Is Buoyancy Control a Specialty?

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Okay, we’re going there. This debate circulates time and time again. When and how should you teach buoyancy control? There is a short answer to this and a long answer. This is the long answer.

Five reasons you shouldn’t overlook the smallest ABC island

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We get it. Bonaire and Curaçao are known diving hot spots. But have you considered a dive trip or family vacation to Aruba? Due to its diversity in both diving and other activities, it might not be too hard to convince the family to join you on this trip.

Lost In Lau

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Are you looking for your next dive trip? An untouched tropical oasis is waiting for you in the South Pacific. Lau is a chain of 60 islands south of Fiji. It is filled with bright coral reefs and vibrant sea life. Now is the perfect time to start planning. What are you waiting for? Lau is calling.
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Do tough conditions during a course result in better divers?

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Have you debated any of these three situational approaches to learning to dive? Learn more about how each option isn’t necessarily a bad option. Each has its own pros and cons list, you just have to figure out which is the best for you.
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Fantastic (Underwater) Beasts, and where to find them

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Have you heard of these six underwater “beasts” before? Each one is unique in its own way leaving us wanting to suit up and go find as many as possible! Learn more about these critters from Gemma as she tells you about each one and where to find them.

Cardio Fitness and Diving

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Did you know, your fitness level can affect your susceptibility to decompression sickness and other diving-related injuries? A good level of fitness can help you reduce gas consumption and increase your overall enjoyment. There are two types of cardo that can help you improve your diving, Kristen Fassolas, The Scuba Fitness Coach explains both.

Sea Legs and How to Get Them

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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.

Drysuit Myths and Reality

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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.

Bucket List Diving: Iceland

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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.

Rethinking

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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!

The Art of Slowing Down

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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.

Intro to Tech is not just for Tech Divers

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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.