scuba diving

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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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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Find Your Thing

Hi! This came up in class recently 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”. My “thing” is the technical aspect of diving. I love the computers, the logs, the analytics, and the feeling of having …

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