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How to Dive in the Caribbean

How to Dive in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is the first-choice foreign destination for divers from the United States and Canada. The area is sub-tropical and stretches from the north coast of South America to the Gulf of Mexico. It is enclosed by the Leeward and Windward Islands on its eastern side. The south coast of Cuba is the northern boundary […]

How to Dive in the Dark

How to Dive in the Dark

Lighting up the details of the reef at night with your underwater light reveals everything in a full spectrum of vibrant colour that you would never see during the day. Nocturnal wildlife Many creatures on the reef are nocturnal. They include predators, such as whitetip reef sharks and moray eels, that hunt at night. Crinoids, […]

How to Dive Under Ice

How to Dive Under Ice

Diving in icy water may not seem appealing, but there are a lot of reasons to try it. Why do it? Underneath the ice, the water is actually warmer than the air temperature, although it’s still very cold. The water clarity in freezing water is remarkable. Because it’s so cold, no plankton remains active, and […]

How to Dive with a Buddy

How to Dive with a Buddy

Spare air Divers learn early on in their training how to share air with another diver. Most divers carry an ‘octopus rig’ – a spare regulator enabling them to share air with their buddy if necessary. If a pony bottle is carried, then a separate air supply is available. Diving with a buddy Every training […]

How to Drift Dive

How to Drift Dive

Drift diving is what it sounds like – the diver is transported by the currents and can travel great distances beneath the waves. In the current Drifting on strong currents is a delight when you know that your dive boat will pick you up after you surface. You move along effortlessly, and the scenery rolls […]

How to Get Ready to Dive

How to Get Ready to Dive

Poor preparation makes people perform poorly. Preparing yourself and your equipment properly before you leave the surface is the key to enjoying a dive. What to expect First, you need to know what to expect on the dive, and you can get that information from someone who’s already done it. This means listening carefully to […]

How to Know if You Are Fit to Dive

How to Know if You Are Fit to Dive

Free divers, who dive without scuba equipment, obviously need to be really fit to cope with the extremes of their sport, but how fit do you need to be to scuba dive? Diving stresses It would seem, judging by the variety of people who go diving, that you don’t need to be fit at all. […]