A diver swollen with nitrogen bags
Diver DCS

It happened 4 years ago. Alejandro, a seafood fisherman, was doing his work more than 30m deep. He suffered a free flow in one of his hoses and, being alone, had to make a too fast direct ascent. This caused him a decompressive illness. “I did not die, but I swelled,” says Alejandro. The strange thing […]

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Dive Center Reviews – Learn to Read Between Lines
Scuba Legends

THE STORY OF O JOHN SMITH John Smith is the manager of an insurance company . He discovered diving few years ago during a vacation in Cancun. While not a dive addict,  John usually makes a couple of dives during his vacations. John has been waiting all winter long for his well deserved vacation. He is willing to enjoy a relaxing time under […]

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Buoyancy Sessions 5 – Take Control of Your Buoyancy
Buoyancy tips

In our previous buoyancy sessions you learned to be proper weighted, to perform a controlled descent and to adjust your weight in such a way that, by now, your trim must be beautiful. If you have achieved all this, you should have noticed a considerable improvement in your buoyancy. But, for now, practically everything you’ve learned is  to make […]

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Important – Suunto Product Recall
Sunnto Recall

SUUNTO WIRELESS TANK PRESSURE TRANSMITTER AND SUUNTO TANK POD Suunto has just released a warning for all the users of all Suunto and Suunto Tank PODs wireless pressure transmitters. All the owners of a Suunto or Tank POD wireless pressure transmitter are required to take their products to a Suunto dealer or authorized Suunto Service […]

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17 Amazing Facts About Octopuses You Can’t Miss
Curious facts about the octopus

Octopus. A very strange creature. No bones and eight legs. For centuries the sailors have looked down at the deep seas with fear. Fear of meeting horrible creatures. Many stories were written about giant octopuses lurking in the depths and attacking unwary sailors and plunging their ships with only the strength of their legs. What […]

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Become An Ocean Gardener 1 – Respect The Garden
Ocean Gardener

Our oceans suffer. We are loosing their underwater wonders. More and more the number of their inhabitants vanishes as if, pursued by a curse, nothing could be done to avoid a fateful destiny. Some Organizations state that without a change, in 2050 the oceans will be empty of life, full of plastic. It seems that the battle […]

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Buoyancy Sessions 4 – Improve your trim
Improve your trim

With our article Introduction to trim you understood how does your trim affect both buoyancy and efficient air consumption. Now it’s time to get into it. Your trim depends basically on the weight distribution and, to a small extent, on the position of your body. You are looking for a perfect balance that allows you to remain in a […]

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Hollis and Oceanic Sold
Hollis Sold

This year is definitely the year of changes in the diving industry. First was the acquisition of Aqualung , and then the never-ending soap opera of the PADI sell. Now, Huish Outdoors, LLC  acquires Oceanic and Hollis brands from American Underwater Products (“AUP”). With this acquisition, Huish Outdoors makes up a powerful group. It will hold some […]

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The amazing parrot fish

A white sand beach merges with a turquoise sea on a dreamy sunset. Where does all this beautiful, soft, white sand come from? In tropical and subtropical areas one of the main suppliers of sand is neither Neptune nor a beached mermaid, but it is the amazing parrotfish. This incredible fish, often ignored by divers, contributes 80% […]

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The PADI statement about its sell

  As we announced last March, Padi has been sold to a consortium of investors for 700 million dollars. Since the news flooded the social media there had been no statement from the Dive Organisation. Finally, on 16 May, PADI CEO Drew Richardson released the following statement: PADI announces an exciting change of ownership to a […]

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