Being sick on a dive boat or any boat for that matter is no fun. However, most of us have been there at least once or twice. It’s not fun but there are things you can do to help yourself out when you’re experiencing the effects of seasickness.
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Have you been thinking about trying about dry suit diving but you’ve been intimidated by all that goes into selecting a dry suit, the investment, and the maintenance? We’re here to bust five different myths about dry suits to ease your worry.
Is Iceland on your bucket list? Get ready to add it after reading this guide to traveling and diving in Iceland. By the time you’re done, you’ll feel ready to book a plane ticket and go. From the sights to the diving hotspot you won’t know where to start.
Join Traci for the final jaunt of her certification series as she embarks on the in-water portion of her course. She recounts the pool session and overcoming her fear of trusting the equipment as well as her certification dives at a local lake. While throughout this portion of her certification experience is again not easy for her to conquer she does it!
Maybe it’s excitement, maybe it’s a lack of experience, maybe it’s nervousness. You likely started this sport to relax or see the underwater world, but you won’t be able to benefit from either if you don’t take the time to slow down. Slow down, relax and enjoy your surroundings.
Have you thought about taking the Intro to Tech course, only to talk yourself out of it because you don’t want to be a tech diver? We hear this a lot. The fact is, Intro to Tech is NOT just for tech divers! Read on for Instructor Stephen Phillips view and the experience of one of his recent students.
In Traci’s third part of her journey to becoming an open water diver, she recounts going through her eLearning course. She also recalls getting fitted for gear for the first time and the joys of trying on wetsuits.
When you’re a new diver it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much weight you need. Between lack of experience and maybe even confidence in diving you might find yourself struggling with how much weight to use. Weighting doesn’t have to be hard to do, learn more about to figure out how much weight you should use.
As a diver, you probably do things like recycle and limit your use of single-use plastics. You may even try to sustainably source your food too. This is all wonderful and these are great ways to help the environment while on land, but did you realize you can make a difference while diving, too?
It’s getting to be that time of year again where the air gets colder and with the air getting colder the water we dive in also gets colder. Staying warm while diving should be a top priority in the colder months, not only to prevent hypothermia but to also keep diving enjoyable for all.