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Ever notice how divers with excellent buoyancy seem to have more fun? Perfecting your buoyancy won’t happen overnight, but with a little practice and refinement of your equipment and weighting, you can be well on your way to gliding effortlessly...

DAN – Avoiding Seasickness

“If you start to feel ill, do not go below to the marine head; that’ll make everything worse. Just go to the leeward side of the boat, plant your hands and feet, lean over the edge and...

DAN – Know Your Neuro

As the waves crashed over the reef ahead, the small dive boat anchored nearby careened at their mercy — despite being anchored in a relatively sheltered spot. No one’s ladder exits were pretty that day, but the...
As scuba diving science has evolved over the years, so too has scuba technology for disabled, adaptive, divers. During this progression, diving has been elevated as a choice therapy for adaptive divers and veterans: transporting them to a realm of...
Building comfort in the water is key to becoming a better diver. It leads to improved air consumption, improved ability to problem solve underwater, less anxiety and a lower risk of panic, which can lead to accidents....
In August of this year, a group of veterans touched down on balmy Bonaire: their mission to absorb the camaraderie, excitement, and therapy of scuba diving. Wounded in their time of service, these men and women joined the Handicapped Scuba Diving Alliance (HSDA) of New Jersey for a weeklong adventure in one of scuba diving’s crown jewels: an aquatic paradise disconnected from the noise and grind of contemporary life. Bonded by a common goal, they and their allies in the HSDA sought solace and fellowship with themselves, and with their generous hosts; and they returned home forever changed by the experience.
Depth record for sperm whales: 7,380 feet Depth record for elephant seals: 7,835 feet Depth record for humans: 702 feet Going seven hundred feet beneath the surface in a single breath-hold dive...
The world of scuba diving is inviting and expansive: while enveloped within the blue, scuba divers enjoy a realm unlike any other: a zone of serenity and calm that sweeps away worries and emboldens its practitioners. For disabled divers, adaptive divers, this world opens avenues previously unavailable: while under the waves, adaptive divers experience the freedom of weightlessness, and a heightened determination augmented by supportive buddies. Managing adaptive diving programs is no small feat, and requires students and instructors to go beyond their limitations. As scuba diving has evolved over the decades, training agencies, dive centers, non-profits, and individuals have joined together for this noble mission. Such is Diveheart: one of the most prolific adaptive diving organizations since 2001.
By James Lapenta I am departing from the usual format of writing about a topic that is specifically designed to help you be safer to remember all of the victims of the recent Truth...
The warm, red-brown water faded to black as the two divers descended feet-first toward the river bed. Armed with screwdrivers, mesh bags and a single flashlight each, the women descended hand- in-hand in hopes of ending up...
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