Are There Jobs That Look For Experienced Divers

July 25th, 2013

You may not think a background as a SCUBA diver gives you a lot of job options, but there are more jobs for divers than you might think there are.

Of course, someone with a SCUBA diving background can become a SCUBA instructor. There might be such jobs at resorts, on cruise ships or in beach towns. You might also be able to open your own shop anywhere there is a significant body of water, even a freshwater lake, where people might like to dive.

Another job opportunity for those with a diving background Read the rest of this entry »

What If The Equipment Fails Underwater

May 24th, 2013

One of the worst nightmares a scuba diver can experience is an equipment failure while they are deep underwater on a dive. This is the worst-case scenario that can be deadly if scuba divers are not properly prepared to handle it. Follow these tips to ensure you handle any scuba equipment failure with grace under pressure.

The most important thing that people have to remember when their equipment fails underwater is to keep calm. Going into a panic is the number-one way that people get themselves into trouble when Read the rest of this entry »

The Difference Between Ocean And Fresh Water Diving

March 26th, 2013

Freshwater and saltwater diving are very popular activities. For many years, people have been using diving as a form of relaxation and entertainment. However, many people new to diving wonder if there are really any differences between the two types of diving. Many people enjoy both types of diving. However, the biggest difference between saltwater and freshwater diving is visibility.

Freshwater is known to have much lower visibility than saltwater. The visibility while diving in saltwater is easily 80 to 100 feet, and visibility while diving in freshwater Read the rest of this entry »

The Equipment You Need For A Dive

June 26th, 2012

It is important to have the right equipment for a dive. The reason why you want the correct equipment can be condensed to safety and the quality of the dive. Poor equipment will equal a poor dive with greater chances of having malfunctions. You want to have equipment that will last more than a few minutes on your dive. That said, the following is a list of equipment for a safe and enjoyable dive:

Mask – Read the rest of this entry »

Do I Need Certification Before My First Dive

November 19th, 2011

Those that wish to become involved with scuba diving realize that they need a certification. The process of being certified is not something that is designed flippantly. You need to become certified for a very good reason: you have to maintain your safety in what open water.

So, do you need to be certified for your first dive? You will need to be certified to take part in a dive that is outside of a beginner open water diving course or a discover scuba course. If you wish to Read the rest of this entry »

Do Sharks Really Eat The Divers

November 16th, 2011

Many people do not want to go on scuba diving because they are afraid that they would end up as meals for the sharks. There have been many cases of scuba divers bitten, injured, or killed by sharks. However, we can not put all the blame on these majestic and beautiful creatures because in most cases, people are the ones responsible for the shark attack.

Although it is true that a lot of people are scared of sharks, there are still many people who use underwater diving instruments Read the rest of this entry »

The Risks You Take By Diving Alone

November 15th, 2011

Scuba diving is an amazing recreational activity and something that is a once in a lifetime experience. However, it is not safe to scuba dive alone. While you are well protected by your suit and there is no reason to worry about much, it is still not a good idea. When you dive deep into the ocean, you do not know what could come your way. Your suit is not going to protect you from a shark or any other dangerous fish that may attack. If Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Forget These Items on Your SCUBA Trip

November 3rd, 2011

If you’re thinking of booking a SCUBA trip you’re going to need to prepare more than by just watching tropical movies on your DIRECT TV. Here are a few of the items you can’t forget to pack on your once of a lifetime SCUBA vacation.
Sunscreen: Think you can’t get burned while you’re in the water? Think again. The water actually reflects light so you can get MORE burned than on shore and you’ll likely spend a lot of Read the rest of this entry »

How To Dive Safely With The Sharks

July 19th, 2011

Swimming with sharks can be done with relative safety, assuming you follow a few basic principles, and understand a bit of shark psychology.

First off, never swim with sharks alone. You should have someone in the water with you, as well as someone on board the boat. Make sure you have the ability to radio for help.

Avoid swimming at dawn or dusk, since this is when sharks are most likely to be feeding. Also, avoid murky water. Not only is it harder for you to see an approaching shark, Read the rest of this entry »

Looking Up From The Depths Of The Great Blue

July 18th, 2011

Few activities are as thrilling as SCUBA diving. Breathing underwater and becoming a part of the marine environment is a great way to spend the day. SCUBA diving is easy to learn. Many cities have SCUBA diving schools that can teach you the skills in an indoor pool. If you live near the ocean or if you will be vacationing near the ocean there are many dive shops that offer SCUBA lessons and certification.

SCUBA course can range from a short half day class that touches Read the rest of this entry »