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Get Started Scuba Diving

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Scuba Diving Spotlight10

Coral Reef Restoration

Monday March 24, 2014


Ten years ago, this was a healthy coral reef. Thankfully, you can help to restore this once thriving ecosystem.

By About.com Guest Author, Stefanie Conrad. Convincing others to be concerned about the health of our coral reefs is challenging. As recreational divers in the tropics, where most coral reefs are found, we pay dive shop operators to take us to the best spots for indulging in the strange and rich diversity of life underwater. It's a paradise that we've escaped to, where we can relax and enjoy peace and quiet surrounded by beautiful vistas. Read more.

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Tips: 4 Steps to Becoming a Thinking Diver

Saturday March 22, 2014

It takes time and experience to become comfortable enough in the underwater world to perform complex tasks, or even to think clearly and logically. For divers who are ready to take their diving to the next level, I can offer some simple advice to improve mental control and clarity of thought underwater. Read more.

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Review: DIN vs Yoke

Monday March 17, 2014

Do you use a DIN or a yoke regulator? A surprising number of divers have no idea what type of regulator first stage they use. This is important information, particularly when planning dive trips to locations that may not have tonly DIN- or yoke-compatible tanks. If you have forgotten the difference between DIN and yoke regulators and tanks, this quick review is worth checking out. Read more

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Just for Fun - Are You Addicted to Diving?

Sunday March 16, 2014

There are many signs of scuba-obsession! The ability to talk about a dive for a period of time longer than the dive itself lasted. The inability to hold your breath. Ever. Because its just wrong. Personally, I have spent many long nights at bars talking about equipment configuration. Embarrassing? Yes. But true.
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