Fascinating Facts About Manta Rays

There are many amazing dive sites around Bali. However, if you want to dive or snorkel alongside magical manta rays, there is only one place you need to go: Manta point at Nusa Penida attracts these friendly giants all year round. Before you embark on this exciting scuba diving trip, we invite you to get to know the manta a little better. Here are some of the many interesting facts about manta rays:

1. Mammal or fish?
Many mistakenly consider mantas to be mammals. In reality, they are fish, belonging to the same class (Elasmobranchii) as sharks, and other species of ray.

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10 Fun Facts Related To Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is one of the most popular “water sports” with its worldwide popularity constantly on the rise. And while you should gain the necessary basic knowledge during your PADI Curse Open Water Diver, here are 10 interesting facts the books most probably won’t mention.


• SCUBA stands for “Self contained underwater breathing apparatus”

• The modern wetsuit was invented by the American physicist, Hugh Brandner, in 1952. One of the first (and very successful) wetsuit manufacturers was O’Neill.

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What you should know about Nitrox diving

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.

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Scuba Diving With Health Issues

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.

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Scuba Diving And Flying

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.

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