Scuba diving is a great sport that offers you a glimpse of beautiful underwater sea life. If you have never been scuba diving, then you can snorkel to get an idea of whether you will like scuba diving. There are many places where you can learn how to scuba dive located throughout the country. Your lessons will start in a swimming pool, where you will learn how to breathe using the equipment. Most scuba diving destinations require you to be certified as a scuba diver before you can go on a dive.Never heard of this before? (more…)
While it may not be widely known, Puerto Rico has some of the best dive sites in the world. From the capital city of San Juan to the southern parts of Puerto Rico, avid divers can find a variety of diving locations that offer pristine, clear water and vibrant marine life.
Mona Island, located in the western part of Puerto Rico, is one of the best places to explore while on vacation. This island is known for its abundance of wildlife that isn’t found in other parts of the country. Interested scuba divers can take a boat ride to the (more…)
Belize is located on the second largest barrier reef in the world. If you want a diving vacation to remember then Belize is a prime choice for you. Imagine yourself surrounded by gardens of coral, vibrant tropical fish and other marine life you may not see anywhere else in the world.
One of the most popular destinations for diving is Ambergris Caye. The dive area covers over 20 miles of the reef. Staying at a nearby resort allows you to reach over 40 dive sites.
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Scuba divers are at risk of developing a dangerous condition, known as decompression sickness which is more commonly referred to as “the bends.” Decompression sickness is caused when a diver ascends rapidly to the surface of the water, without making the required safety stops. Learning to recognize the symptoms of this dangerous condition is key to avoiding it. Limiting the amount of time you spend on the bottom and ascending at a super slow rate are two ways to avoid decompression sickness.
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Scuba diving is a fun way to spend an afternoon or vacation. Whether you enjoy taking pictures underwater or love to spearfish, using a dive computer can have many important benefits. Dive computers take some of the guesswork out of scuba diving and allow you to enjoy your time underwater as much as possible.
Dive computers calculate your maximum dive time by using a variety of data such as your current nitrogen levels, depth of the dive and your in-gassing rate at the depth of the dive.Get more information here. May 2013