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Find Your Thing

This came up in one of my classes and I thought I’d share it with everyone. If you really want to make diving a regular part of your life, you need to find your “thing”. Think about scuba diving. Think about the best dives you’ve ever made. What was great about them? What got you …

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Beginner Scuba Diving Depth Limits: What You Need to Know

As a beginner scuba diver, it’s natural to wonder how deep you can safely dive. While scuba diving can be an exciting activity, it’s important to follow certain guidelines to avoid putting yourself at risk. Let’s discuss the depth limits for beginner scuba divers and the rules set forth by scuba diving certification agencies. Beginner …

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Calling a Dive

Calling a dive is deciding that something isn’t right and – if necessary – returning to the surface. Sometimes dives call a dive while underwater, sometimes they call it before getting wet. As a scuba diver, it’s important to remember that you always have the right to call a dive for any reason, no questions …

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Discover the Meaning and History of SCUBA

Have you ever wondered what the acronym SCUBA stands for? What Does SCUBA Stand For? The acronym SCUBA stands for “Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.” A Brief History of SCUBA During World War II, the development of underwater warfare and sabotage required a new generation of highly trained divers capable of operating for extended periods underwater. …

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What You Need To Know Before You Get Your PADI Open Water Certification

The PADI Open Water Certification is a great way for those interested in scuba diving to gain the knowledge they need to start exploring the world beneath the waves. Let’s discuss what you need to know about the course and how it is structured so that you can have the best experience possible when taking …

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Do I Need a Dive Knife?

First, contrary to what you may have seen in movies like “Thunderball”, underwater knife-fights don’t happen. I just needed to get that out of the way. A lot of divers ask me this question and my standard answer is “maybe”. Honestly, I believe that every diver should dive with some kind of cutting device but …

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Torch Primer

Recently I was on a night dive and one of the participants was a fairly new diver. (less than 50 dives) As we walked out we were discussing the dive and he made the statement “I’ve got to get a better light”. I asked him which light he was using and he replied “The $25 …

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