Many divers are overweighted for the type of diving they do, carrying more lead than they need. That makes buoyancy control more difficult because every extra pound of lead has to be balanced with an extra pound of buoyancy. Here are our tips for taking off weight on your next dive.
Divers by nature tend to be cucumber cool. How else could you sail out to sea, toss on a tank, and plunge into the depths of the ocean blue? Yet, dwelling within each of us is a panic button that can get pushed when we least expect it, sending us into the danger zone without warning. Here are the reasons why divers panic — and tips for showing grace under pressure when it happens to you.
"Never," "you can go with a friend," "we do have children" ... these are just some of my excuses to never go shark diving on a designated shark trip. No misunderstanding: I absolutely love sharks during an unexpected encounter. I always hope to capture the classic shark silhouette on a sandy patch close to the Cayman wall — a big treat, and an even bigger one if a Caribbean reef shark comes close and hangs around for some minutes before its shyness takes over and it disappears into the mysterious depths! Here's what happened when my husband encouraged me to book an oceanic white-tip shark expedition.
The tranquil underwater world may put your mind at ease, but for many divers, the hours that follow can be one big headache. Don’t let throbbing pain put a damper on your next dive. Here’s a look at the most common culprits and how to head them off at the pass.
Kids Sea Camp offers a full week of diving and activities for adults and kids. Get ready for the ultimate family dive vacation! Discover new places above and below. Explore with confidence. Learn and grow as a family. Give your family an adventure that will leave them with inspiration and memories to last a lifetime!
How much weight do you need to wear as a diver? 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?