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.
Are you dreaming about warm, sunny days, sugar-white sand beaches and sparkling, clear water? It's time for a winter getaway to somewhere tropical. We've got the hottest dive destinations — from the Caribbean to the Pacific — to beat the cold-weather blues!
A modern scuba diving regulator is an extremely reliable mechanism. So reliable, in fact, that keep on delivering air year after year. But you can do a few simple things to help ensure your reg's performance. Here are our tips, plus the latest regs on dive store shelves today.