PADI Master Scuba Diver and PADI Divemaster

What is the diference between PADI Master Scuba Diver and PADI Divemaster
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the largest diver training organization and recreational diving membership founded in 1966. Their portfolio of courses and certifications is rather extensive. Several certifications may thus sound similar to each other.
One of the many questions we are asked at OK Divers Resort & Spa in Padangbai is about the difference between the Master Scuba Diver (MSD) and Divemaster (DM). The difference is rather big. In fact, these two certifications are very much different. Let’s take a closer look.
PADI Master Scuba Diver

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To Pee Or Not To Pee While Diving

Peeing in the wetsuit - Yes or No?

It is said that there are two types of divers: those who pee in their wetsuits and those who lie about it.

Well from our many years of experience with diving in Padangbai we dare say that there is a third type too. Divers who neither pee in the wetsuits nor do they lie about it. But hey, we are not judging anyone. In our previous blog article we have explained that it is perfectly normal to have the urge to pee while diving. It’s the body’s natural reaction to the underwater environment, conditions and also to the fact that you needed to stay hydrated prior to the dive. So like the conscious diver that you are, you drank enough water.

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What Makes Me Want to Pee While Scuba Diving?

Drinking and Scuba Diving

Let us assure you right at the beginning - the urge to pee during scuba diving activities is physiologically normal. For some people, particularly the beginners, this can be not so pleasant experience which might lead them to believe that they have bladder issues. The inexperienced may even try to deter from drinking enough water before the dive which is a mistake and still makes the urge to urinate even stronger. On one hand peeing while diving is body’s natural reaction, on the other hand however peeing in your wetsuit is not so cool. But let us address that issue another time.

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How to Improve Your Air Consumption While Diving

Breathe Less on Your Dives

I went diving in Padangbai Bali with our dive instructor Chris the other day. We had excellent conditions, almost no current, amazing visibility and huge schools of fish all around us. After exploring the dive site for some time he asked me how much air I had. I showed 60 bars. He looked at me funnily, so I looked at his SPG. It showed 120bars. Damn it! I didn’t want to go up so early, but rather enjoy the amazing dive for a bit longer. Why do I consume my air so quickly, I thought. Well there might be several reasons for it.

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What you need to know about Bali’s day of silence

Bali Nyepi Day 2017 – A Day of Silence

Imagine a day when everything falls silent; you don’t hear any traffic in the streets, no loud TV from your neighbor’s flat. You don’t need to rush to work nor to the supermarket. In fact you are not rushing anywhere. Today you are staying at home with your family and loved ones, using the time to rest and contemplate.

Too good to be true? Well, a day like this does become reality once a year on the island of Bali. It’s called Nyepi, and for Balinese Hindus it is one of the most important of celebrations. However, it comes with a number of rules that should be followed carefully.

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Why It Is Important To Equalize Your Ears While Diving

Learn more about equalizing

In scuba diving the term “equalizing” means to equalize pressure between the inside of your ears and the underwater environment. Human ears have the natural ability to compensate external pressure from the surrounding world and this mostly happens without you even noticing that it happens. However, underwater is not the kind of environment to which human body is well-adapted, meaning the ears will struggle to maintain balanced pressure the deeper you go. That is why it is important to help them and learn how to equalize.

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What Fins Are Right For You?

Regardless of how experienced you are in scuba diving or snorkeling, parts of your expertise depend on how good the equipment you use is. Choosing the wrong gears can be dangerous and make you prone to injuries. Obviously one of the important diving / snorkeling gears are the fins. They are available in plenty of options and styles which can be quite confusing. Despite the abundance of choices, there are only two major types including foot pocket and open heel. Each comes with different blade designs as well.

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Do You Really Need A Scuba Diving Insurance?

Diving Insurance For Diving Holiday 

Financial protections come in all sorts of activities from driving on any roads to diving deep underwater. Insurance companies offer many different types of coverage, but most of them do not cover less-than-usual activities, for example diving. Life, health, and accident insurance are available from most companies yet very rarely the included coverage provides financial protections for diving activities.

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