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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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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7 Tips to Remain Near the Fish
How to remain near the fish

Everything you do underwater transmits information to the fish around you.  When diving, you become part of a new world with its own interaction rules. It is important to understand those rules. Knowing how fish interact with other fish will help us to enjoy the company of some animals much longer than what you can imagine. Let’s put the case of […]

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The Biggest Danger Of Scuba Diving
Scuba Legends, Scuba Diving, Ego, Hazards, Caution

Throughout my career I have been asked often: “which is the biggest danger of Scuba Diving?”. Curiously, one of the main reasons why people do not try diving is the illogical fear of sharks (check 15 scuba diving facts you most probably don’t know). Far from what my students expect, my answer to that question is very simple. […]

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Nitrogen Narcosis Uncovered
nitrogen Narcosis

Nitrogen Narcosis, a word we hear constantly in the conversations of divers. It seems to be the source of many funny underwater stories and others not so fun. Like many of the things in diving, there are as many theories as there are divers in the world. But, what exactly is Nitrogen Narcosis? How does […]

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Buoyancy Session 2 – The Descent
Buoyancy tips

The descent seems one of the simplest parts of diving. You just deflate your BC, get ready to equalize and the fun starts. But in fact, the descent is very important and should be well managed. The descent as such is the beginning of your immersion. Think about this: If you start already your dive with […]

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Buoyancy Session 1 – The Buoyancy Check
buoyancy check Open Water Course

Good buoyancy starts at the surface, even before gearing up. It starts with the decision about the amount of weight you are planning to dive with. Why? Starting a dive properly weighted is probably the most crucial contributing factor of performing good buoyancy while diving. If you begin your dive over-weighted, it won’t matter how much you […]

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