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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
July 15th, 2011
Scuba diving can be a great recreational activity that stimulates the mind and exercises the body, but scuba diving can also be dangerous. There are several little things about safety a person should know before diving.
During diving, a condition called nitrogen narcosis can affect the diver; it can cause the diver to feel drunk, altering the ability of the diver to make decisions or causing mood changes. Staying in shallow water can keep a diver from experiencing nitrogen narcosis.
When going up from Read the rest of this entry »
July 12th, 2011
Scuba diving can be a very fun, exciting and interesting experience no matter what the skill level of the diver may be.
Some types of diving such as cave diving or shark diving can be much more exciting when compared to just normal scuba diving in areas that basic like site seeing for the coral reefs or underwater inhabitants.
However, not knowing how to use diving equipment correctly can be dangerous and ruin the experience and fun of the dive.The whole story can be found at http://uwtreasures.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/zoo-provides-coolest-dive-spot-around/
The idea of using a shark cage is one Read the rest of this entry »