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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 outing. From early winter until late spring the whale sharks can be found feeding in the rich […]

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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 specially designed wing and harness system designed by companies such as Hollis, Dive Rite and Halcyon and they are just about ready to dive straight out of […]

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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 wall dives it may be a black coral reef, giant gorgonian sea fans or sponges. Whatever it is, to scuba dive with confidence at […]

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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 diver. The reduced atmospheric pressure at the surface of any mountain lake affects the divers’ depth gauges, as does fresh water, which is less dense […]

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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 diving is about as safe as swimming. Certainly there are potential hazards, which is why you need training and certification. But like […]

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