Category Archives: Knowledge Base

My Favorite Dive

Anytime you ask a working dive professional about his or her favorite dive it seems like you always get one of two cliché replies-“The next one!” or “all of them!.”  I can’t claim that, I’ve had bad dives.  Fortunately, my … Continue reading

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Diver Master vs Master Diver – What is the Difference?

As a new diver I once heard about interesting survey results that indicated that many new divers believed that in the hierarchy of diving a Divemaster was senior to an Instructor.  That a Divemaster was the diver that was running … Continue reading

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How To Choose An Exposure Suit

I have been asked by divers of all levels of experience and training many times about what is the best choice for a wetsuit.  This might seem like a straight forward, simple question that deserves a straight forward, simple answer … Continue reading

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Nitrox Explained

What is nitrox? Nitrox is a generic term used in the recreational dive world that refers to any breathing mixture of oxygen and nitrogen. The common form of nitrox seen in recreational diving is Enriched Air Nitrox, sometimes shortened to … Continue reading

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What exactly is a closed circuit rebreather: a VERY brief overview?

The only constant in the diving industry seems to be that technology is constantly changing.  New dive computers are more feature rich, training standards evolve, and companies come out with yearly updates to their regulator product lines.  One thing which … Continue reading

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What are the bends?

A lot of people, whether they are divers or not, have heard of the “bends” or getting “bent”, but quite a few of them don’t really know what it means. The “bends” is a colloquial expression that refers to a … Continue reading

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How Do I Choose a SCUBA Diving Resort?

There are many important factors when researching and choosing a dive resort such as who will be on your trip with you. Will it be you and a few of your favorite dive buddies, or will it be with your … Continue reading

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What should you expect on a drift dive?

A drift dive is a recreational dive where you let the current carry you and are is a relaxing way to enjoy the the water and see some beautiful fish and scenery without disturbing them. Functionally, the divers get off … Continue reading

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SCUBA Diving in Kansas?

Why would I want to go SCUBA diving in Kansas is a question asked by many prospective students, and an easily answered one. The Midwest is a great place to learn the basics of SCUBA diving or practice more advanced … Continue reading

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What should I take on a SCUBA diving trip?

Going on your first dive trip can be a daunting experience. Worrying about the conditions you will face at a new dive site, dealing with unfamiliar staff and groups of divers, and all the other considerations of traveling can be … Continue reading

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