Dos and Don’ts of Scuba Diving

Unwritten Rules of Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is undoubtedly exciting and for recreational divers it should be a fun activity in the first place. But it is also complex and involves a lot of self-awareness and respect. Respect for your instructor or dive masters, for the boat crew, the other divers in your group, and last but not least you should definitely respect the natural environment in which you dive. Scuba diving etiquette is a real thing.

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Do you pick up rubbish while diving?

Why we should pick up rubbish on our dives

When we think about scuba diving, we also think about beautiful and pristine aquatic environments full of colorful corals and plenty of fish happily swimming around. But, to your surprise, as you dive you may find something else in the waters too. Shockingly enough, the world has been so polluted, that rubbish doesn’t avoid even the most beautiful dive sites. You see, even if the garbage is disposed on land, it frequently ends up in ocean waters, where it can cause harm to aquatic life.

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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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50 fascinating facts about the Ocean

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.

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Have You Heard of Ghost Fishing?

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.

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DIN or Yoke Regulator?

DIN vs Yoke regulators. Which one to choose?

If you are a scuba diver, you need to have a clear understanding about the difference that exists between a DIN and a yoke regulator. At the first glance, you would realize that the way they are attached to the tank is different from one another. In other words, the Yoke regulator fits over the top portion of your tank with a tightening screw whereas a DIN screws into your tank. Both DIN and yoke regulators have their own advantages and disadvantages. Therefore, the divers need to evaluate them carefully and figure out what’s the best option available to you.

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Mouthpiece For Diving Regulator

How to choose the right diving regulator mouthpiece

Just like with any other activity, having the right pieces of equipment that will make you feel comfortable while enjoying what you like to do most is highly important. When you are scuba diving, among the items you have that count for your comfort but also safety is the regulator mouthpiece. Picking the right piece can help you better consume your air and also feeling more at ease while diving.

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How To Perform A Safety Check Before Scuba Diving

Pre-dive Buddy Check

Every diver that is ready to go for a dive with a friend should never get in the water without checking that all his diving equipment is correctly set. This procedure is called a buddy check because firstly you should not dive alone and secondly, it is easier to check things as a pair. In a pre-dive buddy check one diver will check the other making sure everything is right in a more efficient manner. Not to mention that it is a fun procedure that will keep both divers on the safe side.

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Diving Regulator Maintenance Tips

Do Not Neglect Your Scuba Equipment

Diving equipment is definitely not the cheapest accessory out there, yet your safety and even your life depend on some of this equipment. If they get damaged because of improper maintenance, not only will you lose the money invested into purchasing them but you can also put your safety in danger. One of the crucial parts of scuba equipment is the diving regulator.

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