In the second installment of Decompression Myths, Mark Powell takes an in-depth look at the myths surrounding decompression stops. Are they really necessary? What happens to our bodies when we make them and when we skip them? An exciting read supported by data taken from divers that will help us to better understand the theory of decompression.
Sharks are vital to the health of our oceans, and we have a unique ability as divers to help protect them. Our experiences, stories of diving with sharks, and images can help dispel myths and incorrect perceptions and share sharks’ true nature. Keep reading to learn more about the threats facing sharks and what we can do to address them.
Whether you’re a new deco diver or a tech diving veteran, this article will help you reshape your understanding of the principles behind decompression theory and recognize common misconceptions you may encounter throughout your diving career.
Have you pursued a new discipline of diving to master a specific skillset rather than enjoy that type of diving for its own sake? In this article, Wes Kilgore is sharing how he pursued cave diving to build on his overhead environment skills in wrecks, but discovered there was a passionate cave diver within all along!
How well do you know your drysuit? Are you able to assess leaks and perform minor field repairs? If you’re new to drysuit diving or want to ensure the longevity of your drysuit through proper handling and care both above and below the water, then this article is for you!
Ready to start training in overhead environments but overwhelmed by all the different reels and spools on the market? In this article, we’ll introduce you to different line handling devices, their uses, and the advantages and disadvantages of each type for cave diving.
It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out in scuba diving or if you’re a more experienced diver, every diver needs some inspiration from time to time. This article is a collection of advice and anecdotes from four professional technical divers.
Have you ever done everything right, only for something to still go wrong? That’s exactly what happens in this diving story. This diver got a new piece of scuba gear, did the right thing by giving it a test run in a controlled environment before taking it out on their next big dive, and STILL ran into problems. This is a story about learning.
Diving in the North Eastern part of the United States, specifically in New York and New Jersey, isn’t your average day of diving. While some of the tips on this list are universal to most diving locations or scenarios, a lot of these items are location specific. So if you’re thinking about taking a trip to the North East, this one is for you.
Learning to scuba dive isn’t always as easy as eLearning, Instructor sessions, and certification. For some there can be an internal struggle that comes with using new equipment and being in a new environment. Even with the allure of the underwater world, our minds are a tricky place and if you pair that with a traumatic event, you’re bound to have a bit of trouble getting underwater calmly. This story is about how one diver went from failing their Open Water course twice to a rebreather tech diver.