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PALAU-1000 Jewels


The Republic of Palau is inimitable. Most tourists who come here like to spend their time underwater, for Palau is among the world’s most spectacular diving and snorkeling destinations. It...
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The Invasion of the “DEVIL WEED”


Southern California’s incredible giant kelp forests are home to a rich array of marine life, as well as a focus for recreational activities including SCUBA diving, snorkeling, fishing, and...
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The Gentle Giants of La Paz


Whale sharks – the largest fish in the ocean and return every winter to the waters of the Bay of La Paz. Swimming with these gentle giants can be the perfect end to a dive trip or island...
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SIDE-MOUNT DIVING…not just for Techies


Once a technique used exclusively by technical divers, Side-Mount diving today is widely becoming an intriguing avenue of recreational divers. Being versatile and comfortable, the rig utilizes a...
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Take a Leap into the Deep


Ahhhh, the lure of the deep… There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. Sometimes it’s a wreck that attracts you below 60 feet, and on...
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Sunscreen: Pros and cons for Scuba, Free, or Snorkel Diving


It’s hard to deny the pleasures of basking in the warm glow of tropical sunshine and shimmering blue waters … until you find yourself beet red and nursing a sunburn. A sunburn is exactly as it...
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Dehydration and Diving


Divers are almost always dehydrated during/after. The body is 40 to 75 percent water and we need to maintain a relatively constant amount of water in the body.  Dehydration is simply defined as a...
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Questions from Non-Scuba Divers


When you tell friends and co-workers that you’ve recently been certified to scuba dive, their immediate reaction is likely to be an incredulous, “Wow. You did? I’m not sure I could do that!”...
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Diving at Altitude


Altitude diving is underwater diving using scuba or surface supplied diving equipment where the surface is 1,000 feet or more above sea level. Elevated altitudes produce unique challenges for the...
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Is SCUBA Dangerous?


Most people think sharks are mindless man eaters. Nothing is further from the truth. Actually WE are the one thing in the ocean that should really be feared. Statistics show that recreational scuba...
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