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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 5 Tips for Breaking Into the Marine Conservation Industry Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      5 tips for breaking into the marine conservation industry. A volunteer position can help you gain experience, but choose your program carefully . . .
    • Julien Borde - Guest Author for Freediving (Apnea) Created: Sunday, December 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Guest author and freediving (apnea) expert Julien Borde's bio page for About.Com Scuba.
    • Freediving Facts and Information Created: Sunday, February 24, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Freediving reference page. Information and facts about freediving training, world records, certification agencies, and gear such as fins and masks.
    • AIDA Recreational Freediving Training Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      AIDA is a freediving training agency. AIDA offering courses for everyone from complete novices to advanced freedivers.
    • Christine Kathleen McMahon Created: Monday, July 28, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Christine Kathleen McMahon is a guest author for About.com Scuba, writing about scuba diving for people with disabilities.
    • The PADI Divemaster Course Created: Friday, July 25, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      An overview of the PADI Divemaster Program, including the content of the course and options for course format and length
    • What Is a PADI Divemaster? Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      A divemaster is qualified to supervise certified divers and assist instructors. Suzy Phipps explains the role of a divemaster in the scuba industry.
    • Get Started Cave Diving Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Get started cave diving. Learn about prerequisites for cave diving certification, course lengths and structure, locations, and costs.
    • Dive Site Preservation Created: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The Earth's oceans are in danger. Here are tips to help scuba divers preserve their favorite dive sites.
    • Reef Fish Identification Guide - 20 Common Species of Florida and the Caribbean Created: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Reef fish identification guide for scuba divers to common and interesting species in Florida and the Caribbean. Learn to identify Sergeant Majors (Abudefduf saxatilis), Porkfish (Anisotremus virgin...
    • Five Point Descent Created: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The five point descent for scuba diving is: signal, orientation, regulator, time and descend. Here is an illustrated guide to the steps of the five point descent for scuba diving.
    • Heeding Your Inner Dive Created: Sunday, December 29, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Do you ever feel inexplicably nervous or stressed before a scuba dive? Maybe your subconscious knows something you do not." itemprop="description">...
    • Complacency Kills Created: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Complacency in scuba diving kills. Read and argument for following safety rules and guidelines in scuba diving, not matter what your diving certification level." itemprop="r="$zTP='t3'" --> itempro...
    • Snorkeling Basics and Information for Novices Created: Saturday, May 18, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      What is snorkeling? Learn basic information for novice snorkelers, including snorkeling prerequistes, who can snorkel, and where you can snorkel." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
    • The Rule of Three Created: Sunday, August 12, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      In diving as in life, it is sometimes best to cut your losses and call it a day. The rule of three is a method many scuba divers use to decide when to call it quits for the day."
    • Task Loading and Scuba Diving Created: Monday, July 16, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Task loading is a common problem faced by scuba divers attempting complicated activities underwater. When a diver attempts to do too many things at once, he may fail to do even one thing properly."...
    • The Right Tools for the Job Created: Monday, July 09, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Carrying extra dive gear underwater can lead to task loading and extra drag. Here are tips on streamlining dive gear for a more enjoyable and safer diving experience." itemif expr="$zTP='t3'" --> i...
    • Flying Created: Thursday, June 21, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Scuba diving is like flying underwater. Here is one of my favorite scuba diving stories." itemprop="description"> Monday, April 23, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Are you still turning your your tank valves 1/4 turn back before diving? This practice could be dangerous! Here is information about this antiquated technique." itemprop="d="$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop...
    • True Tales of the Free Pool Demo Created: Sunday, October 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      When I worked at a large Caribbean resort, part of my job was to give a free pool demo everyday for guests who wanted to try diving for the first time. Read stories of my experiences giving the fre...
    • Follow Your Head Created: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Good buoyancy control can be one of the most difficult skills to master. Learn how to "follow your head" when scuba diving for better buoyancy control." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • Little Bubbles Become Big Bubbles Created: Thursday, September 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Small bubbles leaking from a piece of scuba diving equipment indicated that a seal or o-ring is likely to fail. Divers who notice a small bubbles coming from a piece of dive gear should take care ...
    • Learn About Scuba Diving Regulators Created: Friday, November 29, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Scuba diving regulators may seem complex, but at the basic level, they are actually simple and easy to understand for new divers. Learn about regulators parts, styles, and features here.
    • Dive Flags Created: Sunday, December 16, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Scuba divers should always fly a dive flag at dive sites where boat traffic is a possibility. Learn about the different types of dive flags and when to use them.
    • Start Diving! Created: Monday, January 09, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Are you ready to start scuba diving? Here is a step by step guide to learning to dive, including medical requirements, courses, certification agencies, basic dive theory and frequently asked questi...
    • Open Water Certification Course Options Created: Wednesday, September 01, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Several different formats of the Open Water Scuba Diver Course exist. Students considering enrolling in a scuba certification course should consider the different course options such as a referral ...
    • Review: Omer Zero Cubed Diving Mask Created: Friday, June 14, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The Omer Zero Cubed diving mask works well for freediving and may also be used for scuba diving. This diving mask has an exceptionally low internal volume and a wide field of vision. Read a full re...
    • Radiator Wetsuits for Scuba Diving Created: Friday, February 15, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Radiator wetsuits produces high-quality, thin wetsuits with excellent thermal protection by using a patented neoprene hybrid. Read a review and buy radiator wetsuits.
    • Scuba Tip: Preventing Blisters on Your Feet and Ankles When Scuba Diving Created: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Sometimes dive booties and fins can rub raws spots or blisters on a scuba diver's feet and ankles. Here is one tip for preventing blisters when scuba diving.
    • Scuba Diving Conservation Vacations - Interships and Volunteering Opportunities Created: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Suggested scuba diving conservation vacations and interships. Marine conservation vacations are a great way for scuba divers to enjoy exotic diving and help to preserve the underwater world.
    • 7 Types of Freediving Created: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The different types of freediving (apnea) include static, dynamic, constant weight with fins, constant weight without fins, variable weight, and no limits. Learn about the these freediving discipli...
    • Inland Scuba Diving Created: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Where can you dive if you don't live by the ocean? Inland scuba divers can train and recreationally dive in lakes, quarries, rivers, flooded mines, and even caves. No ocean, no problem!

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