Incorporate these three simple stretching exercises into your daily routine and you’ll soon have the flexibility of a yoga master. OK, maybe not quite that flexible — but you will see the benefits on your next dive trip.
When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world – that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors who share a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s oceans. And, they want you to join the PADI Tribe, too, as a PADI Divemaster!
• The major downside to beach diving is all that sand will sneak into your wetsuit and attack your reg if you give it half a chance. To avoid that, gear up at your car, then grab mask and fins and make a beeline for the water.
We’ve got predive and postdive steps to keep your BC in top-notch working condition. If you want to extend the life of your BC for years to come, follow our maintenance tips.PREDIVE:• Check your BC inflator by connecting it to a regulator that’s hooked to a tank. Shoot a few bursts of air into the BC, then release the inflate button and listen for air leaking into the BC that would indicate a stuck inflator. A technician must repair any leaks before you get in the water.
Divers have an intimate connection to our equipment. But the history, evolution and hidden inner workings of many integral pieces of our collective kit might be a mystery to many of us. Check out these 13 curious details, historical head-scratchers and surprising facts, including why dive watches glow and what the heck is the “Bends-O-Matic?”
Don’t miss your chance to witness and shape the future of rebreather diving on 18-20 May 2012 at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. Rebreather Forum 3 (RF3) is a three day event that includes everything from try dives on cutting edge rebreather units as well as thought provoking and informational seminars.