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We are talking about scuba tanks today; most folks believe that tanks are the most vital part of diving. Certainly, they are very important since it gives you the air you need to breathe. They can however, give you problems if not taken care of. Some folks do not own their tanks and instead rent them for about $15 a day. Others buy their own tanks and have to fill them for about $10 per dive. Divers who travel overseas generally rent them.

Adaptive Diving with A-1

Scuba diving is a sport recognized worldwide for its freeing environment, which is especially empowering for individuals with disabilities: adaptive divers. Encapsulated within calming blue waters where gravity has a lesser hold, adaptive divers enjoy not only...
Nestled in southwestern California, and straddling the Pacific Ocean, the Channel Islands is one of the United States’ most beloved, beautiful diving destinations. From San Miguel to the northwest, to San Clemente in the southeast, the island chain is renowned for its stunning displays of underwater life, made possible through lush kelp beds and unique geological playgrounds; combine these features with a strong natural bottom, and the result is a resplendent submerged menagerie filled with stellar attractions that urge scuba divers to return again and again. On its own, the Channel Islands makes for a superb addition to any recreational diver’s logbook, though each island (including individual recesses and swimthroughs) has its own distinct flavor worthy of another page; and when you get spectacular spiny lobster hunting, the attraction is manifold.

The LIDA 2018 Film Festival

The Long Island Divers Association (LIDA) is a not-for-profit regional organization dedicated to the promotion of local diving
Transcribed by DNN Staff We need to talk about something for with which I have a lot of experience. I have been diving a very long time – 60 years as you know. I...
A recent incident is the inspiration for this month’s column. A couple months ago a diver certified in a new discipline. Right after the course, they decided to go on a dive with a much more experienced diver. Though not an instructor, this diver has the skills and knowledge of one. The recently certified diver actually came up with the plan. It was an aggressive plan. Within the recommended limits for the new certification, but they did not have the experience I would have wanted in a buddy.
By John Tapley On September 15, freediver hunters from all over will converge at the Caspar Beach RV Park & Campground in Mendocino, California, for the return of a beloved tradition: the Triton X Open tournament. An event organized by...
This Tech Tip is in response to many viewer questions – people are constantly asking me about what to buy and when to buy. This time I will talk about wet suits or exposure suits, something diver need anywhere in the world, even in warm waters. The fact remains that you tend to get cold even if the water is 85F degrees because you still lose body heat. If you dive in the north like I do in Canada, you need a thick wet suit or exposure suit all the time.


Unless your head has been buried deeply in the sand, you’re increasingly aware of potential disasters that may affect us here in the Northwest. Examples abound: a Cascadia subduction earthquake event, a virulent pandemic flu outbreak, or even, heaven help us, a missile strike from south Asia. You have probably thought about how to prepare for such an event, how to safeguard yourself and your family for an initial period of a few days to a month when power and communications could be out, and emergency services would be, temporarily at least, unable to keep up with public demand. But to be prepared seems overwhelming. So approach the task in “bite-sized” steps.
In September members of The Scuba Sports Club of Westchester NY took training from Joe Rinaldi and Pat Considine in emergency first aid / CPR. Joe is a retired NY law enforcement officer, an MSDT (PADI MSDT Master Scuba Diver Trainer) and one step above that, an instructor at the PADI Instructor Development Center. Joe is also an Adjunct Professor at Iona College. Joe was assisted in training the students by Pat Considine, MSDT. Students included Tom Butcher,Cindy Fisher,Judy Simek, Bob Bak,James Sacci,Kenneth Salstrom, Gary Lehman and Helen Carapella.
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