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Exploring the Depths: Why Scuba Diving in Fuerteventura is a Must Do Experience Exploring the Depths: Why Scuba Diving in Fuerteventura is a Must Do Experience
DivingFv - 4 days 6 hours ago.
Fuerteventura, with its golden beaches, rugged landscapes, and rich marine biodiversity, offers an unparalleled destination for scuba diving enthusiasts. Nestled amidst the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean, this Canary Island gem beckons adventurers to explore its underwater wonders. From vibrant coral reefs to fascinating shipwrecks, diving in Fuerteventura promises an unforgettable experience that adds a whole new dimension to your island getaway. Pristine Marine Ecosystems Diving in Fuer...
Why You Should Try Diving in Tenerife Why You Should Try Diving in Tenerife
Divespot - 4 days 6 hours ago.
Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands, is renowned for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and diverse marine life. But what really sets this island paradise apart is its world-class diving opportunities. From colorful coral reefs to intriguing shipwrecks, Tenerife offers an underwater playground that’s just waiting to be explored. If you’re looking for an unforgettable diving experience, here are a few reasons why you should consider diving in Tenerife. Vibrant Marine Life One of the m...
Diving into Adventure: Exploring Rays Bay in Tenerife Diving into Adventure: Exploring Rays Bay in Tenerife
Divespot - 4 days 6 hours ago.
Looking for an underwater adventure that’s as thrilling as it is beautiful? Look no further than diving in Rays Bay in Tenerife! This hidden gem of a dive site offers everything from vibrant marine life to fascinating underwater rock formations, making it a must-visit destination for diving enthusiasts of all levels. Dive into Diversity Rays Bay is teeming with marine diversity, making it a paradise for underwater explorers. From colorful coral reefs to schools of tropical fish, there’s always s...
Diving in Palm-Mar, Tenerife Diving in Palm-Mar, Tenerife
DivingAtlantisTenerife - 9 days 2 hours ago.
Nestled along the picturesque southern coast of Tenerife, the charming village of Palm Mar beckons to diving enthusiasts with promises of underwater marvels waiting to be discovered. Renowned for its crystal-clear waters and rich marine biodiversity, Palm Mar offers an immersive diving experience suitable for divers of all levels. Diving in Palm Mar is a journey into an aquatic wonderland, where vibrant coral reefs, intricate rock formations, and an abundance of marine life await beneath the sur...
Crown of Thorns Starfish Crown of Thorns Starfish
PhuketDiving - 8/11/2023 8:18 AM
The crown of thorns starfish is beautiful to look at but definitely don’t touchFortunately Phuket hasn’t got a huge population of crown of thorns starfish. They’re strange appearance and beautiful colours make them great to look at but high numbers can cause immense damage. Their diet of healthy corals and venomous spines don’t place them high on the welcome visitors list which is incredibly unfair. The venomous spines is all on them but destroying coral reefs? Place Your...
Diving in Sharm El Sheikh : A Guide For Biginners and Expert Diving in Sharm El Sheikh : A Guide For Biginners and Expert
RedSeaMarine - 7/23/2023 3:16 AM
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Entanglement Training for Self-Reliant Divers Entanglement Training for Self-Reliant Divers
Airworks - 6/27/2023 6:00 PM
Learning how to control panic while scuba diving, particularly for Self-Reliant or Solo divers, is a much-needed skill that may one day save your life. Panic control, especially in entanglement situations, can best be developed by planning dives focused on performing incremental “entanglement severity level” self-training. The most practical way of doing that would be to deliberately put oneself in varying degrees of entanglement environments, with the proper redundancy and extraction equipment....
Avoid These 3 Common Scuba Diving Mistakes as a New Diver
CalEvans - 5/15/2023 2:57 PM
Avoid These 3 Common Scuba Diving Mistakes as a New Diver As a new scuba diver, it’s essential to learn how to avoid common scuba diving mistakes that can compromise your safety and enjoyment of the sport. Here are three of the most common mistakes new scuba divers make and how to avoid them. Please read the complete article on our blog, Avoid These 3 Common Scuba Diving Mistakes as a New Diver....
Your First Scuba Dive From a Boat
scubadivingnomad - 3/26/2023 1:25 AM
Your first scuba dive from a boat can be a very challenging dive. Many times it happens while still learning to become a scuba diver. In this case, it rapidly becomes something you are accustomed to. However, if you learned to dive at a location that has great shore diving or are diving at a quarry or small lake, you may have many dives before having your first scuba dive from a boat. Your first scuba dive from a boat can be a challenge for a new diver. You will need to follow safety protocols. ...
SMACO S400, An Alternate Air Source? SMACO S400, An Alternate Air Source?
scubadivingnomad - 3/14/2023 6:36 AM
SMACO S400, Will It Be Your Alternate Air Source? You may be wondering how I came about reviewing the SMACO S400. Life has some interesting twists at times. As the end of the year approached, I started to plan what type of vacation I wanted to take in 2023. One of the trips I decided on was a scuba diving liveaboard. Looking over the conditions of the trip, I saw they allowed solo diving for properly qualified divers. Therefore, I added getting certified as a solo diver to my goals for the year....
