Diving with Nitrox is still considered relatively new, although it was invented in the 1950s and was introduced to recreational diving around 20 years ago. More and more divers find it very practical to dive with enriched air. Unfortunately, we regularly see that there is still a lot of confusion about some of its aspects. For example, some divers think that nitrox provides them with the opportunity to dive deeper when compared to regular compressed air. Therefore, it is important for all to have a clear understanding about Nitrox diving in order to stay away from any complications and hazards.
Let us start by saying that you don’t need to be a triathlon athlete to be able to go scuba diving. Children as young as 10 years can obtain their PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. Nonetheless scuba diving is a sport that definitely requires good health. Some of you need to be extra vigilant, as there are a few conditions that will require an evaluation by a doctor before you can go diving. Here is a list of the most prominent health issues that should be taken into consideration before planning your scuba vacation.
When Is The Right Time To Fly After Diving
If you plan going on a scuba diving vacation, you will have to plan your dives with the no-flight time in mind. As you learned in your PADI Open Water Diver course, you can’t fly or go to high altitudes immediately after the diving. This rule is quite fundamental and important, yet it seems divers still have a lot of questions related to this restriction. This article aims to explain the reasons why it is crucial for divers to respect the no-flight time.
What you (probably) didn’t know about the ocean
Ocean… vast , deep and mysterious. Planet Earth has been called the “Blue Planet” because 71% of the its surface is covered by ocean. Oceans are the lifeblood of our planet. Producing more than half of the oxygen in the atmosphere, even the slightest divergence in their natural balance can have a serious effect on all life. The mankind has always been intrigued by the deep blue waters, always wanting to explore more. By the way, scuba diving is a really exciting way of doing it.
But how much do we know about the oceans of Earth really?
Here are some fun and interesting facts about the Ocean you probably didn’t know. Neither did we.
Threat of Ghost Fishing Nets and How Can We Help
Ghost fishing has received much attention in the past couple of years, especially due to the way it threatens marine animals. People have been leaving discarded fishing gear in water bodies for a long period of time. Both marine animals as well as birds can get trapped in these fishing lines. They also tend to swallow all the fishing related debris, which can lead towards injuries and distress in the long run. Some of them might have to experience painful deaths after suffering for several hours.