A modern regulator is an extremely reliable mechanism. So reliable, in fact, that some divers will take their regs on countless dives and never so much as rinse them off. Yet they keep on delivering air year after year.
An algorithm is the mathematical formula a dive computer uses that factors in real-time measurements of depth, gas mix, time at depth—and, depending on the algorithm, potentially lots of other data—to calculate how long you can stay under water with a reasonable degree of assurance that you won’t get hit with decompression sickness (DCS).
It’s no fun diving with a mask that keeps filling with water every few seconds. So the first consideration when buying a mask is how well its skirt seals against your face. Despite claims to the contrary, no one mask fits all.
Augusta, GA -- Aggressor and Dancer Fleet, in partnership with Scuba Schools International, are pleased to announce that the SSI Advanced Adventurer Certification is now available FREE OF CHARGE to all guests traveling on a Dancer Fleet or Aggressor Fleet cruise.
The hottest, coldest, longest, deepest and highest dives in the world. These are the stories of the world's superlative sites, the people who pioneered them, and how you can follow their lead and find your own adventure.
Pristine reefs. Impossibly clear water. Beautiful, awe-inspiring marine life. These irreplaceable treasures are why you love to dive. How far would you go to protect them? Imagine a damaged oil rig, deep beneath the ocean’s surface, spewing thousands of barrels of oil into your favorite playground. With time running out for marine life in the vicinity, it’s time to call the heroes. It’s time to call in the commercial divers.
Almost every physical object we use today is manufactured. And like anything man-made, it will not last forever. When these manufactured items are public infrastructure and involve the safety of millions of lives they must be inspected. Regularly. And continually.
June 2007 By Moira Honeyman Photography by Tim Calver I'm not sure why this thought comes to me, but kneeling on the sand in 40 feet of water, literally surrounded by Caribbean reef sharks, I decide it's best if I don't look ...
Most of the time when we are diving, we are relaxed and swimming slowly, doing little more than finning along the reef. The level of fitness required for those circumstances is only slightly higher than that required to sit on your couch and ...