Blacktip Reef Sharks Blacktip Reef Sharks
PhuketDiving - 3/07/2023 6:14 AM
Blacktip Reef Sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus)Blacktip reef sharks are a very frequent sighting on our Phi Phi diving tour, often with many sharks in your field of vision. We get all different sizes from the almost 2m adult females to the tiny pups. We generally schedule Koh Bida Nok for our first dive on the trip so blacktip reef sharks are one of the first animals you’ll see. A great start to your days diving. They’re not a guaranteed sighting by any means but it’s very unu...
2023 Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show 2023 Upper Midwest Scuba & Adventure Travel Show
ScubaScout - 2/23/2023 7:07 PM
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Preservation Society Presents Its 23rd Annual Fundraiser: “Upper Midwest Scuba and Adventure Travel Show” (UMSAT) combines professional divers, shipwreck hunters, educators, and underwater photographers, videographers, and archaeologists in a fascinating day of unbelievable history and grand storytelling about shipwrecks in the Upper Great Lakes. Besides the lineup of fantastic speakers, at the 3D Shipwrecks booth, you can wear VR (virtual reality) or Oculus glasses to ...
Cressi A1 No Fog Diving Mask
PhuketDiving - 2/10/2023 5:49 AM
The No Fog Diving Mask That Actually WorksThere’s nothing worse in diving than a foggy mask, well maybe running out of air, triggerfish, getting stung, putting on a cold wet wetsuit, DCS etc. After all we go diving to look at and explore the incredibly beautiful underwater world. Not many masks come out of the box completely fog free but the Cressi A1 does. You don’t have to treat the mask at all. If you do, you may well damage the coating. Not only is it a no fog diving mask but it&...
The Best Phuket Diving Package The Best Phuket Diving Package
PhuketDiving - 12/15/2022 6:20 AM
A Great Phuket Diving Package With Local Dive ThailandOur 3 day Phuket diving package will cover all of the best local dive sites. The 3 different dive days all have their own unique qualities and offer divers a range of different dive environments. From the clear, calm waters of Racha Noi to the more challenging King Cruiser Wreck, there’s something for everyone. Consecutive Days? No the Phuket diving package doesn’t have to be on consecutive days. It’s not recommended that be...
Diving for Citizen Science
AotB_Doug - 9/28/2022 2:23 PM
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Dive Computer Settings Dive Computer Settings
PhuketDiving - 8/23/2022 6:35 AM
Get Your Dive Computer Settings Right!Getting your dive computer settings right may sound obvious but on a few occasions we’ve had to stop guests from diving. We really, really don’t like to do this but if during or after a dive your dive computer goes into error mode then we have no choice. It’s simply not safe. On most of the rare occasions that this has happened, it’s a simple matter of guests having their dive computer set up incorrectly. We often get asked by guests ...
Diving for Citizen Science Diving for Citizen Science
AotB_Doug - 7/29/2022 4:03 PM
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Will Scuba Diving Hurt My Ears? Will Scuba Diving Hurt My Ears?
PhuketDiving - 5/20/2022 5:26 AM
Pressure Will Affect Your Ears When Scuba DivingWill scuba diving hurt my ears? is a question we frequently get asked. Anybody who’s tried diving down when snorkeling will have felt the effect of pressure on their ears. So it’s natural to assume it will only get worse when going deeper. That assumption would be 100% correct so that’s why you’re taught simple techniques to prevent pain or damage as part of the PADI Open Water Course. The techniques will quickly become habi...
Test Diving the LEFEET S1 Pro DPV Test Diving the LEFEET S1 Pro DPV
scubadivingnomad - 5/18/2022 6:21 AM
LEFEET S1 Pro Test Dive by the Scuba Diving Nomad I recently had the opportunity to test dive the new LEFEET S1 Pro on a recent scuba diving/ snorkeling vacation. I was very impressed with this lightweight Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV), and plan on making the scooter a standard accessory on future trips. General Summary Over the years I have used a number of different DPV. I had used the LEFEET S1 for a number of years and like it very much. The LEFEET S1 Pro has many of the same features that ...
How to Treat Jellyfish And Coral Stings How to Treat Jellyfish And Coral Stings
PhuketDiving - 5/03/2022 6:35 AM
Advice On How To Treat Jellyfish and Coral StingsJellyfish and coral stings are not a frequent occurrence in Phuket. The few cases we get are mild, only requiring some basic first aid immediately after the incident. Occasionally around the coast line, we sight box jellyfish and in low season we often have bluebottles wash up on the shore. However it’s incredibly rare to see either around our main Phuket dive sites. Still, the environment we choose to spend our spare time in is not risk fre...