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?
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