of strobe design into the new Manta substrobe. Featuring proprietary Pre-Flash Recognition Technology, Manta has the unique ability to automatically adjust to any pre-flash sequence — a feature that’s sure to attract first-time strobe users and impress the pros. Manta’s large ergonomic single-dial control makes it easy to choose between true Thru-The-Lens exposure with EV compensation or one of eight manual power settings.
Atomic Aquatics’ new signature regulator, the high performance T- 3, features new ultra light component parts. The balanced piston first stage is precision machined from solid titanium billet, and its yoke is made using the least amount of material possible. Combine that with component parts in the pneumatically balanced second stage that have also been redesigned to save weight, and you end up with the lightest and most comfortable full-sized regulator around.
Stuart Cove’s shark-feeding experience is the most famous dive in the Bahamas and with good reason. It’s controlled chaos — a frenzy of action that’s nearly impossible to keep up with. In this video, experience this iconic dive alongside Sport Diver editor David Espinosa.
SCUBAPRO'S Mark 17 balanced diaphragm first stage is designed for harsh environments and cold water. The pneumatically balanced G-2-60 second stage is made with metal components in the inlet tube, orifice, inhalation control knob and hose connector to optimize cold-water performance. It is quipped with both a VIVA switch and inhalation control knob, and the left-right hose attachment makes it easy to rig for tech diving
Ikelite’s DS161 Lithium is one of the brightest strobes on the market. Professional photographers will appreciate the even coverage and superior quality of light that can only be produced with a round flash tube and custom made power-coated reflector.
Cressi’s R1 jacket-style BC is comfortable and easy to use. It features padding in the back and lumbar areas as well as underneath the shoulders, and the air cell slides on the cummerbund, eliminating body squeeze
Nauticam’s experience building professional-grade aluminum housings for the compact digital camera market shows with its NAS110. Every button, every control, is clearly labeled and easy to access—even with gloves on. Front and Rear command dials can be reached with forefinger and thumb without ever releasing the grip. With the NA-110 underwater photographers can take full advantage of all S-110 features in a rugged, easy to operate system.
SCUBAPRO’s Cabin Bag is made of smooth-finish Tarpaulin, a durable PVC material. The bag offers a large main compartment, plus a mesh pouch on the inside of the lid and a large zippered sleeve on the outside of the lid. There are padded lift handles on top and on one side, and the telescoping tow handle locks into position for both pushing and pulling.
The Cube Red Filter by Polar Pro is a super-sleek snap-on filter designed for the GoPro Hero 3 camera that instantly improves underwater video colors when shot in tropical waters by correcting for the GoPro’s white balance. Constructed of extremely strong optical acrylic, the Cube Red Filter easily attaches to the Hero 3. It comes with a tether, a storage bag and a cleaning cloth.For More Information:http://www.polarprofilters.com/Find a Dealer:http://www.polarprofilters.com/dealer-locator/
IST’s MP204 Spear mask, with its low-volume dual-lens design, provides an expansive view of the underwater world. The soft, supple skirt is made from high-quality silicone and features a double-sealing system for a comfortable, watertight fit. The strap buckles swivel so you can dial in a good fit. They also fold in against the frame, presenting a low packing profile for traveling.
Cressi’s Spring 3.5 one-piece wetsuit is designed to be worn in waters ranging from the tropical to the marginally warm. Made from Ultraspan neoprene, the suit comes with pre-shaped legs and provides lots of freedom of movement. Its glued and blind-stitched seams minimize water seepage. Wrist and ankle seals are made with a new Aqua-stop smooth-skin cuff. The adjustable neck seal is also smooth-skin neoprene. It is available in six mens sizes and five Spring Lady sizes.
In the ever-evolving sport of diving, the only way to be safe is to stay sharp, refresh skills regularly, and take advantage of skill and equipment developments. Keep your head in the game with these eight scuba diving trips and dive courses.
For scuba divers, correct weighting depends on your personal buoyancy needs and is influenced by a number of factors — from the composition of your body to the thickness of your wetsuit. You can get a rough estimate of how much weight you need by using our buoyancy calculator.
Why do scuba divers get motion sickness? It's because your feet are telling your brain that you're on solid ground, but you're really rocking and rolling on the high seas. Your brain gets confused; you get sick.
Quitting smoking can be excruciating. Most people try to kick the habit about a half dozen times before it finally sticks. The good news is that smoking-cessation systems help wean you off nicotine without massive withdrawal. But how do these products affect you while scuba diving?
Did you overcome a fear of water, a challenge or other obstacle to become a PADI Open Water Diver? Share your story through video for a chance to be featured in the Ask Any PADI Diver campaign. Grab a video camera and share:
Most divers are aware of the problems associated with flying after diving, but seldom give much thought to what can happen while they’re up in the air before going diving; not least is the risk of catching that most common of all contraindications to diving fitness: a cold.
At depth, you shouldn’t count on your dive buddy to be arms’ length away when you find yourself in a jam while scuba diving. Learning how to rely on yourself first and your buddy second is going to radically improve your chances for avoiding panic — and maybe even survival.