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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Buoyancy Sesions 3: Introduction to trim

Now that you are proper weighted (buoyancy session 1) and you performed a perfect descent (buoyancy session 2), it is time to decide in which position will you swim. That “small” decision is more important that what may seem.  Trim. An unknown word for many divers. The trim is the biggest victim of the rush […]

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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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Dismantling Narcosis
nitrogen Narcosis

If you have ever seen a diver acting erratically or strangely during a deep dive, most probably he or she was enjoying a drunken drill from the depth. Nitrogen Narcosis is somehow like being tipsy but underwater. Comparing to alcohol, being drunk can be funny or extremely dangerous. We all have friends who turn very […]

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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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