What's The Right Thing to Say? Misunderstanding Scuba Talk

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The modern world is one in which a single word can change the outcome of almost any event, action, meaning, or understanding. Even the way a single word is used may alter the meaning of that word. Within the dive community, we are no different.

Health and Fitness Part 4

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We could all lose 10 to 100 lbs and be far better off for it, but who cares? If you have the money and time to go diving, you should be able to dive anywhere you want right? I signed the waiver, I have the proper cert card that I successfully paid for, and so who are you to tell me that I cannot make this dive?

My Dive Computer Quit. What Do I Do?

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What happens if your dive computer fails on your dive? Well, if your dive computer fails, stay calm.  It’s not an emergency; it’s an inconvenience. Being proactive versus reactive will reduce the chances of this happening on future dives.

Diving Florida

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With more than 1,300 miles of coastline and a wealth of inland springs, the State of Florida provides a lifetime of diving adventures. In fact, there are few other places in the world where so much diving diversity exists in one place. Join us as we explore the top diving sites in the State of Florida.

How Long Should My No Fly Time Last After My Dive?

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As divers, you have all seen the little airplane icon on your dive computer with a countdown timer next to it. Understanding where that number comes from and how to use it to plan your trips is important to avoid missing dives, or worse, having to miss your flight back home!

How To Deal With Panic

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We have all been there. Things are going great. You move just a little too quickly or do not take that extra moment to ease your mind and suddenly everything goes wrong. You find yourself trying to cope with a mental barrage of confusion. These moments can be horrifying and, in certain cases, they can have deadly results. Panic is a topic that we all discuss and every instructor wonders about.

Preview of DEMA 2017 Seminars

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SDI/TDI/ERDI has some great presentations to share with you at DEMA this year. Check out our seminar line up and get pre-registered today
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Keeping Your Ears Safe While Diving: Ear Equalization Basics

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New to diving? Do you know all the ways to equalize your ears on your decent? Spoiler Alert: There are more than just a few! Read on to learn all the ways to equalize your ears so you're prepared to use one of these methods on your next dive.
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Improving Your Sense of Direction Underwater

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No matter how experienced a diver you may be, there is always room for improvement. Just like how we learn how to get around better in a new city we can learn to navigate under water better as well. We're sharing 7 tips on how you can improve your sense of direction under water.
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What's the Right Age to Certify My Kids

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Now that summertime is in full-swing you might be thinking about where to go on your next family vacation. This might mean a dive trip comes to mind, are your kids Junior Divers yet? How do you know if they're ready? Spoiler Alert: it's not just about their next birthday.
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The Importance of Sharks in Our Ocean – more than just Awesomeness

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We get it, sharks are scary man-eating animals. Life would be easier and safer if they weren't around right? Wrong. Sharks are a very important piece of our ecosystem and the absence of them would do much more harm than it would good.
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That is the Last Straw

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Have you seen the #StopSucking campaigns going around social media lately? Wondering what they're all about? And why straws are so bad anyways? As always, we're here to help and fill you in on the details.